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The Free Range

90 The Cmn, Chester, VT 05143-8323
+1 802-875-3346
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“coconut soup” (11 reviews)
“short ribs” (9 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
90 The Cmn, Chester, VT 05143-8323
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great food, tasty,well prepared, excellent portions, great choice from soups and salads to full dinners-- something for everyone! Happy, pleasant atmosphere, with knowledgeable servers.

1  Thank three2match
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Went here for a family dinner while on a road trip through New England. We had excellent meals all round and nice wine. Pleasant, enjoyable atmosphere, not trying to be something it's not, just a normal looking place with surprisingly tasty food! Very helpful and...More

Thank littlel606
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Innkeeper where we were staying recommended The Free Range and I already had it on my ‘list’…after reading many great reviews. We were greeted by the owner and felt like special guests…although it was clear that he made all of his guests feel welcome....More

Thank MStangle
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A great overall experience - on two consecutive evenings! Excellent food, expertly cooked and served in a friendly and professional manner.

Thank IanElliott
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were leaf peeping in VT and NH and the Innkeeper where we were staying recommended The Free Range. It was so good - we went there two nights in a row. Run by a husband and wife team, the menu is simple but varied,...More

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We have visited the Free Range twice and both times enjoyed the meals. Last visit, we started with the artichoke/spinach dip which is a generous helping. I did the lamb osso bucco special which was a heaping plate of lamb and polenta, cooked to tender...More

Thank cslnh
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I've been to The Free Range several times over the past few years and it's always fantastic. Owners and staff are always hospitable and the food is always excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank cajafa
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were warmly greeted by the owner and made to feel like we were special guests. Our server, Jason was charming and attentive and we were glad to follow his recommendations. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We enjoyed rack of lamb, seared tuna...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We like this restaurant and go there for special occasions. The host/owner is very welcoming. The waitstaff are helpful. We like sitting on the porch which is enclosed and heated.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with great specials, popular with locals and tourists alike. Friendly staff and quick service. Be sure to ask for the Apple pie "Vermont style" (served with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese instead of a la mode) - not officially on the...More

Thank Melanie K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 The Cmn, Chester, VT 05143-8323
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-875-3346
  • E-mail
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