Restaurants in Vermont

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.

Situated in downtown Burlington, L'Amante is an upscale Italian restaurant run by husband-and-wife team Kathi and Kevin Cleary, who have more than 40 years of combined culinary experience in both the United States and Italy.

Order a Red Stripe by the pool from affable barmen Adrian and John, followed by curry goat or jerk pork. Try the Cartini cocktail, with rum, mint, cucumber, and brown sugar.

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.

Located in the West End of Negril, the Rockhouse Restaurant features the creative Jamaican cuisine of chef Kevin Broderick. The deck, lit by tiki torches, is perched on top of the coral cliffs and overlooks the sea.

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.

Excellent coffee and fresh-baked goods.

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.

Forget gentrified jerk. For the hardcore stuff—cooked long ‘n’ slow over smoldering green pimiento twigs— seek out Boston Jerk Centre, near Port Antonio, the spiritual capital and birthplace of the genre.

Located along Vermont’s scenic Route 100, this homey café is especially popular during the ski season thanks to its proximity to nearby resorts, such as Sugarbush and Mad River Glen.

A great place to stop for a roadside snack, the Yam Centre is located west of Mandeville on Route A2. Built atop a small hill, the centre is a collection of 12 tiny food stalls with names like Graney Razor One Stop and Shine Head One Stop (owned by a bald man).

Country Peppa restaurant is just steps from the water on Seven Mile Beach in Negril. The soft pink tropical hut has a grass-thatched roof, a shaded veranda, and pastel lounge chairs, while inside are bamboo walls and simple bar area.