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New England Restaurants take casual dining to an entirely new level. All six New England states are home to exceptionally good casual dining restaurants, chef-owned cafes, pizzerias, brewpubs, take-out, and sub shops. We urge you to try a local New England casual restaurant and share your reviews and suggestions. Contact us for information about featuring your New England business in NE Living Magazine.

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Top Vermont Cafes Bistros & Casual Dining

The Green Mountain state is a great place to eat casual fare. We found amazing burgers with a view in Brattleboro, a sensational bistro in a downtown Stowe Inn, a historic pub in Norwich, and a whole lot more. A visit to Bennington, Vermont should include a stop at one of the most unique Bed and Breakfast Inns in the state. Discover the latest information about Vermont Casual Dining online in Vermont Living Magazine.

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Positive Pie, 87 S. Main Street, Hardwick, VT 05843 | 802-472-7126
Visit Positive Pie in the downtown Hardwick for award-winning pizza, lunch, dinner and dessert specials. Check out the fantastic selection of beer of tap. Find out why Positive Pie has won awards from Seven Days, USA Today, NY Times, and Zagat's.
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McGrath's Irish Pub at the Inn At Long Trail, Route 4, P.O. Box 267, Killington, VT | 802-775-7181
Killington's first and foremost Irish Pub, serving a truly fine pint of Guinness and a delicious pub menu daily, with live Irish Music on the weekends.  Sample the Chef's award-winning cuisine in the main dining room Thursday - Sunday and Holidays.
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Norwich Inn, Norwich Vermont Inn Lodging,
The Norwich Inn, 325 Main Street, Norwich, VT 05055 | 802-649-1143
The Norwich Inn is a historic Vermont inn located just across the river from Hanover, New Hampshire. The Norwich Inn offers an extensive, diverse and moderately priced menu incorporating traditional pub favorites with elegant dinner options. We have nightly dinner and wine specials that can be enjoyed in our pub or dining room 7 nights a week. An Inn has been on the site since 1797; the current Victorian Structure since 1890. We offer 38 guestrooms, Pub, Dining Room, and Microbrewery.
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Morgan's Tavern - Middlebury Inn, 14 Courthouse Square, Middlebury, VT 05753
Upscale American cuisine with a fresh Vermont flair is the best way to describe Morgan's Tavern. One of the area's finest lunch and dinner options - an experience in delicious and skillfully prepared fresh cuisine. Enjoy an extensive wine list, including some picked, fermented and bottled right here in Vermont!
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Wildflower Inn Junipers Restaurant
Juniper's at The Wildflower Inn, Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851
You'll find great family fare, spectacular views, steaks, seafood, and more at Juniper's at the Wildflower Inn, home of the best burgers and largest selection of Vermont Brewed Beers in the Kingdom. Casual Dining Menu includes; Crab Cakes, Buffalo Tenders, T-Bone Steak, Grilled Meatloaf, Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine, Mushroom Swiss Burger, Chocolate Decadence Cake, and Apple Pie a la mode. Entrees $7.99 and up. Children's menu and family dining hour available. Open to the public.
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The Marina Brattleboro, Steak Burgers on the Water
The Marina, 28 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week with Sunday Brunch Buffet. A beautiful view of the water from almost every seat in the restaurant. Enjoy amazing sunsets from our outdoor, dockside seating area. Located where the Connecticut and West Rivers meet on Route 5. The Marina is a memorable, casual dining experience.
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Ramuntos Restaurants
Ramuntos Brick Oven Pizza, 111 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (On the roundabout, Exit 3, off I-91) | 802-579-1226
Welcome to Ramunto’s - a taste of the North End right here in Brattleboro. At Ramunto's we’re passionate about providing an unforgettable dining experience. Ramunto’s combines great service, a warm family-friendly atmosphere, and high quality food made fresh daily. Authentic New York Pizza, fresh salads cut to order, pastas from scratch, and signature subs, Ramunto’s offers something for everyone including catering services. Open Daily for lunch, dinner & Take-Out.
