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All 206 Burlington Restaurants

Magnolia

1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8447
+1 802-862-7446
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Ranked #17 of 206 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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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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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were in Burlington and were directed to this restaurant by the Marriott hotel staff. It was a wonderful suggestion. The food was outstanding, the service superb. My wife loved the pancakes, and my Vermont styled omelette hit the spot. Go native and use the Maple syrup to sweeten your coffee for a true touch of the area. We highly... More

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South Burlington, Vermont, United States
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First off - worth the wait. Took about 45 minutes to get a table for 3 - was estimated at 30 minutes - but the food was worth it. I had "The Vermonter" Omelette - Maple Sausage, Cheddar, Apples - with their Shredded Homefries and Sourdough Toast (my mother had the exact same). The jam of the day was a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Magnolia Bistro is the perfect place in Burlington for a party. We had the rehearsal dinner for my son's wedding at Magnolia. Guests mingled and relaxed while the wedding party rehearsed in the garden.The food ("heavy appetizers") was excellent, the service was warm and gracious and the setting is lovely. Kudos to owner Shannon Riley for being so helpful. He... More

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Ruth, it was truly a pleasure to have the rehearsal dinner at our restaurant. All of your guests were a joy to have around, so providing great service was easy. We can't wait to have you back in the next time you're in town. Take care, Shannon R., Owner More

Tampa
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We actually started at another close-by pizza establishment based upon tripadvisor reviews. After receiving a "remote" pizza slice (electronic) with a time-frame of 25 to 30 minutes (this is at 1:30pm when the chalkboard outside said they were closing for lunch @ 2:30pm) I started investigating the block. Found the Magnolia, retrieved my spouse and proceeded to the Magnolia -... More

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Glad you stopped in, and had such a delicious experience to boot! It's great to hear you enjoyed everything from the Oatmeal pancakes to the salad -- I look forward to passing this along to the team. Thanks so much for the stars, and please stop by the next time you're in town! Take care, Shannon R., Owner More

New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I have been here 4 or 5 times and the food is always outstanding! Today we had a caprese omelet and a granola with yogurt and fruit. We also ordered the special hash and zucchini bread with the strawberry cream cheese. We also ordered an Irish coffee. Everything was delicious! We sat outside which was very romantic!... More

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this! I'm happy you found everything to be delicious. Outside is a wonderful place to have breakfast with friends or family -- especially in this beautiful summer weather. I hope you'll both be back in soon. Take care, Shannon R., Owner More

Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Where to find brunch worthy food on a Monday at 10am in Burlington, VT? This is your place! My four year old and I decided to accompany my husband on a work trip and were strolling the Chruch Street area looking for breakfast. My daughter was requesting pancakes and I was craving a hearty brunch worthy plate of food. We... More

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

It's so great that you got pointed in our direction during your stay in Burlington! I'm very happy we were able to provide you and your daughter with a filling breakfast -- the most important meal of the day! With that being said, I apologize about not being offered a refill on your coffee and hope that didn't dampen your... More

Titusville, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Right near the farmers market on Saturday morning, the food was very good and the service was very nice. Sitting on the patio was quite lovely on a nice day.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, JM. I'm glad you enjoyed your recent visit, and I'll make sure to let the service team know that you were left with such a nice impression. Next time you're in the area, I hope we can do it again! -- Shannon R., Owner More

Rochester, Minnesota
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

we stopped in here for breakfast on a saturday morning. although it opens at 8 am, the sign on the door said closed, it took until 8:10 before a fellow customer finally went in and asked if they were open - the sign on the door said closed. Don't forget the sign! the food was good but a little more... More

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Rettup, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I apologize that there was a delay in getting our sign switched around -- we'd never want to leave you waiting outside. I also appreciate regarding the food you tried, and I'll be sure to share your thoughts with my team here. If your travels bring you through Burlington in the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Burlington has a great farm market on the weekends in the summer (with an amazing variety of vendors) and Magnolia is just off the market and has wonderful food and service. The waffles were excellent.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Josh, thanks so much for the feedback. I really appreciate the kind words you left for us here, and I'll be sure to share them with the team here. Next time you're in Burlington, I hope you'll come and see us -- these waffles aren't going to eat themselves! Best, Shannon R., Owner More

Staten Island, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Magnolia is a little hidden, in a building in an alley. The service was very good. I had pancakes which were great with Real Maple syrup, my Husband had an omelette that looked great. A little more expensive than the average breakfast but worth it.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Melios333! I'm so glad you had the chance to stop by recently, and I really appreciate you taking the time to leave us with this feedback. It's great to read that the pancakes and the omelette hit the spot, and I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the team here. Next time you're in... More

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