Experience delicious, unpretentious food in our special little bistro, nestled in the beautiful Lake Champlain Islands. For a unique getaway, we’re closer than you think!
Founded in 2005. To read about how we got "our start", click here for our first bi-monthly column, "Unpretentious Gourmet", that we wrote for the Burlington Free Press earlier this year. Our column appears every other Friday in the Savorvore section of our daily newspaper.
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Mandy's Favorite Selfie of the Week! (Posted 7/27/16)
Want a selfie with co-owner, Mandy Hotchkiss? All you have to do is ask!
We are so pleased to announce that most of our desserts are the delicious creations of Laurie McIntosh of Sugar Plum Sweets LLC! In addition to our daily offerings, Laurie is available to make special orders for our Paddle Friends - have a celebration? Birthdays, anniversaries, holiday get-togethers? Call me, Mandy, Co-Owner of The Paddle, and I'll coordinate your dessert needs with our wonderful baker. (802) 372-4814
2016: We were finalists in three categories: Best Chef, Phoebe R. Bright, Best Restaurant (OCC), and Best Family Restaurant (OCC)!
The 2015 Seven Daysie "Best of Vermont" Awards:
We just received our 5th straight Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award! Yippee! (2012-2016)
Thank you, everyone, for making this possible ~ your continued, unwavering support and enthusiasm for our little restaurant is so very appreciated by both Chef Phoebe and me, as well as our awesome Paddle Crew! Because of you, we recently celebrated a decade of being the Blue Paddle Bistro in the beautiful Champlain Islands. We are truly humbled, Mandy.
This week's Fan of the Week is: Beverly Loza! (August 22, 2016) Congratulations! You just won a $15 Gift Card to The Paddle. To be eligible every week, just be active on our Facebook page; Facebook randomly picks one person from all those folks who have interacted with on over the past 7 days. The Fan of the Week is posted every Monday on the Blue Paddle Bistro Facebook timeline.
New Photo Caption Contest!
This photo features WyNott, the youngest Paddle Pup. Join in on the fun; garner the most "likes" for your caption and you'll win a $20 Gift card to The Paddle. Here's the link to the Facebook post!
Our official mascots of The Paddle!
German wirehaired pointers, Wyeth, Watson & WyNott with Chef Phoebe R. Bright and business partner, Mandy Hotchkiss.
The Ws love to hunt birds, dock jump, climb trees, catch frisbees, hike mountains and pose for the camera!
Tuesday - Sunday at 5:00pm; Haymeadow Music on Tuesday nights (6:00-8:00pm) starting mid-June!
On Route 2 in the village of South Hero, Vermont.
Serving dinner and an occasional special Sunday brunch
LOVE MANY, TRUST A FEW, BUT ALWAYS PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE.