If you're looking for really good food on your way to the mountain, there are 2 excellent restaurants in Waterbury Center, on Rte 100 to Stowe.
Tanglewoods is on Kneeland Flats Rd, phone 802 244-7855. Food is excellent, moderately priced..entrees $14-$20, with a great ambience.
Michaels on the Hill, Rte 100, Waterbury Center..phone 802 244-7476 www.michaelsonthehill.com.
Very creative, very expensive restaurant, one of the best in New England. Entrees over $20, great wine list. They're offering a 15% discount until Dec 14th!!
For cheap and cheerful, Gracie's is a local favorite. Located in Stowe village, serves steaks, seafood, burgers etc., in a warm congenial atmosphere. Ph 802 253-8741. They do not take reservations, so if you're not there by 6 you might not get in.
On the Mountain Rd (Rte 108), the Partridge Inn has just been recognized as the New England Restaurant of the Year. Excellent sea food, fairly expensive. Ph 802 253-8000
My personal favorite, if you like really authentic Italian food is Trattoria La Festa, also on Rte 108, ph 802 253-8480.
You might not be aware that Stowe has more top rated restaurants than any town in New England after Boston!!
We eat well!!