Where to eat, from casual to formal, Mexican to pizza and even farm to table. We recommend you call ahead to see if operating and/or open for take out. Some menus are at the cabin, but use links for more current and up to date info:

ROCHESTER (15 minutes):

  • Maple Soul  DELICIOUS farm to table and the best dining in Rochester. Locally owned and locally supplied, it is the favorite of many renters! Masks are required until seated and reservations are recommended. Menu is updated daily either HERE or on Facebook. Unfortunately, they are no longer doing takeout, but they have both indoor and outdoor dining.  Open Wednesday and Thursday 5-9, Friday and Saturday 5-10. CLOSED: Sunday/Monday/Tuesday  (802) 967-8064 99960750-7A52-4A7C-A8B7-E4479D67156F
  • Doc’s Tavern/Huntington House (Pub w/great beer/food) Open for patio dining and/or take out, Thursday to Sunday 6-8PM:  (802) 767-9140 A3C0583C-B0B4-47D4-BA6C-BC3CD658AD8D
  • Sandy’s Bookstore and Bakery, Rt. 100 (Great baked goods, coffee, etc.) Pizza on Sundays 4-8 PM with porch pick-up. Friday 12-4 porch pick-up bagels and goodies. Check FB for menu and call ahead (preferably call Thursday for Friday bagels): 767-4258 (Opens at 7:30am)
  • Rochester Cafe, Rt. 100, Rochester. Classic breakfasts/lunches outdoor (warmer months) and indoor dining Thursday to Monday. Open Thursdays thru Sundays 8-3 and Mondays 9-3. You can order online, too and the front porch is dog friendly.A99101B2-2CEE-4C61-BF19-8C567BA5C3C6

WARREN (20 minutes):

  • The Pitcher Inn, Warren center (Very fancy and GREAT food, but pricey. Special occasions!)  Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 802.496.6350984ED89D-775D-4967-9E0D-419CDC77CF5B
  • We prefer “Tracks” downstairs at The Pitcher Inn. More casual and kid friendly with games and lodge feel. (Reservations recommended.)  Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 802.496.635023A3E0FB-6C40-4B41-BFC0-13FD2BF67A16
  • The Warren Store, Warren center and across the street from the Pitcher Inn (Great sandwiches, candy, beers, etc. and fun to visit.)

WAITSFIELD (25 minutes):

  • Peasant, 40 Bridge St. (GREAT food, classy, yet casual. Reservations recommended.) Call ahead 496-6856 and order between noon-6 pm for same day curbside pick-up Thursday-Sunday, 4-8. CLOSED: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday.
  • American Flatbread Pizza, Rt 100 Open: Thurs – Sun 5:00 to 9:30 Some of the BEST PIZZA on the planet! Open now for picnic and takeout only, but opening July 1 for indoor dining. Reservations are a must and available only up to two weeks in advance. (Call after 3 pm, Thursday to Sunday)  (802) 496-7825 CLOSED: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday AE671A15-6423-463D-B825-2E97E4A46F57
  • The Big Picture, Rt 100 (Movie theater and restaurant.) Call 496-8994 for takeout.
  • Canteen Creemee Rt 100 in the “Mehurons Plaza”. Open year round. AMAZING fried chicken, sandwiches, etc. and INCREDIBLE ice cream… try a Maple Creemee!
  • Local Folk Smokehouse (Very casual and great for meat lovers!)
  • The Timbers, Sugarbush base (Fancy/casual, nice setting)
  • Mad Taco, near Mehurons (Very casual Mexican, but fun and delicious!!!) Call for takeout, but CALL EARLY! 496-3832
  • Blue Stone 5351Main St., (Casual and new kid on the block. Great pizza and pub style food and beer. Lots of TV’s and great for sports.)
  • Worthy Burger Too 114 Mad River Green, Waitsfield. Open dining indoors, patio and take out. (802) 496-2575 (New branch of the reknowned Vermont burger maker with some great beers on tap.) CLOSED: Sunday/Monday/Tuesday 1784E2D1-2606-4F9F-ABE7-C9A99E14E271
  • Sage 8 VT Rt. 17, Waitsfield (Brand new Mediterranean style restaurant) CLOSED: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Toast and Eggs 4752 Main St., Waitsfield (Newcomer serving breakfast, brunch and lunch… looks tasty!!)

A little further away (45 mins), but a few places worth the trip:

  • Hen of the Wood 92 Stowe St., Waterbury (Often cited as Vermont’s best restaurant and one of our all time favorites! Reservations recommended.)  CLOSED: Sunday/Monday


  • The Blackback Pub 1 Stowe St. (but enter from Main St.), Waterbury (Great English style cozy pub… with great food and 22 beers)  CLOSED: Mondays
  • Prohibition Pig  23 South Main Street, Waterbury (Upscale brewery and great food).
  • Bobcat cafe 5 Main St., Bristol (Good brewery, but great restaurant. Dinner reservations required!)
  • Red Clover Inn 7 Woodword Rd., Menden, Vermont (Very well regarded, reservations suggested.) CLOSED: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • The Red Hen Bakery 961 US Rt. 2, Middlesex, VT (Some great baked goods, but our favorites are the potato bread (Sundays and Tuesdays) and the Maple Glazed Sticky Bun… $4.50, but worth it!)
  • The Backroom Pittsfield (802) 770-4357 (Supper club style, but very fun, delicious and amazing. You can go on waiting list, but should book at midnight, 30 days before).  Can only make reservation 30 days in advance, no more. Book at midnight to be sure to get seats!)
  • Worthy Burger 56 Rainbow St., South Royalton (Good grass fed burgers and great beers on tap… fun pub for lunch or dinner.)  CLOSED: Tuesdays
  • Tozier’s Restaurant (802) 234-9400 2678 River St. (Rt 107), Bethel Open spring, summer and fall 7 days a week, 11-8pm. Great roadside restaurant with fried chicken, clams, etc.  CLOSED FOR WINTER

Article: Five best restaurants in Vermont? (NOTE: Common Man is closed and there is now a Worthy Burger in Waitsfield.)

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