Local Restaurants Respond to Covid 19

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!

Below is a list of our NEK restaurants and what they are offering for services at this time. Information changes frequently so check back often!


Click on Restaurant Names for phone numbers and more information.


Caledonia County

fried shrimp dinner from the Copper Plate food truck in Barton VT



Cafe Lotti: Curbside takeout available. They are offering their full menu from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. thru Fri. Menu on their Facebook Page 

Burke Publick House – They will be taking a break starting June 7th.

Foggy Google – Offering limited indoor and outdoor seating as well as takeout Thursday – Monday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Reservations are required for dining in so call and reserve your table starting at 3 p.m. Calls for takeout also begin at 3 p.m. and have your Credit Card ready for payment. Pick up times are between 5 and 8 p.m. and they will bring food out to you! Check their Facebook page for daily specials.

Orange Rind: Open for indoor/outdoor dining by reservation only. Or order takeout. Hours are Sun. – Thurs. 12-8 p.m.; Fri. – Sat. 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Watch their Facebook page for Live Music.



Bentley’s Bakery – Open Tuesday-Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call ahead so that your order is ready for pick up. They are alowing only 2-3 people in the bakery at a time (6 feet distance). There is self serve coffee and you can order lattes, smoothies, iced coffees, etc.

Creamery: Starting Thursday June 18, open for limited seating. Make reservations starting Tuesday, June 16 after Noon. Bar seating will be closed but drinks will be avaialble. Call early for reservations.

Danville Inn and Restaurant – Open for Take out – visit their Facebook page for daily offerings.

Goodfella’s: Indoor dining is back through limited. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Takeout and local delivery will continue  4-p p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 9 p.m. Sat. Call ahead for ordering, and please be patient if the line is busy.

Three Ponds: They will be offering takeout during limited hours, Wed. – Sat, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call in your order and pay over the phone. You can come in and pick it up or they will bring it to your car. Beer and wine are available to go, and if you bring your own to go cup or jar, they can make you a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or an Apple Cider Belline.



Everybuddys: Everybuddy’s- Open for outside dining (by reservation) and take-out: Tues. – Thurs. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fri. – Sun. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Bar drinks available for take-out. Breakfast available Sat. & Sun. Call ahead to order and for reservations.

Hoagies 802:  The new mandates allow for limited indoor seating. Haigies 802 will be offering seating windows by Reservation only to accomodate as many customers as is safetly possible. Takeout and delivery will continue. Those interested in indoor seating must call ahead and reserve a 1 hour time slot for lunch or  1.5 hr time slot for dinner. Tables will have 4 chairs each, and the restaurant can accomodate a group up to 8 people only. Bar seating is still closed, but bar drinks are available and the ice cream window is open. Hours are Mon – Sun. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Electronic payment is preferred when you order. For delivery, you will be asked to prepay over the phone when you order. They will call you when they arrive and leave your order outside for you.

House of Pizza: Takeout available.

Junipers: Very limited indoor and outdoor seating now available, Tues. – Sat. 5 – 8:30 p.m.,  Reservations are required, call 802-626-8310 or book online. Take and Bake family size meals will also be available Thurs. Nights only from 4 – 6 p.m., order by midnight Wed. night for Thurs. pickup. There is also the option to buy a pay-it-forward meal to help out those neighbors in need. Juniper’s/Wildflower Inn coupons, vouchers or gift cards will not be redeemable at Juniper’s OUT. Burger and Beer Tuesday’s as well as Wine Wednesdays are back – Enjoy!

 Mosaic: They will be offering their regular take out options.

The Freighthouse: Takeout and drinks are available through the ice cream windows! All food and drink orders must be placed either at the windows, online, or by phone. No inside orders. They are still open inside for groceries only, with no lingering allowed.

The Pizza Man: Opening for outdoor dining starting Friday, June 12 – Reservations are required. They will be taking reservations from 4 – 9 p.m. Fri. – Sat. and 4 – 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Indoor dining will begin Monday, June 15 Mon. – Thurs. 11 – 8 p.m. and Fri. – Sat. 11 – 9 p.m. Reservations required!

