98 Mill Italian Pub and Grill - Located in a converted 150 year old riverside mill, a quiet, cozy getaway in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom for many things; a casual lunch, dinner or drink after work; a place you can take your kids and still have a wonderful meal for yourself; the perfect setting for an elaborate business dinner; carry-out food you can feel good about eating after a hard day’s work. Combining the freshest ingredients to capture an authentic Italian taste and classic bar and grill food. A full-service bar and extensive wine list all in a family-friendly environment. People come to see if their friends are here, and more than likely, they are!
At 98 Mill we have a first-come, first-served dining policy that ensures all our guests have the opportunity to enjoy our delicious food and warm hospitality. We believe in providing a fair and efficient dining experience for everyone.
Our restaurant features comfortable tables that can seat up to 8 people. For larger parties, we can accommodate you by seating groups in sections together, ensuring that everyone can still dine in close proximity and enjoy each other's company.
Additionally, we offer a private room that provides an exclusive and intimate dining experience for groups of 26-30 people. The private room offers privacy and comfort, making it an ideal choice for special occasions, corporate
events, or family gatherings. The private room can be rented, please contact for rates and availability.
If you prefer an outdoor setting, we have a spacious stoned patio area available that can comfortably seat 35-40 people. Our patio provides a delightful atmosphere, allowing you to savor your meal while enjoying the fresh air and scenic surroundings. The patio area can be rented for occasions also, offering you a charming outdoor space to host your event. We also have the ability to incorporate the entire deck and covered area please contact us for additional information.
For those seeking an exclusive experience, we also offer full restaurant rental. If you have specific requirements or wish to organize a large-scale event, please contact us directly for further details. Our team will be happy to assist you in creating a tailored dining experience that meets your needs.
We prioritize the satisfaction of our guests and strive to create an enjoyable dining environment for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you and providing you with a memorable dining experience that exceeds your expectations.
History of the Building.
Credit and thanks to The Caledonian-Record which published this article on February 1, 2012.
Perhaps the first thing to get established is the spelling; if you look the name up in the Edward Fairbanks, Claire Dunne Johnson, and Peggy Pearl’s history of St. Johnsbury – we are all wrong! I came across the name in St. Johnsbury’s Soldiers’ Record using an “a” instead of an “e”. My dictionary became the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery where straight out from the chapel under the shadow of the tall spruce, the Ramsay’s are resting.
A few weeks ago, a skating rink was dedicated at Ramsay Park and more than one wondered where the name originated. Captain James Ramsay entered St. Johnsbury’s history in 1817 when he came and took over the grist mill on the Passumpsic River previously built and run by Arnold family. This area of town was formally known as Arnold Mills, Ramsay’s Mills, Paddock Village and now Arlington. Captain James was remembered in Edward Fairbanks’s Town of St. Johnsbury history:
“Ramsey was a character, a large, bony Scotchman, with a fund of droll stories which he delighted to tell to the neighbors and over which he would shake with honest laughter.”
When Ramsay took over the grist mill, he added a small building where his family resided. He also set up a carding machine in the home. In 1820, Ramsay along with Allen Kent built a new sawmill; this was later sold to Hiram Jones and Sargent Bagley. The Captain entered the business of making spinning wheels next. The sheep population was much higher in most counties than the people and business was booming. The following was an ad for his product:
Improved Patent Accelerating Wheel Head $1.13 each
Manufactured by James Ramsay
Cast Steel Set in Brass
Will Require Frequent Oiling
Spinning Wheels of every kind;
Quilling Wheels, reels, shuttles,
And Spools may be had at the
Shop in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont
All warranted good or no sale.
The building where the wheels were manufactured was the former Elements and Bailywicks Restaurant beside the Passumpic River.
Captain Ramsay built a brick house between Mill and Railroad Streets, approximately where the Merriam-Graves building is today. This house may well have been a stop on the Underground Railroad for Ramsay was against slavery. It was thought by neighbors that his house was a station as the slaves made their way north but no proof existed until the home was torn down in 1930. During the demolition, instead of one cellar, there were two; another existed below the customary one – an area with no windows proved the neighbor’s suspicions to be true.
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