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White Cottage

462 Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, VT - (802) 457-3455
Posted By Michael Stern on 12/22/2012 12:49:00 PM
It was the summer of 1957 when the White Cottage opened on Route 4 at the edge of the pretty Vermont town of Woodstock; and the menu is still a vivid expression of mid-century drive-in tastes. Residents and visitors come to these breezy tables for excellent made-to-order hamburgers, hot dogs and foot-longs served Yankee-style in grilled rolls, and fried clams, available whole-bellied or as strips.

On the side of such delightful summer-vacation meals, you can drink a soda, a lemonade, a milk shake or a frappe. Ever curious about the obscure taxonomy of New England soda fountain beverages, we asked the person behind the order window to explain the difference between a milk shake and a frappe. Here, a frappe is made with hard ice cream, a milk shake with soft ice cream.

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
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The menu advises,
"The menu advises, "All of our food is made fresh and cooked to order! It may take a few minutes extra, but it's well worth the wait." We agree, and offer as evidence this lovely hamburger."
Michael Stern





Beautiful footlongs; crisp, hand-cut fries; tasty coleslaw.  Caught in the sunshine on luscious Kodachrome.
"Beautiful footlongs; crisp, hand-cut fries; tasty coleslaw. Caught in the sunshine on luscious Kodachrome."
Robert Schneider


Even the whole-bellied clams here aren't all that gooey. But if those bellies make you squeamish, there are clam strips, too, every bit as good as the old HoJo's strips.
"Even the whole-bellied clams here aren't all that gooey. But if those bellies make you squeamish, there are clam strips, too, every bit as good as the old HoJo's strips."
Michael Stern


In and around the White Cottage you will find a variety of seating options.
"In and around the White Cottage you will find a variety of seating options."
Michael Stern


Every summer since Elvis joined the Army, the White Cottage has been a destination diner for the people of Woodstock and towns beyond.
"Every summer since Elvis joined the Army, the White Cottage has been a destination diner for the people of Woodstock and towns beyond."
Michael Stern



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