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Stowe, where to eat???

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Going to Stowe next Wed, Thurs, Fri. Any suggestions where to eat?
Thanks!

"You don't grow too old to play, you grow old because you stop playing"
post #2 of 24
on the mountain eat at the base or the top of the gondola. It's the same price as the cafe at the top of the quad and the place is much nicer.

Off the mountain best burger is at the Shed according to many. Also they have some good microbrews in there. Rusty Nail is a good pub/bar too.
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info.

"You don't grow too old to play, you grow old because you stop playing"
post #4 of 24
There is a real nice Japanese restaurant (sushi and hibachi) right next to Rusty Nail. I don't recall the name I am sure you can find it. If you're into that, make a reservation, the place gets packed. Looks like a hip NYC place.
post #5 of 24
We like the wings, pizza, and beer at the Materhorn. Jose's Cantina in the Midway lodge is probably our favorite on mountain lunch, though there is nothing on the mountain that really calls. Gracie's on 108 has good pub grub and great bread. For a more upscale meal we've had great dinners at Tanglewoods which is South of Stowe on 100. It's probably in Waterbury. Casual and comfortable atmosphere with good but unpretentious service, and excellent food. Not inexpensive but it doesn't seem at all over priced for the quality. You might need reservations on a busy weekend evening.
post #6 of 24
The Cactus Cafe on 108 was really good when I ate there.


There may have also been a cautionary joke about the sushi in VT, check with Philpug on this....
post #7 of 24
McCarthy's(?) was great for breakfast.
The shed sucked when we ate there.
Our fav place for dining at night was Charlie B's at the Stoweflake
The best meal in town is at Epics house. His wife is an awesome cook
post #8 of 24
When Epic's wife eats out though, her first choice is the Old Vienna Tearoom.
post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions! Any others will be equally appreciated.

"You don't grow too old to play, you grow old because you stop playing"
post #10 of 24
Don't miss Mr. Pickwicks, a England pub sort of thing. A bit pricey but very good food and drinks. Their Snakebite is my favorite drink there.

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There is a real nice Japanese restaurant (sushi and hibachi) right next to Rusty Nail. I don't recall the name I am sure you can find it. If you're into that, make a reservation, the place gets packed. Looks like a hip NYC place.
Sorry to burst your bubbles, Richie-Rich. I am not Japanese but I know a fake Japanese establishment when I see one. My wife and I walked in over the summer, saw the menu saw the faces and immediately turned around and got out. Like many "Japanese" places that have opened in the past 5 years or so (many being buffets and others being trend high-end places like this), they are imitation joints coming up all over the country. You can always count on a Japanese meal to be expensive, but at least prior to that you can always count on a quality and somewhat authentic meal. Then again, I'm not a Brit either so what do I know about Mr. Pickwicks.
post #11 of 24
quickk9 and I had a pretty good burger at The Shed when we were there a few weeks ago. The brews were pretty good too, although I have to warn you they are high alcohol - I had some kind of Belgian barleywine thing that threw me for a loop.

Yup - we were wild men that day - partied into the wee hours of the early evening! (in bed by 830 after a full day at Stowe
post #12 of 24
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Don't miss Mr. Pickwicks, a England pub sort of thing. A bit pricey but very good food and drinks. Their Snakebite is my favorite drink there.


Sorry to burst your bubbles, Richie-Rich. I am not Japanese but I know a fake Japanese establishment when I see one. My wife and I walked in over the summer, saw the menu saw the faces and immediately turned around and got out. Like many "Japanese" places that have opened in the past 5 years or so (many being buffets and others being trend high-end places like this), they are imitation joints coming up all over the country. You can always count on a Japanese meal to be expensive, but at least prior to that you can always count on a quality and somewhat authentic meal. Then again, I'm not a Brit either so what do I know about Mr. Pickwicks.
Well I actually stayed at Ye Old English Inn and ate at Pickwicks, spent New Years there, was not thrilled with it. Met the owners of the Japanese restaurant (we had a compliant because we were waiting too long), they were Japanese. I don't know about your neck of the woods, but all the new Sushi joints here in the NYC area have a very modern high tech trendy look to them now (like they are out of an Ikea catalog). The food was good.
post #13 of 24

thai

try the red basil-great thai food,not pricey-but not sure its still there-just tell them tony the guy from NKP sent t you.Sunset grill-cheap-always go there for the super bowl.
post #14 of 24
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Well I actually stayed at Ye Old English Inn and ate at Pickwicks, spent New Years there, was not thrilled with it.
Like I said, I certainly do not qualify to judge England food from an Englishman's standpoint. So, I can't argue with you there. I can only make the same comments that you made about the Japanese place. Others like Mr. Pickwicks and so do we (on multiple occasions). Also, we are talking about food quality here not service quality. Oh, BTW, I agree that they are somewhat slow.

