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Splash At the Boathouse

College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-658-2244
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (27 reviews)
“fish tacos” (16 reviews)
“hummas” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

W/hat could be better than having a drink on a lake, view the boats and watch the sunset? Splash At the Boathouse does not disappoint. The drinks are outstanding. If you want a great Bloody Mary look no further than Splash... The food was good...More

Thank Rorole2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Fish tacos ever! My husband had the lobster roll and loved it! Friendly staff! Fun to sit right on the dock and see the beautiful boats!

Thank otter1127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Burlington for 1 nite and wanted a cocktail on the lake and this was across the street from our hotel. What a great choice! Very reasonably priced drinks and beer, ...and bonus, we happened to catch the sunset! It was awesome

Thank Matthew61388
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bar scene and a must to watch the sunset in Burlington . Splash is on a barge so weather can close it. Bar staff is very friendly and make great drinks.

Thank tom p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t sit unless you get both food and drinks. Don’t mind it but food was so bad, even pigeons don’t want it. Drinks are ok. Don’t expect anything good, except for the view. Gets really rocky sometimes, so if you can’t stomach the already nasty...More

Thank LooiI2
Barkeaters, Manager at Splash At the Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Looi, Sorry to hear you had a negative experience. Please email us at bigsplashattheboathouse@gmail.com so that we can rectify any issues. Thanks. Lucy

Reviewed 14 August 2018

It's embarrassing that Splash is the primary bar/restaurant on the lake because just about everywhere else you go in Burlington is great. As soon as you sit down in the sticky plastic chairs you notice that the prices are too high and you instantly feel...More

Thank Lillian C
Barkeaters, Manager at Splash At the Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi Lillian. Sorry to hear about your experience. Please give us another try and let us know when you plan on coming in by emailing bigsplashattheboathouse@gmail.com. - Lucy

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Splash was an excellent choice for our lunch, located right on the water. The day we were in town was a very hot day, so the breeze off of the water and the shade of the umbrella really made for a comfortable lunch. Our choices...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I was visiting Burlington on a college visit with my son and we stumbled upon this restaurant..... We went to it primarily because it's the only restaurant directly on the water..... The selection was somewhat Limited in terms of what food was available, but what...More

Thank nbend1
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Obviously it's on the docks of lake Champlain, it's nice. The food was ok. My daughter and I had burgers. They were pre-made based on their perfect shape but fine; nothing special. They come with "chips" which my wife had with her veggie burger (great...More

1  Thank skihill2016
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We sat facing the water. It was a nice view! I had the Lobster Cobb Salad. Best lobster I’ve ever eaten! I finished every bite! Can’t wait to visit again!

1  Thank Tammy L
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wayne n
9 August 2018|
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Response from walkingsp | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if any dogs are allowed on the dock area?
6 July 2018|
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Response from Barkeaters | Property representative |
Hello, no this is an entirely outdoor space. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-658-2244
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