We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

White Cottage Snack Bar

$$
Fast Food, American
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
862 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091-5202
+1 802-457-3455
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Twice named one of the top 150 burger joints in the US and the only one in...
Twice named one of the top 150 burger joints in the US and the only one in Vermont, White Cottage is Open early May to Columbus Day. We are a traditional dairy bar and lots more! Located one mile west of town on Rt 4, we serve char broiled burgers, homemade onion rings, great sandwiches, fresh whole belly clams, Maine lobster salad rolls, fresh crisp salads and 30 flavors of ice cream. Our customers also enjoy steamed Maine lobster dinners on the weekends in the summer. Sit outside at one of our many picnic tables overlooking the Ottauquechee River (Moms bring the towels and bathing suits -the kids are going in!) At White Cottage, we've got something for everyone!

Phone orders always welcome. We are fully handicapped accessible.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 101 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great outdoor venue right on the river

There aren't many place for casual dining that have such a great setting. Once you order your food, you can take it outside and choose from unique porch swing-like tables or even go right on the bank of the river and sit on a picnic table. The food is good, what you would expect from a snack bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Vincent C
,
Killington, Vermont
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Orchard Park, New York
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We decided to come to the White Cottage Snack Bar after reading about them in a Vermont Explorer's Guide. We knew they were legendary in the area and that they had sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Irene. We wanted to come to show support for their rebuild. We ordered at the window from a very nice and welcoming gentleman. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bernadette147
Killington, Vermont
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

There aren't many place for casual dining that have such a great setting. Once you order your food, you can take it outside and choose from unique porch swing-like tables or even go right on the bank of the river and sit on a picnic table. The food is good, what you would expect from a snack bar with offerings... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Vincent C
south carolina
Level Contributor
397 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Order your food at the window. Sandwiches, some soups, chili, fried seafood, hamburgers and hotdogs. I chose the clam strips and side of slaw. Tasty fried food! Keep in mind that this is a CASH ONLY restaurant. I chose to sit inside and take advantage of their free wifi. There are picnic style tables outside along the river. Take a... More 

Helpful?
Thank chichiSouthCarolina
Rowland Heights, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

this little roadside restaurant had a very varied menu. Everything from BLTs to Crab. The staff was very friendly. The outside tables also included canopied swinging benches by a river. The food was good too.

Helpful?
Thank elm948
Canaan, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

After driving past this place for years, both before the floods and after the re-build, we finally stopped in for dinner. We'd heard good things about it from local friends, and it turns out they were absolutely right. We both chose fried seafood; my wife got her favorite whole clams (she hates the strips) and I ordered my usual fisherman's... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AndyV2011
Queensbury, NY
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We often go to Maine from New York, and the White Cottage is our first rest stop, We have our chihuahuas with us, and we take them for a walk down by the river. There are always children playing in the river or on the shore. Then we split up, I go to the window and order the food, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank madpuppies
Louisa, Kentucky
Level Contributor
155 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We had fish and chips and fried clams. Wish we had order the fried clam strips instead of the fried clams. It was still a good dinner and we ate outside at a picnic table and enjoyed watching kids play in the river. They have a good selection of food and a great selection of ice cream with huge portions.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jmnteddyLakeCity_FL
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place has 3 of the best things. They have ice cream, wifi, and a swimming spot. Well, not swimming exactly, but you can definitely wade in the river.

Helpful?
Thank vanessaw1121
Proctor, VT
Level Contributor
109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on our way out of town. The service was slow and the fried clams mediocre and overpriced.

Helpful?
Thank PhantomProctor_VT
Woodstock, Vermont
Level Contributor
450 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What can I say about the White Cottage Snack Bar. It sits along the Ottaquechee River near Rt. 4 and has a great view of the river. A beautiful grassy area south of the snack bar is right down at river level and has picnic tables, etc. where kids (and adults) can wade in the river while enjoying an ice... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Travelcrow

Travelers who viewed White Cottage Snack Bar also viewed

 

Been to White Cottage Snack Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 862 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091-5202
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 802-457-3455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Fast Food, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Twice named one of the top 150 burger joints in the US and the only one in Vermont, White Cottage is Open early May to Columbus Day. We are a traditional dairy bar and lots more! Located one mile west of town on Rt 4, we serve char broiled burgers, homemade onion rings, great sandwiches, fresh whole belly clams, Maine lobster salad rolls, fresh crisp salads and 30 flavors of ice cream. Our customers also enjoy steamed Maine lobster dinners on the weekends in the summer. Sit outside at one of our many picnic tables overlooking the Ottauquechee River (Moms bring the towels and bathing suits -the kids are going in!) At White Cottage, we've got something for everyone!

Phone orders always welcome. We are fully handicapped accessible.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from White Cottage Snack Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?