What’s On The Menu?

No trip to the Grafton Inn is complete without a little foodie indulgence. Follow your nose and discover the decadent morsels we’re cooking up in the kitchen.


Using locally sourced Vermont products, our Chefs have crafted unique menus for your dining pleasure. Whether your stopping by for a foodie event, morning breakfast, or a romantic evening in the dining room, your taste buds are sure to be delighted by our cuisine.

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast is served in our main dining room from 8 – 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 — 10 a.m. Saturday & Sunday.  If you are not staying with us and would like to have breakfast with us, we do appreciate reservations: 802-843-2248

Eggs Benedict

Two Poached Eggs, Canadian Bacon & House-Made Hollandaise over Toasted English Muffins

Hash & Eggs

House-Made Corned Beef Hash Topped with Two Poached Eggs

Croissant Sandwich

Toasted Croissant with a Fried Egg, Grafton Cheddar Cheese, and Choice of Ham, Smoked Bacon Or Vermont Sausage Patty served with Side of Fresh Fruit

Buttermilk Pancakes (2)

Plain or with Chocolate Chips, Strawberries, or Blueberries, with Choice of Ham, Bacon, or Maple Link Sausage

Chef’s Crepe Du Jour

Topped with Grafton Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Chef’s Daily Filling, served with a side of Home Fries

Eggs Romanoff

Two Poached Eggs, Cold Smoked Salmon, & Hollandaise over Toasted English Muffins, served with a side of Home Fries

Quiche Du Jour

Ask Server for Daily Selection, served with a side of Fresh Fruit

Country French Toast

Challah Bread with Choice of Ham, Bacon, or Maple Link Sausage

Two Eggs any Style

Served with Home Fries, Toast, and Choice of Ham, Bacon, or Maple Link Sausage

Dave’s Famous Bagel

Topped with Red Onions, Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Capers

Tavern Omelet

Two Egg Omelet with any 3 Ingredients Listed Below, Served with Home Fries & Toast
Bacon                            Cheddar Cheese              Mushrooms              Onions             Salsa

Ham                                VT Feta Cheese              Tomatoes              Spinach             Sour Cream

Maple Sausage              VT Goat Cheese              Peppers              Broccoli             Sriracha

Additional Sides

Toasted Bagel with Cream Cheese $4
Green Mountain Creamery Greek Yogurt $2.50 with Granola $4
Cup of Fruit $3
Take a Freshly baked Muffin for the Road $1.50
Oatmeal with Brown sugar and Raisins $5

Old Tavern Restaurant Dinner Menu

Soup & Salad

Soup of the Day

Chef’s Daily Creation $5/$8

Grafton Cheddar Ale

Creamy Aged Grafton Cheddar & Long Trail Ale Soup $5/$8

Harvest Salad

Baby Arugula, Warm Roasted Beets, VT Chevre, Red Onions, Candied Walnuts, Maple Sage Vinaigrette $13

Tavern Salad

Baby Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sliced Radish, and Carrots with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette $10

Spinach & Gorgonzola

Baby Spinach, Crumbled Gorgonzola, Dried Cranberries, Crispy Prosciutto, Sherry Rosemary Vinaigrette $13


Grafton Cheese Board

Clothbound Cheddar, Leyden, & Maple Smoked Cheddar, with Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps, Dried Mission Figs, Apricot & Orange Chutney $16

Porcini Dusted Scallops

Roasted Chestnut Butter, Apple Cider Glaze $15

VT Quail

Puree of Parsnip, Crispy Beet Tendrils, Fried Quail Egg $14


Beef Short Ribs

Slow Braised in a light Espresso Broth, Garlic Rapini, over Roasted Sweet Potatoes $27

Filet Mignon

Cracked Pepper Crusted, Blackberry Gastrique, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Smashed Yukon Potatoes $32

Pistachio Tuna

Ahi Tuna Seared rare in a Pistachio Crust, Sriracha Crème Fraiche, Snap Pea Julienne, Coconut Jasmine Rice $30

Rack of Lamb

Rosemary and Dried Cherry infused Pan Jus, Crisp Polenta Cake topped with VT Feta, Wilted Chard $28

