Originally posted by Mark in VT
I live in Burlington, and here are my favorites:
Sirloin Sirloon - Great steaks !
Three Tomatoes- Italian
Penny Cluse Cafe- Breakfast and Lunch
RiRa's - Irish Pub has great Fish and Chips
Vermont Pub and Brewery- Great Wings and Pub Grub.
Uncommon Grounds- Best Coffee, but there is a Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Muddy Waters, Speeder and Earls. All good.
Shanty on the Shore. Good Fried Seafood.
Single Pebble- Super Asian Cuisine
Al's French Fry's- Best Fry's on the face of the earth !
Nector's - Super Fry's and Gravy. Wonderful Hot Turkey S'wich. Home of the band Phish.
Ben and Jerry's will do in a pinch !
Many, many more.......let me know what you like !
ok, heres my two cents on his choices.
-Sirloin Saloon is definately a good choice
-Never been to the Three Tomatoes or Penny Cluse
-RiRa's is great!! I don't even drink beer and I love it. It caters to a little bit more older crowd in general. Nice atmosphere. DJs on the weekends. Food is pretty good. Drinks are too. Definately must check out.
-VT Pub and Brewey. Like I said above, I don't drink beer but I like going to this place. I always get a burger. They are really good here too. Plus, for those of you who like to try samples, you can order a shot size amount of beer in like, what, between 3-5 glasses? I can't remember the number it gives you the chance to sample a wide variety of beer without buying a whole glass. Truth be told, I've never ordered the wings there yet. Always been a burger. Shame on me.
-Don't do coffee or seafood so skip the next 2
-Single Pebble while I've never personally been there, I've had friends tell me about it all the time. The food is fantastic there. The only downside I've heard is its expensive. $100 for dinner for 2 I guess isn't uncommon. But they rave about the food so check it out if you like good, expensive food.
-Al's French Frys is like an institution in the area. Everyone knows it and everyones eaten it. Its far from heart healthy food but its darn good. Fresh cut fries, burgers made to order while you watch them make it(as long as you can stand tall enough to look over the counter) The place is always packed and theres a reason for it. But they do a really good job of moving the line fast. I've seen employees still there from when I was a little kid. Must be doing something right to keep them there all these years. They work their butts off and I am sure are paid pretty good for it.
-Nector's is THE place to go if you want fries and gravy and a LOT of it. He even has a window over by the cook so he can take orders from people out on the street. Definately a place you want to check out. Lots of history there too with many bands playing. Side note: The original Nector Rorris(I hope I spelled his name right) retired several years ago and sold his business. The new owner came in and I believe kept everything the same. All the sauces and secret recipes don't seemed to have changed. Another definate place you want to go if you like gravy fries.
-Ben and Jerry's has outstanding ice cream. Unfortunately its not cheap but you can't go wrong with any B & J flavor. My personal fave is Phish Food.
Just to add to the list too.
-Libbys Blue Line Diner. Its not located in Burlington but its not far outside the city. They serve comfort food like meatloaf and all the usual home cooked foods. Very nice place. Love going there.
-Hoagie Hut is located in Malletts Bay which is just outside Burlington as well. I believe this place has the closest thing to a real philly cheese steak as you're gonna find. The sandwich is loaded with meat and cheese and topped with onions, peppers and mushrooms(all optional if you like) You can't eat this sandwhich like a normal one. You have to eat it with a fork. Its too mamouth to stick into your mouth at once. Also, they serve steak fries which are really good too.