149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, 802-540-0060
Grab breakfast, lunch, freshly baked pastries or locally roasted coffee in a bright and friendly setting.
26 Seymour St., Middlebury, 802-388-7166
Known for its historic décor and huge salad bar, this steakhouse is popular with adults and kids alike. There’s a separate room with books and movies for little ones. Lunch Friday through Sunday.
192 Boxwood St., Williston, 802-857-5829
Burgers — with beef, turkey, lamb, pork or veggie — are the stars of this menu. Specialty milkshakes and vodka martinis are also popular.
1859 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 802-253-4765
Specializing in seasonal comfort food and small-batch craft beer, this dog- and family-friendly brewpub comes with perks: an outdoor biergarten, lawn games and a fireside lounge.
28 Spring Tree Rd., Brattleboro, 802-257-7563
Soak in views of the West River over fried whole-belly clams. Burgers and brewskis on the patio make sunsets extra-special.
1 S. Main St., Waterbury, 802-244-7827
Dive into Vermont’s culinary culture here: There are 38 beers on tap — some of them brewed on-site — and locavore pub fare such as fried chicken and big-time burgers. Lunch on weekends only.
108 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-8277
Twenty-three taps supply hard-to-find craft brews for every palate. Sip happily in between bites of imaginative pub fare. Brunch only on Sunday.