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Sautéed with Dried Cranberries, Pecans, Spinach, & Black Trumpet Mushrooms in a Marsala Cider Cream $18

Chicken Braciole

Chicken stuffed with Boursin Cheese & Spinach, Wrapped in Prosciutto, over Smashed Yukon Potatoes, with a Sweet Onion Jam $26

Seared Halibut

Charred Spaghetti Vegetables, Fried Beet Tendrils, Red Potato Mushrooms, Sweet Pea Cream $32

Pub Fare


Soup of the Day

Chefs Daily Creation $5/$8

 Grafton Cheddar Ale

Creamy Aged Grafton Cheddar and Long Trail Ale Soup $5/$8

Caesar Salad

Try our Traditional Crisp Romaine tossed with Herbed Croutons, Creamy Caesar Dressing and Shaved Parmesan

Or try the Caesar Salad with Grilled Romaine Hearts $12

 Tavern Salad

 Baby Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sliced Radish, and Carrots with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette $10

Watercress Salad

With Dried Apricots, Toasted Walnuts, Shaved Pecorino, & Drizzled with a Honey Lemon Vinaigrette $13



Gorgonzola and Dried Cranberry Stuffed Crispy Risotto Balls, served with Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms and Merlot reduction $12

Grafton Cheese Board

Clothbound Cheddar, Leyden, & Maple Smoked Cheddar, with Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps, Dried Mission Figs, Apricot & Orange Chutney $16

Fried Calamari

Sesame Marinated Calamari, with Sweet Chili Aioli $15

Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Caramelized Onions, Grafton Cheddar, with Lime Sour Cream and Pineapple Salsa $14

Crispy Wings

Choice of Buffalo, BBQ, or Sweet Chili, served with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing and Celery $10


Crispy Asian Pork Potstickers, with a Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce $12


(Sandwiches served with Choice of Hand Cut Fries, Kettle Chips, or Mixed Green Salad)

(Substitute Onion Rings or Sweet Potato Fries $2)

Grafton Cheddar Burger

Vermont Beef, Grafton Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, and Pickles $15

(Toppings $2 each: Applewood Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Fried Egg)

Steak & Cheese

Sliced Slow Roasted Prime Rib on Toasted Baguette, with Grafton Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Onions and Peppers $16

Phelps CBLT

Grilled Herbed Chicken Breast, with Lettuce, Tomato, Applewood Bacon, Mayo and Cheddar on Toasted Ciabatta $15

Portobello Wrap

Roasted Portobello Mushrooms, Native Apples, Baby Greens, Ginger Carrot Dressing, & VT Chevre, Served Warm in Spinach Wrap $14


Fish & Chips

Ale Battered Haddock, Hand Cut Fries, Tartar Sauce $15

Smoked Tomato Risotto

Creamy Smoked Tomato Risotto, with Spinach, VT Chevre, and Balsamic Molasses $17

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Fresh Lobster Meat and Asparagus in a Creamy Grafton Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Baked with Bread Crumbs $18

Ginger Salmon

Grilled Salmon with a Sweet Ginger Glaze, Black Rice and Sweet & Sour Cabbage, finished with a Green Curry Coconut Cream $22

Pork Tenderloin


Applewood Smoked Chicken

Slow Smoked Half Chicken, over Barley Risotto, finished with a Portobello & Tomato Ragout $25

 NY Strip

Hand Cut Truffled Steak Fries, Parmesan Creamed Spinach, Merlot Reduction  $26

Phelps Barn Lunch Menu

Served Saturdays, January 7 through February


Soup of the Day

Chef’s Daily Creation $5/$8

Tavern Greens

Baby Greens, Roasted Beets, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Feta Cheese, and Pomegranate Vinaigrette $12

(Add Grilled Chicken $5, Sautéed Shrimp $7)

Caesar Salad

Crisp Romaine tossed with Herbed Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, and Creamy Caesar Dressing $12

(Add Grilled Chicken $5, Sautéed Shrimp $7)

