Vermont May 07, 2019
8 Tiny Roadside Food Shacks In Vermont So Delicious They’re Worth Turning Around For
When you’re on the go this summer from one adventure to the next in Vermont, it’s easy to make a beeline for a quick bite at a popular chain restaurant. But take the road less traveled and the opportunity to refuel at one of the sensational local eateries that you can find throughout the state. Each of these little stands has its own standout vibe and cuisine. You’ll uncover a diamond in the rough when you turn around for one of these eight roadside food shacks.
1. Smokin' Bowls, Bellows Falls
This roadside comfort food stand is well worth a U-turn. Smokin' Bowls serves high-quality soups and hot sandwiches that will satisfy any appetite. The slow-cooked and super flavorful chili is our favorite by far. Address: 831 Rockingham Road, Bellows Falls, VT 05101.
2. Riley's Fish Shack, St. Johnsbury
When you think of a roadside seafood shack rarely do you conjure up images of a lobster dinner but at Riley's Fish Shack you can find this seafood specialty and more! Dive into fried favorites like scallops and clams as well as the fresh summertime classic, the lobster roll. Address: 2165 Portland Street, St Johnsbury, VT 05819.
3. Roxies Fries, Castleton
This fire engine red roadside restaurant is hard to pass up. Roxies Fries has burgers, hot dogs, and of course french fries. Legendary among the locals, you'll want to give this outdoor eatery a try. Address: 151 VT-4A, Castleton, VT 05735.
4. The White Cottage Snack Bar, Woodstock
The White Cottage Snack Bar is perched on the banks of the Ottauquechee River. Stellar burgers and seafood dishes are on the menu plus 30 delicious flavors of ice cream. On summer days, the kids can splash around before and after their meal. Address: 863 W Woodstock Road, Woodstock, VT 05091.
5. Curtis' All American BBQ, Putney
The aroma of slow-cooked BBQ will make you backtrack to Curtis' All American BBQ. Look for the quirky blue school bus to place your order at the window. Tangy chicken and ribs with tasty sides will fill even the hungriest of diners. Address: 7 Putney Landing Road, Putney, VT 05346.
6. Burger Barn, Jeffersonville
Hold onto your hat, the creative burger choices at this little green roadside shack are going to blow you away. From bacon cheeseburgers to breakfast burgers and even vegetarian options, the choices here are fresh and tasty. Yummy Greek, Italian, and even South Pacific burgers have summertime customers lining up at this upbeat spot. Address: 4968 VT-15, Jeffersonville, VT 05464.
7. Chef Brad's CrazySide, Quechee
It's hard to miss the bright yellow camper food truck and rainbow school bus of Chef Brad's CrazySide. The menu is ever-changing and focuses on seasonal ingredients. Expect the staples of burgers, wraps, and tacos but look out for the soft shell crab sandwich and lobster rolls. There's never a bad choice on the menu at this off-beat eatery. Address: 1 Quechee Main Street, Quechee, VT 05059.
8. Top Of The Hill Grill, Brattleboro
Award-winning BBQ and amazing views? Yes, please! The Top Of The Hill Grill has both, making it an exhilarating place to dine on summer days. Find traditional bbq, home cooked sides, and a few spicy Mexican dishes for even more flavor. Address: 632 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301.
Which of these roadside food shacks have you visited? Do you have another favorite gem to add to our list? Vermont is full of charming culinary treasures, visit this
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