Living Here Essentials


There are many delicious restaurants in Hanover, Norwich and the surrounding towns.  Many of them are listed below.  Also check out for links to the current menus.


Hanover Inn's newly opened restaurant with a farm-to-table philosophy that focuses on local and sustainable New England products. Overlooks the Dartmouth Green and Main Street.  Al fresco dining is offered in warm weather.  

Salt Hill Pub - Casual Irish pub

Canoe Club -  Serving fresh, seasonal soups and a range of entrees from an upscale burger to fresh fish.  Live music regularly.  Marko the Magician on Mondays.

Market Table - Focus on seasonal, farm to table menu items.Breakfast, lunch & dinner served, and take-out items available. 

Italian ice cream, made from scratch every morning.  Rivals the best European gelato.

Candelas Tapas Bar - Located in the fomer Rosey Jeke's Cafe location.  Newly opened and bringing Spanish tapas to Hanover.

Base Camp Cafe Nepalese cuisine


King Arthur Flour Baker Berry Cafe

Boloco - Hanover outpost of an upscale chain, owned by a Dartmouth alum.  Quick, fresh, hot wraps and bowls to eat there or take with you.


Salubre - Casual Italian

The Orient - Chinese 

Sushi Ya - Japanese, fresh sushi and "lunchbox" specials at lunch

Jesse's - A few minutes from downtown.  Offers a wide assortment of grilled meats and seafood, as well as a large salad bar.

EBA's - A Hanover institution.  Nightly specials offered.  Serves up pizza, sandwiches, wings etc.


C&A pizza

The Jewel of India





Carpenter & Main

King Arthur Flour Cafe 



Loch Lyme Lodge - Take advantage of a beautiful summer Sunday evening and enjoy a buffet dinner on the shore of Post Pond.  There are often Sunday concerts too.


Three Tomatoes - Casual Italian restaurant.  Easy spot to grab a bite before a show at the Lebanon Opera House.

Salt Hill Pub - Casual Irish Pub.  Also a good place for dinner before a show.

Gusanoz - Saturdays at 1pm & 6pm piƱata for the kids.  Free kid's meal with adult entree purchase.

Margarita's - Chain restaurant, next to Residence Inn.  The kids like going for birthday celebrations because all of the waiters sing to you. 

The Baited Hook - Rt. 4A on Mascoma Lake.  Fried food galore, soft serve ice cream and a casual setting with outdoor tables overlooking the lake.


Five Guys Burgers - in the Kohl's shopping complex

4 Aces - old time diner



TipTop Cafe

Tucker Box - Casual coffee shop serving breakfast and lunch dishes during the day and authentic Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine during dinner.  wifi


Isabella's - Great for breakfast, delicious muffins

Cedar Circle Farm dinners in the field - A beautiful way to spend a summer evening with friends in the open air.  Make a reservation early in the summer.


Cloudland Farm
BYOB.  Arrive before your reservation to enjoy sitting outside and sipping wine with friends on the porch.  Then move inside for the set menu dinner, featuring local products and Cloudland Farm beef.  Check out the website ahead of time for the exact menu.  Tiny shop that sells their fresh beef, frozen.

Pan e Salute

Lovely Italian restaurant.  Serving dinner only - Thursday through Sunday.  Closed in November and April. Definitely make reservations well in advance - up to 30 days.

Mangowood Restaurant

In cooler months opt to relax in front of the Tavern's roaring fire for a night cap with dessert.  During warmer months dine outdoors at Mango's Terrace. Overlooking the Ottauquechee River the landscape is a perfect setting to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail as you watch the sun set over Woodstock's other historic covered bridge.


Leda's Pizza - The most similar to thin crust, Chicago pizza
Fairlee, VT
(802) 333-4773

Simon Pearce
Quechee, VT

Worthy Burger
Royalton, VT
(802) 763-2575
Owner/chef is the former head chef at the Hanover Inn.  

Sustainable Farmer 
Windsor, VT
Stop by on a Th, Fri, Sat or Sun for a wood fired pizza made with local flour, cheese, veggies and meats.  In the summer on Friday nights, family movies are shown at 6:30p.  On Saturdays it's open mic at 5p and on Sundays is pasture tennis at 5p.

Harpoon Brewery 
Windsor, VT
Enjoy a cold Harpoon with burgers, wraps, paninis and salads.  

Orford, NH
(603) 353-4405

Peyton Place

Skunk Hollow Tavern - Built ca. 1790
Hartland 4 Corners, VT

Stone Soup - Strafford, VT

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