Morgan's Tavern - Middlebury Inn

4.6
38 reviews
$30 and under
American
One of the reasons you come to Vermont is to enjoy the benefits of locally sourced fresh food from dedicated small farmers, artisan cheese makers and specialty meat suppliers. Our Chef prides himself on the creative use of these ingredients as he prepares delicious dishes that are both satisfying and memorable. For Morgan's Tavern, we acquire the freshest ingredients from Vermont producers and purveyors through the Vermont Fresh Network Partnership every day. Our philosophy is that fresh is always best. All of our food is cooked with the guest's satisfaction in mind, to create a truly memorable and satisfying dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 38 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElliottR
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, even though they were short staffed. Would visit again next time we're in the area and highly recommend.

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Kristen
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Stopped by on Sunday for brunch, we were the only people in the place. Food and service were good. The Inn is very cool, so we enjoyed being there more than the food. The hollandaise was very unique, as were the bloody Mary's. Both were good but not what is expected.

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Barbanddick
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for lunch. Try the porch for social distancing.

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JamesO
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is quintessential historic New England. Service was excellent and the food was superb. Well worth the visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch on a beautiful afternoon in Vermont. We were pleased with the service and a very interesting menu. All the food was fresh and well prepared. I would highly recommend trying the Morgan Tavern.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Made preservation on Open Table, restaurant did not have it listed. There were about 30 diners and a wedding. Hostess was flustered and gave us a hard time. I offered to show her the confirmation but she huffed and set up the table. The food was inedible. Their fryer definitely needed cleaning. The haddock was a Sysco product and over-fried in stale oil. Partner's steak was a spit out.

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Barb
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Three friends, all of us over 80, had our first indoor meal at a restaurant since the pandemic began at the Middlebury Inn this week. It was too cool to eat outside comfortably so we took the leap and ate in! We felt very safe as tables were well separated and the waitstaff was masked at all times. The food was very good and the service excellent! As fall descends, try the Middlebury Inn!

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Metfan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a really great surprise. The food was fantastic and the wait staff were so attentive. We will definitely return. Hopefully soon!

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food in a comfortable atmosphere.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ambiance was good, service was great (Antoinette), food was OK. We both had the same thoughts on this. $16.00 is too much for a bland burger with fries. Fries & Antoinette saved this from a lower rating.

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DBinVT
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The steak au poivre was outstanding and worth every penny of its $27 price. The burger was great also, and the desserts were delicious with generous portions. The raspberry sorbet was just right--lots of berry flavor and not too sweet. There's no physical barrier between the tavern and the inn lobby, so if a lot of people are staying at the inn or there's a private party like a wedding waiting for its private room, it can be a little noisy. There was only one server on a Saturday evening, so things happened a little slowly, but she stayed composed, efficient, and friendly, and did a great job (the bartender, I think, helped out when she could). We love coming here, and the little glitches don't add up to much. It's always well worth it.

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JamesT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere, great local beers

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merryvermont
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for a romantic dinner. It's a beautiful place, the waitstaff is superb, and the food is delicious.

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GilE
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a fun time traveling over from Ti on a snowy January night. It was delightful to meet Diana Cook, daughter of our good friend and dentist, Dr. Dean Cook. Morgan's Tavern is charming although the bar could be more imposing. All three of us were happy with our menu choices and look forward to a return sometime.

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vipDMID
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The salad was decent but the main dishes were just average. Lobster salad was a disappointing presentation and fish was so so. The best think I could say about the restaurant is that the prices were very reasonable!

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IrisK
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My meal was one of the best I’ve ever eaten. Seared scallops with fingerling potatoes, brussels sprouts, crispy bacon lardons, and maple brown butter. The restaurant shares a room with the bar. The place got pretty loud with people enjoying drinks and a large family group that just checked in at a large table for dinner. I would put up with the noise any time for a meal like that. I’m a local and the meal was unexpectedly fabulous.

