White Cottage

Clam Shack | Drive-In | Hamburgers | Hot Dog | Ice Cream Parlor | Sandwich Shop
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The White Cottage opened in the summer of 1957 on Route 4 at the edge of the pretty Vermont town of Woodstock. Residents and visitors come to its breezy tables for such traditional drive-in fare as made-to-order hamburgers, hot dogs and foot-longs served Yankee-style in grilled rolls, and fried clams that are available whole-bellied or as strips.

On the side of these 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. Continue reading

The White Cottage opened in the summer of 1957 on Route 4 at the edge of the pretty Vermont town of Woodstock. Residents and visitors come to its breezy tables for such traditional drive-in fare as made-to-order hamburgers, hot dogs and foot-longs served Yankee-style in grilled rolls, and fried clams that are available whole-bellied or as strips.

On the side of these 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.

Dishes to try
Foot Long Dog
Must-Try
White Cottage, Hamburger
Hamburger
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.
White Cottage, Hot Dog
Hot Dog
Beautiful footlongs; crisp, hand-cut fries; tasty coleslaw. Caught in the sunshine on luscious Kodachrome.
Banana Split
Whole Belly Clam Platter
Directions and Hours
Open Today
Sunday11 am - 10 pm
Monday11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday11 am - 10 pm
Thursday11 am - 10 pm
Friday11 am - 10 pm
Saturday11 am - 10 pm
Information and Policies
Seasons
Summer
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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