Despite having only opened in the Summer of 2015, Doc Ponds has quickly become a Stowe favorite! It is the sister restaurant to Hen of the Wood, who has locations in Waterbury and Burlington. The menu at Doc Ponds focuses more on beer and light bites, which is a great alternative to HOTW. It’s a must stop while you are in town!
The Draft List: They’ve got over 20 beers on tap, so they are always pouring something fun!
Cauliflower and Cucumber: This dish comes with a horseradish yogurt dressing, and is the perfect small plate to share!
Brisket Bomb: It really is the bomb! It’s loaded to the max with a wonderful mix of flavors.
Mac and Cheese: This side pairs perfectly with any item on their menu. It’s made with Vermont cheddar, so it’s creamy and delicious!
Now for the best part… dessert! You’ll have to save room, because Doc Ponds has awesome milkshakes and you can add booze to them! Yes, you read that right… boozy milkshakes! The Chocolate Mudslide Boozy Milkshake is a must have. It’s made with dark and milk chocolate ice creams, organic milk, Kahlua and vodka. The only thing you’ll need to decide is whether to get two straws or one!
Their menu changes seasonally, so check it out before you visit. In their words, “don’t worry, it’s all delicious!”
Insider Tips: Check out their awesome collection of records while you’re there. Also, if you like music, they’ve got live music every other Sunday night and beer specials everyday except Friday and Saturday. Check out their Facebook page for up to date details about their events!
Doc Ponds, 294 Mountain Road, Stowe VT 05672