3182 Shelburne Rd. Shelburne, 802-985-2232
Chefs make the pasta fresh daily — and cook up modern Italian cuisine such as fresh seafood and rack of lamb — at this chic, family-friendly restaurant and lounge.
25 Omega Dr., Suite 150, Williston, 802-863-2337
The creative drafts at South Burlington’s warehouse brewery might include an aged oatmeal-cranberry stout or a hazy IPA infused with flowers and herbs. Pair a flight with a grilled sandwich, tacos or nachos.
21 Essex Way, Essex Shoppes & Cinema, Essex, 802-876-7152
The taqueria’s menu includes tortillas stuffed with pork, chicken, fish or roasted yams from the owners’ Waitsfield farm. The homemade salsas and hot sauces are legendary.
22 Main St., Winooski, 802-800-1116
A second-generation restaurateur runs Winooski’s sleek Chinese lounge, where customers pair craft cocktails with dumplings, chow fun, and salt-and-pepper pork. DJs spin tunes ’til late on the weekend.
9 Maple Ave., Barre, 802-479-5545
Regulars come for wings, onion rings and big burgers, plus 24 beers on tap and sports coverage on 20 TVs. The kitchen is open until 11:30 p.m. nightly. Trivia on Tuesday.
137 Maple St., Middlebury, 802-388-0014
The Addison Eagle singled out Noonie’s for “the best and biggest sandwich in town.” All of the stackers — including the Thanksgiving-inspired Gobbler — are made with house-baked bread.
8 Route 17, Waitsfield, 802-496-7243
Cuisine inspired by Spain, Italy, France and the Middle East transports diners to the Mediterranean coast. Choose from paella, pasta and seafood dishes, then finish with baklava from a family recipe.
373 Blair Park Rd., Suite 101, Williston, 802-662-4799
Options are endless when diners build their own poke bowls. Choose from ingredients such as raw tuna, salmon, zucchini noodles, beets, mangoes, edamame and more.
4 Carmichael St., Suite 101, Essex Junction, 802-878-1646
The production bakery’s gluten-free goodies include Outrageous Oatmeal Bread, Bodacious Brownies and Feelin’ Groovy Granola. Just waking up? Breakfast includes bagels, scones and quiche.
4 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 802-857-5940
TV sports entertain diners as they nosh on burgers or corned beef and cabbage. Draft beers and top-shelf whiskeys keep ’em happy no matter who’s winning the game.