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“Excellent burgers!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Blue Donkey

The Blue Donkey
Ranked #41 of 100 Restaurants in Stowe
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent burgers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Visting Stowe for many years and wished we had stopped here sooner. Casual, fun atmosphere. Burgers were excellent-big and very filling.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great burgers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

So good! The burgers were juicy, not greasy but JUICY! I thoroughly enjoyed my Rodeo Burger with the tangy BBQ sauce. Service is friendly, and the joint itself is open and breezy, with seats outside if that is your thing. Situated right next to the Farmers Market.

Visited June 2012
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere...slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

I went with the kids for a burger and fries. Seemed a bit pricey but figured would be worth it. After waiting over 20 minutes for our food with the kids complaining they were so hungry we got our food. The burger was okay...nothing extraordinary. The fries were quite good and we sat adjacent to the bar area where there was a nice atmosphere and some good music playing. Overall just average experience with an above average price. Would go back for a beer and fries but not when I am really hungry.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RachelD2
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tasty Burgers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

We stopped in to the Blue Donkey for some burgers and sweet potatoe fries the other evening. The burgers were very tasty; probably one of the better burgers that I have had in a while. The people there were also very friendly, and I enjoyed the atmosphere. The only complaint I would have is that the napkins were too thin and fell apart. The burgers are so juicy they require some good quality napkins. If we return to Stowe, we will definately return for some more burgers.

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Thank Jeff P
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Stowe, Vermont
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Inconsistent hours”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012 via mobile

Tried to get a burger tonite. The open sign was out, there were people inside eating. It was a few minutes before 8pm

The counter seats were up, like they were getting ready to close.

Of course, wanting a burger to go I was turned away by the girl at the counter after she looked at her watch. They also turned away two other guys behind me.

Must be nice to be able to turn away three customers at 8pm on a Thursday night during the slow season.

Unfortunately this is the second time I've been turned away just before closing time.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kevin M
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