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Sweetwaters

120 Church St, Corner of Church and College Sts, Burlington, VT 05401-8401
+1 802-864-9800
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“bison burger” (15 reviews)
“fries” (47 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
120 Church St, Corner of Church and College Sts, Burlington, VT 05401-8401
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Reviewed March 19, 2016

The last good meal I had there was August of 2002. I have returned a few times since then, but have been disappointed. It seems as though the group doing the cooking is not really knowledgeable about creating good pasta dishes, and things seem very...More

Thank Tracy H
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2016

Hi Tracy, thank you for sharing your thoughts. Just to give you a little background, the same person is managing the restaurant now as managed it for Tony in 2002. All told, there has not been a change in the key manager at the restaurant...More

Reviewed March 19, 2016

Sweetwater has been my go-to restaurant for many years. Weather i'm having an outdoor lunch with friends or family, or just stopping in for drink. Year round ambiance and great friendly staff.

Thank waterfrontevents22
Reviewed March 16, 2016

We stopped in for lunch and had the Chicken salad croissant sandwich with fries and a Portobello mac and cheese. It was delicious and the ingredients were fresh....the chicken was very good roasted chicken and with grapes. The Mac and cheese was a big hit...More

1  Thank Beach4ever4me
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2016

MGB326, you made our day. Thank you for noticing all of the details. We put a lot of time and effort in to both our food and service so we appreciate when it is noticed.

Reviewed March 15, 2016

When you walk into this atmosphere it is large, modern yet earthy floating above a lovely river. Depending on what the rivers' mood is ...impacts the vibe in the restaurant. The host and staff are warm and very professional. You can be casual or totally...More

Thank katekH5883CF
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great service. Fast and efficent ways of doing things. I ate the chicken fingers and French fries , it was very delicious with little almonds on the chicken, everything was fresh. Lovely Paris feel and look to it.

Thank Nicholas T
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2016

A perennial favorite for 30 years. Thank you Misty Knoll for providing us with such great local chicken.

Reviewed March 4, 2016

Was traveling for work and chose this place out of several that were recommended - so glad we did. The ambiance is casual and low key. The service was good and the menu had a nice variety to choose from. By the number of families...More

1  Thank mlm0102
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2016

We couldn't have said it any better ourselves! And yes, we do have a good kid's menu. All our menus can be viewed on-line at our website.

Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

I graduated from UVM in 1981. Sweet waters was new then. 35 years latter they are still there and still as good. Great atmosphere. We started with salads. A salad should be on a chilled plate or at least cool - They passed the test...More

Thank tfordfarm
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2016

We're not getting older, we're getting better. Thanks for noticing.

Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Great food, the staff iscwarm and welcoming, they accomadated the menu to my liking..Fabulous food, just a realky gr8 time in a really gr8 setting...Dont miss tis place

Thank ELSUSHI921
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2016

No argument from us.

Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Was so looking to visit Sweetwaters, it was the only must on my list for restaurants while visiting Burlington. Unfortunately the table I was seated at must be jinxed as I noticed in an earlier review that someone said they sat at a window table...More

Thank Cara R
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2016

Please, just ask for a manager. We can handle the situation promptly. Every once in a while mistakes occur, give us the opportunity to make things right.

Reviewed February 6, 2016

My friend and I had a nice dinner here while visiting Burlington. My friend ordered bacon wrapped scallops and caesar salad and I had an entree (sesame encrusted seared tuna). Waitress was pleasant, attentive and efficient Meals were tasty and were cooked just right Atmosphere...More

1  Thank Joanne A
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2016

You must come back and try the Chocolate Torte: milk chocolate flourless torte, chocolate ganache, Vermont’s Island Homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream. Just sayin.

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Jane M
Hi I wonder if you take reservations for large parties? I have a group of up to 20 I would like to have dinner with. We would like 1 long table but do not need a private room. It would be a Sat night starting at 7 or 7:30 pm. Thank you.
September 23, 2016|
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Response from Terri M | 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.
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gailmath
are you open on Easter Sunday?
March 26, 2016|
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Response from Terri M | Property representative |
Yes we are from 11 am - 11pm.
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Kasey R
We are vacationing in July in Morrisville and want to take a day trip to Burlington. We will have our happy go lucky black lab Henry with us....curious if dogs are permitted on the patio? And if you take reservations for patio? Thanks in advance!
April 11, 2015|
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Response from Terri M | Property representative |
Absolutely. We allow dogs on our patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Church St, Corner of Church and College Sts, Burlington, VT 05401-8401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-9800
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Description
Sweetwaters is an American Bistro with an 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 has something for everybody. We serve lunch and dinner daily, with a late night menu for all you night owls out there.
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