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Barrows House Restaurant

££ - £££American, ,
3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-4455
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck wings” (2 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (2 reviews)
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to the Barrows House on a very busy President's Day weekend. Parking and driveway to the restaurant are a little confusing. A little too much snow and ice and not enough lights outside. However, once inside, the restaurant is charming and much larger...More

Thank Richard H
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us and taking the time to leave us such nice feedback. So glad you enjoyed your Scallops and had such a positive experience with Amy. Holiday weekends certainly are busy times in our area for every restaurant!

Reviewed 12 January 2018

My family and I spent new years evening at Barrows for dinner, drinks, and bringing in the new year. The crab soup, fried oysters, and roast duck were spectacular. Between bottles of champagne and fabulous mixed drinks from Scott at the bar we rang in...More

Thank Ken P
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

We are delighted you were able to spend such a special night with us! We are beyond proud of our culinary and bar staff and are pleased you had such a wonderful time. Don't be a stranger!

Reviewed 11 January 2018

My new favorite! Not only was the food outstanding, as was the cocktail menu but the service was awesome . We had s bit of a problem with the reservation - was in the following day, but the manger quickly adapted and seated our large...More

Thank RachelnCraig
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience! We are thrilled we were able to accommodate your group and are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Our menu (culinary and cocktails) change seasonally so you'll have to come back again to...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

My husband and I stayed at the Barrows House for New Years weekend (that review will come after this one) and we were so happy to find such an awesome bar on-site! Our first night we shared the short rib poutine and a burger as...More

Thank Robin D
Dorsetinnkeeper, General Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you so much for the review. We are glad that you got to take advantage of the restaurant and inn. Happy New Year to you and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 14 there for a special family event. Not one single person enjoyed their meal. The only good food anyone spoke of was the bread prior to dinner. Opt for the restaurant at the Dorset instead (same owners different chef).More

Thank Joe P
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

So sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your evening. We are very proud of our culinary staff and wish we had known during your dinner that you were dissatisfied. Please call if you'd like to join us again; we'd love an opportunity to...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Barrows House Restaurant on Halloween night 2017 and absolutely loved it. The food was delicious and the Barrows House is a beautiful and romantic setting.

Thank ScottBuzz
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed yourselves! We are delighted to hear you had a lovely time and can't wait to welcome you back!

Reviewed 30 October 2017

We really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Our B&B owner recommended it and we are so glad. The truffle popcorn, beet and cheese salad, homemade pasta noodles and the bacon jam on the burger were all favorites!

Thank Sarah B
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves! The homemade pasta is a new venture for us and we are truly excited about it -- thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We'd love to have you back!

Reviewed 27 October 2017

So delicious and the atmosphere was everything we hoped Vermont would be. Everything we ordered was so good and would definitely recommend the beet salad.More

Thank Angie H
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

The beet salad is a local favorite! I'm so happy you were able to relax and enjoy Vermont -- it's a special place for sure. Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Be sure to join us again next time you're in the...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We had drinks & dinner at the Barrows House & were happy to reconnect with Scott, the bartender, beverage manager, food manager, Scott of all trades?!?!! Scott was great & made us some fabulous "exotic" drinks from the menu! We sat at the bar &...More

Thank Meehanlane
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Recommended by the owner of our B&B, and having the same ownership as our last night’s restaurant, The Dorset Inn, we had high expectations. The ‘meal satisfaction index,’ was mixed, however. Bev and Gary, who shared a house special burger, along with beers, were pleased...More

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9 April 2016|
Response from Chuck K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They do have a lunch menu. Very good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-867-4455
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Barrows House Restaurant is an American pub with a modern twist on traditional New England tavern fare that pairs great food with craft beers. Our menus and beverages showcase Vermont's abundance of local products and celebrate its farms and producers. These quality ingredients are simply prepared demonstrating classic culinary techniques offering guests uncomplicated seasonal tastes of Vermont. Set against the historic backdrop of a circa 1803 building, the ambiance is at once warm and welcoming, sophisticated yet casual featuring Dorset white marble accents and historic black & white photos from the local Norcross-West Marble Quarry, one of the oldest in the country. Paired with our large outdoor terrace and colorful gardens, Barrows House Restaurant is the ideal setting for outdoor dining and all types of special events.
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