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Cow Palace

3111 US Route 5, Derby, VT 05829-9456
+1 802-766-4724
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (8 reviews)
“bison” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
3111 US Route 5, Derby, VT 05829-9456
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you like a lot of dead animal heads on the wall - this is a good place for you. Other than that - the steak is great, the service is good and the bar in the evenings is a nice place for a cold...More

Thank mapleleafpress
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This was truly the best place to eat in the northeast kingdom by far... back in the day... as I said "was". The food, the atmosphere and service was top notch... now the food is sub par... and don't order anything fried unless you enjoy...More

Thank vermontgirl2015
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Food was reasonably priced and good value. I have to comment on previous reviewer. The Elk are not raised as meat for the restaurant nor for a hunting club.

Thank ivbeeneverywhere
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We were delighted by this trophy-lined eatery close to the Canada border. Not for PETA-types, but well displayed classic mounts of elk, deer, buffalo, and even a polar bear. This is a finely-crafted setting that adjoins an elk farm. Portions were huge, we had half-...More

Thank mrstruetoyou
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Very tasty food and reasonable prices. The staff are very people friendly and it's a warm and cozy place. Beautiful place also. Nice place for all ages.

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was easily my favorite place to eat during my stay in northern Vermont. The Elk sirloin was delicious as was the bourbon steak tips. I personally really enjoyed the decor which encompassed a wide variety of stuffed animals (bison, elk, deer, moose, etc). I'll...More

Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped at the Cow Palace in Derby Vermont. Had a lovely lunch. Best beef sandwich and dip ever! Super great fries. Really good value. Clean and nice venue. Cool stuffed bison, bears, deer etc. Throughout restaurant. Friendly service. Would eat there again and recommend their...More

Thank paulaZ1618FI
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The cow palace is an interesting place. The food is certainly okay and the portions are big but the decor is something else. We're vegetarians but our hosts were not so we decided what to heck,let's give it a try. We found the decor to...More

Thank 308brucew
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The most interesting thing about Cow Palace is the decor--starting with the antler entry arch. Inside is a taxidermist's dream--all kinds of stuffed animals. I honestly can't remember the food--but I think I enjoyed it. From the window we could see the elk herd that...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Entrance is very unique as are the taxidermy animals, animal heads and lighting fixtures. We had an early lunch. Food was ok but service was great. I had burger but it was overcooked and a bit dry. My husband had the hot turkey sandwich which...More

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21 August 2017|
Response from kennstransky | Reviewed this property |
not sure..contact them on their web site: derbycowpalace
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3111 US Route 5, Derby, VT 05829-9456
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Northeast Kingdom  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +1 802-766-4724
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