We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sweetwaters

Claimed
Save
Share
COVID-19 Update: Local restaurants need your support! Purchase a gift card directly from them and make a difference. Purchase a Gift Card

Menu

STARTERS‎
Pulled Pork Nachos
House smoked pulled pork, barbecue sauce, caramelized onions, scallions, Cabot pepper jack cheese
$12.95
Darn Delicious Nachos
Grilled corn and cilantro relish, tomato, jalapenos, Cabot pepper jack cheese, and cotija cheese
Barbecue Buffalo Chicken Nachos
All‎ Souls heirloom corn tortilla chips, roasted Misty Knoll Farms Chicken, combination of barbecue and buffalo sauce, red onions, tomato, Cabot pepper jack cheese, scallions, jalapeños  served with sour cream and salsa
$12.95
PEI Mussels
Hot Italian Sausage, fire roasted tomato, red onion, garlic, white wine, basil crispy frites
$12.95
Chicken Fingers
Crushed‎ almonds and corn flake crumbs, honey mustard dipping sauce
$10.95
Mexican Street Fries
Crispy parmesan polenta fries, smoked paprika aioli, cotija cheese, grilled corn & cilantro relish
$11.95
Bowl of Fries
Add $1 for sweet fries
$5.95
Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings
House‎ smoked jumbo wings with your choice of dry rub or buffalo sauce with house-made blue cheese dressing
$12.95
Poutine
Maple Brook Farms cheese curd, crispy fries, herbed poutine gravy add $3.95 for pulled pork
$12.95
SOUPS AND SIDE SALADS‎
New England Clam Chowder
$6.95
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, homemade Caesar dressing, garlic croutons, Parmesan cheese
$6.95
SPECIALITY SALADS‎
Apple Cheddar Salad
Fresh spinach tossed with maple balsamic dressing, Granny Smith apple, Cabot cheddar cheese, spiced pecans, shaved red onion, dried cranberries. Add grilled chicken $4.95
$12.95
Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese, house-made Caesar dressing
$12.95
BURGERS‎
Vermont raised Boyden Farm’s beef orBeyond Meat plant-based burger, Stewart’s Portuguese bun with fries or coleslaw Add sweet potato fries 2.95
All American Burger
American cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, house special sauce, Boyden Farm’s beef plant-based burger, crispy fries or house-made slaw
$16.95
Sweetwaters Burger
Sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, applewood bacon, Swiss cheese, Boyden Farm’s or plant-based burger, crispy fries or coleslaw
$16.95
SANDWICHES‎
Comes with fries or coleslaw | Add sweet potato fries 2.95
Caprese Grilled Cheese
Mozzarella cheese, tomato, basil pesto on griddled Great Harvest sourdough bread, choice of crispy fries or house-made slaw. Add bacon 1.95
$12.95
Blackened Salmon Taco
Blackened Atlantic Salmon, napa cabbage slaw, All Souls heirloom corn tortillas, chipotle aioli served with Spanish rice
$13.95
The Shirt Sleeve
Corn‎ flake and almond crusted chicken fingers, mesclun greens, tomato, applewood smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, all natural flour tortilla wrap
$14.95
Elote Chicken Sandwich
Char-grilled chicken breast, Stewart’s roll, grilled corn relish, smoked paprika aioli, cotija cheese, served with polenta fries
$15.95
BISTRO FAVORITES‎
Steak Frites
8oz Char grilled Bistro steak, crispy frites, artichoke tapenade, seasonal vegetable
$22.95
Broiled Salmon
Broiled filet of Atlantic Salmon, sautéed summer squash, zucchini, red onion, apple cider vinegar, herb roasted red skinned potatoes, charred scallion aioli
$22.95
Switchback Fish and Chips
Fresh‎‎ Atlantic cod, Switchback beer batter, French fries, lemon-caper tartar sauce, coleslaw
$18.95
Sesame Crusted Tuna
Sesame crusted Yellow Fin tuna, peanut noodles, chilled cucumber slaw, spicy ginger glaze
$20.95
Smoked Pork Ribs
Spice rubbed and smoked in-house, Carolina barbecue sauce, cornbread, crispy French fries
$20.95
FOR THE KIDS‎
Kids age 10 and under. Includes one side and soda or chocolate or whole milkAdd on our homemade Bison Brew (Root Beer) 2.25
All Beef Hot Dog
With crispy fries
$7.95
Mac and Cheese
With crispy fries
$7.95
Chicken Fingers
With crispy fries
$7.95
Hamburger
With crispy fries
$7.95
DESSERT‎
Blueberry Cheesecake
Wild Maine blueberries, glazed brûlée topping, graham cracker crust
$6.95
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Strawberry and rhubarb filling, crisp topping, Ben & Jerry’s vanilla ice cream
$6.95
Molten Chocolate Cake
Chocolate cake with warm molten chocolate center
$6.95
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Flavors‎ change daily
$6.95
CRAFT COCKTAILS‎
Classic Mojito
White rum, Mint, Lime, Simple Syrup Add $1 for mango or strawberry
$9
Creamy Coconut Mojito
White rum, Malibu coconut rum, mint, lime, coconut cream and a splash of Gosling's Ginger Beer
$10
Aperol Spritzer
Prosecco, Aperol, Soda Water
$9
Juniper Berry
Tanqueray Gin, Raspberry Liqueur, fresh lime, simple syrup
$9
Bee's Knees
Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin, honey, fresh lemon
$12
Skinny Dip
Kettle One vodka, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, lemon
$10
Porch Swing
Knob Creek Bourbon, freshly brewed iced tea, peach schnapps
$9
Tommy Gun
Tullamore Dew whiskey, Gran Mariner, apricot preserves, fresh lemon, ginger liqueur
$11
AL Capone
Knob Creek Rye, Vermouth, Campari, orange zest
$11
TIKI DRINKS & MARGARITAS‎
Caribbean Rum Punch
Bacardi Oak Heart rum, passion fruit, mango and strawberry purees, homemade sour mix
$8
Bitter Mai Tai
Smith & Cross Jamaican rum, Campari, Gran Gala, Orgeat Syrup, fresh lime
$10
Pain Killer
Cruzan Rum, pineapple and orange juice, coconut cream, dark rum float garnished with fresh nutmeg
$9
P.O.B.
Bacardi Rum, Southern Comfort, Pineapple, Orange Juice, dark rum float
$9
Sweetwaters Margarita
Sauza Hornitos Reposado Tequila, Patron Citronage, freshly made Margarita mix, Gran Gala Float
$9
Maple Margarita
Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, lime, pure Vt maple syrup
$10
House Made Sangria
A house blend of red wine, brandy, fruit purees, and citrus Traditional Red or Summer Strawberry. By the glass or carafe 6/20
About
Sweetwaters is an American Bistro with a unique twist on your favorite eats. For over 30 years, we've been serving fantastic cuisine with local ingredients in a family-friendly atmosphere in the heart of Burlington, on the corner of College and Church Streets on the charming Church Street Marketplace. Architecturally interesting, Sweetwaters is housed in what was the original site of the Burlington Trust Company. Built in the 1880s, the building retains its original mouldings, cornerstone, clock, and architectural appointments. With a full bar, extensive menu, unique interior, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, Sweetwaters certainly have something for everybody. We serve lunch and dinner
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (831)
Filter reviews
799 results
Traveler rating
276
317
138
44
24
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
276
317
138
44
24
Show reviews that mention
All reviews burger bacon wrapped scallops salad fries ribs pulled pork clam chowder sandwiches church street gluten free menu outdoor seating pedestrian mall friday night cooked perfectly an appetizer beer selection waitstaff
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed yesterday

