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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
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120 Church St, Corner of Church and College Sts, Burlington, VT 05401-8401
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a little over an hour with some dear friends enjoying a really nice restaurant on Church Street. The atmosphere and wait staff were very inviting and accommodating. The food was prepared very professionally and the wait was not too long; just right for...More

Thank jc0uture
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice meal at Sweetwaters before catching a show at the Flynn. Conveniently located in the heart of Church street. Friendly and efficient service at the bar. We both enjoyed the New York strip steak that was cooked to our order of medium rare.

Thank Gary Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have met here for dinner with friends for many, many years. It is not jus convenient, always good service and great food! Asian Salmon Salad...good but not as good as the Asian Chicken Salad used to be. Too little ginger taste, too few wasabi peas.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a busy location, so I would highly recommend that you make a reservation. We did, and we still had to wait an additional 10 minutes. The food was okay. It hit the spot no doubt and the portion size was pretty good....More

Thank Nate080411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good soups,salads and Sandwiches. We had Artichoke dip to start( very good) French Onion Soup, Fresh Turkey Wrap, Veg Panini , Apple Salad all where very good. Drinks ( Bloody Mary and Margarita )Great! Wait staff was very friendly. Get there early for a...More

Thank tom p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I went there for a simple dinner. We were very pleased with the tasty food. We had a cheeseburger and a caprese sandwich - which were both tasty. The young staff was very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend!

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 5 February 2018

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

1  Thank islandgirl88
Reviewed 24 January 2018 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

1  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
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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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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