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Carol
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent and we sat on the porch - it was a lovely evening. Service was a tad slow, we were not in a hurry, but things did not come out as timely as we would have liked them to.

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DonaldL
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The farm to table dinner choice was delicious and a bargain.

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Danielle
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're from Pennsylvania and always invite our friends to the Middlebury Inn when we visit. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place for conversation. The omelette with cheddar cheese and avocado toast were delicious--and the bacon crisp, as we had requested. We enjoyed a late morning brunch and the server was terrific. She was attentive and didn't rush us.

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David
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant, comfortable, convenient location, ample parking, and good food

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CorineF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations for an early Mother’s Day breakfast with family, I was seated after finding waitstaff, but there was very little food left in the buffet ( not enough for one person much less four) and when my family arrived they were told that the restaurant was closed. I had to go out to lobby to find them. In short, they should not have accepted the reservation knowing that it was the same time that they closed. The staff was not accommodating. I offered to pay for the coffee I had while waiting for family to arrive but the waitstaff disappeared - very very disappointing experience! I have eaten there before with much better luck, but absolutely the last time I will take family to Morgan’s.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipYoko
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I think the resto is best for a simple lunch (burger and fries); the entrees are not carefully prepared, and are too pricey for what you get.

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FredL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome experience. Love the venue and the food was both delicious and well presented. We will be returning.

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RobertB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service. The Middlebury Inn is a charming old inn. Well worth a trip there

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DonnaL
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our meal was quite good despite the soup coming out cold. Sadly the service was not good. Our server came up our table, no introduction, no welcome, just "do you know what you want?" Not knowing if she was asking about cocktails or dinner when asked, she replied "both". Ugh. That didn't start the evening off very well. And any time we needed her I had to walk to the bar to make my request for reheating my soup, another cocktail, the check. She never came back to check on us. A nice restaurant should have servers that know how to be a good server.

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FredB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Was almost empty when we arrived but the service was exceedingly slow. Would not go back.

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EarlB
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very good food. Excellent range to the menu. Pleasant ambiance. Warm feel.

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TeresaM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents weekend at Middlebury so enjoyed a wonderful dinner with our daughter, her roommate and parents. Food was delicious, not noisy, lovely atmosphere - would recommend to friends and dine here again!

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JodyK
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Staff tried but quality and quantity of food did not match the price. Dinner arrived cold and boys left hungry. Given the abundance of fresh produce and local dairy, food should have been better. We were very dissapointed with our Middlebury parents weekend meal.

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FredL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Sue was fantastic as our server and the food was well prepared and presented.

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PreIronmanCarbLoading
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Ate outside on the porch and it was great ... except for the flies that seemed to be everywhere in Vermont. Food was great and the while the service was a little slow, it was fine for a nice relaxed dinner.

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Pamela
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Morgan's Tavern and the entire meal was excellent. Meat was cooked the way we asked for it. Wonderful flavor. Breakfast the next morning was also superb. No complaints about that meal either.

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JenB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Came expecting good things since Middlebury inn is fairly well known however this was not the case. Service was super slow on a Saturday night and the sides were subpar and luke warm. I ordered the pork chop which was mediocre for the cost. Corn chowder was actually delicious, wish I had ordered it as my main meal. I ordered a martini which came out un-drinkable. Overall a disappointing experience.

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Arthur
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Everything very pleasant but could be a lot better.

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vipstephenb
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Name is a misnomer, it is a dining area in an old but attractive inn, not really a tavern.

Food was average, soup and burgers well presented but not particularly tasty. Salads were plentiful and fresh however.

Very good service from our waitress Becky who comped us an after dinner tea which was served like warm.

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vipKaty
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious. Service slow and it was empty, so not sure why. Feels a little open - thought it would have a more "cozy" feel. Too bright lighting for dinner.

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vipColoradofoodlover
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Limited menu that may be trying too hard on some fronts. Keep it simple and do it really well.

FAQs

Morgan's Tavern - Middlebury Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 388-4961.

Morgan's Tavern - Middlebury Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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