Our favorite Italian place just down the street. Great pizza, salads, beers on tap. Sit outside if you can and watch our little town in action. They also do great take out. $.
15 South Main Street, Wallingford, VT 05773
NEW KONG CHOW FUSION
One of those hidden gems often overlooked, Kong Chow Fusion is by far some of the most delicious Chinese/Vietnamese food we’ve ever tasted. The restaurant itself was one of Vermont’s first Asian eateries opened long ago and new owners have created some of the best food you’ll find. Excellent for large groups and amazingly affordable with huge portions. $.
48 Center Street, Rutland, VT 05701
VERMONT TAP HOUSE
The Vermont Tap House celebrates local farmers and brewers, with 28 regional brews on tap, and a menu featuring wood-fired pizzas, small plates, salads and sandwiches–made with the freshest ingredients available. $$.
120 US-7, Rutland, VT 05701
A foodies restaurant. Lots of local fare. From gourmet burgers to excellent pasta dishes. Tucked into a commercial block on Rutland’s Wales Street. Kid friendly. Good to get reservations even though the place is huge. Rutland’s best gathering place. $$.
24 Wales Street, Rutland, VT 05701
A sushi lovers dream come true. Excellent sushi and Japanese food at a fraction of the price you’d pay in the city. Fresh fish is flown in daily from Boston. Friendly staff. Easy to find. BYOB only. $.
106 West Street, #2, Rutland, VT 05701
BLUE CAT BISTRO
Tucked inside a takeout pizza shop, this hidden gem has some of the best food we’ve found. Locally sourced with a great chef and super wine list. Reservations a good idea. $$.
575 Main Street, Castleton, VT 05735
LAKE HOUSE PUB & GRILL
With outdoor terraced seating overlooking a crystal blue lake, this is a summertime favorite. Great food. Live music on weekends. Make sure you visit during good weather so you can sit outside. $$$.
3569 Vermont 30 North, Bomoseen, VT 05732
A southern Vermont classic. This intimate old world charmer offers great upscale food and wine to legions of fans all year long. $$$.
8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
A farm to table local favorite. Just down the street from Table 24 in downtown Rutland. Local beers and a great wine list. An intimate dining experience. Reservations a must. $$$.
51 Wales Street, Rutland, VT 05701
Located in a historic Victorian Rail road station, this is a kid friendly café with great burgers just to start with. Open only until 7pm. Additional seating next to the real caboose. $.
212 Vermont 103, North Clarendon, VT 05759
Well worth the short drive. Excellent gourmet “take out”. Bakery – Café. Sissy previously owned the Dorset Inn before gifting us this wonderful little gem. Outdoor seating on the covered porch or in a back converted barn. Onsite bake shop. $.
10 West Street, Middletown Springs, VT 05757
SUGAR & SPICE RESTAURANT AND MAPLE SUGAR HOUSE
An actual working maple sugar house, restaurant and gift shop. Known for their excellent breakfasts and maple syrup. Pumpkin pancakes that are truly amazing. $.
45 U.S. 4, Mendon, VT 05701
DOREEN’S DRIVE IN
Tucked in the back of a used car lot, this place has a huge following. Open summers only,
Doreens offers your favorites: burgers & fries, soft serve ice cream and root beer floats. $.
723 North Main Street, Wallingford, VT 05773
TINMOUTH SNACK BAR
Drive a little west of Wallingford on RT 140W and you’ll discover this hometown favorite. In addition to locally made ice cream, they offer lunch and dinner. $.
RT 140W, Wallingford, VT 05773
WHITE COTTAGE SNACK BAR
Fried clams and ice cream. How can we say more? Located just due east of Woodstock on RT 4. Open only during the summer and fall. $.
462 Woodstock Road (RT4), Woodstock, VT 05091
They actually make the root beer fresh every morning at this original A&W. Open summers only with vintage car nights and even a biker night. Excellent food to boot. $.
1557 U.S. 7, Middlebury, VT 05753