Eat outdoors in Stowe, VT

Three Great Places to Eat Outside in Stowe, VT

Pull up a chair and get ready for one of our favorite summer pastimes – outdoor dining in Stowe, VT!

Stowe is abound with dining possibilities, from family-friendly restaurants to fine dining options, and many establishments take advantage of the mild temperatures and longer daylight hours by offering areas to eat outside.

Take advantage of this glorious summer season in Vermont and enjoy eating outside at some of Stowe’s best outdoor dining spots!

1) Doc Ponds

Offering lunch and dinner, as well as a kid’s menu, this is a popular spot with a casual, funky vibe.

From the same team behind the award-winning Hen of the Wood establishments in Waterbury and Burlington, Doc Ponds offers delicious takes on seasonal classic fare like burgers and tacos, plus a decadent dessert menu offering unique options, like a salted caramel milkshake. The full bar features weekly beer specials with a different quality local brew on tap each night.

Most Sunday nights also feature live music – a great way to round out the weekend!

2) von Trapp Brewery & Bierhall

A relatively new addition to the Stowe dining scene, this Austrian-inspired restaurant is fast becoming a can’t-miss attraction! Located on the property of the Trapp Family Lodge, this large and family-friendly restaurant serves up traditional German-style fare as well as their own great beers brewed right on site.

Since the Bierhall Restaurant is conveniently situated on Trapp’s renowned cross-country ski and mountain bike trails, it’s the perfect place to finish off a summer ride. It also offers up some of the best views of the surrounding Green Mountains, even if you just drive there in your car! Traveling with a group? This is a perfect choice, as the hall is easily able to accommodate large parties.

3) The Tavern at Edson Hill

The Tavern is always the perfect spot to cozy up by the fire during the cold months, but we love it when summer comes and we can offer outdoor seating to our diners!

Come try our delicious locally-sourced, seasonal menu, as well as a full array of creative cocktails out on our newly re-decorated patio.

Enjoy the views of the mountains and our own beautiful grounds, complete with pool and grazing horses, while you savor dinner with friends. We’ve also got live music most Thursdays! The Tavern is open to guests of the Inn as well as the public.

What about you? Do you have any favorite spots for outdoor dining in Stowe, VT? We’d love to hear from you, leave us a note in the comments.

Erik Stacy
General Manager
Edson Hill