Vermont November 03, 2016
These 10 Amazing Vermont Restaurants Are Loaded With Local History
When exploring Vermont, you’ll see that the whole Green Mountain State is filled with beautiful views. What makes the scenery even better is the family oriented stores, businesses and restaurants, and when you combine them you’ll see that Vermont is even more amazing than you thought. Here are 10 amazing restaurants that are loaded with local history.
1. Sweetwaters - 120 Church Street, Burlington
Sweetwaters is located in the original site of the Burlington Trust Company, which was built in the 1880s. Today the building retains its original molding, cornerstone, clock, and other architectural appointments. The former bank vaults have been converted into walk-in coolers in the lowest level of the restaurant and the original door with the Burlington Trust Company’s name has been incorporated into the design and can now be found between the ladies’ and men’s rooms downstairs. The food is fantastic too!
2. Wayside Restaurant - 1873 US Route 302, Montpelier
Effie Ballou opened the Wayside in 1918 and she used to prepare some of the food at her house on the hill and bring it down to her roadside eatery. Today the goal of the Wayside is to maintain the tradition of “Value & Variety” so their loyal patrons can enjoy “Home Cooking Away From Home” for many years to come. They may have been around for a while, but they were recognized as Montpelier’s first “Green Restaurant,” and the homemade rolls are out of this world.
3. Dot’s Restaurant - 3 West Main Street, Wilmington
Dots has been called a "National Treasure" by Gourmet Magazine, but the locals have kept this treasure alive. Dot's was devastated by
Tropical Storm Irene
and the locals all pitched in to continue the legacy of this favorite diner.
4. Two Tannery Road - Tannery Road, Dover
You’ll love the history and pictures at Two Tannery Road! In the late 1700's, The building was moved, stick by stick, from Marlboro,
Massachusetts, and bought by President Theodore Roosevelt's
son and daughter-in-law In the early 1900's. The building was moved yet again in the early 1940’s - this time on rollers during a winter
blizzard, to its present location. Be sure to check out the bar which was part of the original Waldorf-Astoria in New York City (now the site of the Empire State Building).
5. Chelsea Royal Diner - 487 Marlboro Rd (Rt 9), Brattleboro
You'll just love this vintage 1938 Worcester Diner. The decor and food speak of times gone by with Daily Blue Plate Specials, generous portions and extremely friendly pricing.
6. The Bench - 492 Mountain Road, Stowe
The Bench itself is named after a local spot at the mountain, and you'll enjoy the old Stowe Mountain signs, the nostalgic names and some of the best comfort food in all of Vermont.
7. Wildflower Inn - 2059 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville
Nothing says Vermont quite like an old farmhouse, and Juniper's at the Wildflower Inn is a stunning hillside property that is a gem in the Northeast Kingdom. Originally consisting of an old farm house, tree lined pastures, and barns, this place serves up country breakfasts and dinners that you'll be dreaming about for years to come.
8. Ye Olde Tavern - 5183 Main Street, Route 7a, Manchester Center
9. Dining Room at the Trapp Family Lodge - 700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe
If you like history, go where the hills are alive with the sound of music! That's right, the
Trapp Family Lodge
in Stowe has history, fantastic food, gorgeous views and a brand new brewery on site.
10. Al's French Frys - 1251 Williston Road, South Burlington
Al's in South Burlington is a classic success story along with a family favorite. You'll see historical photos, learn how they grew and taste the recipes that have kept them busy for decades in this 50's theme diner.
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