The local atmosphere of our candlelit restaurants, boisterous pubs, colorful cafes, and family eateries is anything but provincial. From barn to mill to blue stone slab, take in the ambience, delight in fine flavors and surprising blends, and let your palate lead you on a world tour right from your table, booth, or bar stool.
Whether tangy or smooth, our eats begin with high quality, wholesome ingredients. It’s no wonder Waterbury is identified as one of Vermont’s newest destinations for food connoisseurs. . .Hen of the Wood at the Grist Mill and Michael’s on the Hill are just a two of our restaurants that have received accolades from leading food critics, and the acclaim of the most prestigious culinary awards.
Experience cuisine created by imaginative, award-winning chefs using a cornucopia of vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, maple, and other specialty products direct from Vermont farms, as well as from around the globe. With choices to fit every budget, friendly service, and eclectic menus, Waterbury area restaurants support sustainable agriculture by feeding the (un)common good.
Redefine après ski (or après hike, paddle, or swim) with refreshing beer, wine, spirits, and small plates that hit the spot. Local beers; big flavor: Lawson’s Finest, The Alchemist, Trapp Lager, and Hill Farmstead are just a few of our nationally-recognized brews that can regularly be found beside Vermont-made wines and spirits. The Reservoir, Arvads, and Prohibition Pig are a mecca for Vermont beers, including the famous Heady Topper, in its hometown of Waterbury.
Savor a dining reality that is peppered with vibrancy, infused with ingenuity, and bursting with alternatives. Your plate is full and your glass is brimming. That’s our sweet spot.