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Smugglers' Notch Resort Dining

Restaurants, Eateries & Snack Stops

For a list of available dining options during Fall 2015 click here.

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


The Hearth & Candle’s serves dinner nightly in a cozy setting right in the center of smugglers' Village. Seasonal menu items with locally sourced ingredients include an innovative selection of beef, poultry, and fish. After dinner, satisfy your sweet tooth with a triple chocolate truffle cake, cheesecake, or Vermont apple crisp. Dining rooms available for family friendly and adults only dining. Children's menu available.

Click here for a sample of the different menus that the Hearth has to offer.

Dinner nightly 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reservations Recommended (802) 644-1260
"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

"I find that a meal at the Hearth & Candle is always enjoyable and worth every penny" ... read more here.
Snowshoe Adventure Dinner
Tuesday, 4:15 pm - 8:45 pm
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, 2015. A special menu includes choice of Prime Rib, Scallops, or the Hearth & Candle's famous Vermont Chicken. $100 per person, including a Champagne toast.
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
A hearty Vermont breakfast is a morning favorite with a selection of pancakes, the Grille's unique French toast, omelets, meats, baked goods, fruit and more.
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 includes appetizers and a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and housemade burgers, The Grilles' signature grilled flatbreads are a tasty appetizer prior to lunch or dinner; or with a side salad for a meal. Try the Vermont Flatbread; it is delicious!
Click here to check out the Mountain Grille's lunch menu!

Dinner features an array of beef, fish, poultry, pasta and vegetarian dishes, with delicious Vermont products such as cheese and meats incorporated.
Click here to check out the Mountain Grille's dinner menu!

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. Be sure to check out the great wine by the glass options, full wine list, and the Little Smuggs Fun menu.
Daily 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
(802) 644-1247

Check out the Mountain Grille's special kids menu for lunch & dinner! Yummy entrées such as housemade cheddar mac & cheese and pasta, lots of sides, plus recipes and games!

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 silly chanteys, jaunty jigs, and jolly jokes. Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate and Mogul Mouse will be on board!
SCHEDULE NOTE: this show moves from Monday, January 18th to Tuesday, January 19th, 2016.

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).
SCHEDULE NOTE: This show will move from Tuesday, January 19th to Monday, January 18th, 2016.

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 joyful jokes! Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate plays songs from his critically acclaimed albums "Give Me an RRR!" and "Pirate PaRRRty!". SCHEDULE NOTE: This event will not occur on Friday, December 25th, 2015.

The Perk
Check out the newest addition at the Country Store — The Perk! Serving espresso, cappuccino, lattes, chai tea, mochas both hot and cold. A variety of fresh fruit smoothies, iced tea, and lemonade. Offering a variety of morning pastries and fresh baked goods prepared locally. Pastries will include cinnamon buns, scones, biscotti, muffins, Danishes, cookies, and much more!

Daily 7:30 am - 9:00 pm


A taste of Italy in Northern Vermont! Pizzas with the traditional toppings as well as combinations unique to Smugglers’... for example, the Sterling, a delicious blend of white meat chicken, broccoli, tomatoes, and zing of fresh garlic. 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! Click here to check out Riga-Bello's menu!

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, it's a paRRRty! The pizza's not free, but the fun is!

Sun. - Thurs. 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri. & Sat. 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. Special occasion cakes made to order with 24 hours notice. The Green Mountain Deli is located in the Village Lodge.

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
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.

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 - 3:00 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

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. APRES SPORT Parties happen Friday - Sunday from mid-December 2015 to the end of March 2016.

TAVERN HOURS: Sun. - Thurs. 10:00 am - 4:30 pm;
Fri. & Sat. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

(802) 644-8851 Ext. 5003

Waffle Cabin
Enjoy a grab-and-go slopeside treat at our new Waffle Cabin located near the Madonna II lift. Baked fresh and on demand, the enticing aroma will draw you in and the taste will keep you coming back.

Thurs. - Mon. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.
Thurs. - Mon. 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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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