Local Dining


Great restaurants montgomery vermont has more than a dozen!


If you choose to venture out there are several restaurants in the Montgomery area to choose from. Most of these eateries are within walking distance, as we are located right on Main Street.

These restaurants are open most of the year, and in the Winter Ski Season and Fall Foliage Season, there are approximately 15 other restaurants open within an a half hour drive of our front door. We are more than happy to make reservations at any of these restaurants for you, which we recommend on weekends, as they often fill up during the high season months.


Bernie’s Restaurant

72 Main Street, Montgomery Center, VT
(802) 326-4456

Right down the road and within easy walking distance even after a filling meal —Bernie’s is one of our favorite restaurants in town. It’s famous for its Mexican nights but even on those nights it always offers its traditional menu. Eat in the front if you want to be seen; eat in the back if you want to be near the bar where the locals hang out. Closed for dinner Tuesday night. $$


Montgomery Pizza & Subs

216 Main Street, Montgomery Center, VT
(802) 326-4343

Directly across the road from the Phineas Swann (no kidding – about 20 paces away), Montgomery Pizza is a charming local eatery offering sandwiches, snacks, light fare, and of course, pizza!  Their emphasis is on fresh, wholesome, local ingredients. Since Montgomery Pizza is so close, it is very convenient for our guests to order take out to enjoy in the Phineas Swann’s dining areas, your room or the gardens. Also, don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy a staple of northern Vermont: Creamees, our delicious soft-serve ice cream! Open Thursdays through Sunday.  $


The INN

241 Main Street, Montgomery Center, VT
(802) 326-4391

Located next door to the Phineas Swann, this restaurant boasts an outstanding bar and bartender (Lilly) and an inventive chef with a menu that changes regularly but always has something interesting to offer. The decor is exceptional, and you can choose to eat in the bar area or the more formal dining room up front. Open Thursdays through Sunday. $$$$


The Belfry

14 Amandon Road, Montgomery Center, VT
(802) 326-4400

We also are very fond of the casual Belfry Restaurant, located in a renovated mid-1800′s school house a few miles up the road (and within approximately a 5 minute drive) on the way to Jay Peak Ski Resort. The menu is great, but most impressive are the specials that are posted every night on the blackboard as you enter. Good luck choosing just one!  $$$


The Snowshoe Pub

13 Main Street, Montgomery Center, VT
(802) 326-4456

At the end of Main Street in Montgomery Center, about a gentle 10 minute walk from the inn, The Snowshoe Pub is a great place for a casual meal where you can hang out with the locals and watch the latest games on their wide screen television or shoot a game of pool. The chef is also the owner, and there’s always live music on Saturday nights. $$


The Black Lantern Inn

13 Main Street, Montgomery, VT
(802) 326-4456

Just two miles west of us in the village of Montgomery lies this building on the National Register of Historic Places – and a pretty nice restaurant to boot. Serving both traditional American entrees and pub food, it’s a great place for a steak and a beer, or to meet some of the locals around the bar. Closed Tuesdays. $$$


Jay Village Inn Restaurant

1078 Route 242, Jay, VT
(802) 988-2306 

Located in Jay, about 8 miles from the Phineas Swann (approximately 12 minutes away by car), the Black Bear Restaurant at the Jay Village Inn offers dine in or take-out. Nightly dinner specials include pasta and fresh seafood. Restaurant Hours are: 4pm-9pm Sunday-Thursday and 4pm-10pm Friday & Saturday. $$$


Big Jay Tavern

3709 Mountain Road, Montgomery Center, VT
(802) 326-6688 

Located halfway between the Phineas Swann & Jay Peak Resort (approximately 6 minutes by car) , this new addition to Montgomery Center’s restaurant scene is the perfect apres ski dining location, with half-portions available and a lodge-like decor. Restaurant Hours are: 4pm-9pm Sunday-Thursday and 4pm-10pm Friday & Saturday. $$