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120 Church St, Corner of Church and College Sts, Burlington, VT 05401-8401
+1 802-864-9800
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
120 Church St, Corner of Church and College Sts, Burlington, VT 05401-8401
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good food, outdoor seating and some indoor seating with a few of Church Street, great for watching what's going on outside. Cozy interior decor.

Thank 6Vermonters
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food nice selection of local beer. Outdoor seating along the busiest street in Burlington should have had lunch outside but it was hot

Thank phillyphotodave
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family specifically visited this restaurant because it was dog friendly. When we arrived, we were seated outside (the dog friendly area) and our dog was immediately given water in her own water bowl. The menu had a good variety. My two youngest ordered off...More

Thank winnsmash
Reviewed 4 days ago

I go to a lot of places based on Trip Advisor recommendations, and as a result I don't usually submit too many poor reviews. This was one of the rare exceptions. I'll start out positively and try to be fair in this review. First off,...More

Thank mdcawa
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share such a thorough overview of your experience. It sounds like we had some opportunities to impress and that we missed the mark. I am not going to make excuses since it is clear that our manager was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch outside with our Black Lab - I have celiac and they have an pretty extensive gluten free (gf) menu - I had a delicious chicken/bacon sandwich on a good gf bun - my husband had a bison burger. They had gf beer...More

Thank AdkSkiGirl
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the shout out. Our extensive gluten free menu is a big hit and we LOVE puppies on the patio.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside at an umbrella table and watched the activity on Church St. The food was good but a bit pricey. Ended up just ordering the chicken finger appetizer which was more than enough. Very tasty.

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was mediocre, and the service about the same. We ordered a couple different things, one being the pulled buffalo chicken nachos, which were weird, NOT pulled, but chunks of leftover chicken that even had a bone in part of it. I understand using...More

Thank Jess V
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jess V, thank you for sharing your feedback. We cook and prepare our pulled chicken specifically for that menu item, which does explain the bone but doesn't forgive our attitude towards you finding one. I do apologize for that and if you would like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely little spot on Church Street! We sat out on the patio space watching the people on the walkway. It was simply relaxing and the food was wonderful. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable!

Thank traveler195200
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the shout out. We believe we have one of THEE best people watching spots in the state. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience​.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice outdoor seating area among the shops and other restaurants along the street. Being outdoors we had to contend with a few bugs flying around. Service and food are all good.

Thank Denise Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by for a nightcap after a long day and ended up trying the food too. There were a lot of young couples on dates, and a trio of young women on a girls night out. We were definitely the oldest people in the...More

Thank Lisa H
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We love older people! As for the calamari, the general rule is t o cook them for 2 minutes or 2 hours- anything in between can be a bit rubbery. It looks like we might have misjudged. I do apologize and guarantee if you were...More

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Questions & Answers
Jane M
24 September 2016|
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Response from Terri M | Property representative |
Hi Jane, sorry for the delay in my response but it looks like you got great support from the community. We do not take reservations for groups of that size on Saturday evenings.
27 March 2016|
Response from Terri M | Property representative |
Yes we are from 11 am - 11pm.
Kasey R
12 April 2015|
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Response from Terri M | Property representative |
Absolutely. We allow dogs on our patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Church St, Corner of Church and College Sts, Burlington, VT 05401-8401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-9800
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Sweetwaters is an American Bistro with an unique twist on your favorite eats. For over 30 years, we've been serving fantastic cuisine with local ingredients in a family-friendly atmosphere in the heart of Burlington, on the corner of College and Church Streets on the charming Church Street Marketplace. Architecturally interesting, Sweetwaters is housed in what was the original site of the Burlington Trust Company. Built in the 1880s, the building retains its original mouldings, cornerstone, clock and architectural appointments.

With a full bar, extensive menu, unique interior, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, Sweetwaters certainly has something for everybody. We serve lunch and dinner daily, with a late night menu for all you night owls out there.
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