Please note: We are updating our entire web site and should be completed by the end of October. Please forgive any inconvenience. We also invite you to check-out our Blue Paddle Bistro Facebook page; that's very current and we offer weekly contests! To view our Facebook page, click here!
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 10/14/17)
Want a selfie with co-owner, Mandy Hotchkiss? All you have to do is ask!
These 5 women rocked the night!
The Vermont Lottery "It's a dog's life/It's a cat's world" photo contest has ended! And, The Padde Pups were one in four top winners statewide so they now are featured on their very own VT Lotto $2 scratch ticket. You may purchase your ticket in most convenience stores, grocery stores and wherever ese they are sold in Vermont. Thanks, a, for voting for Wyeth Watson & WyNott! How fun is this?
We Won: ~ Best Restaurant (OCC) ~ Best Brunch (Entire state)
We just received our 6th straight Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award! Yippee! (2012-2017)
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: Gail Fondry! (October 16, 2017) 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!
The winner of our recent Photo Caption Contest that featured the oldest Paddle Pup Wyeth is:
Donna Hryckiewicz! You just won a $25 Gift Card to The Paddle! Congratulations! Just call me anytime with your mailing address, Donna, at (802) 372-4814. ~ Mandy
The contest, which ended yesterday, reached 6,011 folks and had 135 entries.
Donna's winning Caption with 17 likes:
"Dive into the Blue Paddle Bistro for some dog gone good food." Thanks for playing, everyone. I'll be posting a "Where in the World is the Paddle Hat?" Contest soon ... Here's the link to the Facebook post!
The Great Weight Pumpkin Debate Contest! The winner of our 1st Annual Great Weight Pumpkin Debate is: TARA WEBER RICKERT! Tara, you just won a $25 Gift card to The Paddle!
Our giant pumpkin weights 660 lbs and she guessed 661!
This was a fun and popular impromptu contest ~ reached 12,605 folks, had 78 likes and a whompin' 277 entries (or guesses)!
Tara, to collect your prize, next time you join us for dinner, just let your server know you were our Pumpkin Winner and we'll take $25 off your dinner check. And, if the pumpkin is still here, I want to snap a photo of you sitting on top of it, okay? Thanks, Mandy
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!
OFF-SEASON HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday at 5:00pm, with a monthly Sunday Brunch. Live Music every Thursday Evening indoors, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. No cover charge
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.