If you are traveling to Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Vermont on a family vacation, you may think that your meal options are limited to eating in your room or at the resort’s several on-site family-friendly eateries. However, there are some really great Jeffersonville VT restaurants offering delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner right nearby – you just need to know where to look. Here are five places to eat right near Smugglers’ Notch that you can’t miss on your next trip! These Jeffersonville vt restaurants are family-friendly and great for travelers.
Smugglers’ Notch Places to Eat
The Burger Barn
Route 15, Jeffersonville, VT (aka, take a right at the Mobil)
The Burger Barn, pictured at the left, could most optimistically be described as “unassuming”. There’s barely a sign identifying it (except for the one that is still up in their old location down the road), and most tourists would drive right by. But, you’d be missing something fabulous – gourmet, grass-fed burgers with amazing toppings, and the most delicious fresh-cut fries. The Burger Barn has some of the best burgers I’ve ever had, and is definitely worth the visit during your Smugger’s
The Burger Barn is a trailer, so there’s no indoor seating and no table service. Eat outside, or take back to your hotel room to enjoy. It’s open seasonally from April to October. They post updates on their Facebook page, so check that before heading out to make sure they are open for the season.
The Mix Cafe and Bakery – unfortunately closed
55 Church St, Jeffersonville, VT (behind the Smugglers’ Notch Inn) For an out of this world breakfast, don’t miss The Mix Cafe and Bakery, which is tucked behind the Smugglers’ Notch Inn. Fresh, local ingredients, and a innovative menu are the standouts here – try the Jersey Sliders, which are a fabulous option on the seasonal menu. We usually visit this spot several times during our Smugglers’ Notch vacation.
4323 Vt Route 108 S, Jeffersonville, VT (on-site at Smugglers’ Notch Resort)
This privately-owned and operated restaurant located right on property at Smugglers’ Notch is fabulous. With a family dining room and an adult dining room, everyone can enjoy their dinner. The menu focuses on modern American cuisine with fresh, local ingredients.
Menu items include small plate dishes like mussels, pork belly, and crab cakes. There are also soups and salads as well as entrees including steak, lamb, scallops, and lobster.
There are also entrees for younger diners, with menu items including salmon, grilled chicken, and cheeseburgers. Younger kids also have options including English muffin pizzas, chicken strips, and pasta.
Take out is also available, if you’d prefer to eat in your room.
Junction 15 & 10470 Vermont Route 104, Cambridge, Vermont
The kids are in camp at Smuggs all day, so what can mom and dad do? Visit the nearby Boyden Valley Winery, which now also offers cider and spirits!
While there isn’t a cafe in the winery, you can order a cheese plate with a glass of wine to eat on the patio or in the winery – a perfect light lunch! During our Smugglers’ Notch vacation, my husband and I did this several times while the kids were in camp. It was such a nice way to spend the afternoon.
The Family Table
4807 Vt Route 15, Jeffersonville, VT
As the name implies, the Family Table is a great restaurant for families. There are loads of kids options, and the regular menu is outstanding. Items include steak and seafood, and there’s a kids’ menu as well. Try the Lamb Burger – you won’t be disappointed! If the weather is nice, ask to sit in the screened porch where you’ll get a great view of the river