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Must-Visit Waterfront Restaurants in Vermont

As summer unfolds in Vermont, the allure of waterfront dining beckons. In the Northwest corner of the state, amidst picturesque lakeshores and quaint towns, a culinary adventure awaits. Here's a curated selection of the finest waterfront restaurants to elevate your 2024 summer experience.


The Rest Stop, South Hero, VT
Located in South Hero, Vermont, The Rest Stop food truck and bar emerged last summer as a seasonal delight from the owners of the highly acclaimed Folino's Pizza. Overlooking Keeler Bay and the marina, this gem offers casual outdoor dining with lobster rolls, hearty chicken sandwiches, and local draft beer, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely meal by the water.


Spot on the Dock, Burlington, VT
Nestled along Burlington's waterfront, Spot on the Dock provides prime seating to bask in the beauty of Lake Champlain. Indulge in seafood classics and inventive cocktails from the bar or couches, creating an unforgettable lakeside dining experience.


North Hero House Inn & Restaurant/Pier Bar, North Hero, VT
Perched on City Bay's shores in North Hero, Vermont, this historic inn and restaurant exudes old-world charm. Whether at the lakeside Pier Bar or the elegant dining room with Lake Champlain views, guests are treated to culinary delights and scenic vistas, with the added convenience of boat parking.

Waterworks Food & Drink, Winooski, VT
Embracing its unique waterfront locale in downtown Winooski, Vermont, Waterworks offers stunning views of the Winooski River from the Champlain Mill. With an eclectic menu and creative cocktails, this historic restaurant is open daily for dinner, promising an unforgettable dining experience.

Kraemer & Kin, Alburgh, VT
At the Alburgh Golf Links, Kraemer And Kin's brewery and tap room combines culinary excellence with craft brews amidst stunning vistas. Whether after a round of golf or a dedicated trip, every moment at this lakeside retreat is sure to be cherished.

The Inn at Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT
Amidst the beauty of Shelburne Farms, this historic inn in Shelburne, Vermont, offers luxurious accommodations and dining steeped in elegance. With farm-to-table fare and panoramic lake views, guests are invited to savor Vermont's natural splendor with breakfast and dinner offerings.

Bayside Pavilion, St Albans, VT
Located in Saint Albans, VT, Bayside Pavilion offers year-round dining with gorgeous views of Lake Champlain. Enjoy fantastic meals and perfectly crafted drinks in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, conveniently close to Saint Albans Bay Marina for post-water adventure bites.

Shore Acres Inn & Restaurant/Bravo Zulu, North Hero, VT
Nestled on Lake Champlain's shores, Shore Acres Inn And Restaurant provides fine dining with beautiful views of Mount Mansfield. For a more laid-back scene, Bravo Zulu Lakeside Bar offers relaxed evenings with lake views and lawn games, both accessible by boat, and promising an unforgettable dining adventure.

Experience the magic of Vermont's waterfront dining as you indulge in culinary delights amidst stunning natural landscapes. From historic inns to contemporary hotspots, each restaurant offers a unique taste of Vermont's charm and hospitality, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

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