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“Rocking on the River”

White Cottage Snack Bar
Ranked #15 of 30 Restaurants in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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.
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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.
Fayetteville, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Rocking on the River”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

My husband and I ate at White Cottage Snack Bar on our visit to Vermont. It was a very unique find and quite enjoyable. The young kids working the counter were very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was quite pleasant. We ate on the inside because it was very hot outside. However, they had these cool picnic tables available that rocked back and forth which gave wonderful views of the river. The food was delicious and prepared in a timely manner. A great place for families.

  • Visited July 2013
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Kensington, New Hampshire
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“Our favorite stop”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We travel back and forth to Vermont on a regular basis, and the White Cottage Snack Bar is one of our favorite stops, especially on a summer day. My children were thrilled to see they now have rocking table seats by the river. We enjoyed great cheeseburgers and ice cream, and then the kids were off to put their feet in the river. I must have been taken with the great food and views because I left my wallet on the table. After returning home to NH I realized. I called The White Cottage and incredibly some honest person had turned it in. I have to thank that person and the white cottage for promptly mailing it to me. Truly a Vermont gem.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Jessica H
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Great Find”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were on our way home from a camping trip when we stumbled upon the White cottage Snack bar. They have outside seating in cute glider picnic tables right next to a river. The setting was fantastic. You order your food and wait for them to call your name. We ordered their bone in fried chicken, burgers, and a grilled cheese. Everything was delicious, especially the onion rings. They also have ice cream but we were too full. All in all, a place we would gladly visit again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Good burgers. Good views.”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

A Woodstock institution - this roadside dairy stand has good burgers that can be enjoyed on picnic tables right on the river. Great for kids.

  • Visited June 2013
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Norwich, Vermont
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“On the sunny summer day it is perfect....”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a snack bar. It is counter service and really nothing fancy. However, if you are in Woodstock treat yourself to something special. I can only comment on on the burgers and french fries which are as good or better than I have ever had. The ice cream is great. The people are super nice. Take your food to the picnic tables by the river, maybe your kids will swim. It is an experience more out of the 1950's. If you listen to read "Road Food" or "Diners and Dives" you will love this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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