Nature August 23, 2017
Try These 10 Vermont Restaurants For A Magical Outdoor Dining Experience
Magical dining doesn’t necessarily have to be an expensive candlelight dinner for two. In fact, some of the best outdoor dining in VT is in the most unexpected of places. From food trucks to mountaintops, here are a few places we love to eat outside and enjoy the fresh air.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Chef Brad’s Crazy Side - 1 Quechee Main Street, Quechee
It may not be fancy, but it sure is funky! Be sure to try Chef Brad's famous tacos when you visit this awesomely fun food truck.
2. The Marina - 28 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro
You'll find delicious food here year round. Their specialties are the sunday Brunch, home made desserts, and of course, spectacular sunsets.
3. 19th Hole Bar & Grill - 230 Route 129, South Alburg
Sometimes there's no better way to finish a round of golf than at the 19th hole. Serving lunches and early dinners, the food is great and the views are magnificent.
4. Cliff House Restaurant - 5781 Mountain Road, Stowe
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Take dining to new heights and have a meal at the highest peak in Vermont! You've got to take a gondola to get there, but it's totally worth the trip!
5. The Gleanery - 133 Main Street, Putney
Settle into a seat on the front porch for a wonderful dining experience at the Gleanery. From handmade tables and salt shakers to local and inspired fare, this place is positively magical.
6. The Sweet Spot - 40 Bridge Street, Waitsfield
Pick up a pastry or a perfectly brewed cup of joe and wander around the beautiful gardens at this spot which is most definitely sweet.
7. Warren Store - 284 Main Street, Warren
The Warren Store is more than just a general store, folks. It's a destination! Order something special at their world class deli and take a seat outside as you enjoy the babbling brook below.
8. Idletyme Brewing Company - 1859 Mountain Road, Stowe
What an amazing spot! There is an outdoor patio, a treehouse bar and even kid friendly lawn games at Idletyme. Dining outdoors has never been more fun. And the food? Incredible!
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill - 160 Bank Street, Burlington
Pull up a chair on the outdoor patio where you'll get some of the freshest and most delicious food in all of Vermont. Oh, and the people watching here is great!
10. Hero's Welcome - 3537 US Rt 2, North Hero
You'll sure get a Hero's Welcome when you enter this quirky general store in North Hero! The deli is out of this world good and just look at the picnic tables where you can dig in! What a spot!