Vermont February 01, 2018
12 Vermont Restaurants That Will Impress Your Out-Of-State Guests
If you’re looking to leave your out of town guests utterly awestruck with Vermont’s dining scene, we’ve got you covered. These VT restaurants will impress your out of state guests and have them longing to visit again and again. So let’s show off and take a look at a few places that have a little something extra that embodies Vermont and how awesome it is in every way.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Bench - 492 Mountain Road, Stowe
Your guests will be blown away when they check out the comfort food and wood fired pizza at this great place on the Mountain Road in Stowe. They don't take reservations so pop in and if there is a wait - fear not! There are plenty of great local brews on tap in the bar while you wait!
2. Blue Benn Diner - 318 North Street, Bennington
Start the day right and head to the Blue Benn for a classic diner experience. Imagine how good these raspberry chocolate chip pancakes are when drowned in VT maple syrup!
3. Hero's Welcome - 3537 US Route 2, North Hero
This weird and wacky general store has merchandise you'll be talking about for years. Fun, whimsical and highly entertaining, so browse away and then grab one of their amazing deli sandwiches for lunch.
4. Hen of the Wood - 92 Stowe Street, Waterbury
Conde Naste Traveler named Hen of the Wood one of the best restaurants in the world and we agree! Be sure to call ahead for a reservation well in advance though!
5. The Rochester Cafe - 55 N Main StRochester
Take a step back in time at this cafe inside a general store. It's oh-so-Vermont!
6. Bailiwicks on Mill - 98 Mill Street, Saint Johnsbury
Head to the NEK and check out Baliwicks on Mill for a cool environment, delicious food and a restaurant that cares about the environment, people and sustainability.
7. Silver Fork - 4201 Main Street, Manchester
The husband and wife team here will show you some of the best hospitality as well as dining you'll ever find again. This spot is tiny with just a few tables and bar stools so relax as Melody takes care of the front of the house while Mark cooks up something wonderful in the kitchen.
8. Prohibition Pig - 23 S Main Street, Waterbury
The burgers here are fantastic and you can pair them with endless sides such as duck fat fries, mac and cheese and just about anything else that you love. They brew their own beer here (as well as offer a great selection of yummy craft brews) and everyone always leaves full and happy.
9. Splash At The Boathouse - 0 College Street, Burlington
When the warmer weather rolls around, take your guests to Vermont's only floating restaurant. The sunsets over the mountains and Lake Champlain are not to be missed!
10. The Backroom - 3963 Route 100, Pittsfield
For a truly memorable experience, try dining at The Backroom. It's like being at a dinner party and you can mingle with the chef at this intimate and totally hip and unexpected spot in Pittsfield.
11. Roots the Restaurant - 51 Wales Street, Rutland
Your out of town guests may have heard the hype about Vermont's farm to table movement, and Roots is one place that will show them how incredible it is. Fresh and delicious, this impressive place is to die for!
12. J.Morgan's Steakhouse - 100 State Street, Montpelier
Explore Montpelier, Vermont's state capital and get ready to hanker down with a fantastic steak dinner. They have outstanding breakfasts, lunches and brunches, too!
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