Chef Brett Sewing graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1981. After graduating, Brett traveled through the south and southwest working in a variety of country clubs, hotels and private clubs. A love for mountain living brought Brett to West Dover, Vermont in 1989. In 1991 Brett and his wife opened the Butcher Chop, which featured cut-to-order meats, fish and poultry. After a successful year, they expanded to include dining and takeout. 

Brett felt the restaurant needed a name change as well, one that was a better fit for its unique personality. After an extensive name search and maybe an adult beverage or two, West Dover Joe’s was born. Several years and many thousands of steaks and dinners later, they sold the eatery to spend more time with their children. 

10 years later, with kids "out of the nest", Brett has re-created West Dover Joe’s Restaurant with the outstanding service and quality he is well known for. Today, West Dover Joe’s is a moderately priced restaurant with a full-service bar, deli and market, and prepared foods-to-go. The deli & market offers an array of delicious prepared foods for take-out or to take home, or a juicy steak for your grill. Let us cater your next party, business meeting, or other event, either at the restaurant or in your home or office. 



Some of Our Favorites —


"Angry Mussels"

Two dozen mussels served in a spicy red sauce and plenty of fresh, crusty bread for dipping.


Potato Gnocchi

Delicate potato-filled pasta served with a red pepper cream sauce. 



NY Prime Steak

A no-joke, take-the-rest-home, juicy steak seasoned with savory herbs and cooked just how you like it. Or have it Brett's way, medium rare.


Ahi Tuna Salad

Sushi-grade tuna crusted with white and black sesame, cooked to your preference and laid over a bed of mixed greens with creamy wasabi dressing.


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