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 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 and 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 www.facebook.com/Fat-Crow-Restaurant-238242966868278/ 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 3 miles.

Ricks Tavern, Newfane Local tavern with local color. Stick with the burgers or fish & chips, creemees (New England for soft ice cream). Closed Tuesday 386 Route 30 Newfane 802.365.4310; www.rickstavernvt.com appx 4 miles.

Andrea’s Table at Four Columns Inn, Newfane. Newfane’s Historic Four Columns Inn has reopened under new ownership with a new restaurant, Andrea’s Table, owned by celebrity Chef and cookbook author Andrea Jourdan. Andrea’s Table offers seasonal menus with a delectable farm-to-table cuisine prepared with carefully harvested and selected ingredients, that promises an over-the-top gourmet dining experience. Dinner service begins at 5.30 pm until 8.30 pm. Reservations required. Thursday-Saturday. Tavern Menu available Wednesday-Saturday. 21 West Street, Newfane 802.221-4934 www.fourcolumnsvt.com 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.

Tine Restaurant, Brattleboro Previously known as Duo Restaurant, Tine serves contemporary American localvore fare. Entrees include steak, ribs, cauliflower steak, fried chicken, salmon & linguini with clam sauce, served in a casual and contemporary, urban setting. Closed Tuesdays, Sunday brunch. 136 Main St 802.254.4141 www.tinerestaurant.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.

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

Yalla, Brattleboro  Yalla’s Israeli-born owner grew up in a Greek Yemeni household as a new type of Israeli fusion food was emerging. Enjoy the taste of a hot hand-fired pita overflowing with homemade hummus, spicy skhug, fresh falafel, and an endless salad bar to remind you the melting pot tastes. 80 Main St. Thurs-Sun 11-3 802.579.1309 www.yallavermont.com appx 12 miles

High Thai, Brattleboro Recently opened to positive reviews, serving modern & traditional Thai cuisine in a contemporary setting, offering craft beer & wine Closed Wed-Thurs 7 High Street 802.490.2117 www.highthaivt.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.

The Hermitage Inn, West Dover The culinary program at The Hermitage Inn includes seasonal menus and local ingredients, an upscale Tavern, a fine dining restaurant, and beautiful outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. 25 Handle Road Wed-Sun 802.618.0051 www.thehermitageinnvermont.com Appx 17 miles.

Trail 87, West Dover  Top-notch casual dining experience offering an innovative menu of comfort food in a friendly and fun atmosphere, full bar with craft cocktails. Thurs-Mon 271 Route 100  802.464.2422  www.trail87.com Appx 14 Miles

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