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Met the owners of the Japanese restaurant (we had a compliant because we were waiting too long), they were Japanese.
Hmm...

Tell me that you're Japanese who has lived in Japan for a duration or one who marries a Japanese wife from a conservation family, then I'll shut up from now on. Then again, I probably don't know what I'm talking about.

Can't dismiss you for certain, but I know plenty of Chinese run Japanese places that will tell you that they are Japanese. Also, even if they are Japanese, being Japanese no longer automatically imply good food nor genuine food. Just to put thing in perspective, I know of many Chinese places that a typical American (Chinese or not) would rave about and I can tell you for certain that they are crap. I think this fake (dubbed American) Chinese food concept that has been going on for centuries has caught on with the Japanese now. Why not, it's only business.

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I don't know about your neck of the woods, but all the new Sushi joints here in the NYC area have a very modern high tech trendy look to them now (like they are out of an Ikea catalog). The food was good.
Yeah, I grew up in Manhattan and visit the city often still. I can't say I have visited many upscaled joints but my family does seek Japanese places out whenever we're in a Korean/Japanese neighborhood (particular midtown or anywhere in the country for that matter). It's been a hit and miss for the most part. The last time we ate Japanese in NYC was a couple of months ago in Manhattan. This place was certainly run by Japanese and served by Japanese. Was it outstanding as we would have expected from years ago. Not quite.
post #15 of 24
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McCarthy's(?) was great for breakfast.
The shed sucked when we ate there.
Our fav place for dining at night was Charlie B's at the Stoweflake

The best meal in town is at Epics house. His wife is an awesome cook
X2 on the shed. X2 on Charlie B's too!
post #16 of 24
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X2 on the shed. X2 on Charlie B's too!
Are we still blaming Cgeib for that?
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by chanwmr View Post
Don't miss Mr. Pickwicks, a England pub sort of thing. A bit pricey but very good food and drinks. Their Snakebite is my favorite drink there.


Sorry to burst your bubbles, Richie-Rich. I am not Japanese but I know a fake Japanese establishment when I see one. My wife and I walked in over the summer, saw the menu saw the faces and immediately turned around and got out. Like many "Japanese" places that have opened in the past 5 years or so (many being buffets and others being trend high-end places like this), they are imitation joints coming up all over the country. You can always count on a Japanese meal to be expensive, but at least prior to that you can always count on a quality and somewhat authentic meal. Then again, I'm not a Brit either so what do I know about Mr. Pickwicks.
Why would anyone care if a Japanese place were run by Japanese or otherwise. Some of the best Japanese places in Manhattan are run by Koreans and actually, some of the best sushi in town can be had at Korean BBQ houses...go figure!
post #18 of 24
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Why would anyone care if a Japanese place were run by Japanese or otherwise. Some of the best Japanese places in Manhattan are run by Koreans and actually, some of the best sushi in town can be had at Korean BBQ houses...go figure!
My understanding is that Koreans eat sushi as a part of their diet. However, the selection is somewhat limited as compared to the Japanese.
post #19 of 24
on Charlie B's, Gracie's, The Dutch Pancake Cafe, McCarthy's, Foxfire Inn, Rusty Nail, Cactus Cafe.

Regarding the Japanese place -- has anyone noticed anything familiar about the building's exterior design? It was originally a McDonalds....not that it has anything to do with anything, but I'm bored and I wanted to write something :
post #20 of 24
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on Charlie B's, Gracie's, The Dutch Pancake Cafe, McCarthy's, Foxfire Inn, Rusty Nail, Cactus Cafe.

Regarding the Japanese place -- has anyone noticed anything familiar about the building's exterior design? It was originally a McDonalds....not that it has anything to do with anything, but I'm bored and I wanted to write something :
Yup, it was McDonald's not that long ago.
post #21 of 24
Hey, Swisstrader, have you ever done Swisspot in the center of the village (across from the church)? That is not bad either.
post #22 of 24
we went to the Sunset Grille last night. Reasonable price, pretty good BBQ and the waiter was a real character. Good find. Not fancy but not bad either.
post #23 of 24
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X2 on the shed. X2 on Charlie B's too!
REALLY? I have nothing but great experiences at The Shed. We were there just last march and it was fantastic. What did you order? Maybe I just hang out on the good side of the menu?
post #24 of 24
I think Foxfire is great for dinner, it's within a couple miles of the village north on rte 100, east side of the street. and I'm a finicky manhattanite who'd rather starve than not get exactly what I want !
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