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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 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

Thank Ron_Koyich
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Barrows House has a very extensive menu and delicious food. Outdoor seating in the summer. It is owned by the Dorset Inn and so has an excellent reputation. The wait staff is very helpful!

1  Thank skifast06
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The food was ok, nothing special. the outside ambiance with the fire pit and open green space was quite nice. the inside ok. if you're in dorset, it's barrow house or sister property the dorset inn, so you're limited with dinner choices. accepting this, it's...More

1  Thank Tellus9
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The ambiance is beautiful. The outdoor deck has heaters and a fire ring to stay warm on cooler nights. The food is great quality and they offer good selection of tavern food. The surroundings are quaint including Dorset Village, which is a short walk from...More

1  Thank Roseanne D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I visit once a month. Excellent staff and great quality food. The tenderloin is always prepared perfectly. The crab and shrimp spring roll is a must try. Thursday is Trivia night in the bar if you are looking for something different. Outside seating with heaters...More

Thank BlondeBling
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Barrows House is an older home on beautiful Route 30. We stayed here last summer and really enjoyed it as a place to stay. Their breakfasts were amazing. We came back this year to stay with friends and to enjoy dinner on their patio,...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Have eaten here twice. The first time we sat outside and very much enjoyed the terrace atmosphere and a beautiful Summer eve having drinks under the stars with fire place. The appetizers were ok. I didn't feel there was anything to like about the cheese...More

Thank mlv0619
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a wonderful gourmet restaurant with a beautiful outdoor terrace, heat lamps, and mountains and manicured lawns all around you. They are dog friendly and accommodating to vegetarians, although my friend could not stop raving about the filet mignon she ordered. The staff is...More

Thank Linda50Boston
Dorsetinnkeeper, General Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon. Colleen

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Yes renovated; menus & modernized. Love the hostess table's tin covering & the bar. BH has patio for lovely evenings, pub & bar stools, traditional dinning room. Everyone was friendly to us especially the hostess and waitress ... but after reading prior TrpAdv reviews, I...More

Thank Track1089
Dorsetinnkeeper, General Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for such a well thought out review. While the patio is in such demand, it is always possible to grab a drink or hang out by the fire pit until a table is ready. This plan helps us get the most people outside...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I really wanted to love this place. And before the food came, we did. Beautiful outdoor seating, fires going, beautiful grounds and views. The drinks we ordered came out just fine. We wanted a little something with drinks, and asked if they had a plate...More

Thank abstractmuse
Dorsetinnkeeper, General Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Very sorry to hear about your food experience. We have three cheeses from local award winning farms, the accompaniments are house prepared and/or fresh fruit. The size is generally shareable, but I will make sure to let the chef know that you received an uncommonly...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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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