Places to eat in Vermont

  • Malt Shop on Depot Street
    Malt Shop on Depot Street
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  • At the Whip Bar & Grill in Stowe, VT
    At the Whip Bar & Grill in Stowe, VT
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  • Delicious meal at Harrison's
    Delicious meal at Harrison's
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    Pie In The Sky: The best pizza in Vermont

    by Astrobuck Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This place...let me tell you....I have never had a pizza as good as this. This place is absolutely the best restaurant in Vermont, hands down. Even though I ordered to go, going in to pick it up made me see what a nice atmosphere this place has. Wood fired pizza, beer, the works. This place is a must dine!

    Try the pineapple and canadian bacon pizza......very good.

    They also have any combination you can think of, they have it!! (I'm partial to the hawaiian BBQ myself).

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    Simon Pearce: Beautiful setting. Fabulous food,

    by Carrieshiscameras Updated Feb 6, 2011

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    Just east of Woodstock is Quechee. On the river in an old brick building is Simon Pearce glassworks and restaurant. We had a fabulous lunch in the glass-enclosed room that juts out over the river and dam. The glassworks downstairs is very interesting and the gift shop is filled with beautiful things.
    We didn't know about Quechee when we were driving around Vermont and feel very lucky that we stopped. We stood on the covered bridge while my husband took photos. When I got bored of the photos, I told him I was going to walk over and see what that white building was. That's when we found Simon Pearce, apparently after everyone else! We had a short wait for a table at lunch, but it would be well worth a long wait. There is plenty to see in the building.
    We told our waiter that it was the perfect Vermont day with clouds and blue sky, the river and dam, and sheep on the hill. The waiter said if we came back in the evening, we would probably see hot air balloons, too.

    Favorite Dish: The restaurant describes its food as "Creative American" and there is a commitment to using local products like cheese, poultry, beer, etc.
    From bread to dessert, everything we had was special. My husband loved his cheese soup and Shepard's Pie. I enjoyed the Mediterranean Lamb Burger. The menu features upscale versions of familiar items made from fine ingredients.

    View from our table...Really! From the bridge toward restaurant (white building)
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    Black Angus Steak House: Great Steak

    by WheninRome Written Nov 19, 2006

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    This is going to sound a bit odd, but three years ago my wife had the best steak of her life at this restaurant. Prime rib was the special, we were both going to order it, she got the last one, and I got fish. She gave me one bite and it was the tenderest, juiciest, most melt in your mouth steak either of us had ever eaten. It has become the standard bearer upon which all steaks are judged (by the way, we have a little butcher shop by our home in Cleveland that has great cuts of meat, but nothing as good as that prime rib).

    On this trip neither of us got the prime rib, they had sold competely out already. It doesn't take a genius to know to stock more prime rib. Oh well, maybe it was for the best, maybe it could never be as good as the first time.

    We each ordered different types of steaks which were mediocre. We will probably swing back through the Woodstock area in a couple years. I still want that prime rib.

    Favorite Dish: PRIME RIB

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    McNeill's Brewery.: McNeill's Brewery.

    by richiecdisc Updated Dec 9, 2003

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    One of the best brewpubs in the whole United States. Twelve beers on tap including three cask-conditioned ales served via handpump. I had just been to Dusseldorf to sample the original Uerige Alt and this place comes the closest to duplicating that world classic. On my most recent trip, Doreen drove me there from my aunt's house in New Hampshire. She was sweet and did not drink much so I could. :) On this occassion they had an amazing Imperial Stout that was not only potent but chock full of roasty flavor too.

    Favorite Dish: Hey, I didn't eat there, but you can bring stuff in from this great veggie place up the road!

    a return trip to McNeil's just had to be done
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    Ben & Jerries

    by Bregman Updated Apr 11, 2005

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    Not really a restaurant, but you mustn't miss it. When in Vermont do not forget to pay a visit to the Ben & Jerries ice cream factory. Here you can have a tour of the factory, and more importantly, have some free samples.

    Favorite Dish: Ice Cream!

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    Smokejacks: Fresh fish and excellent cheese in Burlington

    by realde14 Written Nov 5, 2006

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    Smokejacks, located on Burlington's main culinary artery Church street offers some excellent smoked fish specialties as well as an excellent american-made cheese list. For anyone that thought that there is only Cheddar cheese in the US, stop by at Smokejacks!

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    Little Harry's: A Chance for Some Great Thai Food

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Jul 15, 2003

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    Little Harry's is located in a non-descript building located in downtown Rutland, VT. However, the interior is well decorated and has a very warm atmosphere. The menu is varied but Thai food is one of their specialities, the interesting thing being that Harry is not from Thailand. Despite that, the reputation of the cuisine served is excellent.

    Favorite Dish: We tried a Thai pasta dish with a shrimp sauce - it was excellent but also very filling. Since we are not "bulk" eaters, the single dish was sufficient for our needs! With a couple of beers and wine, the meal cost $36 including the tip.

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  • Fire and Ice Restaurant: Fire and Ice Restaurant

    by Merry1 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Billed as a 'Museum Dinnerhouse'. {photos,prints,books paintings,antique sports equipment and clocks, model ships....} They'll give you a tour if they're not too busy.

    Favorite Dish: All good - homemade mashed potatoes! Bountiful, fresh salad and bread bar set up around a real boat. Includes peel-your-own shrimp and carrot cake so you don't need to order seperate appetizer or dessert.

