Restaurants and Places of Interest

To the West

Sarducci’s Resturant
3 Main St, on the river in Montpelier. Lunch Monday thru Saturday, dinner every night. Wonderful Italian food, with brick oven, great staff and reasonable priced.
(802) 223-0229

J. Morgan’s Steakhouse
100 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602
Model trains circulating throughout the restaurant add to the lively energy at this Capital Plaza steak and seafood specialist. Nice bar room.
(802) 223-5222
www.jmorgans.com

Kismet
52 State St, Montpelier.
Excellent farm to table restaurant.
www.kismetkitchens.com.

The New England Culinary Institute (NECI) has five great restaurants in and around  Montpelier. (Three in Montpelier, two in Essex Junction, and one in Burlington.)
www.neci.edu/restaurants.html

More ideas for restaurants at:
http://www.pieinsky.com/restaur.html

To the East

Bailiwick’s on Mill
98 Mill Street, is an old mill on the river in St. Johnsbury. Upscale food, different. Riverside seating in the summer. Near the Old Mill Racquet Club. 
bailiwicksfinerestaurant.com
(802) 424-1215

Cantina di Gerardo
378 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury.
Authentic Italian dishes from the North End of Boston. Delicious.
(802) 748-0598

Kham’s Thai Cuisine
1112 Memorial Dr (US 5) I-91 Exit 22, St. Johnsbury.
Closed Tuesdays. Great Thai food; nice people.
(802) 751-8424

Creamery Restaurant
East of Cabot – Danville, 46 Hill Street.
Dinner only; closed Sunday and Monday. Good local restaurant with a different menu every evening. Downstairs pub room is cozy on a winter’s night.
(802) 684-3616

Bentley’s Bakery and Cafe
Danville, 20 Hill St.
Call for hours. Great bakery; also soups, salads and sandwiches. Espresso and cappuccino. 
(802) 684-3385
www.bentleysbakeryvt.com

Marty’s 1st Stop (Irving Gas Station) Danville
Rt 2. Great place to pick up snacks, wine, beer, etc. Excellent homemade soups, and fresh sandwiches.
(802) 684-2574

Winegate
next to Visitor Center in St Johnsbury. Monday to Friday lunch; Thursday, Friday, & Saturday for dinner.
(802) 748-3288

Anthony’s Diner
50 Railroad St (Rt. 5) in St. Johnsbury.
next to McDonalds has a great full-American breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
(802) 748-3613

From Barrel to Bottle
a nice beer, wine, spirits, appetizer and chocolate shop. Rt 2 on the village green in Danville.
(802) 684-3800

Things to Do

Cabot Cheese Visitor’s Center, Cabot Village. Factory tour and plenty of free samples. Vermont products to take home.
www.central-vt.com/web/cabot/
(802) 563-3393
(800) 837-4261

Maple Grove Farms – Maple Museum that explains the process of making Maple Syrup. Gift shop that features an extensive line of maple products including Maple Syrup, Maple Candy, and Vermont products. Off I-91, take Exit 20. Go north on Rt. 5 through St. Johnsbury to Rt. 2 east 1 mile.
(802) 748-5141
www.virtualvermonter.com/profiles/maplegrove.htm

Stephen Huneck Gallery at Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road – off of Spaulding Road, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819. Visit the gallery and the dog chapel that celebrates the spiritual bond we have with our dogs. Open to dogs and people of any faith or belief system.
(802) 748-2700

Miniature Golf: new course is at the Sugar Ridge Campground, Rt. 2 going toward Danville.
(802) 684-2550

Rent a boat on Joe’s Pond: Point Comfort Cabins in West Danville, just west of Rt. 15 intersection.
(802) 684-3379

Farmers Markets take place from May or June through October.
Danville: Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.     
St. Johnsbury: Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hill Farmstead Brewery, world famous brewery. 403 Hill Rd., Greensboro Bend, VT.
(802) 533-7450
www.hillfarmstead.com.

Joe’s Pond Craft Shop, West Danville, Vermont. Local shop with Vermont artisan crafts and more.
www.joespondcrafts.com.
(802) 684-2192.

Traveling Enroute

From the south: Northampton, Massachusetts is a wonderful college town, just off of Rt 91 (exit 18-20). International restaurants, lots of fun shops to explore.

Consider an apple pie and other gourmet deli foods and coffee from the Vermont Country Deli. Exit 2 off I-91, Brattleboro, west toward Marlboro and Bennington. Unfortunately they do not have a public rest room there. There should be one next door at the gas station.

Also, consider stopping in Hanover, NH (home of Dartmouth College) classy small college town. East off Rt 91 at exit 13. The Hanover Coop Food Store (on Park Ave) is great for gourmet and health food items.

From the west: Montpelier is a wonderful mini-city. The only capitol in the US without a Mac Donalds! Lots of interesting restaurants, small shops, the Vermont Capitol buildings, used bookstores, some local crafts and artisan goods.