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Resort Dining & Day Lodges Area Restaurants Eat, Shop & Play Guide

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Dining at Smugglers' Notch Resort

Smugglers' Notch Resort Dining

Dining choices at the Resort satisfy every taste.

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Everyone from the most picky eater to those with more refined palates will find their favorite food at Smuggs, even those with special dietary needs. Grab a quick snack or flame-grilled burger at one of our cafeteria-style eateries, or enjoy a sit-down family dinner or a candlelit indulgence for two at one of our full-service restaurants — including the Morse Mountain Grille & Pub, The Village Pizzeria with Italian specialties, and fine dining at The Hearth & Candle.

Getting ready for a full day on the slopes requires everyone to enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Morse Mountain Grille.

If you are on the run with afternoon activities, you might require some quick-fare options like a sandwich from our Green Mountain Deli & Cafe. Grab a quick snack or a flame-grilled burger, enjoy a sit down family meal with entertainment, or reconnect during a candlelit dinner for two. The Perk specialty café in the Country Store serves a wide selection of organic coffee drinks, teas, and smoothies perfect for pairing with delicious baked goods made locally.

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 Village Pizzeria.
Ben & Jerry's

Wednesday - Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You can't come to Vermont without eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream! The Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop at Smuggs is located in the Village Lodge, enter near the fire pit in the Courtyard.

Tempt your taste buds with a selection of ice cream flavors, sorbets, and non-dairy ice cream in cones, sundaes, or shakes. A wide variety of unique and fun flavors to choose from... try a different flavor each day of your stay!

802-644-8851 Ext. 1303
Green Mountain Deli & Cafe

Daily, beginning Dec 26

Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Your quick lunch option in the Village. Featuring a variety of hot sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, pizza slices, chili (beef & vegetarian), soups, and clam chowder. Perfect for a quick lunch, hot or cold beverage, sweet treat or a snack ... Come to the Village Lodge, Green Mountain Deli is sure to satisfy.
Hearth & Candle Website

5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Open for the season beginning December 8.

Hearth & Candle

The Hearth & Candle’s serves dinner 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.

Reservations Required 802-644-1260 or ext. 1260 from any house phone.

"The Hearth and Candle was an excellent experience! The ambience of the setting was perfect, service was impeccable and food was tasty an well presented." Angela from Lexington, NC

"Invited friends of ours who are also "foodies" to dinner with us at Hearth and Candle. We all were very impressed with the high quality of the menu offerings and wine selections. Meals were fabulous and service was impeccable. We have been to many hundreds of fine dining restaurants and would definitely place this in the top tier in terms of quality and overall dining experience." David from Duxbury, MA

Top of the Notch Adventure Dinner Menu
Snowshoe Adventure Dinner
Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ages 18 & older. Experience a dramatic weekly dining feature atop Sterling Mountain for adults. This is a communal dining experience. The Sterling Lift transports you to the Top of The Notch, a mountain cabin lit only by candles. The 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. This is truly a rustic experience with no bathrooms. B.Y.O.B. Advance registration is required. Function will be cancelled in the event of severe weather. Sign-up deadline Monday at 5:00 pm. Minimum sign-up is required for trip to run. Check-in for this event starts at 4:00 pm at the Village Welcome Sign. Transportation to the Base Lodge leaves from the Village Welcome Sign promptly at 4:15 pm. Masks are required on our shuttles. $85 per person.
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Morse Mountain Grille

Breakfast 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dinner, Wed - Sun 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Take-out service available. Reservations encouraged for parties of 8 or more. Call 802-644-1247 or ext 1247 from any house phone.

Breakfast — 8:00 am - 10:30 am
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.
Mountain Grille's Breakfast Menu!

Lunch — 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lunch includes appetizers and a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and housemade burgers, The Grille's 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!

Mountain Grille's Lunch & Dinner Menu

Dinner - Wednesday - Sunday 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dinner features an array of beef, fish, poultry, pasta, and vegetarian dishes, with delicious Vermont products such as cheese and meats incorporated.

Check out the Mountain Grille's special kids menu

Reservations encouraged for parties of 8 or more. Call 802-644-1247 or ext 1247 from any house phone.

Special Appearances at The Mountain Grille
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 5 albums.

The Perk

Daily 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Check out The Perk at the Country Store! Serving espresso, cappuccino, lattes, chai tea, hot and cold mochas, fresh fruit smoothies, iced tea, and lemonade. Offering a variety of morning pastries and fresh baked goods prepared locally.

ReFuel Cafe logo

Thursday - Sunday

Thursday & Friday 12:00 noon - 7:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday 11:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The ReFuel Café is located in the FunZone 2.0, adjacent to the Go Zone. Dine in or call for take out. Ext 1287

ReFuel Cafe Menu

If you are playing at the FunZone or just want to stop by for snacks or a meal, we have a variety of sandwiches, pizza, snacks, drinks, beer, and wine. Satisfy your sweet tooth by choosing from 10 flavors of soft serve ice cream (creemees) including Vanilla, Vermont Maple, and 8 Flavorburst flavors that can be added to the Vanilla.
Village Pizzeria Menu

Wednesday - Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

Enjoy fresh-baked pizza with all your favorite toppings! Also enjoy a selection of salads, sandwiches, appetizers, and entrées, along with a variety of beer, wine, cider, and seltzer.


Counter service to dine in or take out. Located on the main floor of the Village Lodge.


Bootlegger's Lounge

Wednesday - Sunday

Wed & Thu 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm
Fri & Sat 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight
Sun 12:00 noon - 8:00 pm
802-644-8851 Ext. 5017

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

Madonna Sterling Base Lodge

Daily 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Madonna Sterling Base Lodge Cafeteria
Serving breakfast, lunch, beverages, and snacks.

Black Bear Tavern Sample Menu

Daily 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

A generously sized bar accommodates additional seating as well as plentiful draft beer choices, with 12 varieties on tap and additional packaged options to choose from. The Black Bear menu has appetizers, soups, sandwiches, hearty winter fare, and more.


Waffle Cabin

Sat, Sun, and Holidays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Open is weather dependent. Enjoy a grab-and-go slopeside treat at the 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.

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