The Dover Forge Restaurant

We are proud to serve a seasonal menu that is affordable, local and always fresh.

Let our friendly staff please your palate while you relax by the impressive forge hearth. Our soups will warm you, our salads and appetizers will satisfy you and the array of steaks, fish, pasta, sandwiches and Chef's daily specials will hit the spot after a day in the mountains. This season, the Dover Forge will accept dinner reservations. Call (802) 464-7117 to reserve your table.

Open Tuesday - Saturday at 5 PM

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Chicken Wings or Hog Wings

Choice of Sauce: House Made BBQ, Maple BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Golden BBQ, Buffalo, or Redneck. Flight of all sauces $5

Size: 4 piece $8, 8 piece $12, 12 piece $16.

Forge Wings **

Chili-cumin brined, smoked then fried to perfection served with your choice of house made sauce on the side

Boneless Wings

Lightly breaded and fried tossed in your choice of house made sauce

Hog Wings **

Baby pork shanks tossed in your choice of house made sauce


Fried Green Tomatoes

Cornmeal crusted with a lemon-herb remoulade 10

Sirloin Tips **

House marinated served with chipotle aioli dipping sauce 12

Fried Cheese Curds

Fried Cheddar cheese curds with house made marinara 11

Crispy Duck Drumsticks

Served with spicy BBQ sauce over pickled red cabbage 12

Street Corn **

Grilled and brushed with house aioli and topped with Cotija cheese 6

Fried Pickles

Cornmeal crusted with a chipotle aioli 10

Cajun Grilled Shrimp **

Cajun dusted and grilled with a lemon-herb remoulade 13

Sweet Potato Steak Fries **

Thick cut sweet potatoes with golden BBQ sauce 8


House Smoked Specials

Slow smoked to perfection in-house with Chef Adam’s dry rubs using only local hard woods

All smoker specials come with hand cut fries, sweet potato steak fries or mashed maple sweet potato and house Cole slaw

Smoked Meatloaf

House smoked bacon wrapped meatloaf with brown gravy 19

Carolina* Pulled Pork **

House smoked pork shoulder tossed in a Carolina style sauce 19

Smoked Half Chicken **

House smoked chicken with Chef Adam’s BBQ dry rub 19

Memphis* Style St. Louis Ribs **

House smoked pork ribs with Chef Adam’s BBQ dry rub~Half Rack 22

Smoker Combo

House smoked half rack pork ribs or half chicken with your choice of Carolina style pulled pork or bacon wrapped meatloaf with brown gravy 29


*Kansas City style ribs are smothered in BBQ sauce

*Memphis style ribs are a dry rub without sauce

*Carolina style pork is a vinegar based BBQ sauce


Soup & Salad

French Onion Soup 8

Garden Salad **

Mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers 8

Caesar Salad

Hearts of romaine, shaved parmesan blend, house made croutons tossed in a classic Caesar dressing 12

Vermonter Salad **

Mixed field greens, roasted butternut squash, carrot, dried cranberries, Maplebrook Farms cheddar cheese curds and candied pecans with a tarragon maple-mustard vinaigrette 14


ADD: Grilled Chicken Breast 6 – Flat Iron Steak 9

Grilled Cajun Shrimp 10



Crispy Fried Chicken and Waffles

Chicken, carrots, celery, potato, peas, onion and gravy topped with herbed pie crust 19

Steak Frites **

House sirloin tips with hand cut fries tossed in garlic, parmesan and parsley 18

Shrimp and Grits**

Grilled shrimp and Tasso ham over house made cheese and corn grits 20

Fried Catfish and Chips

Lightly battered catfish with a lemon herb remoulade, hand cut fries and house cole slaw 19

New Orleans Creole Gumbo**

Shrimp, andouille sausage, chicken, with aromatic herbs, okra, peppers and onions over white rice 22

Bone in Rib Eye Steak

Served with tomato-bacon jam, mashed maple sweet potatoes and grilled corn on the cob 32



**Gluten Free