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    Simon Pierce in Woodstock....

    by catdockev Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Simon Pierce in Woodstock. They also make their own glass, so you can see the glass making process. The facility is powered by their very own hydroelectric plant worth seeing as well. Fall is the best time to see the state. But each season holds a suprise.

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    The Trapp Family Lodge in...

    by Simonneeddy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont, located atop Luce Hill.( REMEMBER THE MOVIE THE SOUND OF MUSIC this was their story)
    Spectacular view of the surrounding mountain ranges and valleys.

    Favorite Dish: Buffet all the choices you can think of. Plenty of great dessert.

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    The Skunk Hollow's...

    by paulapes Updated Aug 16, 2006

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    The Skunk Hollow's definitely off the beaten path, and how could I resist a place with a name like that! Apparently it's a favorite of locals, because everyone seemed to know everyone else. But we didn't feel out of place...our waitress was very friendly and sat right down with us to discuss the menu selections.
    Very homey, comfortable, relaxed. Prices were very reasonable also.

    Favorite Dish: I had a cajun rubbed chicken that was terrific! Hope they still have it if we ever get back there again.

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    Arvad's: A Nice Streetside Cafe

    by WheninRome Written Nov 21, 2006

    This was actually our second dinner choice for our one evening in Waterford. Our first choice, The Alchemist (a brewpub) had a one hour plus wait to be seated and it was only a Sunday night. The pints of microbrew looked good, but I wasn't up to drinking for an hour before dinner (I know - I'm getting old).

    So, we went to Arvad's, which was a very nice cafe with no wait. We had dinner on the covered front porch patio and watched thunderstorms roll through, along with teens and twenty-somethings thinking they were teens cruise up and down the main drag. Some things don't change no matter where you live.

    No pictures unfortunately.

    Favorite Dish: I had a bison burger and my wife had a grilled chicken salad.

    I also had a microbrew (LongTrail I think). Unfortunately, they didn't carry any of The Alchemist's beers.

    Good food at reasonable prices; what more can one ask for?

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    Fish Tails Restaurant: Great local Cafe.

    by WheninRome Written Sep 5, 2006

    This little diner in Vermont was a wonderful surprise. After running rain-soaked from the Adirondacks in up-state New York we stopped at this unassuming diner for a late breakfast on our way to Waterford, Vermont. My wife and I were the only vacationers and it showed, but the locals were all very polite. The service was OK and the food fantastic. We each had very large and very delicious omelettes. They were out of homefries, which many of the regulars were grumbling about so they must have been pretty good.

    The decor consistd almost entirely of pictures of customers showing off prized catches, most likely from neighboring Lake Champlain, and a wall with a few vintage fishing lures. This was a great piece of Americana.

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    Babba Louis bakery: Little Bakery with good pastries

    by Osmun79 Written Mar 25, 2006

    Baba Louis has been part of my life since I was a little kid. Originally located in Ludlow near Okemo resort, they have since moved into a renovated barn just north of Lover's Lane in Chester. If your on your way to Okemo or going through Chester to head north, it pays to stop buy for a cup of coffee or cappucino and some pastries.

    Favorite Dish: The sticky-buns here have one acclaim in Vermont magazine and Cooking Light. They are made fresh and are HUGE, being best served hot with a little butter. Make sure you stock up on Napkins!

    The Macaroons and Banana Bread are also excellent choices.

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    Smokejack's: Awesome local food!

    by Carliegirl Written Oct 4, 2005

    My husband and I found this Burlington gem on our way through Vermont on a driving tour. It was my husband's birthday and he wanted steak. We were referred to Smokejack's. We had a late night (8:oo or so) dinner on a Saturday.
    We started out with large cups of hot mulled cider to warm our insides while we awaited our meals. Usually when I'm served hot cider or cocoa at a restaurant it is so hot that I burn my tongue with the first sip, not so here...they had the temperature down to an art. The cider was pleasantly toasty but not at all uncomfortable. Each mug also had a thick slice of orange floating in the brew which added a wonderful note of flavor. I have to say that these people know their Vermont cheeses! They have a special menu of fresh local specialty cheeses. Every option looked great. We ended up too full to order cheese, but hopefully we'll be able to come back . We split the grilled flatbread and roasted garlic appetizer. The garlic was roasted to perfection, it was so soft that it spread like butter. The flatbread had a wonderful texture, just lightly chewy and crispy on the edges and a wonderful sprinkling of seasonings that was complimented by the smoky overtones of the grill. Yummy! It was served with a lovely local cheese which perfectly coupled with the garlic. The entree we tried was the grilled angus ribeye steak. We loved it! It was served with a red wine sauce, a whole roasted onion and garlic mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes were fragrant and obviously not reconstituted "fake" potatoes, but the real thing! The steak was perfectly cooked, juicy, tender and full of flavor! We couldn't have been happier!
    The ambiance of Church Street made our late night outdoors dinner great fun. The street was a bustling hubub of college students, lovers, hot dog salesmen, and musicians. There was always something to watch!

    Here are the hours:
    Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-3pm;
    Dinner Daily 5pm-10:30pm;
    Brunch Sat-Sun 10am-2pm

    Favorite Dish: Our favorite dish had to be the steak. It was wonderful! We were so pleased that we ordered it. The chef knows how to handle meat without mistreating it, and he obviously knows how to select a good cut as well! Well done.

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