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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 good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
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 yesterday

Needed something to eat and one last drink before walking back to where we were staying, they had a open table outside so we went in. We told our serve we were only gonna have a snack and one drink and he was happy to...More

Thank john D
Reviewed 2 days ago

After wandering around Church Street and realizing we were starving our family decided to give Sweetwaters a try after glancing at the menu. We decided to only have entrees, no apps as we were in a bit of a hurry. On our waitresses suggestion I...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my third or fourth visit to Sweetwaters. We were hungry and searching for a really good restaurant in the area. We walked to Revolution Kitchen and didn't think the menu would appeal to all of us. We were tired of looking and decided...More

Thank SueP413
Reviewed 5 days ago

We called to make a reservation because we didn't want to miss the chance to eat at this restaurant after reading reviews and checking their website. Sooooo disappointing! This may be only the second time I've given such a negative review, I rely on reviews,...More

Thank Fun2say
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food and service were good but it was typical bar/pub atmosphere. The building was pretty cool. Looked like an old bank inside. With decent weather, people were eating outside and they had the doors propped open. We had to fight off flies the whole time....More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In a busy shopping area with several cafes to choose from this is a decent choice. Seating is comfortable. There are a couple of tvs in the bar area. They have local craft beers on tap. The menu is much better than other places with...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many options for dinner when wandering around the Church Street Marketplace. We sort of randomly chose this one, to be honest, but it was a good meal. We each ordered a filet--mine had caramelized onions and gorgonzola cheese sauce on it and...More

Thank Tinker2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

We all had the pulled pork sandwich and three of the four believed that it was the best pulled pork that they had every had. The service was slow and the server completed her job without much personality. In all fairness, it was quite busy...More

Thank Bondville
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad that you enjoyed the pulled pork, it's always been outstanding but our new smoker is taking it to all new heights! And yes, the tables do get very sticky in the humidity, I assure you it was clean. I am sorry to hear...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just stopped in Burlington for 1 night and were looking for a place to eat after wandering around watching the buskers. We got a table outside and enjoyed the people watching. The waiter was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. I ordered...More

Thank wloo11
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

My favorite meal! Great choice. So glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing Sweetwaters and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve gone here three times in the past week of our vacation—once for lunch, once for family dinner and once for drinks. Everything was delicious with good portion sizes.

Thank kristenn5
Terri M, Owner at Sweetwaters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Perfect! Thank you so much for the kind words and your business.

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Heather R
9 August 2017|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I see many families there.
Jane M
23 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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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