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Allen Brothers Farms, Westminster VT
Allen Brothers Farms, 6023 US Route 5, Westminster, VT 05158 | 802-722-3395
We are a uniquely Vermont combination of practical and beautiful. We have an inhouse bakery featuring cider donuts, pie, cakes and cookies , a deli with signature Mac & Cheese, pizza and other warm options as well as made to order sandwiches, a country store filled with local Vermont products, locally grown seasonal produce with our own apples, corn, strawberries, and squash and pumpkins, a gas station, a nursery and garden center. Come and see what we have for you at exit 5 off I-91, easy off and on
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Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge, 1899 Mountain Road, in Stowe, VT
Piecasso is a fun place filled with modern style, eclectic music, and great vibes. Come visit, enjoy traditional New York style pizza, authentic Sicilian pastas, fresh seafood, fine wines, fun martinis, and Vermont micro brews.
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The Whip, fine dining at Stowe's Green Mountain Inn, Stowe Vermont
The Whip Restaurant at Green Mountain Inn, 18 Main Street, Stowe,  VT 05672
Boasting Stowe's first liquor license, an impressive collection of antique buggy whips & a brass dumbwaiter. Enjoy hand-cut steaks, creative fresh seafood dishes, vegetarian dishes, homemade breads & more in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Sip a VT microbrew, fine wine or drink specialty by the fire. Serving Sun. Brunch, Lunch & Dinner daily. Kid's menu available. Located at the historic Green Mountain Inn, Main St., Stowe.
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Positive Pie, 65-69 Main Street, Plainfield, VT 05667 | 802-454-0133
Positive Pie is committed to making from-scratch, eclectic and delicious plates while always hand-tossing our pizzas. Our benchmark beer, wine & spirit menus are carefully crafted to compliment our food. We practice friendly, honest and knowledgable service and are devoted to providing you snapshots of our heritage – all at a great value. We also reserve the right to throw a party, book a band or clear the dining room to make room for dancing!!!
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Positive Pie, 22 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 | 802-229-0453
Positive Pie in Montpelier is the place to go for great food, craft beers and live entertainment. Positive Pie supports the arts and music! Check out the latest line up of Local & National acts by visiting the website. Visit Montpelier, VT to enjoy fresh brews and live music!
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Shore Acres Inn & Restaurant Vermont
Shore Acres Inn & Restaurant, 237 Shore Acres Dr., North Hero, VT 05474 | 802-372-8722
Shore Acres is located in the heart of the Champlain islands. Each room offers guests an incomparable panoramic view of the Green Mountains and the glistening waters of Lake Champlain. A visit here provides you with the recharge and relaxation we all truly need. 19 lakeside inns overlooking Lake Champlain on 46 private acres. A special place for your special event or Lake Champlain VT wedding. Event consultation, and Pet-Friendly accommodations available.
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The Wildflower Inn, Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851 | 802-626-8310
"Warm hospitality... the gardens are famous"Yankee Magazine. Have your picture-perfect Vermont getaway at this country inn with resort amenities on 570 acres in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Spectacular mountain views and breathtaking sunsets. 24 charming rooms and suites, swimming pool, tennis, trails, horse-drawn wagon rides, spa, and sauna. Easy to get to from I-91 & I-93. Pet-freindly rooms available. See our Vermont vacation packages online.
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NH Cafes Bistros Mexican Food & Casual Dining

Get to New London, NH on the north side of Lake Sunapee to find amazing fries and hearty burgers – and wash it down with your favorite brew. Try the local lagers. You’ll be back. More NH dining gems at NHLiving.com.

