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148 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-8412
(802) 864-9451
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for Burger night

We always go to this restaurant for Burger night on Wednesdays. They also have excellent beer on tap with specials every night. I have not tried their other items for awhile but on a beautiful summer night it is a great place for a burger and a beer outside. We have had excellent service.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
mjekl
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Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We always go to this restaurant for Burger night on Wednesdays. They also have excellent beer on tap with specials every night. I have not tried their other items for awhile but on a beautiful summer night it is a great place for a burger and a beer outside. We have had excellent service.

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Over-cooked, poorly prepared seafood, on a par with Red Lobster or worse. Went once, never went back.

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Boston, Ma.
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place is a miserable dump !!! Typical college town mediocrity. Terrible food, awful service. They keep changing their name to dodge and duck but don't be fooled. Don't go there !

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NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

If you find this helpful, please click yes where it asks. ---------------------------------------------- Ambiance - has a cozy, grainy, downtown sort of feel. A bit cramped but lots of tables. Bathroom area smells terribly of mothballs. Food - food was excellent. We had apps, the figs on the cheese plate were excellent, the buffalo wings nicely done as well. Service -... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had dinner there after watching the beautiful sunset by the water.The food was incredible.I ordered the pan seared salmon with mashed potatoes & grilled asparagus and I was not disappointed. Omg best salmon & mashed potatoes I've had.the city hall building is across from it and you can enjoy the lit spire of the building while eating.staff was very... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Located on Church Street in Burlington, nothing is nicer than sitting outside at the Rusty Scuffer on a sunny August day. The food was standard fare and the price fairly reasonable (burger $9 & lobster roll $15). They might have been caught a little short handed because of the beautiful weather, but we didn't mind because the weather was lovely.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

In a Sunday afternoon, around 4 pm, we arrived for the first time in Burlington. After a short walk, looking for a restaurant we decided to stop at the Scuffer Steak and Ale House. I had the Pork Porter House with sweet fries and corn (17$) - deliciously cooked, tender and flavorful. My wife got the Mushroom Linguine(16$) , also... More 

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Waterford, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

You have to be GOOD to stay on Church St in Burlington. Perhaps we should have been worried that they were the only place WITHOUT a wait. The Poutine was really VERY good. My son's mac and cheese was cleaned clear. Our burgers were good, if not odd - they weren't flattened very much so half the bun was uncovered.... More 

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Northfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stopped at the Rusty Scuffer for a meal at 4:00 in the afternoon. Our only choice was the lunch menu; dinner isn't served until 5:00. The poutine was pretty good, though it was the first time we've ever tried poutine, so we don't have anything to compare it to. I had some sort of open-faced steak sandwich with cheese... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Back in the day, like many BTV college students, I did the Church St. walk dozens and dozens of times. Given all those trips, one would assume I would have visited every dining establishment on the walk. Not true. It took until four years after graduating to give Scuffer Steak & Ale a shot. If I knew then what I... More 

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Additional Information about Rusty Scuffer

Address: 148 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-8412
Phone Number: (802) 864-9451
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 148 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-8412
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: (802) 864-9451

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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