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5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-3000
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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Meal with a View

Hard to find much wrong with Cliff House. Maybe the reservation process could be better. Once you are dining there, you'll find great dishes offered up by enthusiastic staff with really outstanding views of Mount Mansfield. It's a shame they are not regularly open for dinner anymore...the ride up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
BradShaw123
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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Hard to find much wrong with Cliff House. Maybe the reservation process could be better. Once you are dining there, you'll find great dishes offered up by enthusiastic staff with really outstanding views of Mount Mansfield. It's a shame they are not regularly open for dinner anymore...the ride up in the gondola with a lantern and hot cider was very... More 

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Fairfax, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have enjoyed the Cliff House, Stowe, Vermont several times, as it is close to where we live. Taking the tram car from the parking lot to the restaurant is fun, the menu always has excellent choices, and afterward you can take a walk, exploring the environs of Mount Mansfield.

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Please order the french onion soup, you won't be dissapointed! Great view, great coffee. Staff was on the ball.

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Marco Island, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The title is very clear, really the spot is unbeatable!! We visited right in the middle of winter and is just outstanding, a storm hit while we were having lunch and the experience was very cool. The food is Ok, the service is nice. It is not cheap, and it shouldn't be. The location surely make it worth. Don't ask... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Being at the Cliff House makes me feel like I'm at the top of a mountain in Switzerland. The food is fantastic and nothing really beats a ski day that includes a gourmet meal surrounded by snow and trees at the top of a mounain!

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Millstone, New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a nice relaxing lunch break. I was told not to miss the chili. The news was correct. It was outstanding. A completely memorable flavor. Also sampled the squash soup. It was refined and clean. It's a great spot to relax and rest those legs. Atop the gondola. The best food on Stowe mtn . Do not miss.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

I went here for drink while rest of family went skiing. Fabulous view of mountain. They made me feel welcome, despite knowing I didn't want lunch. Had Hot Cider toddy - excellent. Family joined me later and all food was good. We ordered clam chowder, butternut squash soup, burger and cheese plate. Prices reasonable.

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My son, husband, mother and I thoroughly enjoyed eating lunch here on a sunny Sunday on Columbus Day weekend. We were visiting my son at college and went on a drive through the notch and ended up taking the gondola up. What a sight! My son was eager to try the restaurant. He and his grandmother selected the Monte Cristo... More 

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East Central FL
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170 reviews 170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food is just OK. The service is awful. And we were there during the peak leaf peeping season. Sure glad we missed the snow. Other than the view and the ride up and down the mountain I don't have much positive to say.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

In fairness to the chefs, I did not taste the food so this rating is for the service. I arrived at the restaurant with my husband, my mother in law, and my 3 month old. We thought we'd have an hour lunch and be out of there seeing as how they had basic sandwiches and burgers on the menu. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: (802) 253-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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