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Driving from Driving from Boston to Middlebury - lunch recommendations?

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As the title states, I'm driving from Boston to Middlebury, VT (actually, the wedding is closer to Vergennes, I think), for a friend's wedding in a couple of weekends. I am completely unfamiliar with Vermont - in fact, the only other time I was there was for another friend's wedding in Vermont last winter in Waitsfield. That trip, we were trying to get to and from Boston as quickly as possible. This time, I have a wee bit more time (and am by myself), and inspired by the latest issue of Saveur (the roadtrip issue), I wanted to find places to stop off for a quick but tasty lunch en route to and from (so, for Saturday and Sunday).

I looked at the roadfood.com website, but couldn't tell how old the reviews were (my hunch, rather old). Then I tried googling the restaurants, but there were no recent reviews.

Restaurants they list that appear to be mostly on the way:
Blanche & Bill's Pancake House, Bridgewater Corners, VT
Wasp's Snack Bar, Woodstock, VT
White Cottage, Woodstock, VT

Are they still around? Are they still good? Are there any other recommendations in that vein? I'd even be happy with a place that sells really good sandwiches. Being based in Los Angeles right now, I rarely get the opportunity to find and eat at such types of restaurants, and I really enjoy them.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Simon Pearce in Quechee.

    1. If you're taking Routes 93 and 89 up there then these should be right on your way.
      A J'S Restaurant & Lounge
      40 Bowling Lane, White River Junction, VT 05001

      http://www.farmersdiner.com/menu.php

      These are just a couple but they're plenty of threads for the area.

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      1. re: othervoice

        No disrespect intended but those are two restaurants that I would avoid at all costs. Blanche and Bill's is a place to go for pancakes, Wasp's seems to have very irregular hours and White Cottage is fine for fried clams and an ice cream. I second the suggestion for Simon Pearce.