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The Blue Donkey

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1669 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4750
+1 802-253-3100
11:30 - 20:00
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 20:00
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key west
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

My family loved this place. I had a very well prepared turkey burger, my daughter had a grilled cheese, and my husband has a cheeseburger. All our sandwiches came with fresh cut fries... the only kind with the fat and calories in my opinion. When in Stowe, I would suggest here as a great stop for lunch.

Thank Parithon
Wolcott, Vermont
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I was very disappointed when I ordered the Patty Melt and fries for lunch a week ago. The fries were good, but the Texas Toast on the Patty Melt was burnt toast. Not toasted, but burnt. Imagine my surprise when I bit into it, hoping for a juicy, tasty burger done medium and bit into a crispy, dry and hard... More 

Thank 1foodiegirl
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The pictures of the burgers online had me salivating but I was a little disappointed in my "rodeo" burger. It was just ok. The sweet potato fries were the best part of the meal.

Thank Smsp7
Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This restaurant boasts having the best burgers and they're not lying! Definantly worth the time if you're on the look out for a great burger place. I gave it a "very good" instead of an excellent because we unfortunately went during a dinner rush and there was not enough seating. However because everything is made to order, by the time... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2015

I knew I had to come here because the name cracked me up so much! We got there around noon time, and my 86 year old grandmother really wanted eggs toast and bacon, and they were kind enough to make it for her - even though it was past serving time! The curly fries were to die for and the... More 

Thank Melissa B
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

The four of us enjoyed our lunch very much. You place your lunch at the counter , and your lunch is brought to your table. The Caesar salad was good as was the hamburger and fries. Excellent French fried onion rings. Two of us split the pulled pork plate, and it was plenty.

Thank Linda G
Winter Springs, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2015

One of the best burgers I've ever had! Very tasty and good value for the money. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank sgiglietta
Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I've now been to the Blue Donkey three times this summer and have enjoyed a great burger at each visit. Yes, it is a bit pricey but this is Stowe so that's pretty much a given. I go hiking in the summer and ski in the winter so I have a good appetite at the end of the day but... More 

Thank LastMinuteSkigetaway
Waterbury, Vermont
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I saw the banner for breakfast sandwiches a week ago so I gave it a shot. Fresh eggs and all items prepped to order fresh and delicious. Creative and enticing offerings like the NEK with house made sausage, maple syrup, apples and eggs. Killer way to start the morning. I think I've already been three times in a week. Will... More 

Thank Getlofty
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We were so excited to get a "good burger" but were very disappointed! All the burgers that we ordered were beyond "well done" and we had ordered them Medium Rare. They were extremely charred and very very very salty (I am a salt lover and these were almost unbearable) I have to truly wonder if someone dumped the entire contents... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1669 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4750
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: +1 802-253-3100

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