Southern Vermont Dining

While some may think Vermont is all about maple syrup, there is so much more to the story. Vermont leads the nation in the local food movement, relying faithfully on local farms and small businesses to keep its independent ‘food chain’ vibrant and strong. Our area restaurants are strikingly diverse in their offerings, perfect for lunches and dinners when you stay at our bed and breakfast. Distances and times shown are “from the inn” measures.

Outer Limits Brewing (half mile, a nice walk)  Great beer, great pizza.  Tasty wings and salad too. While they typically make their own craft beer on-site, the Vermont flood of 2023 damaged their brew room terribly.  They are showcasing some of Vermont’s finest until they get their own craft brews up and running again.

Murdock’s On the Green (half mile, nice walk)  Informal and comfortable, this neighborhood restaurant reminds us of the bar on Cheers – where everybody knows your name. Covered porch offers seasonal outdoor dining. Reservations strongly recommended (or first come first served at the bar).

Goodman’s American Pie Wood-Fired Pizza (5 miles, 10 minutes) Serving the best pizza around. Eat-in or take-out. Might as well eat in though — not only do they now serve beer and wine, but they have a pool table and vintage video games! (Busy weekends and holiday periods: Call in your dinner pizza at lunchtime!)

DJ’s   (5 miles, 10 minutes) Casual, comfortable, affordable: a local favorite.

Echo Lake Inn (9.3 miles, 17 minutes) Fine dining (but casual dress), located in the historic Echo Lake Inn serving a variety of elegant plates. Wonderful “New England Inn” ambiance. A little pricier than your other options, but well worth it!

Inn at Weathersfield (15 miles, 20 minutes)  An elegant culinary experience, specializing in local foods.  Two menus: full restaurant and simpler fare in the tavern. NOTE: reservations are required.

MacLaomainn’s (10 miles, 15 minutes) Small, intimate pub with great beer and Scotch selections. Menu includes traditional Scottish classics such as neeps, tatties & haggis, and bangers & mash!

The Killarney (4.5 miles, 10 minutes) Irish and American comfort food in a fun and lively setting. Evenings often feature live music, game and trivia nights, or sports viewings.

The Castle (1 mile, a couple of minutes) A truly elegant ambiance: a wonderful place for a special evening or celebratory dinner. 

Stemwinder (5 miles, less than 10 minutes) Great vibe and great food in this very Vermont space. 

Fullerton Inn (9 miles, 15 minutes) Eat in the dining room or pub for great food in a relaxing northern setting.

Harry’s Cafe (9.1 miles, 15 minutes) An incredibly varied menu; always a hit with our guests! 

Tacos, Tacos (4 miles, 10 minutes) Counter service, but not quite “fast food”. Abundantly portioned tacos, burritos, etc. for take-out or eat-in. A quick simple solution for a hungry belly.

Downtown Grocery (5 miles, 10 minutes) Fine farm-to-table dining in a casual, upbeat setting with extensive blackboard specials that change daily. Reservations must be made way in advance — very limited seating. 

Homestyle Hotel (3.8 miles, 6 minutes) Fresh fine dining and craft cocktails in a fun, upbeat environment. Rent a private dining room for your group! Reservations must be made way in advance, or try their walk in service early in the evening.