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The Lake-View House

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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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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Superb time

We were staying next door & walked over since we didn't want to drive anywhere. We were greeted by Tim who turned out to be our waiter. We got seated immediately & Tim proceeded to explain the local beer selection. Once a decision was made, we were served very quickly. I ordered the clam chowder... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Griffkennedy
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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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  • Large groups
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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were staying next door & walked over since we didn't want to drive anywhere. We were greeted by Tim who turned out to be our waiter. We got seated immediately & Tim proceeded to explain the local beer selection. Once a decision was made, we were served very quickly. I ordered the clam chowder & found it very tasty.... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

EXTRA extra slow service, was there 50 minutes before the app arrived. Out server was very nice, the food was not, there were 5 of us, even the salad had too much dressing on it, the mashed potatoes/carrots had way way too much butter, over all, the décor was great, the pricing was average, but will not be back that... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Food was very blah !so called chef needs to learn how to season his food ! My wife sent her meal back , mashed potatoes were watered down , disgusted with service and food ! Stay away !

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

Hi Neal, I'm very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at the restaurant. I know that sometimes our side vegetable is served with a little too much of the white wine sauce for some people's liking, but we would never add any water to the mashed potato! They are indeed hand mashed with cheddar added, but to... More 

Hyderabad, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I came to Lake-View House with a few colleagues at work and it has become a place where we get drinks every friday after work. They have a great selection of draft beer and wings, the bartender is extremely enthusiastic and would be happy to recommend which beer you would like.

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

Thank you my friend for the shout out! Just like the singing birds signal the return of spring, you and your group are a reminder that the work week is done and it is time to start up the meeting at the "Office South" lol... Hope to see you and the rest of the crew soon, and even though it... More 

Milton, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My wife and I walked next door to this restaurant while staying at the Holiday Inn Express. We were very pleasantly surprised with our visit. We were seated immediately and our server came right away for our drink order. The menu is conventional American food and was quite good. We had the fresh baked haddock, and found it as described.... More 

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

I'm glad we were close to meet your needs. I, like you, love this old house and the history contained herein. I had my family in town this last winter and I joined them for dinner. It was interesting to put myself in the role of the diner nad just look around and see "with a new set of eyes"... More 

Somersworth, New Hampshire
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My wife and I hosted a rehearsal dinner for 37 on 5/22/15. From our initial meeting with James Killey, the restaurant manager through the event, the service was always personable and very responsive. The upstairs function room was spacious for socializing and had a great view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. We selected a VT cheese plate for starters,... More 

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

Hi Paul, I just wanted to take a minute to say, "thank you" for choosing the Lakeview House as your venue for your special time. I always feel honored and humbled when we are entrusted with providing the atmosphere to host the (unfortunately) all too rare of times when all the family can come together under one roof an celebrate... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We found The Lake View House to be a delightful, convenient and delicious find. Walking out of our hotel and into the front door was a real bonus! The Rocket Salad was delicious! Fresh and plentiful. We sampled soup, chicken and stroganoff over the course of two nights. The mashed potatoes are superb, and the vegetables fresh and sautéed beautifully.... More 

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

Thank you Cindy! While I always like to hear critical feedback in an effort to improve, I love getting responses back like this(who wouldn't!?!) as they make both my staff and myself feel like our efforts are appreciated. Its been rainy the last couple of days, but posts like this are like a ray of sunshine. Thank you again, and... More 

Vergennes, Vermont
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Lake-View House is our "go to" restaurant when heading to or home from Burlington. There are many options for seating (depending what you are in the mood for), the staff is always friendly, there is a wide variety to choose from on the menu, and the food is consistently yummy. Love the fish tacos!

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

I'm with you Debra, downtown can be fun, but when you have UVMgraduation, Jazz fest, July 4th fireworks or any other of the great activities that Burlington is known for, it can get a little crazy. Don't get me wrong-I love a good party, but the traffic, parking (and parking costs!), and crowds can sometimes be a little bit overwhelming.... More 

Sturbridge, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I looked at their website and was impressed, My husband called to make reservations and they gave the impression that this was probably not necessary, but took one anyway. Wish we had read Tripadvisor before we went as our experience mirrored so many other bad ones. The server was very pleasant, but when our food was delivered my husband's chicken... More 

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

These are always the tough responses to write back, and fortunately, I don't have to write to many of them, but I wanted to make a sincere apology to you. While it is true that in the past we had some spotty reviews, we have prided ourselves on turning our mediocre image around with physical improvements to the restaurant, consistent... More 

Tuftonboro
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

While visiting the Burlington area, we stopped at the Lakeview House for a late lunch in the middle of the week. We weren't sure if they'd be serving at the late hour we were there. There were no other customers in the place, but as I said, it was after 3:00 and late for lunch. After wandering around the rooms... More 

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Additional Information about The Lake-View House

Address: 1710 Shelburne Rd, Right Next Door to the Holiday Inn Express, South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone Number: +1 802-865-3900
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Burlington
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: American, Eclectic

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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

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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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