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Lunch spots in Bennington, VT

Maevo Mar 12, 2009 06:21 PM

My sister and I are planning a day trip to Bennington, VT so we're looking for recommendations on where to get a tasty lunch and find a good coffee shop.

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    johnnycake1 RE: Maevo Mar 13, 2009 06:11 AM

    Isabella's is pretty tasty, funky. All Days and Onions is pretty good also and very consistent.

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      Bri RE: johnnycake1 Mar 13, 2009 06:18 AM

      I second Isabella's. Haven't been to All Days but have read good things about it on the boards here.

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      NBP RE: Maevo Mar 13, 2009 10:37 AM

      I agree with Izabella's, it's a nice small cafe with good food. The Blue Benn Diner is also a great place for lunch, as is Your Belly's Deli if you are looking for a good sandwich. I haven't been to Alldays for lunch in a number of years so can't comment. As far as coffee shops go, South Street Cafe is the best place, hands down. It is around the corner from Izabella's just south of the Four Corners.

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        dukegirl RE: Maevo Mar 13, 2009 12:49 PM

        The Bean and Leaf is pretty good. It has the usual coffee fare, plus a decent selection of lunch items. It's located behind the Paradise Motel, which is on Rt. 9 westbound, across from the Hemmings Sunoco station.

        And Lil Britain has great fish 'n chips and they are open for lunch (and dinner), Tuesday through Saturday. http://www.lilbritain.com/index.htm

        Izabella's is good. I find it a bit on the pricey side. Blue Benn is always a favorite, albeit completely different from Izabella's. Be warned: Blue Benn is cash only.

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          Harp00n RE: dukegirl Mar 13, 2009 01:53 PM

          Ah ha!
          So that's where Bean and Leaf is Lisa? I must have driven by it a gazillion times unawares. Yup, story of my life :-D


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            jspear RE: dukegirl Mar 13, 2009 02:04 PM

            Blue Benn is a classic diner and great for diner food, try the cranberry/pecan pancakes....

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              Harp00n RE: jspear Mar 13, 2009 03:21 PM

              I like the Chef's Hat ,just over the border, in Williamstown as well my friend.
              AND, while it's fresh, thanks for the support on that other OP :-D


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                jspear RE: Harp00n Mar 14, 2009 02:19 PM

                Glad to offer it ;)

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                  Harp00n RE: jspear Mar 14, 2009 08:36 PM

                  I hope & trust DS is on the mend as well, jspears.


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                    jspear RE: Harp00n Mar 15, 2009 10:24 AM

                    Remarkable really, back home in 3 days, back to work soon.

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                      Harp00n RE: jspear Mar 16, 2009 05:26 AM

                      Terrific news!


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            barbareeba RE: Maevo Jul 26, 2010 05:58 AM

            All Days and Onions closed in June. Isabella's is good but don't try to get a grilled cheese, if you are an adult. that really annoyed my 44 year old daughter! Your Belly's Deli is a great sandwish, soup place, Less than a 1/2 block north of the intersection of US& and VT9,(known as the 4 corners) Behind the Clip Shop(North St) on Pleasant Street. A Short walk from Main Street parking.
            Madison's on Main St feature gluten-free items.For old fashioned diner type food go to Full Bellies(open til 2pm) on Main, one block west of the 4 corners. Peppermills a few blocks west on Main is open for lunch Sat and Sundays.

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              ospreycove RE: barbareeba Jul 26, 2010 06:14 AM

              Always busy, but still the best....Penny Cluse, Breakfast & lunch

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                dukegirl RE: ospreycove Jul 27, 2010 04:21 PM

                That's quite a drive from Bennington.

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                  ospreycove RE: dukegirl Jul 27, 2010 04:37 PM

                  Rats!!!! I read it as Burlington!!!!!! Sorry folks

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