Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining, ethnic food, or a good old burger and fries, the Lebanon area has restaurants appealing to every taste and budget. The best advice for visitors is to eat where the locals do, and two popular Upper Valley eateries are located right across from each other on the Lebanon Pedestrian Mall: Three Tomatoes Trattoria, serving rustic Italian fare made with fresh ingredients, and Salt hill Pub, offering Irish-American pub food and craft brew in a convivial atmosphere.
Family dining opportunities abound in the Upper Valley, from Jesse’s and Molly’s restaurants in Hanover to chain restaurants like Friendly’s, Applebee’s, and Chili’s on Rt. 12A in West Lebanon. Also conveniently located on the busy 12A shopping avenue are the Weathervane Seafood Restaurant, the Seven Barrel Brewery, McDonalds, and countless other places to grab a casual bite.
Fans of ethnic food will find many options in the region, including Margarita’s (Mexican) at Centerra Park, Yama (Korean) in downtown West Lebanon, and Koto Japanese Steakhouse on 12A, as well as Mai Thai, Jewel of India, and Orient, all in downtown Hanover. Looking for a good pizza? Try Lebanon Village Pizza in downtown Lebanon, or Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizzeria in Hanover.
Relax, enjoy a cup of coffee, and check your email at one of the region’s unique coffeehouses, such as the Dirt Cowboy cafe in Hanover and Tuckerbox in White River Junction. For 24-hour comfort food, The Fort at Exit 18, just off the highway in Lebanon, is a truck stop frequented by travelers and locals alike.
The Upper Valley is also home to a variety of fine dining establishments offering innovative dishes by local chefs, including the Canoe Club and the Hanover Inn in Hanover, Simon Pearce Restaurant in Quechee, the Tip Top Cafe in White River Junction, and Carpenter & Main and the Norwich Inn in Norwich, Vermont.
For a complete list of restaurants please contact the Chamber or refer to our member directory.