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Vermont - Quechee - Suggestions Pretty Please

standardchow Jul 26, 2013 04:06 PM

The wife and I and our two kids (2&4) have a week in Quechee and are ready to eat like champs. We love the simple stuff, side of the road, off the beaten path farm fresh no frills kinda meals. We're not afraid to drive 1/2 or so for something great.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    grumpyspatient Aug 15, 2013 09:44 AM

    we had good breakfasts at the 4 Aces diner in west Lebanon,
    good spot for kids too


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      windward Aug 15, 2013 09:32 AM

      The newe Windsor Statin Rrestaurant & Bar roomis openng Aug 27th and they have done a nice job with farm to table and local microbrews at the former restaurant, Stella's in Hartland.

      1. TonyO Aug 12, 2013 05:06 PM

        So driving an hour to a food truck that was in a wreck is a better suggestion than Simon Pearce? "Hey honey, there is Simon Pearce do you want to stop"? "No, let's drive an hour in hopes that the tipped over truck is back on the road"....I have a feeling Simon Pearce may win that one! (@dfrostnh, I hope you see the humor that is intended!). Simon Pearce does have a kids menu and I thought the value at lunch was great (and the factory/museum is cool and free). However, I would be a bit nervous with two children around some VERY expensive glass and think it is a better option for families at lunch than at dinner.

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          Gio Aug 12, 2013 05:20 PM

          I agree w TonyO. We've been at Simon Pearce when children were there both at lunch and early evening dinner. There's a lovely atmosphere and children seem to rise to the occasion since it's a little different than most restaurants.


          1. re: Gio
            dfrostnh Aug 13, 2013 05:33 AM

            ok, I stand corrected. I did not remember seeing a kid's menu at Simon Pearce just remember all the expensive glassware.

            1. re: dfrostnh
              Dave B Aug 13, 2013 09:20 PM

              <<I did not remember seeing a kid's menu at Simon Pearce just remember all the expensive glassware.>>

              Not to worry... if you (or anyone) breaks the glassware, they can always make more.


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          dfrostnh Aug 12, 2013 02:20 PM

          Sorry, but I don't think I would take two young children to Simon Pierce. I think it's too upscale and expensive for what you want since you said simple stuff and off the beaten path.
          Yama in West Lebanon was very good. (Korean) The branch in Hanover was mentioned.

          If you're out and about, Brattleboro is an hour away but has a terrific farmers market with ethnic food vendors on Saturdays. I like the Humble Food truck too (great bahn mi sandwiches) but on today's facebook they said their food trailer tipped over on the road and they weren't sure when they could re-open.

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            zootsi Aug 9, 2013 08:01 PM

            There are lots of choices - in Woodstock, you might like Ankgor Wat, a small Cambodian place, and it's byob.
            In Lebanon NH (less than 1/2 hour east), there are the usual chain restaurants on rte 12A, but downtown Lebanon has Three Tomatoes Trattoria (excellent mid priced, supplied by local farms), Village Pizza, Peking Tokyo (pretty good Chineese). Just up the road in Hanover is Yama (excellent asian), Molly's (pizza & pub food), Thai Orchid, and the Orient.
            None of these places will stress your budget.

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              windward Aug 8, 2013 06:41 AM

              The Hartland Diner is also worth checking out.

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                windward Aug 8, 2013 06:40 AM

                Try Windsor-It has the Harpoon Brewery, Vittles BBQ, An very good Aferican Restaurant, and the Old Train Depot Restaurant will be opening soon too.
                Windsor Farmers Market is Sundays on State St.

                1. TonyO Aug 7, 2013 07:35 PM

                  Not familiar with the area but just had lunch at Simon Pearce and it was excellent....tour the factory while waiting for your table and you will make the most of your time

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                    Morganna Aug 8, 2013 05:29 AM

                    I can't remember... how far is Queechee from Norwich? There's the King Arthur store there.

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                      awm922 Aug 11, 2013 05:55 AM

                      I second Simon Pearce. The food and service is top notch. Try to get a window table near the falls for the best ambiance. It is considered on the expensive side, but we felt it was worth it.

                      King Arthur Flour store is a little north of Quechee. Maybe 20 min or so. We also visited the Grafton Village cheese and wine shop. Very nice, great cheeses.

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                      standardchow Aug 7, 2013 01:38 PM

                      sheesh, not one response?

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