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Blue Paddle Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Changes daily. Choose from a cup or a bowl
House Salad
Mixed green salad with house balsamic vinaigrette
Veggie Spring Rolls
With a spicy aioli
BBQ Kielbasa
With dijon mustard
Caesar Salad
Fresh romaine lettuce tossed in homemade caesar dressing with croutons. Choose from small or large, with or without anchovies
Paddle Nachos
Homemade blue‏ tortilla chips, chicken, black beans, carrots and tomatoes topped with monterey jack and cheddar cheeses. Served with fresh salsa and sour cream
Cheese Nachos
Homemade blue tortilla chips topped with monterey jack and cheddar cheeses. Served with fresh salsa and sour cream
Crab Cakes
Phoebe’s special recipe. With a chutney-mango tartar
Paddle Burger (1/2 Lb)
Sauteed mushrooms, carmelized onions, bacon and Swiss cheese, fries
Phoebe’s Burger (1/2 Lb)
Avocado, tomato, onion, spinach, portabella mushroom and Brie, sweet potato fries
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
Grilled chicken, red onion, spinach, tomato and kalamata olive mayo, fries
Flour tortilla‏ stuffed with fresh veggies, homemade salsa, black beans, hot peppers, monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, fries. Available with chicken
Caesar Salad Dinners
With your choice of: grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, soy-glazed salmon, flat iron steak
Coffee-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Goat cheese mashed potatoes and a sweet and spicy hoisin drizzle
Flat Iron Steak
Mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and a horseradish dipping sauce
Crab-Stuffed Ravioli
In a roasted red pepper and old bay cream topped with a crab cake
Pan-Roasted Duck Breast
Baby spinach, arugula, asparagus, tomato and blueberry salad, grilled polenta croutons, a whole grain mustard and pomegranate glaze
Sea Bass
Roasted corn, 5-spiced black bean, arugula and grape tomato salad, chili-maple glaze, sweet potato haystack
Lobster and Prosciutto Sauteed
Arugula, grape tomatoes and shallots in a light lemon butter cream
Grilled Marinated Shrimp
Mediterranean salad of artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese in a lemon and thyme vinaigrette
Mushroom-Stuffed Ravioli
Portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers, shallots and garlic in a brandied toasted caraway cream
Soy-Glazed Salmon
Farm-raised north atlantic salmon glazed with a soy and brown sugar reduction over a ginger and dried cranberry risotto, fresh veggies
Chicken Sauteed
Shallots, dried‏ cranberries, walnuts and grape tomatoes. With linguine in a maple-roasted garlic cream sauce topped with asiago cheese
Mashed Potatoes
French Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Fresh Veggies
Located in beautiful South Hero, Vermont, The Paddle is a hidden gem nestled in the Champlain Islands. Recently, Co-Owner/Chef Phoebe R. Bright was voted "Runner-Up" for Best Chef in Vermont (Daysie Awards, 2013-16). The restaurant has won numerous awards, including "Best Restaurant" (outside Chittenden County), 2015. Only a 20 minute drive from Burlington, the state's largest city! Reservations accepted. Weekly live music. Hours change with the season. Sunday brunches served on special holidays. Visit The Paddle on facebook, "like" and you may win one of many gift certificates the owners award weekly! "Love many, trust a few, but always paddle your own canoe."
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, International
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When the staff at the Apple RV resort casually recommended we have dinner at the Blue Paddle the night we arrived from Quebec, we took their advice and stopped in. Without reservations, we were graciously served our meal on the porch of the house that...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Linda P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been here before and had a good meal. They are overpriced, fortunately we had a $100 gift certificate. That just about covered our meal of two rib eyes, two drinks and dessert. I don’t see this place as anything special so because of the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner here after a long day of driving up from NJ. Thus a bit tired, we had sandwiches and burgers, all of which were very good. Service was top notch. Have to say the specials of the day that we saw...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 176josej
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can not even comment on the food as we did not have the opportunity to eat. I went with my family last Thursday. We had 7pm reservations for a party of 4. We arrived at 6:59 and were told there would be a 15...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Bologna302
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again our visit to the Blue Paddle felt like a visit to a good friends home for dinner. The food and wine were delicious, the ambiance so friendly and relaxing. No wonder it is so popular and it receives so many awards. Our favorite...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

The Chicken Saute is a bit of a misnomer as it is a pasta dish. The ingredient combination is incredibly innovative but I was a little hesitant to order, but my curiosity won. The alchemy of cream, maple syrup, lemon, dried cranberries, shallots, chicken and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Sam C
Reviewed June 20, 2019

This is very much a local's local but they make strangers very welcome. We just popped in for lunch/brunch and had soup and nachos. Excellent food, super atmosphere, friendly staff, prompt service. I'd go here again anytime.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank UKTurkeyTrotter
Reviewed June 7, 2019

The food was good, but a bit overpriced for South Hero. The waitress was too present most of dinner except when she forgot to bring us tea we ordered. We waited a long time, and finally a different waitress brought one pot of tea water...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 6, 2019

My wife and I visited "The Paddle" for dinner last evening. We love to drive up from Essex Junction whenever we want a special little get-away meal. The atmosphere is always friendly, the staff is attentive, and the meal is gourmet special. Kudos to Mandy...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank NickClary
bluepaddlebistro, Owner at Blue Paddle Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

Thank you so much for this TripAdvisor review, Nick! I will share it with Chef Phoebe and our entire awesome Paddle Crew ~ this will mean a lot to them, as it does to Phoebe and me. See you when you visit next. A big...More

Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

Friday night of Memorial Day weekend. Stopped on the way to ferry without reservations. Very helpful and accommodating. Offered seats at the kitchen counter.. very busy and noisy there... we don't mind that... but when a table opened up the owner... I think...offered to move...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Greg G
March 23, 2017|
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Response from bluepaddlebistro | Property representative |
OH, I am so sorry ~ I didn't see this question. Yes, whenever we offer a special brunch, Co-Owner/Chef Phoebe Bright offers a delicious extensive brunch menu. I always post the menu two days in advance on our Blue Paddle... More
September 3, 2016|
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Response from happyinvt | Reviewed this property |
There are a variety of prices. It is on the high end for what you get. Pub food is in the $12 to $15 range. Entrees are$23 to $33. Does not come with a side salad or vegetables. Dinner was served with a very small portion of... More
August 5, 2016|
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Response from joannebF9212XF | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have a children's menu. I do think they would do something for the kids. Call and ask.
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