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Top Five Local Only Killington Restaurants

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Many places are a little touristy here in Killington. It’s just hard to get away from that when you’re home to the largest ski resort on the East Coast! But there are plenty of locally-owned gems as well, places where you can get a true sense of Killington. Here are five Killington restaurants that the locals love!

Liquid Art Coffeehouse & Eatery

This small, rustic, family-owned and operated coffeehouse serves up more than just coffee. It boasts a healthy vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, they have regularly scheduled wine dinners, an open mic night, and live music Thursdays and Sundays. Order take-out, dine-in where you can enjoy the local artwork, or find a spot outside on the deck. The coffeehouse is open Monday through Tuesday from 8 am – 3 pm and Thursday thru Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm and closed on Wednesdays.

Start your day off with a “luscious flavored latte” or a breakfast cocktail; the Kick Start Coffee (whipped cream, Bailey’s, and Frangelico with your coffee) will do the trick. Their menu boasts all sorts of breakfast sandwiches, appetizers like hummus, Firecracker Shrimp, mussels, and more. Plus, their hearty soups of the day (like sweet potato chili) are perfect for those cold days out on the slopes. While their menu has an amazing amount of “healthy, good-for-you” items including several entrée sized salads, vegetable and tofu entrees, and several fish options, the Coffee Rubbed Flat Iron Steak and their Bone-In Pork Chop will satisfy those meat lovers in your group.


Liquid Art Coffeehouse & Eatery

37 Miller Brook Rd, Killington VT



Back Country Café

Get yourself primed for a long day of hiking, skiing, or mountain biking with a hearty breakfast of a Protein Omelet and a fruit smoothie or sit back and take your time lingering over a brunch of Cinnamon Apple Pancakes and the café’s famous Bloody Mary. Either way, the Back Country Café has you covered. The café’s hours are Friday through Monday from 7 am to 1 pm, and they are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Dine-in or take your breakfast with you.

Their specials include homemade popovers filled with scrambled eggs, Banana Bread French Toast (with homemade banana bread). Other breakfast options include pancakes (Cinnamon Apple, Peach Streusel, and more), Maple Cream Cheese French Toast, eggs and omelets, and fruit bowls.


Back Country Café

923 Killington Rd, Killington VT



The Foundry at Summit Pond

One of the best places to eat in Killington, VT, and lovely fine dining (yet casual) spot has a menu to match its location. Situated facing a pond where the reflection of the patio lights twinkle in the water, The Foundry is a place for relaxing and enjoying yourself. Ask to be seated outside on the patio where you can enjoy the pond and the mountains as a backdrop to your delicious meal. Popular with both locals and visitors, The Foundry is open year-round for dinner, Thursday thru Monday, starting at 3 pm.

Their menu has something for everyone. Gazpacho, olives (fried) with local bleu cheese, shrimp & crab cakes, bacon-wrapped dates, beet & burrata, and pork belly are just a few of their many tapas offerings. Their main entrees include lobster, rack of lamb, duck, a catch of the day, a pasta of the day, and of course their famous steaks (delicious!). If you can, save room for one of their yummy desserts like the maple crème brûlée.


The Foundry at Summit Pond

63 Summit Path, Killington VT



Casey’s Caboose

Housed in an old 1900 railroad snowplow car, this family-friendly Killington restaurant has a fun, casual atmosphere and is also very dog-friendly. Located in the heart of Killington, Casey’s is open every day at 2 pm. Dine in the raised observation deck or sit inside. Either way, you’ll have a great view of Killington and the surrounding mountains.

Boasting the “best burgers in Killington,” there are ten specialty burgers from which to choose (made with Vermont beef), including a NY Deli Burger (so you can get your fill of pastrami and beef all at once) and the Mountain Lobster Burger. Yep, it’s a beef burger topped with local lobster and remoulade. Lobster rolls, fish, steak, wings, crab cakes, and clam chowder are just a few of their other options. There’s something for everyone on their menu.


Casey’s Caboose

1930 Killington Rd, Killington VT



Charity’s 1887 Saloon

Built-in 1971, with a beautiful, historic cherry and marble bar as a focal point, Charity’s 1887 Saloon likes to say they serve “Killington’s Best Steak.” Come for the drinks, stay for the food, and see if they really do serve the best steak in town. Charity’s 1887 Saloon opens at 3 pm, Thursday through Sunday. Stop by for Lobster Night on Thursdays or Fiesta Fridays with specials like the Carne Asada Flank Steak, topped with grilled veggies and smashed avocado.

Their fun, eclectic menu items include Street Corn, a Big Bavarian Pretzel, their “World Famous French Onion Soup,” Chilled Garlic Chili Noodle Bowl, Pork Spareribs, burgers, burritos, and tacos. Have more fun with the list of summer drinks: Mountainside Mamacita martini, the Bebida Bonita, and the Painkiller. They also have plenty of local IPAs and ales, craft cans, cocktails, and wine to go with your meal.


Charity’s 1887 Saloon

2194 Killington Road, Killington