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The Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country Store

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BA SCORE
96
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18 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
66
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
4.71%
 
 
Taps:
13
Bottles/Cans:
25
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
The Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country StoreThe Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country Store
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

161 Country Rd
PO Box 9
West Glover, Vermont, 05875-0009
United States

(802) 525-3366 | map
www.parkerpie.com

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Added by grassrootsVT on 12-17-2006

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 66
Reviews by cbeer88:
Photo of cbeer88
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I stopped by here for lunch on the way back from visiting Hill Farmstead thanks to the excellent recommendation of a few BA's.

12 or so taps, a few of which are hidden in a back room that isn't open at lunch. If you're not local you probably want Hill Farmstead, so ask - they had (the incredibly awe inspiring) Edward on tap in back. A few locals, a few non-locals, but all top notch stuff. I didn't dive into bottles, but they had a small but solidly crafted list.

I was told to get the "Green Mountain Special" pizza, and it was as delicious as advertised. I could be back here 10 times, and I'd probably order the same thing every time. Fairly large pizza menu and the sandwiches I saw others eating looked big/tasty.

The atmosphere is very "Vermont" - party country store, part funky hodge podge of a bar, part tables/decor that time forgot, and an interesting outdoor area with a bunch of picnic tables on the grass.

Service was pleasant - one guy was running the shop for everybody and was more than happy to leg pints back and forth outside.

Good value - lunch for two with 4 beers came out to $40-ish.

Bottom line - this is an oasis in the middle of an extremely rural area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dfhhead25
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of rogacks
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The country store has a sneaky good selection of beer. Found some gems in the back. The pizza easily makes my top 10 list and the beer menu is great. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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Photo of indianabeerman
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Another great "in the middle of nowhere" VT spot that is pretty much a must-visit destination at least once in your life, or better yet, anytime you're near "the Hill." Let's face it, if you're up here, there are only two places to go to, and this is one of them. The place is tiny, with a organic feel to it. There are two bar areas, but I've only ever been in the front, which consists of a small counter seating a handful of people, and a few tables to sit at. The service is pretty laid back, but I've had nothing but friendly encounters.

The beer of course is top-notch, focusing mainly on VT goodies, especially Hill Farmstead. If you're sitting in the front bar, always ask if there is more on tap, because they often don't have the full list on the chalkboard. The food is pizza. And salad, but mainly PIZZA. Some creative and very tasty things too. My recommendation is the Green Mountain Special...look it up.

They do also have a small shop here, which is a convenience store / bottle stop. Not a huge selection, but always worth checking out, just in case.

If you're coming from Burlington or Waterbury, or even beyond to visit Hill Farmstead, Parker Pie is even further out of your way, by maybe 20 minutes or so. But if you have the time, you have to go. And if you don't have the time, make the time.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
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 +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Doug537
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -2.9%
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 +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of WeymouthMike
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of boredalready
4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of ScottP
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of rjp217
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of OldCrustacean79
5/5  rDev +12.1%
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 -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of WantonFaun
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Tarabeth
5/5  rDev +12.1%
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 +12.1%
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 -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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