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Handy's Lunch

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74 Maple St, Burlington, VT 05401-4724
+1 802-864-5963
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:30 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat 07:30 - 13:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking into Handy's is a step back in time. The horseshoe lunch counter is the only dining area, and stayed full during our visit. The menu has daily specials, along with a large selection of sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, all freshly made. This is a local's restaurant; almost everyone seemed to know the owners, but were also very friendly to... More 

Thank CWK870
Burlington, Vermont
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best blueberry pancakes in town, dripping with Vermont Maple syrup can't beat that. As a local business owner I love Earl and the whole Handy family. They are the best. And that's why I eat there frequently. Rick Sharp, owner, Burlington Segways

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great priced tasty food . Loved it plus great location to walk to the lake. Free parking also outside.

Thank Marko B
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and delicious food. I loved the old school feel of sitting at counter. We both got grilled cheese (can't get enough of the Vermont cheese). I'm sorry we waited to our last day to come.

Thank Laura M
Bardonia, New York
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2017

After eating breakfast at a suggested place while vacationing in Vermont my husband and I couldn't have been more disappointed. The next day I was determined to find a good place for breakfast and boy did we ever. Handy's had the best breakfast and the owner's were so friendly and welcoming. We felt as if we had known them for... More 

Thank dnamaste24
Dover, Vermont
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Simply stated --- what an incredible breakfast! The portions were HUGE, the food was delicious and inexpensive, and the staff were friendly. We have never seen such large servings; the "Black Belt" was a "breakfast sandwich" made with three Texas toast slices as french toasts (top, middle, and bottom) that held an egg, cheese, and three meats; and they had... More 

Thank Ira C
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and quick service. Clean establishment with a cute old fashion diner feel. My husband enjoyed the fench toast and I loved the veggie omelet- very yummy! We would go back again ☺️

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Milton, Vermont
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Handy's is a wonderful place to grab a bite to eat. It's been family owned and run for decades and one of the few places where you can sit down, get a sandwich and fries or a breakfast that is just plain, good food. I know that doesn't sound like a rave review, but in a place like Burlington, where... More 

Thank kfountain44
Goffstown, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We were in VT for a roller derby bout for my daughter and decided to have breakfast/brunch in the town. Two other places, a little closer to the city center had wait times of 1.5 hours or 2 hours! We had google maps open and saw Handy's was a little further out but still easy to walk too. It's a... More 

1 Thank Jenifer M
Burlington, Vermont
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Breakfast and lunch you can always count on . I've never had a bad meal from this diner . Food has been great since I started eating their over 30 years ago. We had them cater a party for us and everything went smoothly.

Thank Gary W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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