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The Dorset Inn Restaurant

8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfasts were very good and well portioned. One morning we had to leave early and the chef was very accommodating in providing three breakfasts to go. Dinners included vegetarian choices.

1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stay for a few days in any season . Excellent kitchen. Very pleasant bar in the winter with a roaring fireplace. Rooms not spacious but more than adequate. Comfortable breakfast room.

1  Thank DrPapo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went over to the Dorset Inn on recommendation to have a cocktail with plans to check it out before booking dinner there! First, I was ‘told off’ for looking at a menu while I was waiting to be directed to the bar. The bar...More

Thank eskimochild
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Best corned beef hash ever! I’d say it’s the best breakfast I’ve ever had. Great service and atmosphere as well.

1  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here as we stayed at Barrows Inn and it is offered as a part of the stay. We waited 20+ minutes to get our order taken after we had to ask. The waitresses walked past us over and over again and didn’t...More

Thank Travelingirl31
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Historic building, broad New England menu, great service. Date night last Friday with my wife was at the Dorset Inn. Huge beverage list and excellent menu. We started with a Butternut Squash soup (rich and creamy) and the Beet Salad with greens a chive cheese...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast at The Dorset Inn included as part of our stay at the Barrows House, down the block & it was delicious! It was choice of the menu, made to order and extremely tasty! Our waitresses on both days were very friendly &...More

1  Thank Meehanlane
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant simply does things right. Reservations are prompt, the menu is outstanding, the food is well prepared and is delicious. Staff are prompt, helpful but professional. We ate in both the restaurant and the Tavern and found many locals dining there which is always...More

1  Thank atraveler006
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were on a camping trip and hubby wanted to go out to eat. We had passed this restaurant during the day and he wanted to go back. Glad we did. Tough finding a parking place, and me with a cane had a bit of...More

1  Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Recommended by our B&B owner, this was a good find. All our meals were excellent, with generous portions. They are very busy, and we had to take a 5:45 PM booking to get in on short notice. The location is great, with parking out front...More

1  Thank Ron_Koyich
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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