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The Dorset Inn Restaurant

8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
08:00 - 10:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had breakfast (included) each day here and dinner twice during our three night stay and each meal was fantastic, accompanied by excellent service.

Thank Permithunters
Reviewed 1 week ago

About a year ago we took the long way back from Merck Forest in Rupert, Vermont and stumbled upon the quaint village of Dorset -- so noted into the bucket list. So on a pleasant recent evening we took the hour drive north and dined...More

Thank LakeRecluse
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a real New England restaurant, this is it! Wonderful food, service; cozy dining room in historic house.

Thank Marsha B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dorset Inn is the oldest continually operating Inn in Vermont. It retains the charm of an old inn but has been refurbished and has all the benefits of modern amenities. There are three dining areas - a breakfast/ lunch room overlooking the village green...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had two wonderful dinners on the Dorset Inn front porch in late July, the second on my birthday with friends. This is a favorite place of the locals because the dishes are interesting and always consistently delicious. Great cocktails. The waitstaff is always nice...More

1  Thank Fionabelle2009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic breakfast. Ham was so good and eggs delicious. Eggs Benedicy looked wonderful. Service was fast and people were nice.

1  Thank Sally E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best places we've stayed. The inn retains its historic character but is sufficiently modernized so that travelers are not inconvenienced. The restaurant is excellent, mixing high-end "foodie" type entrees with more mainstream fare. They also serve a first-class breakfast. The waitstaff was...More

1  Thank straker19802018
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We were in Dorset for a wedding. This location hosted an evening BBQ. Good food, beautiful setting, well staffed and managed. We also went here for breakfast two days in a row.

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Been going up to the Manchester area for years and somehow missed the Dorset Inn Restaurant. Ate in the dining room on a Tuesday night. Food and service were terrific.Menu is the same in the dining room and tavern. Menu is quite varied.

Thank machkasdad
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Wonderful food and staff. Beautifully presented and served. Excellent menu supported by daily specials. Fair pricing. Fabulous bar with a broad assortment of beverages and a terrific wine cellar.

Thank mlrichter9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$35
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-867-5500
  • E-mail
The Dorset Inn...always a treat! All of us here love food and enjoy sharing that with you. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic red dining room and cozy New England tavern allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the friendly hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible. Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available. To showcase Vermont's four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.
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