Barnard Inn Restaurant

Max’s Tavern

Will Dodson, Chef, Owner 

Max’s Tavern serves our a la carte menu.  Join us in the front bar or in the long room by the fire.  Please call for a reservation if you have parties 5 or more.  It’s always a good idea to call and guarantee a table during peak holiday weekends and foliage.  Otherwise, please feel free to walk on in to Max’s cozy atmosphere with gracious and efficient service.  We are located just 15 minutes outside of Woodstock or South Royalton, VT.

We are a non-device restaurant. Please – no devices at the table.

This is a SAMPLE menu.  Menu items are subject to change daily.

Small plates

  • 8
  • Hand-Cut Steak Fries - plain or garlic
  • 8
  • Crispy Buttermilk Onion Rings
  • 6
  • Hand Cut Sweet Potato Fries
  • 8
  • Tomato Bisque

    with Vermont sharp cheddar cheese gratin

  • 8
  • Chilled Rhubarb Soup

    Organic- just harvested rhubarb topped w/creme fraiche, balsamic reduction, fresh mint & pickled onion

  • 13
  • Arugula Salad

    Baby arugula w/ripe strawberries, our maple shield cask aged white balsamic vinaigrette, toasted pine nuts & tarentaise cheese

  • 12
  • Spring Rolls

    local pork, ginger, garlic and scallions, toasted sesame, tamari-soy glaze, cool vermicelli noodles

  • 12
  • VT Cheese Plate

    Award winning Spring Brook Farm Reading, Parish Hill Suffolk Punch, Cobb Hill Four Corners, w/apples, pears, our candied walnuts & crackers (gluten free available)


  • 36
  • Rack of Lamb

    Rosemary, thyme, garlic & chili marinated with or herb roasted fingerling potatoes, cabernet glace de viande

  • 23
  • Crispy Seared Salmon

    Farm raised served with our Thai Willy-tamari soy glaze and pickled ginger on aromatic Jasmine rice

  • 21
  • Pasta Bolognese

    House made pasta tossed w/local sweet & spicy fennel sausage, plum tomatoes, garlic & fresh basil ragout w/pecorino

  • 18
  • Apple-Rutabaga & Leek Tartlette

    Vegetarian tart with dried porcini & apples in a savory puff pastry crust w/baby arugula salad

  • 25
  • Wienerschnitzel

    Our famous Vienna style panko breaded organic chicken with lemon caper butter sauce, mash and veggies.

  • 13
  • Max's Betterbite Burger

    House patty ground beef, hand cut steak fries or sweet potato fries, lettuce, tomato, red onion & pickle - add VT cheese or bacon + $2, gluten free bun available +$2

  • 19
  • Pecan Trout

    Rainbow trout pecan encrusted lighltly pan fried in sweet VT butter w/Doton farm maple syrup drizzle & smashed new potatoes

  • 17
  • Sloppy June

    Named after the chef\'s youngest daughter - dry rubbed, smoked pulled VT pork w/our chipotle bbq & melted cheddar on toasted brioche slider rolls w/ sweet potato fries

  • 23
  • Daily freshmade pastas

    Check our daily menu for the fresh pasta of the day - gnocchi, fettucini, linguini. . . Choices may include alfredo, light fresh basil white wine-lemon sauce, daily foraged mushrooms, bolognaise, etc. . .