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“Great simple food.”

White Cottage Snack Bar
Ranked #14 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.
Brownsville, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great simple food.”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

We like to go to the White Cottage. The food is simple, as is the atmosphere. You order at the window, they call your name when it's ready, and sit where ever you want. The offerings are basic and everything is really good. They make really good fried fish; lobster rolls, fried clams, and the fish and chips are all awesome. Burgers are good, grilled chicken is tasty also. Besides that they have great icecream. The price is not all that expensive, and on a nice warm day it is nice to eat down by the river, which is about 100 feet walk from the back door. We go quite often in the summer for an impromptu meal, even on weeknights. (They're closed from mid-October till May 1)

  • Visited September 2013
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Woodland Park, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great fried clams”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

I never write reviews, but I am a fried clam aficionado and I have traveled from Rhode Island to Ipswich to Main in pursuit. We never expected to find any in Vermont, but stopped and turned around when we passed the sign. Didn't expect much, and it took a while for them to be cooked. But when we tasted them, we were blown away - delicate, crunchy, tasty, and not the least bit greasy. Definitely up there with the best we've ever tasted. From now on this is a must stop anytime we are in Vermont. Thanks guys, you were the high point of our Fall sightseeing trip.

  • Visited October 2013
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Buffalo, New York
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“great location, friendly service”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a very old fashioned outdoor (large) food stand. It is located on the banks of the river where the owners have thoughtfully provided tented, swinging benches and tables overlooking the river. The food is basic. My fried scallops were plentiful, but nothing special. My husband really enjoyed his hot dog and fries. The location alone makes it worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pricey fried seafood food and its cash only at register!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Good fried scallops, but fried fish had no taste. Staff was great, place was clean except for the annoying flies inside. I had to guard my food from the landing pests. The cost was rather expensive at $34.00 for two plates of fried seafood with fries and slaw and frappes. They take cash only. The owner has an atm installed but it charges $2.50 fee to use it. That pissed me off a bit. Ice cream is good.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank bumperchic
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good ice cream, perfect location”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Parents can relax in swing chairs or at picnic tables while the kids explore the Ottauquechee river, which at this bend is shallow, meandering, and great for wading in. The ice cream is from Gifford's, which I find is tons better than other New England area suppliers like Richardson's Dairy.

  • Visited August 2013
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