5 Fun Restaurants to Try in Killington

For anyone with a penchant for the outdoors, Killington, Vermont, is the perfect destination. As a top ski and biking resort, no matter what the season, there’s something to keep you going. Of course, any athlete must keep their strength, and especially on vacation, everyone wants to spoil themselves at least a little. Here are a few recommendations for the best restaurants near our Killington vacation rentals.

McGrath’s Irish Pub

Friendly, fun, and truly very Irish – this pub is definitely worth a detour! From their live Irish music on Friday and Saturday nights to the unusual décor (a very large boulder in the bar), there’s plenty to appreciate. The homecooked food is authentically Irish, with its menu offering such classics as Guinness Stew and Irish Reuben. Of course, it wouldn’t be an Irish pub without the whiskey, and this one happens to boast the state’s largest selection. 

The Garlic

The Garlic is an Italian-style restaurant that, well, really likes garlic! Their menu offers a wide assortment of classic Italian favorites: Quattro Cheese Manicotti, Seafood Italiano, Chicken Piccata, and more. They have a wide selection of Italian wines and others from the Napa Valley, France, Spain, and Argentina. Every Tuesday is Ladies’ Night, which means food is half price at the bar. So, ladies, drop by for some great food at a bargain!

Back Country Café

Breakfast dishes at Back Country Cafe in Killington

When scouting for breakfast spots, look no further than Back Country Café Pancake House. This incredibly cozy backcountry hideout offers a menu truly worth salivating over. Specials include pumpkin pancakes with your choice of toppings; house-made egg pastries filled with scrambled eggs, broccoli, pesto, sun-dried tomato, caramelized onions, and asiago cheese; omelets with smoke bacon, ham, apple, cheddar cheese, and a drizzle of maple syrup; the list of delicious options just goes on! Top it all off with some freshly made bread and a Vermont homebrew, and your day is off to a perfect start. 

Peppino’s Ristorante Italiano

Another great Italian restaurant, Peppino’s Ristorante Italiano has been serving the community of Killington since 1992 with its delicious homemade sauces and “Old World” recipes. Ingredients are only the finest and freshest. A few of the restaurant’s fine dishes include Tortellacci Neapolitana, Shrimp Luigi, Ziti and Meatballs, and Steak Peppino. Numerous vegetarian options are also available. The wine menu boasts many classic Italian selections as well as some nationally sourced wines from California. Stop by with your appetite and bon appetit

Lookout Tavern 

Long hailed as Killington’s “go-to” spot for casual and fun dining, the Lookout Tavern is the first stop on the mountain, making it the perfect place to relax and rewind after a morning on the slopes. This “burger and beer” joint opens at noon, providing a wide selection of classic American-style sides, sandwiches, burgers, burritos, and fresh craft beer. With 11 big-screen TVs, parents can sit back and enjoy their favorite sports games while the kids head for the large game room, which includes a pool table and video games. Come for a good time and great food!

Killington Vacation Rentals

If Killington seems like the right place for you and your family, the Killington Group provides a wide arrange of sales and rentals that will meet every need and budget. Browse our website for a wide array of vacation rentals. Our cozy Killington townhome rentals accommodate anywhere from five to ten people, perfect for large group getaways. Friendly and knowledgable staff are available seven days a week to assist you with the perfect booking. Ready for some outdoor fun and fine dining? We invite you to visit Killington and explore our Killington vacation rentals.