Noel's Restaurant: The mountains little secret.
As you're skiing down the mountain, head over to the far right, sunrise mountain. Tucked into the farthest corner is Noel's Restaurant. Remote and not easy to find, it's a sick-of-ski-cafeteria-food diner's dream!
Small, cozy, with tablewear that clinks as opposed to disposable, a server to take your order, and food prices the same as the cafeteria, it's the perfect place for lunch. The ski lift is practically at the door.
This restaurant used to be called Bear Paw.
Favorite Dish: Soups change daily and are a favorite. I noticed a lot of diners ordering it. The soups arrive in steaming, sturdy crocks.
My husband had the grilled turkey and cheddar, with roasted red peppers- $7.95.
There's chilli for 6 bucks. Another favorite and my lunch-fresh baked pizza.
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Choices: A very nice dining experience!
Whichever local we asked, this was the restaurant they recommended, citing the chef as a dedicated to his craft type of guy.
We made the stupid mistake of taking a taxi, not knowing our way around, this being our first time up here. The restaurant wound up being practically across the road from our hotel and the trip cost $10 !!! So we decided to take the 5 minute walk home through a snow storm, our stomachs bloated, and our brains fuzzy with alcohol, but we loved it!
Favorite Dish: This restaurant specializes in rotisserie meats, including chicken, lamb, pork, and beef.
We had the prime rib special. Cost us $17.95. The salad was fresh, the meat cooked and seasoned to perfection, the wine was fine, the wait staff attentive without being overbearing, and we had a lovely view of the blizzard winding up outside. Of course we ended with dessert--an apple/cranberry cobler.
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Mother Shapiros: Don't Mess with Mother!
This family style ski mountain restaurant is all about the day's skiing. You will find a nice restaurant filled with skiers who have had a long and tiring day on the slopes, not to mention freezing.
Don't worry Mother Shapiros will handle all your drink and dining requests. Homeade soups, prime rib to pot roast. Everything is a-ok.
They do check your ID so be sure to bring it (I look 15 though I'm really 26 and I forgot mine at the condo :(
Favorite Dish: If you are a sea food fan you MUST visit this place when your in town. They advertise that they have the best Maine Lobster and beleive me they do!!!
Peppinos Italian Restaurant: Peppinos Italian Restaurant
This restaurant offers a good selection of Italian cuisine. Nothing fancy, just plain good. They are reasonably priced and the portion are plentiful.
Favorite Dish: Tortellini with Creamy Tomato Sauce