Burlington + Northern Vermont

Restaurants in Burlington + Northern Vermont

Though located outside of Burlington’s historic center, Al’s French Frys remains an institution and veritable rite of passage for locals.

60-odd sketches and prints by the French artist and caricaturist Honoré Daumier are on display at this favorite spot for buttermilk-marinated pork chops and hand-cut fries.

The menu that features seasonal, locally grown ingredients—dishes like pork loin with rhubarb and maple.

Pizza toppings come almost secondary at American Flatbread. Instead, it’s the bread that receives the most care, baked according to old-world methods and recipes in earthen, wood-fired ovens.

Ensconced in a former grist mill built in 1835, Hen of the Wood’s modesty keeps it off the main tourist trek in nearby Stowe, but chef Eric Warnstedt wins continual praise for his uncomplicated, lightly seasoned menu with predominantly locally sourced dishes.

The restaurant, known for its house-made pastries, is locavore in its approach.

Hang with locals over hearty breakfasts and French bistro fare, including cassoulet, at dinnertime.

Taking over Ben and Jerry’s old downtown scoop shop in 1998, Charles Reeves and Holly Cluse opened a brunch café that serves gourmet versions of omelets, huevos rancheros, and gingerbread pancakes to an eclectic crowd that ranges from students to professionals, even tourists.

Order an apricot- almond scone and a cup of Indonesian coffee at this neighborhood eatery.

Lunch on regional microbrews and tasty pizza with Vermont-smoked sausage.

Originally dedicated to Ull, the Norse god of skiing, this former lodge in Vermont’s Mad River Valley remains popular with winter enthusiasts owing to its central location and cozy cottage ambiance.

As one of Vermont’s most-loved businesses, it’s fitting that Ben and Jerry’s flagship Scoop Shop resides in the heart of the Burlington’s commercial and entertainment district.

In a town known for chalets and wealthy tourists, McCarthy’s Restaurant in remains decidedly laid-back.

Enjoy a fancy meal (think Australian rack of lamb) in a comfortable setting.