Wondering where to eat in Ludlow Vermont?
Favorite Local Vermont Restaurants
Ludlow has a wide variety of excellent restaurants to choose from depending on your mood and tastes. Most, within walking distance from our locations on Pleasant Street and the Mill Place Condo.
We’re expanding! We’ve now added more places to eat in and near Ludlow, VT to our favorites list. Just 15 minutes away, in Cavendish, our 3 new ultra-modern cabins set in pristine woods by two beautiful ponds are under construction. Opening winter of 2022!
Below are our personal favorites or scroll down to see a full selection of what’s located right here in Ludlow and its surrounding towns.
When you’re scoping out where to eat in Ludlow Vermont, we recommend you check to verify a restaurant is open before going. Many of our local places vary hours and days of operation based on seasons.
Best breakfast, brunch lunch:
The Hatchery $ Ludlow
Country Girl Diner $ Chester (worth the drive!)
Best date night, celebration dinner:
The Homestyle Hostel $$, (reservations recommended, make through their website)
The Castle $$ (upscale, reservations recommended)
Good for family and large groups casual:
DJ’s Restaurant (American everything) almost always open
Off The Rails (great pizza, fun late night spot)
Goodman’s American Pie (good pizza)
Sam’s Steak House (very good)
Harry’s Cafe – Mt Holly (very good)
Pubs & Bar Food:
Off The Rails (
Killarney’s Ludlow (Irish pub and restaurant) – almost always open
Mr Darcy’s (great burgers, truffle fries)- almost always open
Tom’s Loft (near Okemo clock tower base) apres ski, anytime, casual, huge nachos
Best cocktails and night atmosphere:
Main & Mountain across from The Hostel (try the Good Ol Boy, drink) you can walk to from the house or the condo.
Off the Rails – good for late night, live music
Killarney’s – Fun Irish Bar
Eight Oh Brew – casual bar, pool tables, on Main St under the Mill Condos.
Where To Eat Breakfast in Ludlow, VT
When you’re looking for a place to eat in Ludlow Vermont, we recommend you check to verify they are open. Many of our local places vary hours and days of operation based on seasons.
The Hatchery, 164 Main St., Ludlow VT 802-228-2311
Awesome coffee, food and bloody Marys.
Cafe`at DeLight, 145 Main St., Ludlow VT 802-228-2150
Omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, blueberry pancakes, and the best coffee in Ludlow
Where To Eat Lunch In Ludlow, VT
Johnnies Kitchen, 126 Main Street, Ludlow 802-228-2400 – Sandwich Shop
The Killarney, 44 Pond St., Ludlow 802-228-7797 – Irish Pub
Calcutta’s American Restaurant, 89 Fox Lane, Ludlow (Fox Run Golf Course) God food, lunch & dinner
The Loft Tavern, 300 Mountain Rd., Ludlow VT 802-228-5638 Apres ski and casual lunch and dinner pub featuring Located on Okemo Mountain access road.
Tacos Tacos, 1 Lamere Square, Ludlow VT 802-228-7899 – Casual Mexican food. Dine in or carryout.
Subway, 21 Main St., Ludlow Vt 802-228-7821
Java Babbas Slow Food Cafe, 57 Pond St., Ludlow VT 802-228-7810 – Takeout only
Where to Eat Dinner in Ludlow, VT
Off the Rails, 64 Pond St, Ludlow VT 802-228-6688
Cozy local spot with live music, good food and cold beer.
Homestyle Hostel Inn & Cafe`, 119 Main St., Ludlow VT 802-975-0030
Offering creative dinners and a full bar
DJ’s Restaurant, 146 Main St., Ludlow VT 802-228-5374
Casual dining with and extensive and varied menu.
Mr. Darcy’s Bar & Grill, 31 Route 103 South, Ludlow VT 802-228-7222
Handcrafted burgers, Vermont beer and comfort foods served to you in a charming, historic brick house.
Sam’s Steakhouse, 91 Route 103 South, Ludlow VT 802-228-2087
Fabulous steaks, extensive salad bar, seafood, chicken, chops and steak entrees. Cocktails and desserts in a warm, comfortable atmosphere.
Downtown Grocery, 41 Depot St., Ludlow VT 802-228-7566
Elevated Southern cuisine made with local ingredients plus unique cocktails & a relaxed ambiance.
Goodman’s American Pie, 5 Lamere Square, Ludlow VT 802-228-4271
Wood-fired pizza, salads and calzones. Dine-in or carryout
The Killarney, 44 Pond St., Ludlow VT 802-228-7797
Bar opens at 3PM. Dinner available starting at 5PM offering authentic Irish pub fare mingled with All-American favorites.
Inn at Water’s Edge, 45 Kingdom Rd., Ludlow VT 802-228-8143
4 course candlelit dinner, must make reservations by noon the day of the reservation.
