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Top Choice Modern American in Stowe

Hen of the Wood

Arguably the finest dining in northern Vermont, this chef-driven restaurant, set in a historic grist mill in Waterbury, gets rave reviews for its innovative farm-to-table cuisine. The ambience is as fine as the food…
Top Choice Factory in Stowe

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory

In 1978 Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield took over an abandoned gas station in Burlington and, with a modicum of training, launched the outlandish flavors that forever changed the way ice cream would be made. While a …
Microbrewery in Stowe

Idletyme Brewing Co

Sip 4oz samples ($2 each) or go in for full pints at this up-and-coming microbrewery in a converted 19th-century blacksmith's shop between Stowe village and the slopes. The kitchen, under the ownership of acclaimed …
Fusion in Stowe

Bistro at Ten Acres

This immensely popular eatery in a plank-floored 1820s farmhouse blends cozy atmosphere with delicious food from New York–trained chef Gary Jacobson (think steak frites, slow-roasted duck, or lobster with bourbon-ta…
Pizza in Stowe


Best known for its ample pizzas, from the sausage-and-pepperoni-laden Heart Stopper to the veggie-friendly Vienna with spinach, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella, Pie-casso also serves everything from eggpla…
Microbrewery in Stowe

Von Trapp Brewing

Since launching region-wide distribution in 2015, Von Trapp Brewing has expanded its fame among Vermont beer-lovers; drop into its tasting room and sample a flight of four 4oz glasses for $7.75. The adjacent deli an…
Cafe in Stowe

Black Cap Coffee & Beer

Unwind over baked goods, sandwiches and coffee at this homey, newly refurbished cafe in the heart of the village, set in an inviting old house with armchairs, couches and a small but delightful front porch. The atta…
International in Stowe

Michael's on the Hill

A 10-minute drive south of Stowe, this is one of the area's standout eateries. A seasonally changing menu built on locally sourced ingredients is served in a pair of interior dining rooms and on an intimate wraparou…
Diner in Stowe

Depot Street Malt Shoppe

Burgers, fries, onion rings, chocolate sundaes, banana splits and old-fashioned malteds reign at this fun, 1950s-themed restaurant. The egg creams hit the spot in any season.
Museum in Stowe

Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum

Located in an 1818 meeting house that was rolled to its present spot by oxen in the 1860s, this museum is an inspired tribute to skiing and snowboarding history. It holds much more than an evolution of equipment (in…