By: Tabitha Armstrong | 03.17.20

NEK Restaurants:
*Updated: June 11 2020

burger with peppers and onions from the Copper Plate restaurant in Barton, VT

 

Who’s Open, Who Delivers, and Who’s Offering Takeout

The Governor has announced that restaurants can open at 50% capaciy for indoor seating as of June 26. We have reached out to all restaurants in the NEK and have updated all that responded to us. We will add other changes as we hear from restaurants – Happy Eating!

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St. Patrick’s Day in the NEK 2020

By: Tabitha Armstrong | 03.12.20

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2020?

 

IMPORTANT: Due to Covid 19, the governor of Vermont has called for all restaurants to close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. Restaurants may offer takeout or delivery only! Please call restaurants before making your plans to be sure they are offering takeout or delivery options!


There Are A Lot Of Events To Choose From This Year!

Saint Patrick’s Day is on  a Tuesday this year, so while some restaurants will be celebrating mid week, others will focus their events this coming weekend.

We wanted to share all of these events with our readers, and so we have compiled the most extensive list of NEK St. Patrick’s Day events you’ll find anywhere on the Internet.

Take a look at what’s happening – and check back as we’ll update it as we hear more from other restaurants…

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Valentine’s Day Special Events

By: Tabitha Armstrong | 02.09.20

Looking for a Romantic Dinner This Valentine’s Day?

In the NEK, You’ll Find Just What You’re Looking For!

From special prix fixe meals to regular menus and specials, from multi course dinners to dancing and shows, there are options for all tastes and budgets.

Below we have compiled as many Valentine’s Dinner events as we could find. Browse through them, choose your favorite, and make your reservation soon. Space fills up fast!

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A Fine Dining Experience Unrivaled in the NEK

By: Tabitha Armstrong | 12.27.19

Pros: Creative Culinary Masterpieces, Delicious menu options, Unique dishes, Showcases local and seasonal ingredients; a dining experience you’ll remember for years to come, comfortable, wonderful and knowledgeable service

Downside: Expensive, Not a restaurant for picky eaters, Is farther out from many of the area attractions so may be a hike for most NEK Diners

Mountain Rating: 9/10

Dining at the Rabbit Hill Inn was a culinary experience unlike any other in the Northeast Kingdom. Located in Lower Waterford, this restaurant is in the most southern area of the NEK, but the drive is more than worth it.

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Delicious Thai Cuisine at the Top of Vermont

By: Tabitha Armstrong | 11.30.19

Best Features: Wonderful Food, Awesome Sushi, Beautiful Atmosphere, Authentic, Friendly Service

The Downside: Service Is Slow, Beer and Wine Selection Minimal

Mountain Rating 7/10

Dusit Thai restaurant in Newport, VT  is a local favorite. For an area that once had little for ethic cuisine, this little gem took over Main Street.

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Summer Featured in the Menu at this Greensboro VT Restaurant

mussel appetizer from the Hardwick Street Cafe

a bowl filled with mussels in a white wine butter sauce from a restaurant in greensboro vt

Pros: Delicious Food; High Quality Ingredients; Tapas; Menu Items Unique to the Cafe; Full Bar; House Made Delicious Deserts; Location and Venue; Plenty Of Seating; Sunday Brunch Available

The Downside: Some Items Have A Higher Price Point; Not A Lot Of Options for Picky Eaters

Mountain Rating: 7.7/10

On a beautiful summer afternoon, we met family for dinner at the Hardwick Street Café in Greensboro, VT. A relaunch of the menu this summer added fantastic sharing plates, and a few new menu items that focus on the quality ingredients that can be found in the local NEK or Northern, VT region.

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Goob’s Restaurant: Small Town Restaurant with Big BBQ Tastes

plate of bbq ribs, pulled pork and brisket with coleslaw and mashed potatoes from Goob's BBQ restaurant in Derby Line VTPros: Delicious BBQ; House Brewed Beer; Inventive Menu Items; Great Space; Homey Feeling;

Downside: No Heat to the BBQ

Mountain Rating: 7.2/10

Goob’s Barbecue may be a funny name for a restaurant in Derby Line, Vermont but there is nothing funny about the food they serve. We have been meaning to swing up to this eatery for quite some time, though it is a little far from our current location. But, after eating there on a recent trip, the distances is no longer an issue – we will be going back!

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Pica-Pica Restaurant: A Taste of the Pacific Here in The Kingdom

fried monk fish filipino style

monk fish served with salsa, rice, and vegetables from a Filipino Restaurant in St Johnsbury, VTPros: Comfortable Space, Close to Good Parking, Close to Shops and Entertainment; Nice Atmosphere, Delicious Food, Beer and Wine,  New Experience

Downside: Service Can Be Slow

Note: This is Authentic Cuisine so be Aware That Some Items Are Not What You May Expect

ountain Rating: 7.2/10

Pica Pica Filipino restaurant in St Johnsbury Has added an entirely new dimension of flavor to the Kingdom. Introducing ingredients, and interesting meat cuts, that many local diners have never tried before, the dishes are exciting and a bit exotic.

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Approachable Menu, Great View, Surprising Flavors at Noonan’s in Newport, VT

flank steak with blue cheese cream on bed of fried onions from Noonan's restaurant in Newport, Vt

flank steak with blue cheese cream on bed of fried onions from Noonan's restaurant in Newport, VtPros: Affordable; Great View; Full Bar; Plenty of Parking; Plenty of Seating; Family Friendly; Friendly Staff; Great Outdoor Space

Downside: Smaller Menu; Sometimes Service Can Be Slow Depending on Time of Day

Mountain Rating: 8/10

We recently ate at Noonan’s Supper Club in Newport, Vermont. We really enjoy this restaurant. Located at the Newport Country Club, but it’s completely open to the public. There’s plenty of seating in the restaurant dining area, as well as in the bar space, and the entire restaurant has a comfortable atmosphere – you really do feel right at home.

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Driving Dinner Tour #3 – Central NEK

fried shrimp dinner from the Copper Plate restaurant in Barton vt

Farmland and Lake Views Highlight the Restaurants in Orleans County

steak-burger-from-carriage-house-restaurant-in-orleans-vtThe Central portion of the NEK, or lower Orleans County, is easy to reach – sitting just off I-91. This makes it a great place to start a driving food tour. And the first stop is in sight from the exit ramp.

The Copper Plate is a stationary food truck located at Riverside Farm Stand.

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Driving Dinner Tour #2 – Southern NEK

schnitzel from Juniper's restaurant lyndonville vt

From the Sea to the Green Mountains – Restaurants in Caledonia County

mussels, seafood dish from lyndonville vt restaurant Juniper's at the Wildflower InnSouthern Driving Tour: Featuring restaurants in St. Johnsbury and restaurants in Lyndonville

In Caledonia County there are a number of restaurants that are spread out and off the beaten path. To start we take you outside of Saint Johnsbury, to a little fish house you’d never know was there.

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