Restaurants in Vermont

Located in Middle Quarters at the turnoff for YS Falls, Howie’s is a casual roadside eatery housed in a long, low-slung cinderblock building.

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

Chef Martin Maginley abides by the motto "Grow what you eat and eat what you grow." Fittingly, the theme of his weekly banquet is 100 percent local food.

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

Situated in Montego Bay, this casual outdoor eatery is widely considered the best place on the island for authentic jerk pork and chicken.

Blackie Christian at Little Ochie has been serving up seafood at this Aligator Pond spot since 1989. The thatched-roof shacks (some made from old boats), painted in bold colors, sit on the black sands overlooking the bay.

Popular with the locals, Alfred’s Ocean Palace is a casual restaurant, entertainment venue, and hotel situated on Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach. The simple, concrete restaurant provides both dining room seating and outdoor tables, which are illuminated by candlelight after dark.

Of the four restaurants at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in southeastern Vermont, Red Rooster garners the most attention.  Its menu, which draws from the culinary heritage of the state, emphasizes fresh, local ingredients.

When Will Dodson and Ruth Schimmelpfennig graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, they established two successful restaurants in San Francisco before moving into this 1796 red-brick château in the hills of Barnard, Vermont.

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

Seriously good Indian cuisine is often found in the most unlikely places here, so ignore Passage to India’s location in a busy strip mall in downtown Ocho Rios—its location belies the tranquil rooftop setting with views of the sea.

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.