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joscelynb Oct 8, 2009 01:52 PM

Headed to the Wilmington area this weekend, and I know nothing about southern Vermont. Any "musts" in this area?

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    RichK Oct 8, 2009 02:36 PM

    Well, there is the Inn at Sawmill Farm, The Hermitage Inn and the 1846 Tavern at the West Dover Inn in West Dover.
    In Wilmington, there is The Anchor Restayrant. Haven't been to the White House since new ownership took over.
    For good food at reasonable prices, try The Roadhouse on Rt 100.

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      catnip Oct 9, 2009 12:14 AM

      Rick is right.
      Try the Roadhouse.
      Best "bang" forthe buck for sure.
      Inn at Sawmill is great and expensive .
      Hermitage is the pits ;overpriced and mediocre.
      Dot's for breakfast as well!
      Have Fun!

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        joscelynb Oct 9, 2009 07:56 AM

        Thanks! I read about Dot's somewhere else on Chow. Not food-related, but is there a good place to let my dog run for a bit?

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          RichK Oct 9, 2009 09:30 AM

          Well there is a huge open field on Rt 100 by the Wheeler Farm and one of the Wheelers usually mans their Sugarhouse trailer selling maple syrup and other maple products. I'm sure if you stop and ask them, and their cows aren't out grazing in that field, that they would let you. But please make sure you ask. They are really nice people! (And their maple syrup is great!)

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      kofka Nov 18, 2009 01:05 PM

      Unfortunately this is too late for you but perhaps you found it amyway. We recently stumbled upon the Inn at Saw Mill Farms and really loved it. The food was very good, the wine list is AMAZING! The service was excellent, the ambience friendly. We like this area of VT and will definitely eat here again on our next visit. We would probably stay there but there is an awful lot of floral wallpaper......

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        jwg Jan 19, 2010 03:17 AM

        Anchor Restaurant was tasty for our group of 4 adults and 4 elementary schoolers. Adults enjoyed the scallops, lobster tails, fried clams. Blackened swordfish had quite a kick. Children were well fed, and they even had a wonderful small dining room to tuck us into. We did not bother the other diners!

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          RichK Jan 19, 2010 10:37 AM

          Unfortunately, there was a fire there early Monday morning 1/18/2010 and it destroyed the building. Too bad!

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          jwg Jan 19, 2010 03:19 AM

          Charming coffee shop with excellent soups, sandwiches salads and sweets at north side intersection of Rt 100 and Hwy 9. It's in the building across from Just Bead It. I can't remember the name, but it was excellent both times I have been there. Tasty food and very nice service.

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