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The Lake-View House

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American, Eclectic
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1710 Shelburne Rd, Right Next Door to the Holiday Inn Express, South Burlington, VT 05403
+1 802-865-3900
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Lakeview house is an 1850 farm house that has been lovingly restored...
The Lakeview house is an 1850 farm house that has been lovingly restored. Old meets new in the bar area where you can catch the game on one of several flat screen TV's while surrounded by antiques adorning the walls. Meals are made from scratch, and weather permitting, can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio right next to the garden where many of the ingredients for dishes are picked daily. A banquet room upstairs can comfortably hold up to 80 people with lake and mountain vistas as the backdrop.
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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
fantastic overall !!!

I have recently relocated to south Burlington and have had the pleasure of finding a great bar/restaurant with not only great food but incredible service as well....I had been there a whopping 2 times when I requested they stock Avion tequila, and literally the next time I was there it was as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
bill m
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I have recently relocated to south Burlington and have had the pleasure of finding a great bar/restaurant with not only great food but incredible service as well....I had been there a whopping 2 times when I requested they stock Avion tequila, and literally the next time I was there it was as well.... Can't say enough about the menu, beer... More 

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Cobleskill, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a great place if you are looking for good pub food and are ready to spend a little more time then planned there. The restaurant is a pub with pub food and some seafood specialties. I order a steak that was cooked perfectly. The only problem with this place is the service. There were three servers around but... More 

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LakeViewHouseVT, Manager at The Lake-View House, responded to this review

Hey Issac! Thanks for the review! I absolutely love our creme brulee too. Judd, our kitchen manager (and back of house creme brulee wizard) and I often collaborate on new and exciting recipes. OK, OK, so its an excuse to mix alcohol with a dessert, but we don't just do it for us, we do it all for you.... Be... More 

Beaconsfield, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I went here for an evening meal and were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and decor. It was like going back in time to a Vermont farmhouse (which it was at one time). The menu is a regular "pub" menu and service though friendly was slow, as there was only one server when we were there. The... More 

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LakeViewHouseVT, Manager at The Lake-View House, responded to this review

Hello! I apologize for the slower service the last time you were in. I take full responsibility for that. It is at a time of the year where we try to balance staffing with the amount of predicted business, and I must have failed that night. I hope that if you are back in the area you'll try us once... More 

Brockton, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stopped at the Lake-view House after a day of sightseeing in the Burlington area. The atmosphere is nice. Its an older house which has been renovated into a restaurant and bar. On the night we stopped in, there was a private Halloween party going on on the second floor. You could hear some of the music from it downstairs... More 

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LakeViewHouseVT, Manager at The Lake-View House, responded to this review

Hey Crystal, My oh my I remember that night... costume party upstairs and the guy dressed up as Cher with his wife who was Lady Gaga complete with meat dress-ahhh, the memories. I'm glad the party upstairs didn't take away from your evening. When you get over 80 people, three bars, a DJ and a dance floor... all I can... More 

Chittenango, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We got into town late friday, walked to the restaurant. We were seated right away, had great service and the food came very very quickly. My husband cleaned his plate and my meal (a special of meatloaf) was only ok. The creme brûlée was fantastic and overall we had a nice meal. I did not see all the dirt and... More 

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LakeViewHouseVT, Manager at The Lake-View House, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in! Indeed, it seems our restaurant at one time had a reputation of being needing a bit of, shall we say, housekeeping. I can say I just finished polishing all the brass in here and man does it shine! (OK tooting my own horn there...lol) But seriously, since I've been here (mid-Mar0ch 2014) we've replaced the... More 

East Amherst, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Originally the main house of a 19th c farm, Lake View House offers a pleasant country atmosphere for dining. We stopped for lunch and found a good selection of local beers and a reasonable prices menu. We had specials, one of which was very good and the other a disappointment. Service was adequate, but the chef could use some lessons... More 

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LakeViewHouseVT, Manager at The Lake-View House, responded to this review

It is an interesting old house though, isn't it? Ever time I turn around I see something on the wall or a decoration I hadn't seen before, and I'm at the restaurant almost every day! I am sorry that you didn't like the squash special. Our specials allow our cooking staff to get a little bit creative and think outside... More 

Kintbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The menu was not extensive, but the food provided was satisfactorily prepared. There was a decent selection of wine by the bottle or glass and a good selection of local craft beers. We were happy enough with the meal and the good service provided by our waitress, but it was the good side of average rather than very good.

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LakeViewHouseVT, Manager at The Lake-View House, responded to this review

Hi Paula, I'm glad you liked the beer and wine selection! I know we must have chatted as I lived in Basingstoke for about a year and it looks like I wasn't too far away from your home! The restaurant business is one that constantly evolves to reflect tastes and trends. Being so close to Montreal, and with Vermont being... More 

Elmira, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We ended the day with a quiet supper. Food was very good and the price was average. They had been busy and seemed a bit rushed after a long day, but worth the wait!

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Branford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We ate at this restaurant while taking a trip to see fall foliage. We enjoyed a relaxing meal and we were not rushed by the waiters and they checked on us periodically to see if we needed anything. The Rib-eye steak and the Shrimp scampi were delicious and cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend this restaurant/

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Buffalo, NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wasn't bad as my ruben was very good but my wifes special was just ok. Seems like it could be a great little restaurant but I would rate it average at best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1710 Shelburne Rd, Right Next Door to the Holiday Inn Express, South Burlington, VT 05403
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-865-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating

Description

The Lakeview house is an 1850 farm house that has been lovingly restored. Old meets new in the bar area where you can catch the game on one of several flat screen TV's while surrounded by antiques adorning the walls. Meals are made from scratch, and weather permitting, can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio right next to the garden where many of the ingredients for dishes are picked daily. A banquet room upstairs can comfortably hold up to 80 people with lake and mountain vistas as the backdrop.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?