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Trader Duke's Renovates, Reopens as Duke's Public House

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Huevos rancheros burger at Duke’s Public House - COURTESY OF DUKE'S PUBLIC HOUSE
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  • Huevos rancheros burger at Duke’s Public House

At 1117 Williston Road in Burlington, Trader Duke's Hotel completed a months-long renovation of its restaurant, which reopened in November as Duke's Public House.

As part of Marriott's new Delta Hotels business-class lodging brand, the place has been outfitted for folks who — wait for it — do business. "You would not recognize anything about this place," food and beverage operations manager Robert Baker said, adding that every table offers work-enhancing features such as multiple power outlets and phone-charging jacks.

The menu received a makeover too, Baker said. Breakfast omelettes, Benedicts (with or without lobster), and biscuits and gravy give way to an all-day, from-scratch, as-local-as-possible menu featuring wings, ahi tuna lettuce wraps, burgers, Tuscan chicken and vegan grain bowls. "We're trying to offer more innovative, fresher fare," Baker said. "The idea is to be able to cater to someone who wants a Kobe [beef hot] dog at 7 p.m., and if someone's looking for a Porterhouse steak at noon, that's OK, too."