Soup or Salad and ½ Sandwich

Cup of Soup and Half Sandwich of Choice or Side Salad and Half Sandwich of Choice $15


(All Sandwiches served with choice of Kettle chips or Mixed Green Salad)

(Substitute Hand Cut Fries or Sweet Potato Fries $2)

Grafton Cheddar Burger

Vermont Beef, Grafton Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion $15

(Toppings $2 each, Applewood Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, or Fried Egg)

Black Bean Burger

With Spinach, Cheddar, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, and Sliced Avocado $13

Phelps Grilled Cheese

Hearty White Bread with Roma Tomatoes, Bacon, and Grafton Cheddar $11

Fried Haddock Sandwich

Beer Battered Haddock, Coleslaw and Tartar Sauce on toasted Challah Bun $15

Sesame Chicken Wrap

Coconut Peanut Aioli, Red Peppers, Bean Sprouts, Napa Cabbage, and Pickled Ginger $14

Wines by the Glass

$8 / glass

William Hill, Chardonnay, CA
Louis M. Martini, Cabernet, CA
Benziger, Sauvignon Blanc, CA
Bridgeview, Pinot Noir, Oregon
Principato, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Cigar Box, Malbec, Argentina
Beringer, White Zinfandel, CA ($6)
Red Rock, Merlot, CA
7 Deadly Zins, Zinfandel, CA

$10 / glass

Merriam Vineyards, Sned Red, CA
Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Josh Cellars Chardonnay, California

$12 / glass

Waterbrook, Reserve Cabernet, Washington
Cambria, Benchbreak Vineyard Chardonnay, CA
Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Wines by the Bottle


France, Veuve Cliquot, La Grande Dame, $165

France, Veuve Cliquot, Yellow Label Brut, $75 (1/2 bottle, $38)

France, Taittanger, Brut La Francaise, $95

Sparkling Wines

USA, Mumm, Cuvee Napa Blanc de Blanc, $46

USA, Domain Carneros, Brut, $54

Italy, Lunetta, Prosecco, $31

Sauvignon Blanc

USA, Ferrari Carano, Fume Blanc, $28

New Zealand, Villa Maria, $28

France, Quintessence, Pouilly-Fume, $40

New Zealand, Kim Crawford, $42

Additional Whites

Italy, Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, $37

USA, Robert Mondavi, Riesling, $24

USA, Caymus, Conundrum, $43

USA, Snow Farm Vidal Blanc, Vermont, $49


USA, Cakebread, Napa, $65

USA, Pine Ridge, “Dijon Clones,” $60

France, Pascal Bouchard, Petit Chablis, $29

USA, Cambria, Benchbreak, $44

USA, Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma, $28

France, Louis Jadot, Pouilly Fuisse, $46

France, Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis, $55


USA, Whitehall Lane, $45

USA, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma, $39

Italy, Tommasi Le Prunee, $31

Cabernet Sauvignon

USA, Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, $85

USA, Joseph Phelps, Napa, $105

USA, Sequoia Grove, Napa, $75

USA, Steltzner, Stags Leap District, $95

USA, Ghost Pines, Napa, Sonoma Valley, $41

USA, Sagelands, Washington, $34

USA, Beringer, Knights Valley, $115

Pinot Noir

USA, J Vineyards, Russian River, $65

USA, Domaine Carneros, Napa, $49

USA, La Crema, Sonoma, $44

USA, Bridlewood, $28

Red Blends

France, Mont Redon, Chateauneuf du Pape, $68

USA, Robert Foley “Claret,” Napa, $125

France, Chateau Trignon, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, $58

USA, Michael David Petite Petit, $32

USA, Waterbrook, Melange Washington, $29

USA, Rhiannon, California, $29

Other Reds

Italy, Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo DOCG, $90

Italy, Bertani, Catullo Rosso del Veneto, $44

Argentina, Battle Axe, Malbec, $41

USA, St. Francis “Old Vines”, Sonoma, $35

Italy, Michele Chiarlo, Barbera D’Asti DOC, $29

Spain, Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva, $28

Our wine list (and its subsequent pricing) is subject to availability. Updated 12/2016.

