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Handy's Lunch

74 Maple St, Burlington, VT 05401-4724
+1 802-864-5963
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fries” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 13:00 Hours
American, Diner, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Maple St, Burlington, VT 05401-4724
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful breakfast and great service. There is a reason a family business last 60+ years....welcoming charm and friendly conversation. We will be back and sending friends. Thanks as well for supporting and by that I mean feeding the UVM Lax guys.

Thank roaddog1991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old school diner type place with counter seating. Excellent service, good food ( diner style)...nothing fancy. I love places like this; we need as many as we can get! No complaints here!

Thank stephen m
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Was fairly empty since school isn’t in session and it was freezing out. The owner was more than pleasant and had a cool retro feeling. Is a stereotypical American fare but you can go off menu a bit I found. The Reuben is very good...More

Thank Canamgut
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I almost always meet someone interesting dining at Handys! The long breakfast counter is friendly and inviting. Had the hash with eggs over easy. Classic breakfast made well. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We visited Handy's Lunch on our recent trip to Vermont based on Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. My niece and I both ordered The Hilly. It's a fried chicken breast sandwich with some ham and cheese on it. It was really good. My...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Stopped by Handy's Lunch counter on Maple ST yesterday. Two fine cheeseburgers ($8.95) and fries, delicious, simple and comfortable at Burlington's oldest family run restaurant. Not expensive and you get to chat with the owners, other diners, its a hoot.

Thank MK_in_VT
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This place isn't bad but it's certainly nothing special. I had a bacon and cheddar omelet that was alright. The potatoes were fried, overcooked terrible. The coffee was surprisingly good. The lady that served me at the counter was very nice!

Thank fly4sungp
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I had read about Handy's before going on our road trip. We ate there the first morning in Burlington. Everything was good. I had a delicious omelet and my wife enjoyed their pancakes. Hope to revisit that part of the country and will definitely go...More

Thank JHG G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were here in august for a vacation and decided to pop in for a quick bite to eat. Definitely in a college town and attracting the college crowd, but we have to say the employees were very friendly and accomodating. We loved the diner...More

Thank Theresal6162
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This little place is hard to find, and ever harder to get a parking spot. However, walk - or crawl if you need to - to visit this neat little diner. The place just oozes history, and each of the menu items has a great...More

Thank James K
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Wayne C
27 January 2016|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with primmer77. Not walking distance but a very short ride.
louie s
7 January 2016|
Response from Earl H | Property representative |
Yes we do! They are actually a booster seats that hooks right up on the counter! I'm a father of twins and they are the inspiration behind the chairs. We are very family friendly and look forward to seeing you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 13:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Maple St, Burlington, VT 05401-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-5963
  • E-mail
Hungry? You won't be after you've eaten a Handy's Big Daddy Breakfast (curious? Come on in to try one!) Or our famous Texas Chili dogs with a side of fries and an ice cold Coke. At Handy's, we make it our mission to not only fill you up with delicious food but to also make you part of our family...Sixty years strong and still growing! Food for thought (no pun intended),we were voted "Best Place to Meet a Stranger" by Seven Days.....So whether you choose to dine alone or with a group, we always have a seat waiting for you at Handy's.

P.S. UVM also lists Handy's Lunch as one of their Top 25 Things to Do Before you Graduate...Not that we're saying you haven't graduated yet........Alums also welcome!
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