Dining out doesn’t have to just be about fabulous food. It can be an adventure all on its own. When you’re looking to add a little zest to your experience there are a few eateries in Vermont that stand out. Check out the nine fun restaurants below and start making plans for an exciting meal out with family or friends.
1. Chef Brads CrazySide, Quechee
You can't help but have a great time at Chef Brads CrazySide. The eatery serves delicious fare from a yellow trailer in the summer and moves indoors in the winter. You can expect yummy beach-inspired cuisine all-year-round. Find this casual spot at 1 Quechee Main St., Quechee, VT 05059.
2. Casey's Caboose, Killington
Both kids and adults will love the train-themed atmosphere at Casey's Caboose. Treat yourself to juicy burgers, Tex-mex chili, succulent lobster rolls, and more. Grab a seat in the real caboose for a little bit of nostalgia with your meal. Find this unique dining spot at 1930 Killington Rd., Killington, VT 05751.
3. El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina, Burlington
Enjoy light Mexican fare bursting with crisp flavors at this little eatery. El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina is located in the historic 1950s Oasis Diner and has been given a whole new face lift. Enjoy a bit of the past mixed with something new at this colorful spot. Find this tiny but mighty eatery at 189 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401.
4. The Cliff House Restaurant, Stowe
Hop on a gondola a and zip to the top of Mount Mansfield to enjoy a meal with a view. After the fun ride, select a seat indoors or on the open air patio where the views will impress. Choose from a variety of scrumptious dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients at the Cliff House Restaurant. The mountaintop eatery is part of the Stowe Mountain Resort located at 7416 Mountain Rd., Stowe, VT 05672.
5. Top of the Hill Grill, Brattleboro
It feels like a big backyard party at Top of the Hill Grill. Enjoy slow-cooked BBQ along with all the delicious traditional sides. Perched on top of a hill, the views are pretty great too! Find this BBQ spot at 632 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301.
6. The Eastside Restaurant & Pub, Newport
If your idea of a good time is dining waterside then The Eastside Restaurant & Pub is just the right spot. Located on the gorgeous Lake Memphremagog, enjoy sandwiches, burgers, and other fantastic American dishes right on the waterfront. Find the eatery at 47 Landing St., Newport, VT 05855.
7. Garden of Eatin' Cafe, Williston
Whimsical and enchanting are two words that come to mind when thinking about the Garden of Eatin' Cafe. Located inside a greenhouse, you can nibble on sandwiches and wraps amongst the orchids and other beautiful plants. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind restaurant at 472 Marshall Ave., Williston, VT 05495.
8. Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom, Windsor
Enjoy divine American cuisine, creative cocktails, and a cheerful atmosphere at this historic spot. This renovated train station turned restaurant has nostalgic railroad decor and a lively atmosphere. Find the station at 26 Depot Ave., Windsor, VT 05089.
9. Sandy's Books and Bakery, Rochester
Calling all book lovers! Sandy's Books and Bakery is the best of two worlds. Browse the used bookstore to find the perfect title and then settle in for a scrumptious breakfast or lunch. Find this adorable eatery and bookshop at 30 N Main St., Rochester, VT 05767.
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