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Halvorson's Upstreet Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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16 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4406
+1 802-658-0278
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to church street with our large family and stopped here for lunch. My wife and I each ordered something different and split it. I got the spicy chicken sandwich and she got the daily special, which was a pepperoni and Cabot cheese flatbread. The flatbread was amazing and the sandwich good too. Was a tad pricey, but everything is... More 

Thank lpdutil
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I am really sorry to write this negative review because we used to like going to this restaurant. But the whole experience was so bad. The beers were flat, the food was cold and the wait time for the food was nearly 45 minutes. Unfortunately, the manager offered to comp 50% of the bill but never apologized. When we received... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were going to go to Sweetwaters and found out those people are liars. They originally quoted us a 30-45 min wait, then an hour to hour and a half, and when we showed up the told us an additional hour. I will never eat at that place. Not only did they seat me right away at Halvorson's but the... More 

Thank David M
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We ate at this restaurant on a trip through the NE of the US on 12 Oct. I get back to Australia and see that they have ripped off my credit card by putting through an unauthorised tip - eventhough we left the waitress (Erin) a cash tip. My bank is now investigating the charges. Beware - this business is... More 

Thank nigels757
Burlington, Vermont
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143 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped into Halverson's for lunch after church Sunday. Placed was packed, I had a good burger and Queen City Porter, which was excellent beer. Halv's is pretty formulaic, nothing out of the ordinary here, but that may be why they have outlasted most restaurants in BTV. They are the only restaurant on t he north part of Church Street, and... More 

Thank MK_in_VT
Des Moines, Iowa
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The food is delicious! Everything we ordered was excellent! I dined here for lunch with a work group, but we were spread out in smaller groups at outdoor tables so as not to be a large party. The wait staff were quite slow. Not just our server - all of the servers. This was the only complaint I had, and... More 

Thank B B
Underhill, Vermont
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Food, drinks and service was outstanding. Unfortunately Trip Advisor is not terse friendly. Blah blah

Thank Ed G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

It was a beautiful day, so we grabbed an outside table here for an early dinner. We both ordered a specialty drink, which ended up being $12 a piece. My husband had the salmon and couscous--he left hungry, as his portion was super small. My cobb salad was just OK. There are many options in this area. Would suggest one... More 

Thank MetsFan17
New Jersey
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129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great burgers and outside seating on Church Street. Service was a bit slow but we were not in a hurry so it really didn't matter. Prices are a bit high but we left full and like I said, great burgers.

Thank john a
Potsdam, New York
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162 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My wife and I were in town exploring Church Street on the same day that students were moving in to UVM, making for a crowded downtown. Lunchtime was packed at most places, especially their patios. We saw a free table inside by the window at Halvorson's and went in to enjoy the AC and view. It was well worth it.... More 

Thank Thomas M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4406
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-658-0278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?