It is time to update the Stowe Meadows Food and Dining Guide for Stowe, VT. From Casual Eats to Vermont's most sought-after Chef-owned digs, Stowe Meadows Lodge recommends our favorites.
The Stowe Area (VT) offers diners wonderful options. Again this year we're excited to post our favorite Stowe Area, VT dining spots. No hear-say, we've made certain to visit these locations and we've updated our outlook since our Stowe, VT Dining post in 2011. As you'll find in any resort area, dining and lodging options change, chefs and owners come and go. Some of our favorites are still on the list while we're excited to mention a few new spots you'll love.
In addition to our personal experiences, we solicited feedback from other "locals" (aka Stowe-area residents), Stowe merchants (who often recommend dining spots to customers), and best of all, our own Bed and Breakfast customers. The restaurants on our 2013 Best of Stowe VT™ list consistently deliver amazing food, terrific service and an overall dining experience that makes you say, "I can't wait to go back!". All are within a 30 minute drive of Stowe, VT.
Get out there and try these terrific, often chef-owned or family-owned and operated gems. You'll be glad you did! Cheers!
2013 Best of Stowe VT™ - Food and Dining Winners
The Bee's Knees - South Main Street - Morrisville, VT 802.888-7889 Looking for someting off the beaten path near Stowe? We think this is one of the best Stowe Area finds for casual dining in a fun, Vermont-esk setting. Locally owned and operated, the Bee's Knees supports local farmers, artists, muscians and gosh they serve terrific food. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, if you are looking for great food, local beer and cider on tap and a fun atmosphere, check it out.
The Blue Donkey - 1669 Mountain Road - Stowe, VT 802.253.3100 Their tag-line is "High Energy Food and Drink" and we agree. Best burgers in town. A terrific lunch spot right on the Stowe Recreation Path. Simply delicious!
Blue Moon Cafe - 35 School Street - Stowe Village, VT 802.253.7006 Great Stowe Village location and consistently terrific food. Casual dining with an upscale flare. A fun spot for couples and groups of adults. The Blue Moon also delivers great Gluten-Free menu options.
Claire's Restaurant and Bar - 41 South Main Street - Hardwick, VT 802-472.7053 Family-style dining that emphasizes farm-to-table, local and sustainable produce and artisan products. Don't miss the fabulous spot just 30 minutes from Stowe Meadows Lodge.
Green Goddess Cafe - 618 S Main St - Stowe, VT 802-253-5255 This is a terrific lunch/brunch stop on South Main Street. Simple, unpretentious, friendly and the best BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato) sandwich in town. Organic, local produce and meats are also first class along with home-made soups and huge fresh salads. A must stop for lunch.
Hen Of The Wood - 92 Stowe Street - Waterbury, VT 802-244-7300 Year after year, one of the absolute best dining experiences in the Stowe area. See our full review of this amazing fine dining spot in Waterbury.
The Kitchen Table Bistro - 1840 West Main Street - Richmond, VT 802-434-8686 Just a short drive North on I-89 to Exit #11 and you'll find this amazing chef-owned jewel of fine dining. Also a member of the Vermont Fresh Network, the Kitchen Table team sources their menu items from local farmers.
Michael's On The Hill - 4182 Waterbury- Route 100 - Waterbury Center, VT 802-244-7476 Most visitors to Stowe see Michael's as they drive into Stowe on Route 100. Another chef-owned farm-to-table restaurant, Micheal's delivers a European-influenced menu that won't disappoint.
Pie-casso - 1899 Mountain Road, Route 108 - Stowe, VT 802-253-4411 Beyond pizza, Pie-casso offers a strong Gluten-free menu and a variety of seasonal and nightly dinner specials. With something for nearly everyone, Pie-casso won't dissapoint the pizza lover in the group and is a fun, casual dinner stop for all ages.
Prohibition Pig - 23 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 802-244-4120 New to the scene since our last review, Prohibition Pig is just...WOW! Delicious - like a piece of home (I'm from the Carolina's) with all of the flare and delicious food you can ask for (and then some). From smoked meats to new takes on collard greens, brisket and pulled pork. Gosh this is a great stop. Vegetarians be aware that the veggie plates and burgers are amazing. Gluten-free menu is availble. A must stop just 8 miles from Stowe.
Roost - 4000 Mountain Road- Route 108 - Stowe, VT 802-253-8585 Top Notch Resort underwent a huge renovation in 2013 with a grand re-opening in July. We tried Roost, one of two on-site restaurants, and were impressed with the cozy feel of this bistro-style restaurant. The patio seating is nice for warmer months and the views of Mt. Mansfield are terrific. Children enjoy the lawn area just beside the dining patio and pets are welcome to join you for dinner on the terrace.