Chef-owned restaurants and hotel fine dining abound, making going out to eat a highlight of any visit to Manchester, Dorset, and the Stratton resort area. Select from farm to table, family style, fine dining, classic New England, and casual light fare. Our taverns serve great pub food and a variety of local craft beers and wines. Remember to start your day right with a hearty New England breakfast at one of our local inns or breakfast spots. Contact us today to learn more about living in Vermont.
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To learn more about places to dine in southern Vermont, select from this list of our most popular communities and learn more about restaurants you may want to check out.
Dorset Area • Manchester Area • Stratton Area • Winhall Area • Londonderry Area
Chanticleer Restaurant: Seafood is a specialty here, but the creative menu offers a variety of dishes prepared with a French touch and served in an elegant atmosphere.
Address: 8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset VT
Dorset Bakery: Pick up a treat and an espresso to go, or stay in the cheerful Provencal-inspired dining room to enjoy baked goods, breakfast and lunch, homemade from locally-sourced ingredients.
Address: 3239 Route 30, Dorset Village VT
Dorset Inn: A favorite stop for travelers since 1796, diners these days come for the warmth of a traditional ambience and the firelit tavern, and stay for outstanding cuisine. Address: 8 Church Street, Dorset Village VT
Inn at Westview Farm: Chef Raymond Chen is currently offering his refined interpretations of Asian classic cuisine as take-out only, Thursday through Sunday. Address: 2928 Route 30, Dorset VT
Fran’s Kitchen & Diner: A cozy spot offering sandwiches, pizza and Asian specialties.
Address: 8814 Route 30, South Londonderry VT
Garden Café & Gallery: A small establishment with a loyal following, offering fine cuisine influenced by the flavors of Europe and Asia. Every meal is a feast for the eyes, too!
Address: 2136 North Main Sreet, Londonderry VT
Jake’s Restaurant & Tavern: A casual, family-friendly eatery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads and full entrees with a full bar.
Address: 5680 Vermont Route 100, Londonderry VT
Maple Leaf Diner: A small and friendly place offering generous servings of comfort food at great prices, perfect for breakfast and lunch.
Address: 1846 North Main Street, Londonderry VT
The Red Slate Restaurant: Housed at the Upper Pass Lodge, this spot has a menu of basic fare, and a bar serving exclusively Vermont-made spirits and brews.
Address: 420 Magic Mountain Access Road, Londonderry VT
Revival Kitchen: A casual and cozy spot near the base of Magic Mountain offering creative breakfast and lunch fare made from scratch, brews and indoor or outdoor seating.
Address: 3928 Route 11, Londonderry VT
SoLo Farm & Table: Farm-to-table dining set in an 18th century farmhouse, with an-ever evolving menu of seasonal ingredients and an emphasis on quality.
Address: 95 Middletown Road, South Londonderry VT
The New American Grill: The varied menu here gives a nod to many different cultures, just like the name suggests. There’s regular live music, too.
Address: 5700 Vermont Route 100, Londonderry VT
lt;strong>The New American Grill: The varied menu here gives a nod to many different cultures, just like the name suggests. There’s regular live music, too.
Address: 5700 Vermont Route 100, Londonderry VT
Ungrounded Coffee Roasters: Come for a cup of the best freshly roasted coffee around, and pick up a bag or two of coffee beans to take home. There are varieties from around the world. You can order online, too.
Address: 8814 Route 30, South Londonderry VT
Al Ducci’s Italian Pantry: House-made Italian favorites, sandwiches, soups and a large selection of pantry items, including imported cheeses, olives, oils and pasta. Take-out only.
Address: 133 Elm Street, Manchester VT
The Avocado Pit: Authentic Mexican burritos, tacos and more, prepared quickly at the counter by a team of cheerful co-workers. Eat in or take out.
Address: 5036 Main St, Manchester Center VT
Bob’s Diner: This 1950’s-style diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, including vegan options. Don’t forget to ask about the Pie of the Week.
Address: 2279 Depot Street, Manchester VT
Bonnet & Main Café: House-made baked goods, breakfast and lunch plus coffee and tea from local and fair trade roasters, served in dining space adjacent to Northshire Bookstore.
Address: 15 Bonnet Street, Manchester VT
Charlie’s Coffee House: A cozy space with seating indoor and out, serving specialty coffees, baked goods, soups and sandwiches, plus grab-and-go fare.
Address: 39 Bonnet Street, Manchester VT
Christos’ Pizza & Pasta: A comfy spot for hand-crafted pizza, pasta, salads and sandwiches.
Address: 4931 Main Street, Manchester VT
The Crooked Ram: A diverse menu of creative dishes and small plates highlighting local producers and small production bottlings of craft beverages.
Address: 4026 Main Street, Manchester VT
Curate Café: Classic and regional fare, artfully curated, with options for dinner and lunch and a full bar in a beautiful setting overlooking the grounds of the Southern Vermont Arts Center.
Address: 930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester VT
Dina’s Bakery Café: This tiny café offers pastries and breads including gluten-free and vegan options, breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea. Eat in, if you can find a seat, or take out.
Address: 4201 Main Street, Manchester VT
Gourmet Deli & Café: A cute hideaway with an outdoor patio located just off Main Street serving homemade breakfast and lunch, plus beer and wine.
