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Breakwater Cafe & Grill

1 King St, Burlington, VT 05401-5275
+1 802-658-6276
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
4 weeks ago
“Best seat in Town”
22 Nov 2017
“Great views and popular Ice Cream in the summer. Food is sometimes a mix.”
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8:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1 King St, Burlington, VT 05401-5275
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect view right on Lake Champlain. Great outside patio but a wait for tables. We opted for just bloody Mary's on the patio but the dishes coming out looked fab. Will try for food sometime. Great place for cocktails with friends. Seasonal!

Thank AlamosJude
Reviewed 23 November 2017

It's tough to beat the views of Lake Champlain from the wide windows of the Cafe. The full deck is also great in the summer with umbrella's to protect from the sun or rain. The food is mostly grilled items and can be a mix...More

Thank VTMan05
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I only go here if I'm with a group of friends. The wait can be a little ridiculous for your food. There's outdoor and indoor seating. It has great views of the lake and sometimes has live music. I've never had an issue with the...More

Thank plaidaddict
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I love the water and so when I'm visiting a place with a lake or ocean I want to eat on the water. Burlington only has two (that I could find) and I was told this place closes for the fall and winter. They were...More

Thank Luv2Adventure
Reviewed 15 September 2016

On the lake at the ferry dock. My husband had a club and I had Panko haddock.You order at the counter and food is delivered. Sunset over Lake Champlain is breathtaking. Prices are reasonable compared to mall restaurants

Thank BostonMABetsy
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Better than expected, not fancy, but what a view. Food was decent but sitting outside on the deck and watching the sunset...priceless...Good service...good craft beer selection....my wife loved the turkey burger...calamari was OK..so so wine selection...would not hesitate to come back again...

1  Thank gandfriends
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Met old friends for drinks and dinner. Breakwater is a fun casual restaurant. Hamburgers were cooked just right, the french fries were crispy, and the fish tacos were very tasty. The band was loud (making it hard to have a conversation), but their music was...More

Thank dlgdlg
Reviewed 23 August 2016

When you eat or drink here, you are only a few feet from the water. There is often music or a DJ. The food is good and the menu varied. I had the Nacho Plate and it was plenty for both of us. The crowd...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have been here several times, but time to give it a review, because, well, why would i keep going back. The staff is great, views are priceless on a nice day, food is fine as bar food, watching the boats is a blast, and...More

Thank Pixelvt
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lunch on the waterfront at this delightful cafe. We met a business colleague and we felt welcome and unhurried despite the high tourist season. I ordered a salmon salad which was well prepared and just the right size. The waitstaff was on-point...More

Thank John K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 King St, Burlington, VT 05401-5275
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-658-6276
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