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1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8447
+1 802-862-7446
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Ranked #19 of 210 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, Magnolia Bistro is Burlington’s best kept secret. We are the first certified-green restaurant in Vermont, with a menu of breakfast and lunch favorites made with the highest quality ingredients available. We feature a great selection of local, organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and meat-loving items to suit any palate.
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Rye, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We had a lot of people recommend Magnolia for breakfast while we were visiting Burlington and I am so glad we went! The atmosphere was adorable and quaint with great service from the waitstaff. It was hard to decide what to get because there are so many things on the menu that sound good. I look forward to going back... More 

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West Chazy, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Magnolia serves breakfast and lunch. Both menus are unique and reasonably priced. I cannot comment on the lunch food however as I have only had breakfast there. The first time we went for breakfast was last summer. Four of us had different things and all were very good. The vegetarian sausage is a good option for our vegetarian friend. When... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Thanks for providing us with this feedback! I'm happy you've enjoyed your food both times you've dined with us. However, I am so sorry to hear your food wasn't served as hot as it should have been the last time you came in. Please know we're looking into preventing this from happening again. Thanks, Shannon R., Owner More 

Burlington, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a good place to come with friends for breakfast or lunch. The food is good Vermont local food and the atmosphere is nice. The place is large enough you can hear each other when talking but not so loud you need to yell. Not a bad place to go with your significant other.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Lawrence, thanks for the kind words! I'm happy you think of us as a place to enjoy breakfast with friends or a significant other. I hope we'll see you back in again soon. Take care, Shannon R., Owner More 

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

So many good choices on the breakfast menu it was hard to decide what to have. The eggs benedict was hot and delicious. The side of potatoes were amazingly crunchy and well seasoned. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgable. A very memorable breakfast!!!

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Kathleen, this is a lovely review to get to read, so thanks for sharing it! I'm happy that you found so many things on our menu to be appetizing and your service to be friendly. I'd absolutely love to have you come back in the next time you're in Burlington! Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I loved this place for it's out of the ordinary breakfast menu choices. Having food allergies, it was gratifying to know I had choices I would not normally have elsewhere. The food was fresh and delicious. Very attentive service. We would definitely would recommend this place.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

So happy that we were able to provide some great dishes that fit within your dietary restrictions! Knowing that you and your husband had a great breakfast with us is fantastic, and I so hope you make it back in the next time you're in town. Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were told the wait would be 45 minutes but ended up having to wait an hour and a half for a table. Food was well worth the wait- they got everything right, from the homemade ketchup and jam, to the pumpkin French toast with maple whipped cream. The servers were friendly and the food definitely made up for the... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Molly, I'm so sorry to hear about your wait. While things can get busy, we always try to be as accurate with times as possible. However, hearing that the food was worth the wait is fantastic! Knowing that you'd come back despite the issues with wait time is amazing and we can't wait to have you! Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I love Magnolia Bistro, especially for breakfast. The menu is huge. There really is something for everyone. Lots of fresh, local ingredients. Make sure to try the bloody mary. Yum.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. It's fantastic that you're such a fan of our restaurant. Hope we'll see you back in soon. Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the go to spot for breakfast in Burlington. It is a great menu, innovative and great ingredients.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Go-to spot? Thanks for saying so! Glad you're a fan of what we're doing. Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Nantucket
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Breakfast is our family's most favorite meal and Magnolia's did not disappoint -even at 1 pm. Apple cider mimosas and warm pumpkin bread began our wonderful meal. Some at our table had eggs, others pancakes - all delicious. What a quaint,hidden gem.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Breakfast might be our favorite meal too! It's wonderful you and your family all enjoyed dining with us. We hope you'll be joining us again in the future! Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Burlington, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been to Magnolia two or three times before and have always enjoyed both the food and the experience. Yesterday was different. After waiting for a half hour for a table (no big deal), we then waited at least 45 minutes for our meal after placing out order. Mine was mediocre but my husband's was somewhat overcooked - it has... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Kathleen, you're absolutely right. This wait time isn't acceptable and your frustration is definitely understood. Further, having food served overcooked and mediocre is not a habit we want to make. Please know I'll be passing your concerns on to my staff and kitchen. I do hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

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Additional Information about Magnolia

Address: 1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8447
Phone Number: +1 802-862-7446
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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