Address: 4961 Main Street #2, Manchester VT
Little Rooster Café: A small European-style cafe serving creative homemade fare for breakfast and lunch made from fresh locally produced ingredients.
Address: 4604 Main Street, Manchester VT
Manchester House of Pizza: Family recipes from Greece made fresh daily in a spacious and brightly lit dining room, and Hershey’s ice cream served inside, or at the take-out window.
Address: 351 Depot Street, Manchester VT
Marsh Tavern & Chop House at Equinox Golf Resort & Spa: A favorite gathering place since 1769, offering a casual pub experience and new American cuisine.
Address: 3567 Main Street, Manchester VT
Mistral’s at Toll Gate: Classically prepared French cuisine made to order and an extensive wine list in a beautiful setting overlooking Bromley Brook.
Address: 10 Tollgate Road, Winhall VT
Mulligan’s Restaurant & Sports Tavern: Classic American fare in a comfortable, home-like dining room with fireplace and a tavern with a dozen draft selections and nine TVs for sports enthusiasts.
Address: 3912 Main Street, Manchester VT
The Reluctant Panther: Memorable meals in an intimate setting, from a menu that showcases seasonal foods from Vermont farmers, cheesemakers and producers.
Address: 39 West Road, Manchester VT
Sam’s Wood Fired Pizza: All of the seating is outdoors at this rustic pizzeria, which cranks out excellent pies from its wood-burning oven.
Address: 4478 Main Street, Manchester VT
The Silver Fork: An eclectic mix of international flavors served in a gorgeous setting. Voted ‘Best Date Night Restaurant in the US’ by Tripadvisor; be sure to make a reservation.
Address: 48 West Road, Manchester VT
Thai Basil: An intimate space serving authentic Thai cuisine. During the warmer months, you can eat streetside.
Address: 4940 Main Street, Manchester VT
Up for Breakfast: Choices go beyond the ordinary to include an ever-evolving variety of waffles, pancakes and dishes like eggs benedict and huevos rancheros.
Address: 4935 Main Street, Manchester VT
Willoughby’s Depot Eatery: A casual spot offering homemade donuts in an ever=changing array of flavors, sandwiches, soups and cookies.
Address: 374 Depot St, Manchester VT
The Works Bakery Café: A casual spot overlooking the Battenkill River serving locally sourced and sustainably served coffee, bagels, sandwiches, salads and soups.
Address: 13 Riverside Heights, Manchester VT
Ye Olde Tavern: A cozy, historic ambience and a menu featuring traditional and continental fare, served with complimentary cranberry fritters.
Address: 5183 Main Street, Manchester VT
Zoey’s Deli: Famous for soups, salads, and big sandwiches, made with freshly baked bread and served with their signature homemade potato chips.
Address: 539 Depot Street, Manchester VT
Zoey’s Double Hex: Serving up friendly service, delicious food and great value, with seating inside and out on the screened porch, weather permitting.
Address: 1568 Depot Street, Manchester VT
Benedict’s Eatery & Bar: Homestyle favorites for breakfast and lunch, coffee, juice bar and specialty cocktails served up in a bright, cozy spot overlooking the Village Square. Address: 3 Village Square, Stratton Mountain VT
Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern: A varied menu of uniquely prepared salads, small plates and entrees in urban rustic surroundings, plus handmade cocktails, local beer and wine. Address: 6E Village Square, 5 Village Lodge Road, Stratton VT
Green Apron: Relax on the patio in view of the 18th hole at Stratton Golf Course to enjoy snacks, soups, salads and sandwiches with your favorite libations. Address: 251 Stratton Mountain Road, Winhall VT
Mulligan’s: Classic American fare, freshly prepared sushi and a large selection of appetizers at family-friendly prices. There’s a game room for the kids, and two separate bars offer wines, spirits and over 60 beers and ales. Address: 11B Village Square, Stratton Mountain VT
Verde Restaurant: Upscale cuisine inspired by Mediterranean traditions featuring locally raised meat and produce, fresh seafood and vegetarian options. Extensive wine list and a mountain view from every table. Address: 19 Village Lodge Road South, Stratton Mountain VT
Grindstone Pub: Serving burgers, salads, BBQ and more for dinner five nights a week. A full bar features Vermont craft beer and cocktails. Indoor and patio seating on a first-come basis. Address: 1 River Road, Bondville VT
Mistral’s at Toll Gate: Classically prepared French cuisine made to order and an extensive wine list in a beautiful setting overlooking Bromley Brook. Address: 10 Tollgate Road, Winhall VT
Johnny Seesaw’s: Fine food made from local ingredients in a casual atmosphere recalling the original 1924 roadhouse. Reservations are highly recommended for the dining room and outdoor deck. Address: 51 SeeSaws Run West, Peru VT
Red Fox Inn: This welcoming family-run establishment has been serving superb comfort foods to locals and visitors since 1960, including their award-winning apple pie. Address: 103 Winhall Hollow Road, Winhall VT
Workhorse Cafe: Great food at great prices including house-smoked turkey, beef and pork, homemade soups and more for breakfast, lunch or early dinner. Address: 59 Route 30, Winhall VT