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Countryman's Pleasure

$$ - $$$
American, German, Austrian, European
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63 Town Line Rd, Mendon, VT 05701-9726
+1 802-773-7141
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

My husband and I found this quaint restaurant by accident and were very pleased with our meal. The homemade rolls and buttermilk herb dressing were outstanding. My husband got the Wurstplatte and I had salmon in dill sauce. Very good, I highly recommend going!

Thank RSHC
Concord, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The Austrian food is great, the staff friendly, and the atmosphere is charming.

Thank Nancy C
Manitoba, Canada
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

We had supper here at the suggestion of my brother-in-law, who is a local. Most food is German Style and everything is made from scratch, guaranteeing freshness. I had the bratwurst with garlic mashed potatoes, red cabbage and sauerkraut, which was good. Atmosphere was a bonus.

Thank pincher2015
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

The good is good, however it takes an extremely long time. I'm guessing everything is made to order, but go in prepared. We orderedd about 7:30pm and our food didn't arrive until almost 8:30. The entrees come with a salad and the buttermilk herb dressing is very good. I ordered the rack of lamb which wad good, although a little... More 

Thank mbookach
suburban Boston, MA
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225 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

We arrived at this restaurant at 7 p.m. and didn't finish dinner until 9:55--- 2 hours and 55 minutes. This is not because we lingered over the food. And we were a party of 4, so a typical size. BTW we were in a "cozy booth" which meant we were sitting on hard wooden benches for almost 3 hours. The... More 

Thank Ready2Go2008
Manhasset, New York
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

Having not been to Killington for several years, we were happy to find that Countryman's Pleasure in Mendon, outside Rutland, was just as good as we remembered. A proper old country inn with a nice bar, cosy rooms, wood burning stoves. We stuck to traditional German fare: Weissbiere, Riesling, delicious rollmops (pickled herring) with sour cream, good house salad, and... More 

Thank jayneil47
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

The food is always excellent here. The best scallops I have had anywhere. My husband enjoys the Austrian Fare (he spent 3 years in Germany) and I enjoy the chicken when scallops aren't available. My long-time favorite dish, the apricot chicken is not always available, but the chicken corden bleu is an almost-as-good substitute. The salad is always fresh and... More 

Thank vermontsojourneys
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you love authentic German cuisine, then you'll love The Countryman's Pleasure. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. The atmosphere is very quaint and cozy. Reservations are recommended, especially if you plan on dining later in the evening.

Thank Fstruffolino
Rutland, Vermont
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Offers an opportunity for perhaps the best meal you may have ever had. Fantastic German cuisine prepared be a fantastic chef with personal touch to every dish!

Thank Chazmcl
Whippany, New Jersey
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

It is difficult to find a great German restaurant. Here is a great one in the middle of Vermont. My husband was raised on German food and really appreciates it done well. He gives this restaurant five stars right to the beer selection. Its a regular on our trips to Vermont.

Thank Paula D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $29
American, German, Austrian, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Town Line Rd, Mendon, VT 05701-9726
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Mendon
  • Phone Number: +1 802-773-7141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?