LOCAL RESTAURANTS

SalsSALS SOUTH
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
802-446-2935

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g57434-d418485-Reviews-Sal_s_South-Wallingford_Vermont.html

New Kong ChowNEW 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
802-773-1388

http://www.newkongchowfusion.com/

http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091013/FEATURES12/910130320

Vermont Tap HouseVERMONT 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
802-775-0000

www.vermonttaphouse.com

THE VICTORIAN INN
Fine dining for that special evening. Excellent wine selection. Reservations needed. More for grownups than kids. $$$.
55 North Main Street, Wallingford, VT 05773
802-446-2099

http://www.thevictorianinn.com/

Table 24TABLE 24
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
802-775-2424

http://www.table24.net

Tokyo HouseTOKYO HOUSE
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
802-786-8080

https://plus.google.com/104200557817759924433/about?gl=us&hl=en

Blue CatBLUE 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
802-468-2791

http://www.bluecatcastleton.com

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
802-273-3000

http://www.lakehousevt.com

ChantecleerCHANTECLEER BISTRO
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
802-362-1616

http://chantecleerrestaurant.com/www.chantecleerrestaurant.com/Restaurant.html

Roots RutlandROOTS RUTLAND
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
802-747-7414

http://rootsrutland.com

Whistle StopWHISTLE STOP
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
802-772-7012

https://www.facebook.com/QusWhistleStop

Harvest MoonHARVEST MOON CAFE
A farm to table bakery café. Just north of Rutland right on RT 7. $$.
2044 U.S. 7, Pittsford, VT 05763
802-725-8236

http://www.simpleeleganceunlimited.com

South Side SteakhouseSOUTH SIDE STEAKHOUSE
A lot more than just steaks. Excellent menu and lively bar scene. $$$.
170 South Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701
802-772-7556

http://southsidesteakhouse.com

Mom's Country KitchenMOM’S COUNTRY KITCHEN
Just down the street at the stop light. A town favorite for breakfast and lunch. Try the blueberry pancakes. Yum. $.
27 North Main Street, Wallingford, VT 05773
802-446-2606

http://www.yelp.com/biz/moms-country-kitchen-wallingford

SissysSISSY’S KITCHEN
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
802-235-2000

http://www.sissyskitchen.com

Over EasysOVER EASY’S RESTAURANT
Comfort food at its best. Waffles, eggs, and all you would expect in a quaint New England village. $.
5446 Vermont 103, Cuttingsville, VT 05738
802-492-3433

http://www.yelp.com/biz/over-easys-restaurant-cuttingsville

Sugar and SpiceSUGAR & 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
802-773-7832

http://vtsugarandspice.com

DoreensDOREEN’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
802-446-3783

https://foursquare.com/v/doreens-drive-in-snackbar/4fe0fc24e4b0be4ebe0ece84

TInmouthTINMOUTH 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
802-446-3310

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tinmouth-Snack-Bar/139382066108118

White CottageWHITE 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
802-457-3455

http://www.yelp.com/biz/white-cottage-snack-bar-woodstock-2

A and WA&W Middlebury
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
802-388-2876

http://middaw.com