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120 Church St, Corner of Church and College Sts, Burlington, VT 05401-8401
+1 802-864-9800
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Church St, Corner of Church and College Sts, Burlington, VT 05401-8401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to Sweetwaters a number of times over the years as the early experiences were good. This time they overcooked a basic burger by a lot. They had osso bucco as a special and totally failed to do it right. The meat was...More

Thank islandgirl88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although we enjoyed watching the action on Church street from the warm inside, the food served was just average. My husband had fish and chips that was two thick battered and browned chunks of fish not all the way cooked through. I chose the chicken...More

Thank mylittlehummingbird
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Stopped in for an afternoon snack and cocktail while shopping on Church Street. It was a particularly cold weekend so there weren't too many people milling about the area. The bar had plenty of seats, we were promptly greeted by a lovely young lady named...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I had an Asian salmon salad. Wonderful piece of salmon cooked exactly as requested. Came with baby spinach salad with a ginger/sesame dressing and a cold noodle salad with peanut sauce. Everyone else had wraps that were excellent and great fries. Great service and not...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Don’t call it poutine but their fries with gravy and melted cheese are delicious! Also loved the French onion soup. The hot cider with apricot brandy also helped thaw us out on this frigid afternoon. Perfect for a stop in while shopping.

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Lunch here with the family was perfect. The PEI mussels were plentiful and tasty. Salads were bountiful. Our server was adorable even though she did sound like Sara Palin. lol

Thank Holly G
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Stopped in after dinner for some drinks. Sat up at the bar were served immediately. Had great drink menu and the elusive Heady Topper! The only downside was they closed at midnight on a Friday night.

Thank SkateGirl314
Reviewed 11 November 2017

My wife and I went here for a late dinner and were very happy. Service was quick and nice. She had the caesar salad and I had the brick chicken.

Thank elcoqui121
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner. The staff was friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself is interesting with high ceilings and the bar basically in the middle. The food is good but nothing extraordinary. Great location in the middle of Burlington.

Thank Babci_13
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We visited Sweetwaters on a wet October day for lunch. The staff were friendly and helpful and the restaurant is well presented with a good atmosphere. The food was very good, we had sandwiches which were well made and tasted great. It is centrally located...More

Thank Paul G
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

But, with our enclosed patios, people watching in the downtown pedestrian area is a sport 12 months a year!

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Heather R
10 August 2017|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I see many families there.
Jane M
24 September 2016|
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Response from Terri M | Property representative |
Hi Jane, sorry for the delay in my response but it looks like you got great support from the community. We do not take reservations for groups of that size on Saturday evenings.
27 March 2016|
Response from Terri M | Property representative |
Yes we are from 11 am - 11pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Church St, Corner of Church and College Sts, Burlington, VT 05401-8401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-9800
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Sweetwaters is an American Bistro with an unique twist on your favorite eats. For over 30 years, we've been serving fantastic cuisine with local ingredients in a family-friendly atmosphere in the heart of Burlington, on the corner of College and Church Streets on the charming Church Street Marketplace. Architecturally interesting, Sweetwaters is housed in what was the original site of the Burlington Trust Company. Built in the 1880s, the building retains its original mouldings, cornerstone, clock and architectural appointments. With a full bar, extensive menu, unique interior, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, Sweetwaters certainly has something for everybody. We serve lunch and dinner daily, with a late night menu for all you night owls out there.
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