The Norseman Restaurant is a traditional Newfoundland restaurant in L'Anse-aux-Meadows. A great place to sample the local heritage, it also includes the Gaia Art Gallery, where you can buy paintings made by local artists.
We ended our day trip in L'Anse-aux-Meadows with a special dinner theatre presentation (there is one every Tuesday and Friday at 7:30p.m. in the summer -- check with the restaurant to know more about the dates), which told the story of L'Anse-aux-Meadows through skits, stories and traditional music.
The fun evening ended with guests being given the opportunity to be "screeched-in" (i.e. become an honorary Newfoundlander) by successively drinking a shot glass filled with Screech (the local liquor), kissing a codfish on the mouth, and saying the tongue-twisting "long may your big jib draw."
Favorite Dish: The dinner theatre included pea soup, chicken, "fish & brewis" (codfish and hard bread), a side of carrots and an outstanding blueberry crumble for dessert.
Even if you can't catch the dinner theatre, the menu is varied and the food is good. Highly recommended!
Address: Harbour Front, L'Anse-aux-Meadows
Phone: (709)754-3105 or 1-877-623-2018
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The name is not fancy, but the food is great! Smith's is located along the main highway close to both the whale watching dock and the Viking historical settlement - you cannot miss it. The exterior decour is nothing fancy, but the dining room is very nicely done and there are some nice views out over the harbour.
Favorite Dish: We ate there a couple of times and I remember really enjoying both dishes. I believe that one of them involved scallops but this was in my pre-VT days, so my record keeping is slipping! However, I do remember thinking that these were amazingly good meals - and I have eaten at a lot of places! We paid about US$30 for the two of us to have a full meal plus a couple of beers and wine, as well as the tip!
Directions: On the right-side of the main highway as you head toward L'Anse aux Meadows.
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- Whale Watching