If you like to people watch, this is the place for you. It is right in the heart of Church St. Marketplace. The food was good and the coconut mojito was delicious. We didn't love being seated right near the "entrance" as there were lots...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Sweetwater for dinner while traveling to Vermont. We looked at menus of restaurants close by and decided to try Sweetwater. Our server was very friendly and polite. She was quick and efficient. We got an appetizer (of course I...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Solid gluten free menu . Got the capresse grilled cheese and strawberry rhubarb crisp. Super yummy and good price point

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed March 23, 2020

We had a delicious family gathering here. The staff was friendly & attentive to our needs without seeming to rush us through our dinner. It’s a handy place to eat before attending the Flynn Theatre. Food was excellent & presented in a nice way.

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed March 8, 2020

The atmosphere is nice, the food is great and the waitstaff very attentive and polite. They have a good assortment on the menu and a wide variety of good local craft beers.

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed February 20, 2020

Went to Sweetwaters during a recent trip to VT. The menu looked great for both food and drinks so we landed here. Our waitress was very attentive, friendly and helpful. We had an appetizer, each had a burger and a dessert. My girlfriend really enjoyed...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed January 8, 2020

Ate here after a long day of skiing and it was super enjoyable. Our waiter was really great and made sure we were well taken care of. The "Ski Bum" drink was delicious- hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. They have a wide selection of craft...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
DavidMelincoff, General Manager at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Emily, I hope the skiing was as good as your meal! Thank you for the review.

Reviewed January 5, 2020

outstanding p.e.i. mussels and skinny frites. excellent selection of beers, although they were out of my first two choices (they did recommend one after that which matched what i was looking for). would definitely go back to try other items on the menu.

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
DavidMelincoff, General Manager at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

The PEI mussels are a perennial favorite, good choice! We can't wait to serve you again to find out what else you love.

Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

I love visiting Burlington (although I live in South-Central Vermont) and when I visit Church Street it typically involves a dinner at Sweetwaters. They’ve been an institution on Church Street forever! I had the raspberry salmon and it was delicious! I would highly recommend. For...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
DavidMelincoff, General Manager at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

Nachos are pretty good. Walked right in on a Monday night with no reservation. Right on the marketplace, and nicely enclosed seating to people watch.

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
DavidMelincoff, General Manager at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Thank you for the review. I'm not sure which nachos you ordered but the pulled pork ones have a cult following.

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown
1,056 reviews
.15 miles away
Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
4 reviews
.29 miles away
Hotel Vermont
937 reviews
.30 miles away
Courtyard Burlington Harbor
909 reviews
.32 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
American Flatbread
1,342 reviews
.07 miles away
Leunig's Bistro
1,540 reviews
.02 miles away
Monarch & the Milkweed
64 reviews
.07 miles away
Honey Road
152 reviews
.06 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
111 reviews
.08 miles away
Frog Hollow Craft Center
104 reviews
.08 miles away
Mad River Distillers Burlington
30 reviews
.10 miles away
Burlington City Arts Center
34 reviews
.02 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
JenniferK654
June 13, 2019|
Answer
Response from westchester75 |
Yes!
0
Votes
Heather R
August 9, 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from bovalin | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I see many families there.
0
Votes
Jane M
September 23, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from DavidMelincoff | Property representative |
Hi Jane, sorry for the delay in my response but it looks like you got great support from the community. We do not take reservations for groups of that size on Saturday evenings.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing