Newfane, Brattleboro and the surrounding area offer a wealth of restaurants from scenic outdoor barbeque joints to mid-scale gastropubs to authentic farm-to-table dining experiences to a French-style country bistro with its own chocolate factory!

Scott & Dave will gladly help you with recommendations and reservations.

Below are several of our favorite local area restaurants:  [click here for a printable PDF version of this list]

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Choose from outdoor BBQ joints…mid-scale gastropubs…farm-to-table dining…French-style country bistros – and more!

NEWFANE AREA (5-10 Mins)

The Fat Crow Our new local fave! Resurrected on the site of the Newfane Café & Creamery and under the same ownership, the Fat Crow offers an amazingly diverse menu of wood-fired pizzas, kobe beef burgers, lobster rolls, tacos, shrimp & grits, steak, BBQ in a brand-new space with a unique architectural design in Newfane Village. A nice selection of regional draft craft beers & ciders and niche vineyard wines. Open Wednesday through Sunday at 5pm. 550 Route 30, Newfane 802.221.4177 (click here for a menu) appx 4 miles.

Artisan Restaurant & The Tavern at Four Columns Inn, Newfane. Another of our local faves! Superbly excellent and consistently good farm-to-table dining at mid-scale prices in a very casual and welcoming setting. Also featuring a separate, informal pub-style bar menu with burgers, sliders and more. Great cocktails and wine/beer selection. Casey and the staff love taking care of our guests (closed on Mondays). 21 West Street, Newfane 802.365.7713 www.fourcolumnsvt.com appx 4 miles.

Dutton’s Berry Farm & Farm Stand, Newfane. Locally-sourced goodies direct from their own farm right here in town!  Fresh fruit, vegetables, local cheese, snacks, maple syrup and on-site bakery with daily-baked pies, breads, cookies and more, plus a very broad assortment of local beers, wines, (sweet and hard) ciders and other refreshments. Family owned and operated, open 7am-7pm. 407 Route 30 Newfane 802.365.4168 www.duttonberryfarm.com appx 3 miles.

The Newfane Store, Recently reopened under new management offering a nice lineup of sandwiches, Burgers, salads, ice cream, beer, wine and snacks. Open 7am-7pm Monday-Thursday; 7am-7pm Friday; 9am-7pm Saturday; 9am-5pm Sunday. 596 Route 30 Newfane 802.365.7775 www.facebook.com/thenewfanestore appx 4 miles.


Brattleboro Food Coop, Brattleboro Our own version of Whole Foods Market with a great deli, prepared foods/take-out sections. Huge beer & wine selection! 7 days 2 Main St 802.257.0236 www.brattleborofoodcoop.com appx 12 miles.

Peter Havens, Brattleboro For over 20 years, one of the area’s best restaurants (and priced accordingly). Founded by Newfane locals Tom & Greg (a couple since high school) and recently sold to chef Zachary Corbin who continues the tradition of inspired meals. Wed-Sunday 32 Elliot St 802.257.3333 www.peterhavens.com appx 12 miles.

TJ Buckley’s, Brattleboro Another one of the area’s best restaurants (and priced accordingly).  Located in a converted railroad dining car diner that seats 20. Chef/owner Michael Fuller is a skiing & cycling bud of Scott & Dave. Wed-Sunday 132 Elliot St 802.257.4922 www.tjbuckleysuptowndining.com appx 12 miles.

Duo Restaurant, Brattleboro Recently opened in Brattleboro’s historic Brooks House, a clone of Denver’s acclaimed restaurant of the same name, serving contemporary American localvore fare. Closed Tuesdays, Sunday brunch. 136 Main St 802.254.4141 www.duorestaurants.com appx 12 miles.

The Blue Moose Bistro, Brattleboro Italian inspired, with a heavy New England accent from native ingredients. Chef Ken cooks the recipes of “a hundred dead grandmothers.” Fresh egg pastas, and sauces are made from scratch daily, all with inspiration from past generations. Reinterpreting authentic classic Italian cuisine with respect for tradition. Open Tues-Sat 5pm-9pm 39 Main Street 802.254.6245 www.bluemoosebistro.com appx 12 miles.

Whetstone Station Brewery, Brattleboro On the Connecticut River with indoor & outdoor seating downstairs and a heated, 3-season rooftop beer-garden. 30+ beers on tap including many brewed on-site. Choose from the pub menu upstairs or a full dinner menu downstairs. 7 days 36 Bridge St 802.490.2354 www.whetstonestation.com appx 12 miles.

Chelsea Royal Diner, West Brattleboro A vintage 1938 diner featuring “high-end home-style cuisine”, plus Mexican and great ice cream .7 days 487 Marlboro Rd W Brattleboro 802.254.8399 www.chelsearoyaldiner.com appx 13 miles.

Panda North, Brattleboro Chinese & sushi in a casual setting. 7 days 1332 Putney Rd 802.257.4578 www.pandanorth.com appx 12 miles.

Top of the Hill Grill, Brattleboro Excellent old-style BBQ in a casual outdoor setting overlooking the Retreat Meadows. Open seasonally 7 days 11am-9pm 632 Putney Rd 802.258.9178 www.topofthehillgrill.com appx 12 miles.

The Marina, Brattleboro Casual & eclectic waterfront eatery overlooking the Retreat Meadows. 7 days 28 Spring Tree Rd 802.257.7563 www.vermontmarina.com appx 12 miles.

Three Stones Mexican, Brattleboro Excellent Mayan-style Mexican Cuisine. Open Wed-Sat 5pm-9pm 105 Canal Street 802.246.1035 www.threestonesrestaurant.com appx 12 miles.

Hazel, Brattleboro serves a wide variety of pizzas plus applewood-smoked BBQ ribs, pulled pork & pulled chicken, burgers, wings, sandwiches & salads in a casual setting. Full bar with signature cocktails. 75 Elliot Street Lunch: Thurs-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner: Tues-Sun 5pm-close. 802.579.1092 www.hazelpizza.com appx 12 miles.

Tulip Cafe, Brattleboro Turkish/Middle-Eastern cuisine & kebabs in a casual setting 126 Main Street 802.490.2061 Closed Sunday 11:00am-8:00pm www.tulipcafevermont.com appx 12 miles


Burdick’s, Walpole NH Worth every bit of the 45-minute trip! Unpretentious & sublime bistro-style cooking. The NH flagship location (branches in Boston, Cambridge & NYC) features an extraordinary chocolate factory so save room for dessert! 7 days 47 Main Street Walpole 603.756.9058 www.burdickchocolate.com appx 27 miles.

Old Tavern & Phelps Barn, Grafton Old-style Country Inn located in historic Grafton at the Grafton Inn. Check out their $10 Burger & Beer (or wine) night on Thursdays and Flatbread Pizza on Fridays. Closed Monday 92 Main Street 802.843.2248  www.GraftonInnVermont.com appx 20 miles.

Windham Hill Inn, West Townshend Excellent 4-star country inn dining (and priced accordingly), great drinks & atmosphere. Open seasonally 7 days 311 Lawrence Dr. W. Townshend 802.874.4080 www.windhamhillinn.com appx 16 miles.

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Frog Meadow Farm Bed & Breakfast and Massage Oasis for Men is a welcoming, non-judgmental place for men of all colors and backgrounds to unwind and shed the trappings of busy modern life.

Situated on 63 beautiful & private acres, Frog Meadow frequently hosts men’s gatherings, workshops and retreats. Hosts Dave & Scott are committed to providing a welcoming environment to re-connect with nature and yourself.

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