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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank Joyce T
Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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
Auburn, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wife and I enjoyed the church street scene while in Burlington; Halvorson's didn't disappoint too much. My wife had the bbq chicken which was cooked very well but, originally being from Texas, I would give their BBQ sauce a "mediocre at best" grade. I had the clam chowder and the crab cakes - both were just ok. The clam chowder... More 

Thank pikingrin
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Halvorson's provided at great venue for the family Reunion this July. There was a spacious back patio of having drinks and sharing news. The dinner consisted of very generous portions of chicken or fish in a cozy dining room.

Thank Judy C

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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, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?