Normal delivery and curbside take out will continue – call to order or place orders online. Beer, wine by the bottle, and cocktails are available to go when you also place a food order.



Connie’s Kitchen: Open for takeout 6:30-2 p.m. Mon. Thurs.; 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri.; 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat.

Scale House: The Scale House in Hardwick will be closed until Friday June 19th to prepare for safe indoor dining.

Village Restaurant (Hardwick Diner): They will be offering take out during their normal business hours. Call ahead for your order (802) 472-5701.

Hardwick House of Pizza: Offering take out during their regular business hours (802) 472-3380. Sun – Wed. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Thur. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Positive Pie: Open for limited indoor/outdoor seating – -reservations required. Time slots are 55 min. For indoor seating reserve between 4 – 7:55 p.m., for outdoor seating reserve 4:25 – 8:25 p.m. Takeout orders can be called in 3:30 – 8 p.m. Tues. – Thurs. and 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat.


Saint Johnsbury

Kingdom Crust: Delivery and takeout available. Beer now available to go.

Cosmic Cup Cafe (formerly Bread and Butter): 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tues. – Fri. Offering breakfast and lunch take out as well as pastries and catering services.

Cantina di Gerardo: They will be open for takeout, take and bakes, and local delivery. Call your order in ahead of time.

Central Cafe – Open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday for take-out and curbside pick-up. There are a few outdoor seats available. You can also order online by going to their website or call to place your order.

House of Pizza: They have reopened for takeout only starting April 3.  They ask that you please be patient, and willing to ‘roll with the punches’ as they figure this out in order to bring you delicious food. Hours will be 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Khama Thai: Open for take out. You can place your order and pay over the phone or  order online and pay when you arrive. When you go to pick up your order, you can call the restaurant to let them know you are there or walk up to the takeout window.

Kingdom Taproom and Table: Open for limited indoor/outdoor dining Wed. – Fri. 4 – 8 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Email for reservations, check Facebook for speacials and more details. Takeout is available Thurs. – Sat. 4 – 8 p.m.  You can also order online . 

Kitchen Counter: Open for very limited indoor seating, by reservation only, and take out Thurs. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

New Century Chineese: Open for takeout Mon. – Thurs. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sun. 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

New East Garden: Takeout only 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. 7 days a week.

Pica Pica:  Open for limited indoor seating by reservation only and takeout Wed. -Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch, and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dinner; Sat. 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Right now, the take out process is as follows: Call (802) 424-1585 to order (leave message if no one answers be sure to include name and pick up time). Or Direct-message the restaurant on Facebook at least 1 hr before pickup. Include your name, time of pick-up, and the best number to reach you.

Riley’s Fish Shack: Curbside pickup only. Please call ahead, even if you are in the parking lot and pay over the phone. Icecream window open for pick up . New hours on Monday are from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to allow for restocking and extensive sanitization.

Salt Bistro: Salt Bistro- Open for limited indoor seating and patio dining (by reservation only) and take-out: Thurs. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for lunch, and Tues. – Sun. 4 p.m. – closing (7:30ish). Call ahead for reservations. Bar drinks are also available for take-out.

Tim’s Deli: Open for Takeout only.

The Wine Gate: Open for limited indoor dining, outdoor patio seating (by reservation only) and take out, Tues. – Sat.12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (lunch), Thurs. – Sat. 5 – 7:00 p.m.(Dinner). Call ahead for reservations, if no answer please leave a message including day and time you’d like to reserve, and someone will return your call a.s.a.p.  Check out their Facebook page to view the menu and any specials.  



Rabbit Hill Inn: Open for limited seating. Must call for reservations. See Facebook page for more requitrements.



Maya’s Pizza – NEW! The newest addition to the NEK restaurant scene – they are offering take out for lunch and dinner. Open 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Call 427-3777 to place your order. Visit them on Facebook for their menu.