The Old Salt Restaurant Lamie's Inn
The Old Salt Restaurant & Lamie's Inn, 490 Lafayette Road (Rte. 1), Hampton, NH 03842 | 603-926-8322
Lamie’s Inn offers gracious hospitality in the best tradition of a New England country inn. Located in the heart of downtown Hampton, NH - two miles from Hampton beaches and centrally located for exploring the beautiful NH seacoast. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home! Continental breakfast is included and our restaurant, The Old Salt, is open for lunch and dinner daily. Reservations Recommended.
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Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery, No.Woodstock New Hampshire Inn Lodging
Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery, Rt. 3, No. Main, No. Woodstock, NH 03262 | 603-745-3951
Located in the quaint village of North Woodstock, the Inn's gracious and relaxed setting centers around 40 uniquely styled and cozy rooms and suites, located across 6 buildings on the property. All of our lodging options offer the comforts of home, including cable, free Wi-Fi access, air-conditioning and more. Many offer Whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces. Includes free use of off-property indoor pool and health club. Voted a White Mountains favorite by NH Magazine, Hidden Gem award and "Worth a Journey" says Phantom Gourmet. Our famous country breakfast is included with your stay.
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Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson Village New Hampshire Inn Lodging
Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Rte 16A, Jackson Village NH 03846 | 603-383-4245
Through the Jackson covered bridge is a place that just might be perfect... a place where candle light dances and the love and laughter of a hundred years of happy travelers is as rich as the wide pine floors. We invite you to take a step back in time. Come prepared to laugh, love, and smile so hard you might just cry. After all, as brilliant stars twinkle in the clear night sky... you just might find that the Wildcat is almost perfect. Lunch, Dinner, Entertainment in the Tavern.
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Polly Pancake Parlor, Sugar Hill NH Restaurant
Polly's Pancake Parlor, 672 Route 17, Sugar Hill, NH 03585 | 603-823-5575
Polly's Pancake Parlor has been serving yummy home cooked meals for over 75 years. Enjoy a stack of Oatmeal Buttermilk, Buckwheat or Whole Wheat pancakes. Sit back and savor a waffle of your choice smothered in real New Hampshire maple syrup or come for lunch and have a slice of quiche made with local Harman's cheese. Shop for gifts, pancake mixes and NH Maple Syrup. Reservations taken on weekends.
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Ramuntos Restaurants
Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza, 76 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431 | 603-357-3555
Welcome to Ramunto’s - a taste of the North End right here in Keene. At Ramunto's we’re passionate about providing an unforgettable dining experience. Ramunto’s combines great service, a warm family-friendly atmosphere, and high quality food made fresh daily. Authentic New York Pizza, fresh salads cut to order, pastas from scratch, and signature subs, Ramunto’s offers something for everyone including catering services. Open Daily for lunch, dinner & Take-Out.
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Flying Goose Brew Pub Craft Beer Great Food
The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille, 40 Andover Road, New London, NH | 603-526-6899
The Flying Goose Brew Pub is a family run restaurant with 17 of our Handcrafted Brews on tap with panoramic views of Mt. Kearsarge in the quaint town of New London. Whether it be for a quick bite, a cold brew, or a place for family and friends to gather, we extend our "home" to you. Voted Best of NH Regional Favorite Restaurant, we offer a relaxing environment to all who walk through our doors. The Flying Goose Brews are also available to take home in Growlers!
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rek'•lis brewing company, 2085 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574 | 603-991-2357
Tiny brewery, big beers! Enjoy Craft IPA's, Great Food, Entertainment, Special Events. Check the website for specials. Thursday night Trivia. The never ending quest to quench the ‘thirst’, whether it’s on a bike, skis, or in a glass. This it where the passion comes from, it’s what rek'•lis is, this is us, and now it’s you... .
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Owl's Nest Resort
Owl's Nest Resort, 40 Clubhouse Lane, Thornton, NH 03285 | 603-726-3076
5-star hotel experiences, spectacular (Nicklaus Designed) golf in the White Mountains & phenomenal dining with panoramic views. Visit us soon! And an unforgettable wedding setting where memories are made. .
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Celli's Pizzeria Twin Mountain NH
Celli's Pizzeria, 100 Route 302, Twin Mountain, NH 03595 | 603-846-5510
Hot Pizza, Artisan Sandwiches, Panini's, Fresh Salads. Welcome to Celli's Pizzeria! We offer a large selection of deli subs & sandwiches. Fresh breads baked on location, homemade dough hand tossed pizza. Gelato , ice cream, cheese cakes, tiramissu, cannolli, daily specials, great soups, and salads.
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Groveton NH Restaurant The Moody Mug Cafe
The Moody Mug Cafe, 18 State Street, Groveton, NH | 603-636-5096
A friendly place to meet for coffee, tea, good food and conversation. Open for Breakfast and Lunch daily 6:30am - 2:00pm. Try our cinnamon rolls, banana-walnut pancakes, in-house pastries, Breakfast & Lunch specials. Take-out, walk-in or phone ahead. Groups welcomed.
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George's Seafood Restaurant
George's Seafood & More, 588 Tenney Mountain Hwy, Route 25, Plymouth, NH 03264 | 603-536-6330
George’s Seafood and More restaurant is a great year round family eatery nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains in Plymouth NH. Serving fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and sandwiches. Clambakes, Fried Seafood, Chowders, Surf N' Turf, BBQ Ribs. Daily specials. Combo Baskets, Kid's menu available. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
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Mystic Sugar Bakery
Mystic Sugar Bakery, 2386 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860 | 603-383-3067
Mystic Sugar Bakery specializes in hand-crafted treats made from high-quality, fresh, seasonal, and local products whenever possible. Mystic Sugar Bakery is the lifelong dream and creation of Proprietor Christy Skinner. Originally from Virginia Beach, Christy has spent her life traveling the United States exploring the sweet regional variations on culinary classics, only to add her own touch to these timeless treats. Inquire about Special Orders.
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Maine Fried Seafood & Casual Dining Restaurants

