Now Taking Reservations For Outside Seating!

Saturday Dinner Menu, September 5th 4:00 pm - 8:30/9:00 pm

🔹= Chef Brandy’s newest cuisine creations!
Pictured: Last night, we hosted rehearsal dinner for such a lovely young couple ~ Kristen and Braden! (More photos to share soon in a separate post.) Congratulations to you both! And, what a beautiful job you did, Casey Brown! Note: Casey is our General Manager.
- Hand-Crafted Soup of the Evening:
Chef Phoebe’s Mushroom Soup
Cup $6; Bowl $8
- House salad with mixed greens, maple balsamic vinaigrette, carrots & grape tomatoes $7
- Caesar salad with homemade Caesar dressing and croutons with fresh Parmesan
Sm $7; Lg $11;
add anchovies $2
add salmon $14;
add grilled chicken $7;
add ribeye steak $23;
add crab cakes $14
- Veggie Spring Rolls, spicy-citrus aioli $10
🔹Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts, bacon lardons, garden chives, bourbon honey balsamic glaze $10
- Crab Cakes, mango chutney $14
🔹Maplebrook Farm Burrata, garden tomatoes, basil, balsamic drizzle, grilled bread $12
- Prince Edward Isle Mussels, white wine steamed, garlic, shallots, butter, basil
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, gouda, garlic aioli, toasted brioche, lettuce, tomato & onion, french fries $15
- Paddle Burger ... 6 ounce New England raised beef burger with choice of cheddar or Swiss on a grilled brioche bun served with french fries $13
* Make it a double add $6
*Add ons $2 each... applewood smoked bacon, brie, Gorgonzola
*Add ons .75 Cents each lettuce, tomato, red onion, Caramelized onions
- Gorgonzola crusted filet mignon topped with caramelized onions and balsamic drizzle with sautéed garlic and basil grape tomatoes over mashed potatoes $34
- 13 oz Ribeye, VT cheddar mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, horseradish sauce $34
- Soy-Glazed Salmon, cranberry asiago ginger risotto, seasonal vegetable $27
- Coffee Crusted Pork Tenderloin, goat cheese mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, hoisin sauce $30
🔹Pan-Seared Duck Breast, sweet potato mash, asparagus, brandied cherry jam $34
🔹Baked Atlantic Haddock, white wine & butter, toasty crumbs, paddle fries, coleslaw, caper tartar sauce
⭐️ The following dishes are available as single portions for dine in or as a FAMILY* size take-out for your next dinner party! (4-5 portions) *To-Go only
-Butternut squash ravioli, rosemary maple cream sauce, craisins, walnuts, Gorgonzola, apples $23/$75 family
- Crab-stuffed ravioli served with roasted red pepper and baby spinach in an Old Bay cream sauce topped with a Blue Paddle crabcake $26.50/$80 family
- Lobster sauté with chunks of lobster meat, prosciutto, shallots, grape tomatoes and arugula tossed in a light lemon butter cream sauce served with linguine $31/$100 family
- Chocolate Pots de Creme ~ rich and creamy made with coconut milk and Belgian dark chocolate. Served with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries. (Skip the whipped cream for a vegan, gluten-free option.)
- Apple Crisp ~ with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream
- Creme Brûlée Cheesecake
- Peanut Butter Pie ~ with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream
- Hazelnut Cake ~ with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream
- Brownies & Ice Cream (traditional and gluten free brownies ~ but you would never guess it!)
Comes with a scoop of vanilla homemade ice cream with house chocolate sauce
- Lava Cake ~ with homemade vanilla ice cream and house chocolate sauce
🌸 Serving brunch one Sunday a month from 9:00 - 1:00. Next Brunch: Labor Day, 9/7th
It’s a big brunch with so much happening like ... look above for our brunch post!
🚙 We are delivering to the following towns nightly. To make this work, we need at least 4 separate orders for delivery. No delivery charge; we have new delivery boxes to keep our yummy food hot!
* Tuesdays ~ Shelburne
* Wednesdays ~ Burlington
* Thursdays ~ Colchester & Williston
* Fridays ~ Milton & North Hero
* Saturdays ~ Essex Junction
* Sundays ~ St. Albans & Plattsburgh
🚙 PICK-UP PROTOCOL @ The Paddle:
Stay in your vehicle and I’ll bring your take-out to YOU! No need to call or honk. I make rounds outside every 5-10 minutes.
🍷🍷🍷 Full bar available for tent diners and indoor dining, as well as pick-up and delivery orders!
🎵 Live music every Tuesday (6-8pm) and Sunday night (5-7pm) at by the tent. No cover! Only requirement? Come and relax; enjoy yummy food, wonderful music and our awesome Paddle Crew! (Live music at The Bay, our waterfront location, Thursday-Saturday evenings)
We now have limited* indoor dining too!
It’s nice and cool with the AC’s going
*Following Vermont COVID-19 regulations! We now have limited indoor dining too!
It’s nice and cool with the AC’s going!
NEW ALCOHOL REGULATIONS: You may purchase wine, beer and cocktails to go home!
Lastly, please let me know if there is anything, at all, that we can do for you. We're all in this together and we need to support each other and be extra kind to one another.
Mandy Hotchkiss/Co-Owner
Phoebe Bright, Executive Chef/Co-Owner
Founded 2005

Established 2005




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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. Our column appeared every other Friday in the Savorvore section of our daily newspaper when we had the privilege of writing it for nearly two years.

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What's Happening At The Paddle Today!


Experience delicious, unpretentious food in our special little bistro, nestled in the beautiful Lake Champlain Islands. For a unique getaway, come visit us — we’re closer than you think! March marked our 14th anniversary here at the Blue Paddle Bistro, affectionately called “The Paddle.” We would like to thank all of our faithful friends, new and old, who have supported us through out the years.

Paddle Reflections

March 14, 2019 marked our 14th anniversary here at The Paddle. We would like 10 thank all of our faithful friends, new and old, who have supported our little restaurant with an uncommon loyalty. From Phoebe's innovative yet unpretentious cuisine, to our ,wonderlul Paddle Crew, to the very essence o( our unique bistro, we are always striving to provide: an exceptional  and memorable dining experience. If you are "regulars" , you most certainly are aware that we are truly owner-operated. Whenever our doors are open, and friends are joining us for the evening, you can alway,; find Mandy out front and Phoebe in the kitchen. But our little bistro wouldn't function as well as it does without our awesome Paddle Crew who repeatedly gamers rove reviews from our diners, night in and night out.

From our wait staff, bus folks and bartenders to  Phoebe's efficient kitchen team, there are the folks who "make it happen" and we wish to thank them for their commitment. hard work, friendliness and energy that they give to The Paddle and to us - as proprietors.

A very special 'thank you• to Mary Powell and Mark Brooks who, eleven -11 years ago, believed in us so much that they acquired this building  that we might have a home for our little restaurant - the /Jive Paddle Bistro. (Mary and Mark, you afforded us the opportunity to realize our dream and for that we will (forever be grateful.) However, we wouldn't be here if it were not for our Paddle Club - 19 local friends who invested in us by providing our start-up capital. We are truly indebted to all of you for both your financial generosity, as well as your support and enthusiasm. A huge thank you to all of you!

On a much lighter note, as you may notice when you come in our front door, we are huge dog lovers at the Paddle.

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A Very Special Place

People always share their experiences with us Over the years. Here are some of our favorites.


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Friends & Family

We are family friend and kid friendly.

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Music Is In Us

There are music events weekly. Check us out. Always a patron favorite.