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Any recommendations for Thanksgiving dinner in Burlington, Vt?

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  1. there's always Nector's...

    1. Here are some ideas depending on how money you are willing to spend and how far you are willing to travel. The Sheraton Hotel serves a very nice and very large spread on Thanksgiving Day. Also if you don't mind traveling The Middlebury Inn in Middlebury, VT serves a great midday meal for about $20 each. It's about 35 minutes south down Route 7, a dull drive, but a nice meal in an old inn. More expensive but very nice is the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vermont which is 45 minutes south on I-89 and up Route 100. Check their website for info and prices. Reservations at these places are almost a must. I have eaten at all three on prior trips at Thanksgiving. ! Happy Turkey Day!

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      1. re: jacketsvo

        Sweetwater's on Church St in Burlington offers a free Thanksgiving meal to the community every year. I'm sure a donation to a local chartity/shelter would be accepted and appreciated in lieu of payment for your meals.

      2. Reviving an old thread because I have the exact same request for Thanksgiving 2013! Any new recommendations? I would like to stay as close to Burlington as possible and experience a true American Thanksgiving ( Montreal hound).
        Pauline's cafe was mentioned in another thread...what is the best option given my criteria? Also would like to eat before 5 pm, as my baby's bedtime is 6:30 pm. TIA

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        1. re: hungryann

          Juniper at Hotel Vermont is going to be serving a traditional thanksgiving dinner.

          http://www.hotelvt.com/dining-drinking

          1. re: Morganna

            There is a sleek rooftop lounge next to the dining room, with a narrow but lovely view out over the lake.

            1. re: opinionatedchef

              Sounds lovely. I'll keep it in mind for next year as my son got sick and we can't make it this year.

        2. Had lunch Thanksgiving Day in 2011 at Trader Duke's on WIlliston Road in South Burlington. It was very good, not a buffet but a plated meal with four or five choices for entree, seven or eight vegetable selections, desert choices were included along with what appeared to be house made dinner rolls. Service was great, place was packed with locals, we had made reservations and were seated on arrival. Price was under $25 per person. All four in our party went away happy. One rather odd note--the meal was more southern cooking than New England--pan dressing--not stuffing-- for example along with a couple of other southern flares. No issue with that but you are not going to find creamed onions or bread stuffing. Desert was OK, nothing special, just the usual pies and a cake or cheesecake selection or two. If you are looking for high end, skip it, if you want basic, go for it. LOTS of local folks eat here all of the time.