There’s nothing quite like fresh fried seafood in Maine. Famous for seafood – whole clams, Maine crab rolls, lobster rolls, scallops, fried haddock and local shrimp can be found at roadside stands and casual restaurants in Maine. Sample our favorite Maine restaurants. Share the Best of Maine from Maine Living.

Maine Diner Wells Maine
Maine Diner, 2265 Post Road (US Route 1),Wells, ME 04090 | 207-646-4441
World Famous Food Like Grandma Used To Make. Featured on "The Today Show", Phantom Gourmet, Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and others. Maine blueberry pancakes, pies, lunch and dinner specials and more. Try Maine Diner's famous Lobster Pie, Seafood Chowder, Codfish Cakes. Breakfast anytime. Remember the Maine Gift Shoppe, Maine Products. Eat-In or Take-Out. View menus online.
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When Pigs Fly Pizzeria
When Pigs Fly Pizzeria, 460 U.S. Route 1 Kittery, Maine 03904 | Restaurant: 207-438-7036 Bread Store: 207-439-3114
Enjoy our large selection of wood-fired pizzas, appetizer plates, craft beers and draft wines. The pizzas are Neapolitan style, handcrafted from all natural ingredients. Our wood-fired ovens give the crust a chewy, smoky flavor. All ingredients are the freshest including mozzarella, which is made fresh daily. This location is also home to the When Pigs Fly Company Store, which offers all of the classic and artisan breads, and other products available from When Pigs Fly.
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Warren's Lobster House
Warren's Lobster House, 11 Water Street / U.S. Route 1, Kittery, Maine 03904 | 207-439-1630
Warren's is a "destination restaurant" known far and wide. All entrees on our extensive menu include the "Seacoasts Finest Salad Bar" featuring over sixty items. Warren's offers the areas largest selection of lobster entrees along with great seafood, steak and chicken specialties served in a comfortable and casual family atmosphere. Free valet parking service is provided "in season".
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Fisherman's Catch Restaurant
Fisherman's Catch Restaurant, 134 Harbor Road, Wells, ME 04090 | 207.646.8780
Fisherman's Catch Restaurant has been serving fresh Maine seafood, off the beaten path, for more than 35 years. We truly appreciate the locals making our little rustic spot in Wells Harbor their destination. Off the Beaten Path, Keeping It Rustic Since 1982. Lunch and Dinner - May to Mid October. Dine Out, Dine In. A Maine Summertime Classic.
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Ogunquit Lobster Pound Restaurant
Ogunquit Lobster Pound Restaurant, 504 Main Street, U.S. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine 03907 | 207-646-2516
Established in 1931 the Ogunquit Lobster Pound has been proudly serving the best Maine lobster for generations. Choose your own live lobster to be boiled in seawater in the traditional Maine fashion or try one of the many offerings from our full menu. Open for Dinner every day at 5pm. We do not accept reservations.
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Jonathan's
Jonathan's OGT, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, Maine 03907 | 207-646-4777
Serving upscale New England cuisine, Jonathan's Ogunquit, caters to those diners looking for fresh seafood, classic European dishes, grilled steaks and more. Diners prefer Jonathan's for a romantic date night, to celebrate a special birthday or enjoy an evening of farm to table gastronomy before a show. Jonathan's offers dining, events, and concerts. Featuring local food products wherever possible and focuses on serving fresh, New England products. Jonathan's slogan has always been to #eatwell.
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Loco Coco's Tacos, 36 Walker Street, Kittery, ME 03904 | 207-438-9322
Creative, unique, and freshly made Mexican food housed in a restored building, a relaxed dining experience that offers something different to patrons and ensures you enjoy a memorable food experience every time. Mexican, Southwestern Cuisine, Special Diets, Vegetarian, Vegan / Gluten free options. Lunch, Dinner, Dine-In or Take-out, Catering.
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CT Cafes Bistros Thai Food, Sub Shops, Pub Fare

