With its intimate, rustic feel, The Common Man will make you feel at home. Common Man fare, including seafood, meats, and vegetables, is prepared in a traditional Northeastern way (hearty and simple), and will leave you feeling utterly satisfied. Try the Filet Mignon. Entrées $13-$24; 603-745-3463.
Try the sushi or a hot bowl from this Korean and Japanese restaurant.
This Korean and Japanese restaurant is the place to get ethnic food on your vacation to Sunday River. Open from Wednesday to Sunday each week, you can have a drink from their full bar or sit down for an après-ski meal. Try the Bi Bin Bop, an assortment of seasonal veggies, choice of meat, and a fried egg on top of steamed rice. Bethel locals come in on Sunday after 8 for their service industry night. Bethel, Maine | 207.824.7370
Get a taste of old-school Whistler at this local diner.
This local diner is open all day, everyday. Located in one of the oldest commercial buildings in Whistler, visitors are transported back to the resort Whistler was 30 years ago when they sit down amongst locals for a Beltch Sandwich: bacon, eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and ham. If you’re in for dinner try the homemade chicken pot pie and meatloaf, or, if it happens to be a Friday, the Barbecue Spareribs. Whistler, British Columbia | 604.966.0668
If you're craving a burger, head to this joint and you won't be disappointed.
This local burger and hot dog joint has been voted best burger in Whistler by Vancouver Hot Spots Examiner and Taste Magazine. They’ve got a selection of 14 homemade burgers and hot dogs, and are open everyday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Stop in after skiing for a burger and a beer on their year-round patio. Whistler, British Columbia | 604.938.9300 | splitzgrill.com
A local favorite, stop in for lunch or dinner during your visit to Sunday River.
Grab a bite at this local hangout on your way down from the ski hill. The whole family is welcome, and there’s always free popcorn during happy hour, and half priced appetizers on Wednesdays. The Maine-inspired cuisine consists of seafood platters, lobster dishes, and seafood alfredo. They also have BBQ ribs, steaks, and burgers. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner everyday. Try the white chocolate bread pudding for dessert. Bethel, Maine | 207.824.0309 | roostersroadhouse.com
This family owned crepe restaurant serves everything from breakfast crepes to full dinner crepes, served with a bottle of wine. Of course, you may order breakfast crepes for dinner, but try the Florentine for dinner (Spinach, Egg, Feta, Swiss Cheese, Tomatoes, Onions, and traditional Bechamel sauce). 7 days a week, 8 am to 9 pm, no reservations.
A friendly atmosphere, huge portions, and reasonable prices have made the Owl’s Nest a local favorite in Sunriver. Climb the stairs into the pub you’ll be greeted by a sculpted bronze owl. Once inside, enjoy some Northwest microbrews or another part of the menu while taking in a Mariners’ game. There’s a beautiful view of the golf course and surrounding meadow, and on Fridays there’s a DJ and dancing. After eating and drinking you can just take the resort shuttle back to your room.
Bo Restobar—yes, “restobar” means restaurant/bar—serves up unique food and experiences. The elegant dark wood walls, black granite bar, red accents, bits of neon, and black-lit lounge full of Buddha heads make it like something between a temple in Bangkok and a Las Vegas casino. Try the duck spring roll, Asian-spiked burger with papaya slaw, or Koreadilla—a re-invented quesadilla stuffed with Korean-marinated pork and goat cheese. A wide variety of cocktails ranges from single-malt scotches to lemongrass and chill-infused vodka martinis.
The five local brewers (and the one Hawaiian) at 10 Barrel Brewing Company have a passion for great beer and have made their brewery a favorite local watering hole. Try the Black IPA. The S1nist0r Black Ale won the bronze metal at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival for best traditionally brewed beer. For dinner, order one of ten specialty 10 Barrel Pie pizzas, make your own, or get something else on the menu like breaded steak fingers or steamed Manila clams. The patio has a fire pit and in nice weather they’ll open the garage-style door by the bar.
The 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar is Bend’s newest sushi bar and its only Asian fusion restaurant. An overhead water feature stretches the whole length of the wide-open dining area. Locals dig the 4-6 p.m. happy hour, featuring $5 Happi Sushi Rolls, as well as the free live music each Sunday evening. There’s also a Late Owl menu available Friday and Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to close. Don’t like sushi?