Where to Eat in Fairlee: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Ying Subia

Fairlee is a town in Orange County, Vermont, United States. The population was 977 at the 2010 census. It includes the village of Ely. Fairlee is home to Lake Morey, which claims to have the longest ice skating trail in the United States.
Things to do in Fairlee

1. Colatina Exit

164 Main St, Bradford, VT 05033-9271 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 802-222-9008
Excellent
36%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Colatina Exit

Our food is delicioso, simple and unpretentious, always fresh and homemade.

Reviewed By karenwilliams2016 - Hot Springs, Virginia

Wonderful food and fun. Great place to gather for a drink or dinner or both. Even though I don't dine here each trip I make home, it's nice to know it's still there and the food has never dissapiointed me. Looking forward to my next trip.

2. Peyton Place Restaurant

454 Route 10, Dartmouth College Highway, Orford, NH 03777-4123 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Fusion, French, Mexican, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 603-353-9100
Excellent
59%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Peyton Place Restaurant

Our Diverse Dining Experience Holds Value at All Occasions. If You Are Looking for a Romantic Dinner then Our Candlelit Rooms in the 1773 Tavern House Will Suit You Well. If You Are Looking For a Dining Experience that is More Social, Something to Be Shared Between Reunited Friends and Family Members, or Business Colleagues then Our Tall- Ceiling Dining Room Would Find You Well Satisfied! More Diversity Comes in the Kitchen, Where Chef James Makes Everything On Your Plate. The Chef Combines Cuisines from Around the World into a Fusion that makes Our Restaurant a Must Go. French Cuisines, Asian Cuisine, Vietnamese, Thai, Italian and American Menu Options Grace Our Farm to Table Menu From Season to Season.

Reviewed By Jennsarge20 - Orford, New Hampshire

The best things about Peyton Place are the things others criticize in the negative reviews. Heidi Peyton and her husband chef, Jim, are outstanding -- real pros. If you want quick, swift, commercial, big portions, and obsequious service, then don't go. If you want a...MoreThanks so much for the great review ❤️ Would you like to join our email list?

3. Fairlee Diner

Route 5, Fairlee, VT 05045 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 802-333-3569
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Fairlee Diner

Reviewed By peter k

a nice option for breakfast in Fairlee. It gets crowded as people tend to linger, but is worth the wait. Good hearty breakfast (including home made bagels) and great pancakes (but this is VT, they should only serve pure maple syrup, instead of charging extra to substitute the real thing for fake syruo)

4. Ariana's Restaurant

1 Market Street, Lyme, Lyme, NH 03768-3506 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner +1 603-795-4824
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 147 reviews

Ariana's Restaurant

Our goal at Ariana's is to offer a range of menu choices reflecting the many different palates and we feel there is something on our menu for most people. Our menu focuses on seasonal, quality and local (as much as possible during the different seasons) ingredients.

Reviewed By Ron A - Bristol, Rhode Island

We recently stayed at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee Vt and were looking for a nice restaurant nearby. Although the selections were limited we decided to try Ariana's in Orford New Hampshire located about 5 miles from the hotel. The restaurant is located on a farm in nicely converted farm building. The atmosphere is very pleasant with an open kitchen where you can sit and chat with the chef and staff.

So let's get to the food. It was outstanding! Chef Martin prepares a variety of menu choices that will please just about anyone. We started off with a mushroom crepe that was to die for. So flavorful that I savored every bite. For a main course I had a special of Portuguese seafood stew made with cod fish, chorizo, red bliss potatoes, bok choy in a very savory light broth. Absolutely delicious! My wife have two succulent petite filet mignon that were cooked to perfection. Don't pass up desert because you will not be disappointed. I had a trio of creme delicious brule (mint, vanilla and a third I cannot remember). My wife had a wonderful apple crisp with vanilla gelato.

The staff was excellent. Very pleasant, very helpful as was chef Martin. Chef Martin will likely come to your table to welcome you and chat about his love of cooking.

A great experience overall.

