6 Relaxing Outdoor Dining Spots in Stowe

July 31, 2019


Soak up the summer weather while enjoying scenic views and delicious food at one of Stowe’s local restaurants. Patio dining is an ideal way to enjoy quality food, views and company in Stowe. As you continue your day of outdoor adventure, embrace the natural beauty of the area and renowned  tastes of Stowe at these 6 restaurants with casual outdoor dining options this summer. 

Café on Main 

Open daily from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Located in the center of the historic Stowe village, sit right on Main Street and relax with a hearty sandwich or maple creemee. The friendly and casual atmosphere paired with a central view of the downtown area make this casual eatery a great stop for fueling a day of shopping or exploring.

Fritz Bar + Restaurant

Open daily from 4 – 9 p.m.
The Fritz Bar + Restaurant is an intimate bar and restaurant with casual farm-to-table specialties. In the summer, patio dining by the poolside affords with views of Mt.Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. (Insider Tip: “Chill on the Hill” at The Stowehof every Sunday throughout the summer. Dig into a tasty meal by the poolside for a small entry fee, and bring your dog!)

Idletyme Brewing Co.

Open daily from 11:30 a.m. – close
Unwind on the patio of this restaurant-brew that includes a bar, seating areas, fire pit, corn hole and a garden where produce is used by the chefs. Hang out with friends and savor their beer brewed on-site along with summer inspired dishes in a laid back setting, located right off the rec path. 

Ranch Camp

Open daily from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Known for their bikes, burritos and beer, Ranch Camp is a unique spot to stop by for a relaxing meal and or drink. With an outdoor patio facing out to Stowe, it is a great spot for a laid-back local brew or freshly made burrito, salad or bowl. (Insider Tip: Ranch Camp has its own public access to the Cady Hill mountain biking trails, stop in for a bite after your bike ride.)

Sunset Grille & Tap Room
Sunset Grille & Tap Room

Open daily from 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
For casual fun and award-winning BBQ, Sunset Grille & Tap Room is the place to be. The backyard includes outdoor seating, horseshoes, volleyball, corn hole and a tiki bar. (Insider Tip: Join Sunset Grille & Tap Room and Stowe Cider on Tuesdays for Cornhole Night in the backyard with food and drink specials, prizes and giveaways.)

Sushi Yoshi
Sushi Yoshi

Open Sunday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Enjoy Asian-fusion cuisine for lunch or dinner outside under a unique covered porch while taking in the fresh summer air. Located on the Stowe Recreation Path, this unique establishment is a convenient place to park your bike and sip a specialty cocktail at the outdoor tiki bar. (Insider Tip: Staying in the Stowe area? Sushi Yoshi offers a complimentary shuttle service to the restaurant after 5 p.m.)

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Images courtesy of: Idletyme Brewing Co., Cafe on Main, Fritz Bar + Restaurant, Ranch Camp, Sunset Grille & Tap Room and Sushi Yoshi.

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