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1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8445
+1 802-862-7446
Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Nashville, Tennessee
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As first time visitors, we were directed to Magnolia by family. It is tucked away in the basement of an office building within walking distance from the downtown hotels, but you have to look for it, even though there is a sign outside. It is well worth finding. There was a wait for a table but we were offered spots... More 

Thank K W
Falmouth, Maine
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was served efficiently and the service people were quite friendly.they have the usual eggs French toast, pancakes and they will serve egg whites and or tofu. It seems you can substitute Tofu for eggs in any dish.we had to toe for the dishes. The only issue I would have is there was no seasoning. Most tofu scramble's have salt,... More 

Thank Todabr
Burlington, Vermont
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional place, beautifully decorated, excellent service and most of all excellent food. All omelettes are gluten free, there is gluten free bread and there are many other gluten free choices. GF indicated next to the gluten free dishes. Gluten free almond pancakes are delicious. We had an amazing family time there

Thank Mp74523
Newport Beach, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Well as an out of towner I see some spots are busy and this place could be one of them. We got there at 11 for breakfast. It was great and I am picky for sure. Outside patio is cute with herbs growing on the table.

Thank Charles B
Greenville, New York
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124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We went to Magnolias Saturday for breakfast. Told 15-20 wait. Turned into almost hour wait. Then the waitress took our order and waited almost an hour for food. Was told worth the wait. OMG it was NOT worth the wait. Kitchen didn't have it together. Staff tried and the hostess worked hard to bring it all together. It is a... More 

Thank Patti A
Milton, Vermont
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Went there with friends this morning. 30minute wait, expected on a Sunday morning. Food was very good, but took a solid hour to get it. The whole experience was close to 2 hours. Felt like we went for breakfast and ended up having brunch. Portions were small as well. But again, food did taste great....

Thank Philip V
Greenville, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This restaurant has no concept of line management. Our initial 20-30-minute wait lasted closer to an hour. Then, when we checked on our table, we were told that they started a new waiting list but neglected to transfer our names to it. When we were finally seated, we waited yet again (about another 15-20 minutes for someone to take our... More 

Thank Maria C
Glenville, New York
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a nice breakfast here. Located in the lower level of a building just off Main St. Good service and great menu highlighting local (FRESH) ingredients. I had the "localvore" special, an omelet made from eggs, green tomatoes and mozzarella from the adjacent farmers market. My wife had cinnamon swirl french toast and loved it. Recommended.

Thank dmaslanka
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The food at this place might be fantastic. Unfortunately I will never know. We went there this morning for breakfast on recommendation from Friends. We walked in and there was no host so I asked if it was to yourself I was told no the host would be with us in a minute. We were sat down fairly quickly and... More 

Thank Richard R
Lexington, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I was visiting friends for the weekend, and they raved about the food here. It was absolutely delicious, but definitely not worth the horrible service. We went for brunch, and they were definitely understaffed. Once we were seated, it took 20 minutes to finally order, and then about 50 minutes from when we ordered to even get our food. Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8445
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-862-7446
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?