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

52 State St, Montpelier.
Excellent farm to table restaurant.

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.)

To the East

Kingdom Taproom and Table
397 Railroad St, St Johnsbury. Closed on Tuesday. Craft beers and locally-sourced food. Fun atmosphere.
(802) 424-1355

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

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

Creamery Restaurant
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

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

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.
Has a great full-American breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
(802) 748-3613

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

Places of Interest

Cabot Cheese Visitor’s Center, Cabot Village. Factory tour and plenty of free samples. Vermont products to take home.
(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

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

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

Fun Places 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, New Hampshire (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 McDonalds! Lots of interesting restaurants, small shops, the Vermont Capitol buildings, used bookstores, some local crafts and artisan goods.