Essex County

Special Italian Sandwich from Morgan Country Store restaurant in Morgan Vt


Brighton/Island Pond

Cucina Di Gerardo: Take out only. Fri. – Sat. 4 p.m. -8 p.m.Sun. 4 – 7  p.m. We do ask all customers to call orders in advance. And please wear a mask when picking up.

Essex House and Tavern: Open Wed. – Sun. 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. for outside dining and limited indoor seating. Must call to reserve a table. There is a 1.5 hour time limit at your table in order to serve all guests. Please, no standing and it is recommended you wear your mask until you get your drink and food.

Hobo’s Cafe: Reopened for curbside pickup and local delivery Fri. – Sun. They are offering a limited menu, so check their Facebook page for updates. Serving lunch and dinner, and breakfast is available Sat. and Sun. starting at 11 a.m. Deliver will be rounded up to the whole dollar.

Jesse’s Little Kitchen: They will continue serving takeout during their regular hours.



Time Out Tavern:

Open outdoor dining (by reservation) and take out:  Tues. – Thurs. 10 – 8:00 p.m., Fri. 10 – 9:00 p.m. Sat. 8 – 9:00 p.m. Sun. 8 – 7:00 p.m. Posting daily specials and family deals on their Facebook page, call ahead for reservations.


Orleans County 



The Copper Plate: As of April 3, they will be open for take out and limited delivery to Barton. There hours will be Every Day 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Days of operation and hours may change. Advanced order and payment by phone is appreciated. Menu is on their Facebook page and is subject to change. They will not be handling cash or making change during food service. If you will be paying with cash please bring correct change. They have a container to deposit exact cash into.

Nick’s Snack Shack: They have reopened for takeout and curbside pick up. New hours are Thursday thru Sunday – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A few rules they ask that customers follow – The front door has a take out window. Please, only one person at the window at a time. Other people should stay in their car. Ring the bell and staff will come to the window. Place your order and wait in your car. Staff will bring it to you or you can pick it up at the window when ready.



Blackbird Bistro Open for outdoor dining (by reservation) and take out, Thurs. – Sun. 5 – 9 p.m. Outdoor seating is limited at this time, feel free to bring your own chairs or blankets and use their backyard. Call ahead for reservations and to order.

Chef Nadav– This pop-up chef is offering food with a Mediterranean flair for take out. Visit his Facebook page for weekly menu and details. Order by Wed. for a Friday curbside pickup.



Martha’s Diner: Limited indoor and outside dining (by reservation only) and takeout  7 days a week 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Check out their Facebook for daily specials.



America’s Taco Shop: Limited indoor dining – call ahead. Take out during normal business hours, curbside pick up available

Cow Palace: Open for limited indoor seating, outdoor tent seating (both by reservation only), and for takeout. Call ahead to reserve your seat or order your food.

Hoagies – Take out available

Derby Line Village Inn: Limited indoor seating and outdoor on the patio if weather permits. Reservations required so call to reserve. Take Out for under the veranda pick up 4:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.  Tuesday through Sunday. Menu will be posted on Facebook the day before, call and place the order and time of pickup. Pay ver the phone and they will bring out the order as you drive up under the veranda. There is no need to get out of the car to be as safe as possible.

Roaster’s Cafe: Opening June 18th for regular business hours. Call ahead for a table or order takeout.

Vermont Pie and Pasta – Open for take out, and limited indoor seating Mon. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; (Closed Tues.); Wed. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun. NEK Food Truck Stop 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Food trucks only).

Take Out available until 8 p.m.   Lunch is served 11-4 p.m. with one hour limit for dining. Dinner has two seatings 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. only  with a 1 hr. 45 min. time limit for dining. Reservations are required by phone call only 334-7770. DO NOT leave voicemail or use Facebook messages for Reservations.



Busy Bee Open for takeout under new ownership. Call to place a take-out order Wed. – Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parker Pie: Open for limited indoor dining, outdoor dining (by reservation), and take-out Tues. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Place your order over the phone. Beer and wine available to go. Closed on Monday.



Highland Lodge: Food Truck Nights – visit their Facebook page for a list of food truck nights through June and July!



