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Smugglers' Notch Resort Dining

Restaurants, Eateries & Snack Stops





From casual American fare in a relaxed atmosphere to gathering places for fabulous food, fun & drinks, rest assured that Smugglers' can provide the dining experience you and your family desire.

Getting ready for a full day on the slopes requires everyone to enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet at the
Morse Mountain Grille, or a sampling of fresh baked goods at the Green Mountain Deli.

On the run with afternoon activities might require some quick-fare options like a sandwich from our Green Mountain Deli.

In the evening, gather the entire family for a fine dining experience at the Hearth & Candle, or keep it simple with pizza from our very own Riga-Bello's. Our surrounding community keeps the variety alive with fresh choices for breakfast, lunch, dinners, and even the latest in haute cuisine!


The Hearth & Candle

"We all went out for dinner at the Hearth and Candle. The food was some of the best I had ever had and the service was excellent!"
-Julie from Kinmount, Ontario
Enjoy the Hearth & Candle’s cozy country atmosphere for casual family dinners, or quiet white-tablecloth dining for adults only in the Birch Room. Our complete dinner menu features fresh seafood, lamb, filet mignon, stuffed chicken breast, roast duckling, combination dishes, appetizers and homemade desserts. Additionally we serve local, organically grown vegetables and salads. Allow us to tempt you with a delicious selection of homemade desserts. A full-service bar and extensive wine list will complement your dining experience.

We’re located right in the heart of Smugglers’ Village - the whole family is invited and we have a complete children’s menu, too. Click here for a sample of the different menus that the Hearth has to offer.

Daily 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reservations Recommended (802) 644-1260

Hearth & Candle at The Top of the Notch
Refuel at the top of Sterling Mountain (elevation 3,040 feet) and enjoy some of the tastiest homemade soups, a variety of wraps, hot chocolate, candies, and beverages. Open daily 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Snowshoe Adventure Dinner
Tuesday, 4:15 pm - 8:45 pm
View our Snowshoe Adventure Dinner video.
The Snowshoe Adventure Dinner is one of our most popular programs, a dramatic and delicious dining experience atop Sterling Mountain (18 & older please). The Sterling lift transports you to The Top of The Notch, a mountain cabin lit only by candles. The renowned Hearth & Candle Restaurant serves a gourmet meal with appetizer, salad, choice of main course and a famous dessert. After dinner, work off those calories with a 40 minute snowshoe down to the Base Lodge. Click here for more details.

$69 per person, includes lift access, snowshoe rental, and dinner. Advance registration at The Guest Service Desk is required. Sign-up deadline Tuesday at 12:00 noon. Minimum sign-up is required for trip to run. Transportation to the Base Lodge leaves from the Village Welcome Sign at 4:15 pm. Function will be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

Happy New Year! Bring in the New Year with us at a special Top of the Notch dinner on December 31, 2013. A special menu includes choice of Prime Rib, Scallops, or the Hearth & Candle's famous Vermont Chicken. $100 per person.
View a video at the Mountain Grille.
Morse Mountain Grille

Breakfast Daily 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Lunch Daily 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dinner Daily 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(802) 644-1247

Breakfast Slopeside
Come and join us for breakfast. If you are looking for a full breakfast selection of items or just coffee and on of our giant, signature cinnamon rolls, we are here to help you get your day started right.
Click here to check out the Mountain Grille's breakfast menu!

"The food at the Morse Grille was only surpassed by the staff. Bravo!" - Annie from Great Neck, NY
Lunch
Enjoy our spectacular mountain view! Morse Mountain Grille features a variety of appetizers, soups, Smugglers' chili, burgers, signature sandwiches, wraps and entrée salads. Have a quick lunch or come in to enjoy an afternoon snack, drink or draft.
Click here to check out the Mountain Grille's lunch menu!

Dinner
Enjoy quality family dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Assorted appetizers, steaks, chicken, seafood, chef specialties, pasta, and vegetarian dishes. Be sure to check out our great wine by the glass options, full wine list and the Little Smuggs Fun Menu for kids. Take-out available.
Click here to check out the Mountain Grille's dinner menu!

Check out our special kids menu for lunch & dinner.

The Pub at The Mountain Grille
Relax in front of the fieldstone fireplace in the Pub with a special beverage and munchies and watch the skiers and riders sliding down Morse Mountain. Whether you come in to enjoy spectacular views of the mountain, hot or cold signature drinks, one of our fine wines by the glass or bottle or a brew from our beer collection, you are sure to leave happy. Take Out Orders accepted.
Daily 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
(802) 644-1247





Special Appearances at The Mountain Grille

Monday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Friendly Pirate Dinner Ahoy! Set sail for a thrill at the Mountain Grille with a side of pirate songs, dances, and RRR-ful jokes. Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate and Mogul Mouse will be on board!

Tuesday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Marko's Tableside Magic! Marko the Magician goes table to table performing magic in the Morse Mountain Grille while you dine. (Maybe he can teach the kids to make their veggies magically disappear). NOTE: This show will move from Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.

Friday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am The Friendly Pirate Breakfast! Yo ho ho it's a hearty breakfast me hearties at the Grille with a heaping helping of pirate songs, dances, and RRR-some jokes! Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate and Mogul Mouse will be in the house!


