Where to Dine
Local Vermont flavors have wed the healthy food style of California at this intimately sized bistro -- and it makes for a happy marriage. Boisterous with a bit of a big city vibe, Plate is a fun addition to our small resort town. Meat lover? Try the beer brined, bone-in pork chop.
This local favorite offers an eclectic mix of New York style pizza, Sicilian pastas, fine wines, fun martinis, and Vermont microbrews, all in a hybrid pizza joint-modern lounge. When we’re not digging into a pizza pie (Treehugger is a favorite), we dig the all natural chicken parm and fried calamari. Gluten-free options are available.
Finger-licking BBQ so good you'd think you were in the south! Prohibition Pig features classic cocktails, smoked meats and simply a really good time. Located a 15 minute drive away in nearby Waterbury.
When you're hankering for exceptional Chinese or Japanese cuisine, there's only one place to go in Stowe! Sushi Yoshi is your one stop spot for hibachi specialities, fresh sushi, classic Chinese, or Asian fusion. Reservations recommended for the hibachi tables.
If you’re looking for comfort food, pile into a bench at The Bench -- located right across the street from Field Guide. In this rustic wood paneled spot, you’ll find classic dishes made with locally sourced ingredients and 22 craft beers from the Green Mountain state and beyond on tap. Wine, cocktails, and cordials are also available.
This 2014 addition to the Stowe caffeine scene is an oasis of craft coffee, conversation, and community. Beans are sourced from Counterculture Coffee, and for those who enjoy their coffee on the lighter side, PK uses local milk from Sweet Rowan Farms.
Featuring in-house brewed beer and a warm, inviting atmosphere, Idletyme is close to the mountain and a great choice for lunch on active days of skiing or hiking. Offering tasty shared plates and meat and cheese platters, as well as a variety of salads and entrees, Idletyme is a good option for families and groups.
This popular casual restaurant and bar is from the same folks behind the acclaimed Hen of the Wood. Nosh on bites, such as fried shishito peppers, wings, fried oysters and calamari. Larger dishes include a brisket bomb sandwich, smoked bluefish melt, or an entrée of smoked half-chicken. Great milkshakes and a fantastic beer list!
With a slogan like “kick ass burgers,” it should come as no surprise that Blue Donkey has the best burger in town. This roadside burger shack serves up their made-fresh-to-order burgers in two sizes and also offers black bean-based veggie burgers for vegetarian friends. The large patio calls for a milkshake or cold beer in the summer, while the blazing wood fire in the dining room beckons in colder months.
Tucked away on winding Edson Hill Road, choose the elegant dining room or more casual tavern as the setting for a modern take on New England cuisine. Dishes, inspired by Vermont, use locally sourced ingredients and are complemented by the rustic scenery just outside the oversized windows.
Got greens on the brain? Then this is your go-to coffee, breakfast, and lunch spot. Whether you’re looking to grab and go or sit down and enjoy, the Green Goddess’ espresso bar, bakery, raw juices, and kitchen have you covered. Come for the delectable banh mi, leave with a full belly, an iced espresso, and a cookie for later.
Hen of the WoodNoteable
Hen of the Wood is an ode to the farmers, cheese makers, and other artisans who make Vermont such a unique place. The menu, which changes daily depending on what’s in season, is uncomplicated and down-to-earth. Just a 15-minute drive from Stowe, Hen of the Wood offers an authentic Vermont dining experience.
Bistro at Ten Acres
Set in an historic lodge, this charming restaurant is comprised of three separate stylish spaces -- each with it's own unique view. All are connected to a relaxing fireside lounge that offers select wines, craft micro beers and a great selection of scotches and bourbons.