Clubhouse Grille at Jay Peak: Open Fri. – Sun. until July 4 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (then open 7 days a week). Patio seating and limited indoor dining available by reservation only or call for takeout.

Jay Village Inn: They are open for curbside pickup. Check out their Facebook page for the menu, and they are creating Family Specials for great prices.



Cajun’s Snackbar – Open Wed. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. There are designated parking areas for you to use, an online ordering pick up area, phone order pick up area and a curbside area where one of their staff will greet you and take your order. They will NOT be taking orders at the windows to prevent crowding. Call in your order or order online (even ice cream).



Morgan Country Store and Cafe: Take out remains available through normal deli hours.



Brown Cow: Open for limited indoor seating by reservation from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. – Sat. and 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sun. Call ahead and let them know when you will be arriving. Take out is also available. Please respect social distancing.

Dusit Thai Open for outdoor dining (by reservation – limited seating) and take-out. The food pick up area will be set up in front of the restaurant entrance. Orders taken by phone only and payment by credit card over the phone as well. Open Thursday – Monday 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. They are closed 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for staff break and sanitation cleaning.

Eastside Open for limited indoor and outdoor dining by reservation only Thurs. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Or call for take out. Call ahead for reservations and orders, check out their facebook page for updated menu and specials.

Hoagies: Offering Takeout and limited outdoor seating. Call ahead.

Hillmer’s On Main – Open for very limited seating – call ahead to reserve, or grab some takeout! Open Thursday – Monday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (no longer open for dinner). Some items will not be available – check their Facebook for updates

Lago: Open for limited indoor and outdoor seating by reservation only, or call for takeout – Thurs. – Sat. 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Regular menu and specials, check out the specials posted on their facebook page. Bar drinks available for take-out. 

Newport Natural’s Cafe: Open for takeout Mon. – Sun. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Noonan’s Bar and Grill (Newport Country Club): Open for Takeout Tues. – Thurs. 5 – 8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tavern on the Hill: Open for limited seating. Call ahead to reserve.

T Bar: Hoagies’ new extension – the T Bar is located right next door to the pizzeria and offers its own menu as well as a full bar with takeout cocktails! Call in your order for takeout.

The Warehouse Open for limited indoor and outdoor dining (by reservation) and take-out, Thurs. & Fri.  4 – 8 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. 12 – 8 p.m. Regular menu, plus check Facebook for specials. Also doing takeout drinks.

Wok N’ Roll: Call ahead curbside pickup ONLY! Please respect this and do not come into the restaurant! When you call, prepare to give the following information: phone number, car make & color, license plate number. Payment over the phone is preferred  or exact change when arriving.  Call again when you arrive and are waiting. They will bring the food out when it is ready.


Newport Center

Wayne’s Family Restaurant: Open for take-out (they have closed to indoor/outdoor seating due to complications of regulations and to keep everyone safe); hours are Tues. – Sat. 3 – 7 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 



The Carriage House Cafe and Grill:Opening for indoor dining by reservation only. They will return to their normal hours of Mon. – Tues. 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wed. – Sun. 6 a.m. – close. Takeout still available. Bar drinks can be ordered for takeout.

Orleans Country Club: Open for takeout

Village Pizza: Open for take out only, Thursday through Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. They start taking orders by phone at 3 p.m. At this time, there will be no entry into the building. Click through for their online menu (new changes coming soon) and of course you can call 802-754-9816.



The Junction: Open for limited indoor/outdoor seating by reservation. Curbside takeout and takeout window pickup are also available. They are currently open Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily specials will be posted to their Facebook page. Call to order – 802-744-2700.



The Gap – Open for limited indoor/outdoor dining and take out Wed. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. . Call ahead or order on arrival. Bar drinks available. Check their facebook page for specials.

Will-O-Barn Snackbar: Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. for Takeout only.


Restaurants that have announced they are suspending food operations

Highland Center of the Arts Café – Greensboro

Jay Peak – Most Restaurants closed except Clubhouse

Miss Lyndonville Diner – Lyndonville


Vulgar Display of Poutine – Brighton/Island Pond (They are moving)