For more of a romantic getaway or a quiet evening with your favorite people, try Fire and Ice. Not as loud as Two Brothers, this place has more quaint New England charm, where one can actually hear their conversations. The Prime Rib was pretty darn good. Cool antiques decorate the restaurant and bar. A bit pricey, like any classy establishment.
This is a lively pub which serves standard pub fare. The main selling point of this establishment is the popularity. This is the main entertainment place in town. All the locals come here to drink and eat during happy hour. At night, the scene is taken over by Middlebury College students, so the place turns into a typical racious college bar complete with live music and DJ's downstairs.
Middlebury is full of "grab & go" options. If you are looking for something sweet then the Otter Creek Bakery is your best bet. Their sandwiches are fine too.
Favorite Dish: Oh I just can not decide, fruit tarts maybe.
Open for for breakfast and lunch, this bustling diner is well worth a visit either after a long night or before a long day. Serving all the typical diner food done just right, you will leave full and satisfied.
Favorite Dish: The pancakes or french toast served with real Vermont maple syrup are a real treat if you enjoy sweet food for breakfast. For something more savory, the bicuits and sausage gravy are a good choice.
Always a favorite, Middlebury Deli and Bagel has expanded in recent years and only gotten better. We tend to go there primarily for breakfast, struggling to choose between doughnuts, freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and much more. However, their lunch should not be overlooked. They do fantastic sandwiches.
Order at the counter, fill up your coffee mug from the coffee pot buffet, and wait for a seat to open up. You won't regret eating here!
Favorite Dish: We are always torn between a toasted cinnamon-sugar bagel with butter and the Bagel Egger (a tasty breakfast sandwich made to your liking). And, don't forget the coffee!
I kid you not, Noonie's makes the best sandwiches I have ever eaten. They start with thick slices of their own homemade bread then load it up with your choice of dressing, a healthy portion of meat or hummus, and tons of vegetables. The only problem is trying to fit it into your mouth!
Favorite Dish: Try the honey-wheat bread, if there is any left!
A Middlebury hotspot, Mr Ups has it all. From a giant, well-stocked salad bar to tasty pasta to better than average burgers and fries. From local brewed beer to home made apple pie.
Mr Ups is great for a quiet dinner for two, a big rowdy group dinner, or a drink at the bar.
Favorite Dish: The mud pie is to die for. In my opinion, it is the best there is. Try it!
They also have a really great all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar. It might not seem like much, but I walk away stuffed everytime.
serves right through the "between" lunch and dinner hours
Favorite Dish: great french fries -- way back, it was first place around here to serve the curly seasoned ones
hate to say it but as I am writing -summer 2005 - the local word is that the food safety is a little iffy (I have on the word of a campus infirmary nurse)
Very pleasant place for a tasty lunch. Good evening meals too but to me the setting says lunch spot.
Favorite Dish: Tomato basil parmesan soup -- so thick you will think they gave you pasta sauce instead of soup, but it is yummy anyway. Get it with a small house salad with maple dressing -- double yum, yum.
Some of the menu items are too creative for my simple tastes. But if you love spice or fushion this is a good choice for you. Entrees change but there is always something interesting to try. Menu can be found on the web
The LaPlatte Farms Black Angus Burger is very good, and safe if you want something sort of plain.
Favorite Dish: Cajun Grilled Atlantic Salmon
on focaccia with lemon aioli, arugula & tomatoes; served with potato salad is a staple and one of my favorite menu items