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The Dorset Inn Restaurant

8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (13 reviews)
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8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

The Dorset Inn was a wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary and enjoy late fall colors. We did not know the Inn or the town of Dorset, but a recent write up in the Boston Globe was very complimentary of a place "off the beaten...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vacation53061216472
Dorsetinnkeeper, Innkeeper at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi! Thank you so much for the stellar review! We love being your "off the beaten path" go to spot. Who knows, maybe this will become an anniversary tradition for you. I know we would love to have you again!

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Quiet dining room in the antique Dorset Inn. Service was very good. Burrada appetizer was fantastic, as was the roasted garlic and cheese raclette. I had the vegetarian stuffed eggplant that was redolent with herbs, and my husband had the duck breast that was cooked...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 3october
Dorsetinnkeeper, Innkeeper at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi 3october! Thank you very much for your feedback.....sounds like you really enjoyed your meal! The bread is made just down the road at our bakery, Dorset Rising. You should stop in and see the other breads that we make! If chilled butter is all...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Nice, quiet, colonial atmosphere in beautiful Dorset. I opted for the lobster -- spot on. Others in the party did the burger -- got rave reviews. We're in the area occasionally and The Dorset Inn is always on our list of places to dine.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WanderingParsifal
Dorsetinnkeeper, Innkeeper at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi WagnersParsifal! Thank you for the 5 star review! Its nice to hear that a table with palates as diverse as yours (Lobster to Burgers) all enjoyed their meals enough to write about it. I will tell our Chefs. They love to hear this! Next...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Again, just the best experience ever! Noonie for our server and Patrick for our bartender.It is literally like "coming home!" every time we come to the Dorset Inn. Cozy ambiance, delicious, farm fresh food and a genuine welcome from old friends. Quite simply the best!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank travelchamp1
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The Dorset Inn has excellent food and service. The filet was excellent and the dessert was fabulous. The service was also excellent and all the staff was friendly and very accommodating. Breakfast was delicious and everything was fresh and tasty.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Judy P
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious meal at the Dorset Inn Restaurant. We ate in the dining room versus the tavern and enjoyed the ambiance. We were served by a delightful young waiter who aimed to please. He was well informed about the menu and dinner choices....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank sealover12
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Permithunters
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LakeRecluse
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Marsha B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank William C
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 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
11:30 - 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
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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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