5. Isabelle's Cafe

3052 Route 5, East Thetford, VT 05043-9554 Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff Cafe, American Breakfast, Lunch +1 802-785-4300
Excellent
38%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Isabelle's Cafe

Reviewed By travelgirl11228 - Brooklyn, New York

When out exploring VT on mini-roadtrips with my mom, Isabell's is one of our favorite stops. We've probably been five or six times in the past three years. I've only had breakfast there, which is always tasty, with plentiful coffee refills. While the small menu has pretty standard fare, we really like the atmosphere. Bright, little curtains on the windows and so many locals eating there always remind us of traveling in Ireland. Isabell's has the same homey, comfortable feel.
[One downside: our clothing often smells greasy when we leave; maybe something to do with their kitchen's ventilation.]

6. Corner Scoops

corner of NH Rte.25C and NH Rte. 10, Piermont, NH
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

This ice cream place is attached to the local general store. It is great and the ice cream servings are reasonably priced and the largest we have seen.

Reviewed By godsnidget - Orford, New Hampshire

They sell Gifford's hard ice cream which is a good quality. They give fair portions for a fair price. It is also conveniently located.

7. Wicked Good Barbeque

Route 5, Thetford, VT Barbecue
Excellent
52%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Wicked Good Barbeque

Small roadside stand with several tables. Mainly for takeout

Reviewed By Jeff_NH - SE NH

RE: A new bar set in Bar-B-Q! Beautiful BBQ in Vermont....oh yes

Absolutely the BEST ribs I EVER had ! ....from Maine to Florida and west to the wrong coast... Stayed at the Rest n' Nest campground in my camper... off exit 14 RTE 91...((East Thetford; east of the highway) and discovered this gem. The ribs were so good I made up a flyer and distributed it to 'some' of the campers. The people in the adjacent campsite went, were equally impressed...one stated the pulled-pork was the best they ever had. Asking the owner about this enterprise he stated he attended Newberry College in Boston and then sought employment as a CHEF in various restaurant. Unfortunately restaurants come-n-go and after being employed at a few, left to create his own business.... The ribs were of perfection...the flavor was actually complex....sweet and various flavors course across your tongue .... pure heaven. ...an explosion of delightful flavors....perfect consistency....simply wonderful....blissI ...Went 3 days in a row! ...the chicken drum-sticks were scrumptious... Do you want the best of the best? Vermont is the host to so many gastric indulgences BUT THESE BBQ Ribs have redefined mmm mmm mmm

Jeff_of_NH (now Maine) aka Dodge_Charger_43

8. In Season Ice Cream and Snack Shop

449 Lower Pln, Bradford, VT 05033-9232 Fast Food
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

In Season Ice Cream and Snack Shop

Reviewed By margo g - Portland, Maine

This little seasonal Ice Cream and snack shed is a wonderful find !!! The owners are a young family and this place is very family friendly. They offer true VERMONT FARM MADE ICE CREAM from the Kingdom County Creamery from Hardwick VT !!! Also serving a REAL VERM0NT CREAM "Creamee " Soft Serve !! Rich,Real, Delicious. Banana Splits.....WOW !! Good selection of burgers, hotdogs, fries,chicken tenders, etc etc.also. We stopped by on our way back to Maine ,where "snack shacks" are everywhere but this one absolutely ranks very very high on our MUST STOP LIST !!! This is obviously the locals favorite so travelers should check it out too !! We will definitely be back .

9. Whippi Dip

158 Main St, Fairlee, VT Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 802-333-3730
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Whippi Dip

Reviewed By marikim - boston

Whippi dip looks trashy but in fact has quite good options
Ice cream is fabulous and our staple with high quality super large portions
They lost their soft serve option
Food is freshly prepared and one should know at a "food stand" what works- treat it like a diner
Breakfast sandwiches are yummy
Good greasy lunch options - it's got a grill so go with the grill!

10. Fresco Deli

7788 Vt Route 113, Post Mills, VT 05058-9900 Delicatessen +1 802-333-9170
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Michael P - East Thetford, Vermont

Bring an appetite, I ordered a sub and it weighed about two pounds. built with a pile of meat, fresh veggies, and bacon, I somehow managed to eat it all. You also have to try the hand cut fries that are double fried leaving a crisp outside with a tender middle. Some of the best fries I have ever had. Takeout only, but there are picnic tables outside to eat at.

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