From savory BBQ joints where smoky flavors tantalize your taste buds, to cozy pizzerias crafting authentic Italian pies, and classic American diners serving up comfort food with a smile – here are our suggestions for the 5 best low-key places to dine in the heart of Stowe. If you're seeking a no-frills dining experience that captures the essence of Vermont's charming culinary scene, look no further.
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Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 4 miles
Location: 25 Main St, Stowe, VT 05672
Hours: 4:30PM-8:30PM Wednesday-Saturday; Closed Sunday-Tuesday
Phone: (802) 253-7773
Harrison's Restaurant is more than just a dining spot; it's a labor of love from a mother-son duo. Their vision was to offer locals and visitors alike a cozy and upscale space where you can enjoy creative local dishes. From duck wings and artisan cheese boards to pistachio-encrusted venison and pumpkin squash ravioli, their menu is a delightful blend of American classics with a unique twist. Join them for a memorable dining experience that's perfect for catching up with old friends, enjoying a romantic date night, or simply unwinding with a glass of wine.
Trattoria La Festa
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Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 6 miles
Location: 4080 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Hours: 5PM-9PM Wednesday & Thursday; 5PM-9:30 PM Friday & Saturday; Closed Sunday-Tuesday
Phone: (802) 253-8480
Indulge in a culinary journey at Trattoria La Festa, an intimate eatery where Italian heritage and organic ingredients blend in perfect harmony. Antonio and Giancarlo, with their roots in Terracina, bring the heart of Italy to Stowe. The menu showcases regional Italian dishes prepared with farm-to-table freshness, and their 'cucina casalinga' style adds a touch of simple, homemade charm. From tantalizing classics like carbonara and scampi to delectable offerings such as lobster ravioli and lamb shank, each dish is a masterpiece. Don't miss the chance to savor a taste of Italy in Vermont. Buon appetito!
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Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 2.8 miles
Location: 294 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Hours: 4PM-9PM Tuesday-Thursday; 12PM-9PM Friday-Sunday; Closed Monday
Phone: (802) 760-6066
Discover a cool hangout with a modern ambiance, complete with a fireplace and a cozy patio, offering a delectable range of American cuisine and an ever-changing selection of craft brews. Uncover the culinary delights at this charming spot where you can start your gastronomic journey with mouthwatering snacks like smoked peanuts and Vermont cheddar fritters. Dive into small plates such as the refreshing doc Caesar salad or the delightful old school calamari. For heartier options, relish large plates like the Vermont half chicken or the ribeye with Bayley Hazen blue. Be sure to save room for dessert, whether it's a tempting chocolate milkshake or the daily pie special. Complement your meal with a craft beer, cocktail, or a refreshing mocktail.
Tip: Be sure to check out their events page for the latest information on upcoming festivities!
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Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 3.8 miles
Location: 1899 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Hours: 11AM-9PM Sunday-Thursday; 11AM-10Pm Friday & Saturday
Phone: (802) 253-4411
Make your own pizza or savor the classics at this hip eatery with funky decor, known for its hand-tossed gourmet pies, Italian classics, and a selection of craft brews. Dive into the menu, which includes mouthwatering options like the black bean burger with homemade patty and sweet baby rays BBQ, the chicken parmesan sub with crispy chicken and marinara sauce, or the pesto delight pizza with a pesto base, fresh garlic, tomatoes, and breaded eggplant. With three generations of experience and an unwavering commitment to quality, this spot is a haven for pizza enthusiasts and food lovers alike.
Tip: Gluten-free and kid-friendly options are available on the menu!
Black Diamond BBQ
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Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 9 miles
Location: 639 Morristown Corners Rd #8673, Morristown, VT 05661
Hours: 5PM-9PM Thursday-Saturday; Closed Sunday-Wednesday
Phone: (802) 888-2275
Indulge in an array of mouth-watering barbecue dishes at this enticing eatery. The menu boasts a variety of platters, from the famous 16HR Smoked Brisket Platter served with house pickles, slaw, and BBQ sauce to the Mixed Meat Platter, featuring pulled pork, brisket, and turkey, complete with house pickles and mac & cheese. With a selection of sides, a kids' menu, and an inviting atmosphere, it's a must-visit dining destination in Stowe, Vermont.
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