Lunch Special (38)

Ri Ra's Irish Pub

Rí Rá Irish Pub + Restaurant

123 Church St., Burlington, 802-860-9401

Here you’ll find a friendly pub experience featuring an Irish-inspired menu, craft brews and single-malt Scotches.

New Moon Café

150 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-383-1505

A showstopping chandelier lends funky elegance to the dining room. Enjoy a vegan salad or sandwich made from fresh ingredients — or take a specialty coffee and scone to go.

August First Bakery & Café

149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, 802-540-0060

Laptops and tablets are off-limits at this community-focused café — all the better to strike up a conversation over fresh croissants, soups, garden salads and sandwiches. Look for the baguette-carting Bread Bike in summer.

The Mad Taco (Montpelier)

72 Main Street, Montpelier, 802-225-6038

Customers go mad for tacos, burritos and fajitas made with farm-fresh ingredients. Don’t miss the craft beers and legendary homemade hot sauces.

Sweetwaters

120 Church Street, Burlington, 802-864-9800

Try the Shirt Sleeve — a wrap stuffed with corn-flake-and-almond-crusted chicken, local bacon and Swiss cheese — at one of Church Street’s time-tested restaurants.

Three Penny Taproom

108 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-8277

Twenty-three taps dispense craft brews for every palate. Sip one with a handful of spiced peanuts, or fill up on a falafel wrap or a “fish’wich.”

City Market, Onion River Co-op (Downtown Burlington)

82 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-861-9700

People of all stripes converge at Burlington’s downtown grocery cooperative. Buy some kale, get a sandwich fresh-made at the deli or peruse the hot bar.

Our House Bistro

36 Main St., Winooski, 802-497-1884

The “twisted comfort food” here includes mac and cheese with add-ons such as lobster and pulled pork. End the meal with a deep-fried PB&J. Weekend brunch.

Bluebird Barbecue

317 Riverside Avenue, Burlington, 802-448-3070

The wood-fired smokers run 24-7 outside Burlington’s only dedicated barbecue joint. In the dining room, visitors mix and match two dozen draft beers with brisket, ribs, beans and mac. Cold outside? Try the pitmaster ramen.

Pauline’s Café

1834 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 802-862-1081

Chef-owner David Hoene’s seasonal menus feature dinner plates such as pork schnitzel and escargots with pesto — and brunch favorites including French toast and crab cake Benedict.

Sherpa Kitchen

Sherpa Kitchen

119 College St., Burlington, 802-881-0550

Classic Himalayan dishes include momos, curries, thukpa and stews, best enjoyed with mango chutney and mixed pickles.

Sarducci’s Restaurant and Bar

3 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-0229

At Montpelier’s go-to Italian eatery, the wood-burning oven cranks out pizza, salmon and other house specialties. Check out the gluten-free menu.

The Skinny Pancake (Burlington)

60 Lake St., Burlington, 802-540-0188

Steps from Waterfront Park, crêpes are griddled before customers’ eyes. Try the Lovemaker, combining strawberries and Nutella.

Vermont Tap House

70 Marshall Avenue, Williston, 802-879-7060

Local ingredients make this pizzeria and pub a standout among Williston’s chain restaurants. Wood-fired pies, salads and sandwiches meet 28 brews on tap.

Citizen Cider

316 Pine St., Suite 114, Burlington, 802-448-3278

Burlington’s hometown cidery invites visitors to “get excidered” about its local-apple beverages. The modern pub fare includes poutines and handmade veggie burgers.

Tavern at the Essex: Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 802-764-1489

Nightly specials, from Tuesday flatbreads to Wednesday sliders, keep the upscale pub accessible. Ingredients are locally sourced, and the tap list is 32 brews strong.

Superfresh! Organic Café

30 Main St., Brattleboro, 802-579-1751

The atmospheric café overlooking Whetstone Brook gets creative with health food. Grab a hemp-milk smoothie to go, or sit down with their fan favorite kale & artichoke dip

Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

1746 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 802-253-7355

This destination for deck dining, après-ski eats and live music offers more than 50 wines by the glass, 10 draft beers and farm-fresh comfort food.

Marina burger

The Marina

28 Spring Tree Rd., Brattleboro, 802-257-7563

Soak up views of the West River over fried whole-belly clams. Burgers and brewskis on the patio make sunsets extra-special.

Vermont Pub and Brewery

Vermont Pub & Brewery

144 College St., Burlington, 802-865-0500

Burlington’s original brewpub deals in classic plates such as country meatloaf and fish and chips, best paired with one of 10 ever-changing beers.

Mad Taco

The Mad Taco (Waitsfield)

2 Village Sq., Waitsfield, 802-496-3832

Customers go mad for Mexican dishes made with fresh ingredients from the owners’ farm. Have a margarita or craft beer with your tacos, and don’t skimp on the legendary housemade sauces.

Agave Taco and Tequila Casa

Agave Taco and Tequila Casa

28 Walnut St., Williston, 802-876-7129

In a chic industrial-style space, Tex-Mex tacos and carnitas burritos meet modern marvels such as avocado toast. Check out the long list of fine tequilas.

magic hat

Magic Hat Artifactory

5 Bartlett Bay Rd., South Burlington, 802-658-2739

Visit the funky tasting room at one of Vermont’s original craft breweries for whimsically named beers such as the Circus Boy hefeweizen — plus a grilled sandwich, soup or salad.

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Stone Corral Brewery

83 Huntington Rd., Richmond, 802-434-5787

This award-winning brewhouse riffs on German, Belgian and British styles. The kitchen puts out kale Caesars, pulled-chicken sandwiches, and cheddar-ale mac and cheese. Live music nearly every night.

City Market, Onion River Co-op (Burlington’s South End)

207 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 802-540-6400

The South End location of Burlington’s grocery cooperative offers a robust selection of marinated meats and spit-roasted birds in addition to groceries and prepared foods.

Burlington Beer Company

Burlington Beer Company

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.

Mad Taco

Mad Taco (Essex)

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.

Mandarin

Mandarin

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.

McGillicudy's

Mulligan’s Irish Pub

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.

Noonie's Deli

Noonie’s Deli

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.

Scale Poké Bar

The Scale Poké Bar

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.

West Meadow Farm Bakery

West Meadow Farm Bakery

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.

McGillicudy's

McGillicuddy’s Five Corners

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.

McGillicudy's

McGillicuddy’s Irish Ale House

28 Walnut St., Williston, 802-857-5908

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.

McGillicudy's

McGillicuddy’s on the Green

18 Severance Green, Colchester, 802-871-5480

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. Sunday brunch.

Dale Boca Café

Dale Boca Argentinian Café

215 Main St., Winooski,, 802-497-2994

Married owners Leandro Bustos and Lorena Neironi started with a food truck in 2015 and now serve their handmade empanadas, Argentinean asado and flan from a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

ZeroGravity

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery

716 Pine St., Burlington, 802-497-0054

American Flatbread’s flagship brewery pours pints of Green State Lager and Conehead IPA in a hip South End bar. Pair yours with a handmade sausage in the summer beer garden.

The Friendly Toast

The Friendly Toast

86 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-495-5491

Retro furnishings complement a fun menu of all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are six types of eggs Benedict. Don’t miss the cocktail flights.

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