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Top 7 Comfort Food Restaurants in the Burlington Area

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Bluebird Barbecue

317 Riverside Ave., Burlington, bluebirdbbq.com

Above the swirling eddy of Salmon Hole, a famed fishing spot on the Winooski River, Bluebird Barbecue invites diners to "meat here" for down-home brisket, pulled pork and ribs, slow-smoked on the premises seven days a week. There are also traditional sides — from creamy mac and cheese to coleslaw — plus 24 mostly local beers on tap. Pay attention to the daily specials, which include early-bird deals, ramen nights and Tex-Mex.

Al's French Frys

1251 Williston Rd., South Burlington, alsfrenchfrys.com
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Even the hand-cut fries here are a throwback to the '50s. This retro space also sells corn dogs, cheeseburgers and, in season, creemees.

Archie's Grill

4066 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, archiesgrill.com

Diners pile in daily for local beef burgers, hand-cut fries and jumbo hot dogs at this always-fresh locals' favorite.

Butch + Babe's

258 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, butchandbabes.com
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A portrait of Pee-wee Herman presides over a dining room that serves varied global fare, from mac-and-cheese pancakes to housemade ramen.

Henry's Diner

155 Bank St., Burlington, 862-9010

This local landmark offers breakfast all day and home-cooked dishes in a cozy, old-school atmosphere. Try the Greek specialties.

Our House Bistro

36 Main St., Winooski, ourhousebistro.com
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The "twisted comfort food" here ranges from frickles (fried pickles) to mac and cheese with lobster or pulled-pork add-ons.

Parkway Diner

1696 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 652-1155
Hot turkey sandwich, Parkway Diner, South Burlington - ALICE LEVITT
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  • Hot turkey sandwich, Parkway Diner, South Burlington

This Worcester Lunch Car, parked in SoBu since the 1950s, serves breakfast all day. Don't miss the crispy-on-the-outside, buttery-on-the-inside home fries.


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