Specialty Cocktails

Peach Red Wine Sangria $10

Seasonal Margarita $11

Milagro Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Fresh Lime Juice
and Cranberry Juice with Salt Rim

Vermont Elder Gimlet $12

Your Choice of: VT Barr Hill Honey Infused Gin or Vodka

with St. Germain Elderflower Liquor and Fresh Lime Juice

Maple Rye Hot Totty $10

VT Sapling Maple Rye, Cinnamon Stick,
Cloves, Lemon and Hot Water

Vermont Mule $10

VT Silo Vodka, Goslings Ginger Beer and Fresh Lime Juice

Tavern Old Fashion $10

Jim Beam Bourbon, Cointreau and Muddled Orange and Cherry

Sidecar $11

Courvoisier VS, Cointreau, Fresh Lemon Juice with Sugar Rim

Tiramisu Martini $10

Stoli Vanil, Captain Morgan, VT Perc Coffee Liquor,
Butterscotch Schnapps, ½ & ½ and Cinnamon

White Gates Martini $11

Vermont Silo Gin, Canton Ginger Liquor,
Rosemary Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, and Grapefruit Juice

Phelps Hot Chocolate $9

Peppermint Schnapps, Hot Chocolate and Whipped Cream

Italian-Irish Coffee $9

Frangelico Italian Hazelnut Liquor, Bailey’s Irish Cream,
Hot Coffee and Whipped Cream

Draught Beer

1801 Ale, Vermont, $6

Fiddlehead IPA, Vermont, $6

Switchback Ale, Vermont, $5

Harpoon Boston Irish Stout, VT, $6

Harpoon UFO White, Vermont, $5

Northshire Brewery, Equinox Pilsner, $5

Bud Light, $4

Seasonal (ask your server), $6

Bottled Beer

Heineken, Netherlands, $5

Amstel, Netherlands, $5

Corona, Mexico, $5

Long Trail, Vermont, $5

Harpoon IPA, Vermont, $5

Clausthaler, Germany, $5

Bud Light, $4

Citizens Cider Unified Press, VT, (16 oz. can), $6

Children’s Menu

Our menu is designed to please kids, but keeps an eye towards healthy eating. For ages 12 and under. All children’s menu items are $8.

Grafton Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Served with our hand cut fries and steamed veggies.

Pasta with butter

Grafton Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Tavern Beef Burger

Served with lettuce, tomato, hand cut fries and house pickles.

Breaded Chicken Tenders

Served with our hand cut fries and steamed veggies.

Dessert Menu

All dessert items are $8 unless otherwise noted.

Flourless Chocolate Torte

with Raspberry Coulis and Whipped Cream

Indian Pudding

A New England Classic, topped with Vanilla Ice Cream

Crème Caramel

Vanilla Bean Crème Caramel, topped with Fresh Raspberries and Whipped Cream

VT Chevre Cheesecake

Brulee Style with a Blackberry Brandy Sauce

Lemon Lush

House Made Lemon Curd, Sweetened Mascarpone, Almond Brittle

House Made Ice Cream & Sorbets

Ask server for Daily Selection – $6

Espresso – $3.50
Cappuccino – $5

If you have any food allergies, aversions or follow a special diet, please contact Chef Cal at 802-843-2248 or via email to discuss your needs prior to your arrival.

The Old Tavern Proudly Serves Products From These Local Farms/Retailers:

Plummers Sugarhouse / Vermont Smoke and Cure / North Country Smokehouse / Grafton Village Cheese Company/ Maplebrook Farm / Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery / Black River Produce / Blake Hill Preserves / Firebelly Farm / Marsuton Farm / Mocha Joe’s Roasting Co. / Coger’s Sugar House Gardens / Winterview Farm / Grafton Bakery / Orchard Hill Breadworks / Sugar Bob’s Maple Syrup / Cavendish Game Birds / Wood’s Cider Mill / Smokeshire Hilltop Farm / Wright Orchard Sugarhouse / River Valley Tech

We would like to extend a special thanks to the local farms, artisans, and vendors that we proudly support. The community connection is very important to us.