Chocolate Tasting
Wednesday, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
You already know how to eat chocolate - now learn how to TASTE it! Your Chocolate Adventure starts with a brief history, from the Aztecs to the modern chocolate bar, including how chocolate is made. Then, the chocolate tasting begins with a variety of milk, dark and other delectable Lake Champlain chocolates. Come find out the complexities of this ancient and mysterious delicacy. $18 per adult, $10 per child 13 & under, when accompanied by an adult. A glass of wine is included for adults 21 & older. Reservations required. Located at the Morse Mountain Grille - to sign up please call extension 1244.

Riga-Bello's

A taste of Italy in Northern Vermont! Pizzas with the traditional toppings as well as combinations unique to Smugglers’... try the Doc Dempsey topped with green peppers, mushrooms, red onions, broccoli, black olives and sliced tomatoes. Also serving calzones, pasta, meatball subs, salads and more. We’re centrally located right in the Village Lodge next door to Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop and the Green Mountain Deli -- slopeside to Morse Mountain. Order ahead and we’ll have your take-out ready for pick-up! Located in the Main Floor of Village Lodge.

Click here to check out Riga-Bello's menu!

Entertainment
Saturday, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mogul & Billy's Pizza Party Mogul Mouse & Billy Bob Bear hook up with Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate at Riga-Bello's for music, dancing, and merry making. Oh yeah, its a paRRRty! The pizza's not free, but the fun is!

Daily 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
(802) 644-1142
Green Mountain Deli

Enjoy fresh baked cookies, muffins, pies and light breakfast items. Start your morning with a hot cup of coffee, flavored coffee or cappuccino. Lunch features freshly made sandwiches, salads, vegetarian options and specials daily. We're experts in speedy service and we have plenty of seating upstairs in our Village Lodge. Special occasion cakes made to order with 24 hours notice.

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat., Sun. & Holidays 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lunch served 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

(802) 644-1141


Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop

Ben & Jerry's is Vermont’s Finest Ice Cream. The only full scale resort Scoop Shop anywhere is scooping more than 15 unique and fun flavors to choose from... try a different flavor each day of your stay! Tempt your tastebuds with a selection of ice cream flavors, sorbets, and low fat frozen yogurt in cones, sundaes, or shakes. You can’t miss the Scoop Shop located downstairs in the Village Lodge.

Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon - 9:00 pm
(802) 644-8851 Ext. 1303
Bootleggers' Lounge

Our smoke free lounge features a wide selection of beers, a full service bar, munchies, a big screen TV and nightly adult entertainment.

Mon. - Fri. 4:00 pm - Late Evening
Sat. & Sun. 12:00 noon - Late Evening

(802) 644-8851 Ext. 5017
kids menu At various locations on our mountains, we offer a variety of dining options, as well as other necessary services. You will find everything you need to have a fun and relaxing day on the slopes. These facilities are open throughout the Winter season based on lift operation schedules.

THE BASE LODGE
Smugglers' Madonna and Sterling Mountains Base Lodge offers a variety of daytime and early evening options for upper mountain dining. Located at the base of Madonna and Sterling mountains, you'll find all the services you need such as restrooms, phones, an ATM, Ski Patrol & First Aid, Lift Ticket and Pass sales, as well as all of these other services:

Base Lodge Cafeteria
Serving breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks.
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 3:30 pm; Sat. & Sun. 7:30 am - 4:00 pm



Green Peppers
Green Peppers features appetizers, soups, Smugglers' chili, entrée salads, panini sandwiches, gourmet wraps, and signature pizzas, as well as beer and wine.
Mon. - Fri. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm; Sat. & Sun. 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
(802) 644-8851 Ext. 5132


BBQ Bistro
Now located on the Green Pepper's deck, the Bistro will be operating when the conditions permit. Offering a selection of BBQ favorites, snacks and beverages. Weather & conditions permitting





The Black Bear Tavern
The Black Bear Tavern is a full service bar enhanced with a large selection of draft beers, including Smuggs own Prohibition Ale. It also has the full Green Peppers menu available with waitstaff service. Appetizers, soups, sandwiches, hearty Winter fare and more. Experience the great camaraderie between local and visiting skiers and riders.
Sun. - Thurs. 10:30 am - 4:30 pm; Fri. & Sat. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(802) 644-8851 Ext. 5003






The Top of The Notch
Refuel at the top of Sterling Lift with hot chocolate, Gatorade, homemade soups, a variety of wraps and so much more!
Open daily 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
MORSE HIGHLANDS DAY LODGE

For convenience that can't be beat, try the Morse Highlands Day Lodge for a continental breakfast before hitting the slopes. Slightly removed from the rest of the resort, you'll feel like you're at your own private ski area. In addition to restrooms, phones, Ski Patrol & First Aid, The lodge also serves lunch, beverages, and snacks. There is no day parking at the Morse Highlands Day Lodge. The lodge is accessibly by shuttle or the Dixie's Knoll trail adjacent to the Morse Highlands lift.

Daily 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
(802) 644-8851 Ext. 8514

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