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The Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country Store

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The Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country StoreThe Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country Store

16 Reviews
Reviews: 16
Visits: 61
Avg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
Taps: 13
Bottles: 25
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

161 Country Rd
PO Box 9
West Glover, Vermont, 05875-0009
United States
phone: (802) 525-3366

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Place added by: grassrootsVT on 12-17-2006

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Reviews: 16 | Visits: 61
Reviews by Roguer:
Photo of Roguer
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Nine beers on tap - eight of which were from Vermont, and including Double Dose - which was just as fantastic as advertised - and Hill Farmstead. The only non-local brew on tap was Founders. Looked like a decent bottle selection, too.

They obviously specialize in pizzas, but I enjoyed an excellent hot Italian sausage sub.

There isn't much to say about the atmosphere. It's a relatively small place, with a couple bar areas, an attached shop, and an outside deck area (probably more useful in the Summer).

Definitely a good spot to stop if you're visiting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Take a small place. A place where not only is everything local (like they do in VT), but you can also pull up to the driveway, or.. tie your horse up. Yes... people do show up here on horseback.. welcome to Vermont.

Inside is a converted barn and two bar areas. First glance on a paper pie plate are the words written "Expect your pizza to take an hour or more". Well at least they tell you. So what can you do in the interim.

First off there is exceptional beer on tap. Sure there will be some usual's, but don't ask me who trucks in some of this stuff this far, but you want Hill Farmstead. YOU WANT TO DRINK HILL FARMSTEAD BEERS my friends... you would be WASTING your time driving all the way out in the rurals, not supporting a fantastic brewery that is local, dodging wild turkeys on the road (I thought if I could hit one I could bring it here and they would cook it), and having beers you will remember for much time.

That being said it's a good way to pass the time. Also buying some stuff in the store like the rice and grains sold made locally will do the trick also.

Had some nachos. I'll admit, they were a little disappointing. Slightly burnt, very little cheese, and a small portion. They were good, but could be considerably better.

But then there are the pies. I honestly didn't wait that long for them, ordering a Works sans olives and pepperoni and also the Green Mountain special (more on that later).

The Works in medium came out nice and chewy, lots of great tasty sausage and caramel onions and mushrooms and excellent goodies.

But the killer as we were told... is the Green Mountain Special.

The Green mountain special at first sounds like an abomination. Spinach, Apple, cheese (I mean were in Vermont is there no cheese I mean come on!), humanely created and raised bacon, and maple syrup. yes you read that correctly. Maple syrup.

I thought this can NOT work... but believe me... it's magic...

Ordering a large one, loaded with spinach, the syrup is just kissed so lightly and with the bacon and apples it is just heavenly rich, lightly sweet, with supper granola green goodness tastes. The crust also on the pies are supper thin, they absolutely CRACKLE when you eat them..

I have never had pizza from ANYWHERE this good, it is truly worth going out for and out of the way for.

There is also apparently an upstairs area for live shows and music, but I never got to see that.

Great vibe, solid pizza, really good tap list. Totally worth a visit.

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Photo of bostonbeans
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Doug537
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome pizza!
Get it to go and eat @ HF while you wait for your growlers to be filled.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

The best pizza in the state.

At times, the best bar and taplist in the state, too.

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Photo of seanchai
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of WeymouthMike
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great tap list, service was great, food was very good, kid friendly and easy access off the hwy.

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Photo of JKV96
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of boredalready
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of ScottP
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of rjp217
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.56/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of OldCrustacean79
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best, Best, Best!!! I don't know if Martha still works there but I would marry her in a heartbeat!!!

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Photo of CTJman
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of WantonFaun
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Tarabeth
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The pizza was amazing here!! It's definitely THE place to stop after a trip to Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of cptbenjamin
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is so unassuming and I can't share how worth going out of your way to hit this place is. Its about 15 minutes from Hill Farmstead! Unreal food....a pizza with maple syrup is a must! No joke, by far what I would consider the best beer selection in my entire beercation.

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Photo of emottram
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ricknelson
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Just down the road from Hill Farmstead in nearby West Grover Vermont. They always have Hill's on tap and make the best pizza in Vermont. Not too far off the interstate I-91, They sell some of the hard to find brews in bottles and bombers. If your doing Hill's then you need to stop at Parker Pie too.

