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Central Vermont Restaurants

Barnard Inn Restaurant and Max's Tavern

  • 5518 Rte. 12 Map It
  • Barnard
  • American

Updated 12/23/2013

Fodor's Review

The dining room in this 1796 brick farmhouse exudes 18th-century charm, but the food is decidedly from the 21st century. Former San Francisco restaurant chef-owners Will Dodson and Ruth Schimmelpfennig create inventive three- and four-course prix-fixe menus ($65 to $75) with such delicacies as venison medallions and chili and house-made chive-and-nutmeg potato gnocchi. In the back is a local favorite, Max's Tavern, which serves upscale pub fare such as beer-battered oysters

and dry-rubbed pulled pork.

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Restaurant Information


5518 Rte. 12, 8 miles north of Woodstock, Barnard, Vermont, 05031, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 12/23/2013


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By jslapin

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Feb 25, 2008

best restaurant in vermont

We return to the Barnard Inn Restaurant and Max's Tavern every time we're in Vermont. The food is outstanding, the setting idyllic, and you're always made to feel at home. You'll never want to leave! Enjoy!

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