Connecticut sub shops and Italian pizza restaurants are popular for a few good reasons, great food quick and inexpensive. Check out a few of our favorites. More CT dining gems at CT Living Magazine.

Michaels Trattoria Italian Restaurant
Michael's Trattoria, 344 Center St., Wallingford, CT 06492 | 203-269-5303
Award-winning Italian Specialties - Parmigiana, Zuppa Di Pesce, Pasta, Chicken, Veal, Steak, and Seafood served 7 days a week in a relaxed atmosphere. Begin with fresh baked bread served with Michael's own amazing Virgin Olive Oil Dip and complete your meal with Chef-made Banana Cream Pie or fresh-filled Canoli's. Indoor/outdoor dining. Pizza available in the Bar/Lounge or take out only. Catering and In-House Luncheons for up to 40 people available. Michael's Trattoria has served the Wallingford community for more than 25 years.
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Avelino's Italian Restaurant
Avellino's Italian Restaurant, 1813 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 | 203-254-2339
Just a short walk from great shops and downtown Fairfield businesses. Come in and enjoy true Italian cuisine at this cozy trattoria. Enjoy Lunch, Dinner or a wonderful meal to take out after a busy day of work or play.
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Chowder Pot III Restaurant Brandford CT
USS Chowder Pot III | 560 East Main St., Branford, CT 06405 | 203-481-2356
Enjoy award winning seafood, slow roasted prime rib and USDA Choice steak. Chowder Pot III has two large dining rooms, air-cooled patio and a very popular Captain's Lounge featuring an amazing raw bar. Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3:30p-6p. Chowder Pot III has won numerous awards from Connecticut Magazine and for 17 years in a row been voted Best Seafood by the New Haven Advocate. Pick out your own live lobster - 1-15 lbs.!
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MA Cafes Bistros Mexican Food, Pizza & Pub Fare

From Boston to the Berkshire’s in western Mass. this is casual dining heaven. Browse Mass. dining gems at MALiving.com.

The Mick Casual Restaurant Holyoke MA
The Mick, 3 Country Club Road (Route 5) Holyoke, MA 01040 | 413-532-1800
Want to grab a burger and a beer or a bite with the kids? The Mick has got you covered. A great casual restaurant for get together with friends for a drink, listen to live music or compete in weekly trivia contest. The menu always features an incredible selection of burgers and casual fare as well as rotating specials that change on daily basis.
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RI Cafes Bistros Snack Bars, Health Food & Pub Fare

The “summer only” snack bars in Rhode Island are probably the best in all of New England. Rhode Island style clam chowder is a local favorite – similar to Manhattan style but without the tomatoe.


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