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Blue Paddle Bistro

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316 US Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486
+1 802-372-4814
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Received an e-mail from Mandy, owner of the Blue Paddle Bistro stating Phoebe was going to be cooking Brunches again. We immediately made reservations for this past Sunday. We were not disappointed. Even though what I wanted to order was not on the menu, they were more than willing to provide it to me. I had a mini omelet, home... More 

Thank Debra R
Colchester, Vermont
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This was our first time to visit and we were blown away from start to end. Hannah served us and did an exceptional job. The food was delicious! We especially enjoyed the spring rolls, some of the best we've ever had. Mandy, one of the owners, heard that we were first timers and offered to take us on a tour... More 

Thank Lisa B
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stayed at Adam's Landing for Veteran's Day. Sally recommended we try Blue Paddle Bistro. She mentioned we should ask for Mandy and give her a hug. The first and second visit were nothing short of amazing! We instantly felt like family the second we walked in the door. Every member of her staff was friendly, helpful and professional. Our... More 

Thank Ryan T
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit from out of state and the co-owner Mandy greeted us like family the minute we walked in. The waitress was perfect. The crab cakes were to die for, the wine was recommended and the rib eyes were perfection. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this restaurant and had the pleasure of meeting the chef, Phoebe, and... More 

Thank sylviafly
Grand Isle, Vermont
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I live 6 miles from Blue Paddle Restaurant in the Champlain Islands of Vermont so we have eaten their often! Great Restaurant in all categories but so popular it can get crowded on summer weekends but worth it!!!

Thank captainc44
Shelburne, Vermont
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Blue Paddle is in an older home. The food was out of this world! We all had something different and we tried each other's food and it was all great!! The desserts were soon good! Mandy was downstairs when went to pay the bill and she is one of the happiest people I have every met and so nice... More 

Thank joannebF9212XF
Seattle, Washington
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A small bistro in rural Vermont, this was a pleasant surprise for a couple of foodies. The wine list is humble and economical; the food, delicious; the staff, friendly and hospitable. We had the crab cakes and scallop appetizers, and the duck breast and filet mignon. Absolutely delightful!

Thank freefie
Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is the second time I have eaten there. If you like a noisy, eclectic kind of atmosphere with good food (a bit on the pricey side), you will enjoy it here. The seating is tight, if it is a warm evening it is warm inside. The owners are hands on and you may see them several times through the... More 

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Very fun place could not ask for more friendlier staff. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Our meals were out of this world of course I like dessert wonderful.. They make you feel very comfortable truly go way beyond. They easily could be a 10 star..enjoy

Thank Paula197341942
Asheville, NC
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126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We are from out of town met here for a birthday. The food, the service, The Filet Mignon amazing! And the Balsam Candle in the restroom triggered a gift shop visit where we purchased some great t shirts, and the candle. "It's all about the dog" Is a quote that I have been living! See you at the Paddle again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 US Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Hero
  • Phone Number: +1 802-372-4814
Located in beautiful South Hero, Vermont, The Paddle is a hidden gem nestled in the Champlain Islands. Recently, Co-Owner/Chef Phoebe R. Bright was voted "Runner-Up" for Best Chef in Vermont (Daysie Awards, 2013). Only a 20 minute drive from Burlington, the state's largest city! Reservations accepted. Weekly live music. Hours change with the season. Sunday brunches served on special holidays. Visit The Paddle on facebook, "like" and you may win one of many gift certificates the owners award weekly! "Love many, trust a few, but always paddle your own canoe."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?