Toms Loft Tavern, 300 Mountain Rd., Ludlow VT 802-228-5638
Casual lunch and dinner pub featuring terrific burger, sandwiches and a varied full dinner menu. Located on Okemo Mountain access road.
Ludlow Cooking Co., 29 Main St., Ludlow VT 802-558-3205
Takeout, summer patio & indoor lunch and dinner serving soup, salad, sandwiches
Mojo Cafe, 106 Main St., Ludlow VT 802-228-6656
Modern Tex-Mex dining featuring a fun mix of Mexican, Cajun, and BBQ cuisine. Dine in or carryout.
Stemwinder, 46 S Depot St, Ludlow, VT 802-228-5200
Village Pizza, 26 Main St., Ludlow VT 802-228-5618
Pizza, grinders, salads served for lunch or dinner.
Fun Ludlow Vermont Bars & Nightlife
Wondering where to go out at night in Ludlow or Cavendish Vermont? Here’s a list of our favorite local places!
Main and Mountain Cocktail Bar, 112 Main St Ludlow
Eight Oh Brew, 145 Main St, Ludlow
Off The Rails, 64 Pond St, Ludlow
Outer Limits Brewery, Proctorsville (Cavendish)
Restaurants in Cavendish & Proctorsville (Approximately 4 miles from Ludlow)
Castle Hill Resort, Jct. Rte 103 & Rte 131, Proctorsville VT 802-226-7361
Former home of Vermont Governor Fletcher, featuring fine dining and a well stocked wine cellar. Reservations strongly recommended
Crow’s Bakery & Opera House Cafe`, 73 Depot St., Proctorsville VT 802-226-7007
Open Tuesday-Thursday 6:30AM-5PM, Friday-Saturday 6:30AM-6PM, Sunday 7AM-5PM
Cozy cafe serving delicious home baked items for breakfast and lunch.
Murdock’s on the Green, 42 Village Green, Proctorsville VT 802-554-0126
Open Wednesday- Saturday 4-9PM, Sunday 4-8PM
Soups, salads, sandwiches, and dinner specials
Restaurants in Chester (Approximately 12 miles from Ludlow)
The Free Range Restaurant, 90 The Common, Chester VT 802-875-3346
Open Monday & Thursday 11:30AM-8:30PM, Tuesday-Wednesday 11:30AM-8PM, Friday-Saturday noon-9PM, Sunday 101AM-8PM
Creative farm to table dining in a charming Victorian on the Chester Green.
Fullerton Inn, 40 The Common, Chester VT 802-875-2444
Open Monday-Saturday 5-9PM for dinner, Wednesday-Saturday 11:30-9PM for lunch and dinner
Fine dining on the Chester Green.
Heritage Bakery and Deli, 642 Route 103 South, Chester VT 802-875-3550
Open daily 7AM-6PM
Serving breakfast until noon, lunch all day, and prepared meals for dinner. Can accommodate tour buses and can provide boxed meals.
Inn Victoria, 321 Main St., Chester VT 802-875-4228
Open Friday-Sunday at 3PM
Serving high tea and a lovely assortment of scones, sweets, chocolates, fruit. Choose from a variety of more than 50 teas.
The Southern Pie Co., 287 Main St., Chester VT 802-875-7437
Open Sunday-Thursday 7AM-5PM, Friday-Saturday 7AM-6PM
Bringing the great pies of the South to Vermont. Sandwich specials daily.
Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern, 698 Route 11 West, Chester VT 802-875-8585
Open Thursday-Monday 4-10PM
Historic Inn with a charming tavern that features delicious classics made from local ingredients.
Notable Restaurants In Neighboring Communities
Echo Lake Inn, 2 Dublin Rd, Tyson VT 802-228-8602
Open daily for breakfast 8-9AM and for dinner 5:30-9PM
Reservations strongly recommended. Approximately 5 miles from Ludlow
Grafton Inn, 92 Main St., Grafton VT 802-843-2248
The Phelps Barn is open daily Sunday-Tuesday 5-8PM, Wednesday-Saturday 5-9PM
The Old Tavern is open Friday-Saturday 6-9PM, Sunday 5-8PM. Closed 3 weeks in April.
Fine dining. Approximately 20 miles from Ludlow
Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Route 106, Weathersfield VT 802-263-9217
Open daily 5:30-9PM
Farm-to-table experience, wine seller, and full bar. Approximately 16 miles from Ludlow
Jake’s Restaurant & Tavern, 5700 VT Route 100, Londonderry 802-824-6614
Open Monday-Friday 3:30-9PM, Saturday-Sunday 8AM-9PM
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and pizza in a casual atmosphere. Approximately 16 miles from Ludlow