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Photo of DCLAguy11
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of slander
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%

New England jaunt in the Spring. Vermont today, tomorrow, and then Maine for a few days. Never been this far up 91 before, and my guess that the unmarked road with a bridge was Roaring Brook Road was a successful leap. To the end, hook that right, and it’s that, over there, on the bend, parking around the side in the early April Vermont mud…

Entered up front and was greeted by wine & beer displayed; Dieu De Ciel, Alesmith, and well, hello, Fantome Noel. Take in the little country store scene; dry goods, baked goods, nuts, cheese, wine & beer, and through the corral doors to the rear. 2 bar pieces split, seating 3 and 3 on colorfully painted chairs; wood topped bar here, dented & dinged metal top bar there. A brass ’T’ tower of 5 on the front side and 2 barbell uprights with 2 taps each below the rear piece with stacked glassware. Piping glassware rack with tulips and stemware a-dangling to the left, and a horizontal board to the right listing the 9 tap selection sectioned in alternating colored chalk (brewery, beer, origin, style, ABV, IBU’s, price, & serving size). Kitchen corralled in between the two, with swinging saloon doors; its door frame and adjacent kitchen peek a boo window framing pasted with dollar bills & pictures. Past tense tap handles line the space above and alongside, and some domestic bottles and cans displayed with craft & import interjected.

Wood slat/plank floorings, slat ceilings in light gray, and the walls in red, yellow, & orange, and some areas done blue with cloud play. And the décor; some local art (paintings), snow shoes, beer ad tin silliness, license plates, rusty old signage, and the wall near the rear door with newspaper cutouts & beer stickers. A ½ dozen tables mix & match behind us, boothed and benched. There’s a small TV showing soccer. Phil is psyched for the world cup, I cannot understand why.

9 taps here and 5 more in the back room bar not currently open (but they will draw from there if you’re polite and nice). 14 taps in all; a mix of right down the road local hero craft (Hill Farmstead Edward, Single Hop Simcoe, Double Citra, & the Blaugies La Vermontoise collab), craft regionally nearish & far (Sixpoint Sweet Action, Local Option Sweet Leif, Finch’s Sobek & Set, Bruery Oude Tart, Stone Ruination Grapefruit Slam, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye), a single import (Siren Broken Dream Stout), and an in-state soda/cider/kombucha hat trick (Rookies Root Beer, Citizen Cider Unified Press, Aqua Vitea Kombucha). I drank the Hill Farmstead Single Hop Simcoe & Double Citra because I could. They’ve also got a bottle list of some 3 dozen offerings broken out by origin. It’s a pretty good list and includes a handful of macros, N/A, gluten free, & cider action. No Cantillon bottles today, wah (just to hurt me).

And food, yes, sure, I mean, we’ve only been driving all damn day. I had been toying with a BLT, because, well, it’s where bacon lives, but opted instead for a small piiiiie. Pizza Margherita was her name (fresh garlic, crushed plum tomatoes, fresh basil, and you know what, I’m feelin’ crazy, why don’t we add pepperoni). Phil went with the Scott’s Revenge (Scott’s oil, crushed plum tomatoes, spicy shrimp, scallions, and roasted red peppers). Mine was a kickin’ pie, and Phil said his was excellent, too. “Lots of shrimp, spicy, very good”. That there was actual Phil verbiage.

Tunes have been excellent! See the way I dealt that with an exclamation point, you can tell I meant that shit. Zeppelin, Stones, Animals, Zombies, CCR, Doors, Beatles, Cream, but some of this stuff sounds like slightly different versions than those I know. I’m wondering if we’re getting alternate versions of some of these or if I’m experiencing the single speaker mono effect. ‘Trickery’, I say!

Darcy serves us up, Maine kid she is. This we find, Phil & I, as we talk of plans for the days ahead. Unexpectedly good pizza & a jammin’ tap list. Come and get your drink & snack on before heading down the road for growl fills or wait in line there hungry, grumbly, & sad, like the clown.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
4.29/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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The Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country Store in West Glover, VT
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