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Blue Paddle Bistro

316 US Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486
+1 802-372-4814
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (17 reviews)
“filet mignon” (16 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
316 US Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

-Crab cakes 9/10 very nice -Chicken Cesar salad 8/10 good -Sea scallops 4/10 ingredients fresh but taste of sauce totally overpowered the scallops. Disapointing flavor. - long hair in the water glass. Ickyy

Thank john_the_traveller50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

18 of us ate at the Blue Paddle bistro last evening. Service was excellent,food was awesome, and all of us give the staff and restaurant an A+.

Thank NHToni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, fresh, and creatively prepared food in a casual atmosphere. My crab ravioli with an awesome crab cake was delicious! Everyone else in party loved their choice. Wonderful service at this very popular restaurant.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't expect to find a first-rate restaurant on an island in Vermont, but this one rates all the superlatives, from our drinks to our main courses. We weren't in the least surprised that walk-ins had to be turned away; fortunately, we had a reservation....More

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a chance and showed up early on a Saturday evening and were lucky enough to get a table for 4. We ordered mainly from the pub menu and one seafood special. The service was attentive and the food was excellent. Generous portions of...More

Thank Cstrasser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our last night in town and the perfect ending to a perfect vacation. Mandy and Phoebe have THE BEST restaurant out of them all on the islands. Phoebe's Filet Mignon was absolutely amazing! We also enjoyed the duck spring rolls and an excellent...More

Thank grassykey
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Read so many great reviews, but sadly it was not our experience. We were located on the 2nd floor in one of the small rooms, no music and it felt pretty lonely until the few other tables were occupied. The air conditioning was so strong...More

Thank DeeDeeTraveler
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We had dinner at the Blue Paddle Bistro with friends last Saturday. The entire evening was first rate starting with a warm greeting at the door andthen being seated on time at a great table upstairs. i should say that this is certainly one of...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

This place is nice. The service was fast. The food was top notch. I had a very interesting take on a crab cake; larger pieces of red pepper and pan seared made this cake wonderful. My grass fed burger was fantastic. The creamy tomato soup...More

1  Thank Darrel S
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

What a lovely location! And they look dogs who can eat with you if you eat outside! Their food is delicious and gluten friendly. The had a grapefruit sorbet made by Island Ice Cream that was out of this world! A must go to place!

Thank Patricia D
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Questions & Answers
Greg G
24 March 2017|
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Response from bluepaddlebistro | Property representative |
OH, I am so sorry ~ I didn't see this question. Yes, whenever we offer a special brunch, Co-Owner/Chef Phoebe Bright offers a delicious extensive brunch menu. I always post the menu two days in advance on our Blue Paddle... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from happyinvt | Reviewed this property |
There are a variety of prices. It is on the high end for what you get. Pub food is in the $12 to $15 range. Entrees are$23 to $33. Does not come with a side salad or vegetables. Dinner was served with a very small portion of... More
Erin C
6 August 2016|
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Response from joannebF9212XF | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have a children's menu. I do think they would do something for the kids. Call and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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, 2013-16). The restaurant has won numerous awards, including "Best Restaurant" (outside Chittenden County), 2015. 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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