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Blue Paddle Bistro

316 US Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486
+1 802-372-4814
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (24 reviews)
“filet mignon” (15 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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316 US Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486
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Reviewed yesterday

My daughter ordered a gift certificate for my husband's birthday on August 8th. In spite of the money immediately going from her credit card to them and attempts to reach them by phone, the "gift" never got to us in spite of being only about...More

Thank Andrea O
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tuna Tartar, seasonal salad, filet, creme brulee, prosecco & lovely cocktails...what's not to love. Rustic & elegant, great service !

Thank PaulnSheryl S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit. Great food and friendly servers. A little pricey for the area. Good if you're passing through, on vacation, or out for a special occasion.

Thank Smd64lex
Reviewed 16 June 2017

If you came to South Hero to relax and thought a dining experience here would follow suit, you would be wrong. One of the most disorganized , chaotic establishments I have ever had the ill fortune to dine at.. Food I am sure is good...More

Thank Artificious
bluepaddlebistro, Owner at Blue Paddle Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you for your review, although I wish you had had a better experience. Truly. I know the night you came in, and your table because I heard that comment, too ... about toning the chat level down. I'm not making any excuses but rather...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

We've been meaning to dine at the Blue Paddle for many years and were anticipating a wonderful evening. Had no problem getting a reservation for a Saturday night. We arrived on time and were seated in a noisy - but pleasant - dining area. We...More

2  Thank vtfam1
bluepaddlebistro, Owner at Blue Paddle Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to write a review; I am so sorry about your experience. I told Chef Phoebe you enjoyed her food, by the way. Your review served as a staff meeting for us the next day. We have a...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

We were four people, one with a walker, and were immediately welcomed and seated. One of the staff helped us move the walker outside where it wouldn't be in the way during dinner. The ambiance is casual and staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and...More

Thank Jane C
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Greg G
23 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
3 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
5 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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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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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