Now Taking Reservations For Outside Seating!

Chef Eric’s AWESOME Take-Out & Delivery Menu!

Pictured: Wonderful Michael Upton (right) and his family; Michael has been a long-time friend of both The Paddle. I simply adore him!
📞 I begin taking orders at 9:00 am daily.
🚙 We will be delivering to MILTON tonight. (PEOPLES BANK PARKING LOT)
* 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.
🎵 Live music every Tuesday and Sunday night at by the tent from 5:00-7:00 pm. No cover! Only requirement? Come and relax; enjoy yummy food, wonderful music and our awesome Paddle Crew ... be among friends!
⁃ Beef stew
- Mixed green salad with our house maple balsamic vinaigrette with carrots and grape tomatoes $7
- Caesar salad with homemade Caesar dressing with homemade croutons and fresh Parmesan
Sm $7; Lg $11; add anchovies $2
add salmon $14; add grilled chicken $7;
add ribeye steak $21; add crabcakes $14
- Veggie spring rolls with a spicy aioli $10
- Cheese nachos... Blue corn tortilla chips topped with Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese served with fresh salsa and sour cream $8
- Paddle nachos ... Blue corn tortilla chips topped with Chicken, black beans, carrots, Monterey jack and cheddar cheese served with fresh salsa and sour cream $14
- Grilled chicken breast sandwich with a kalamata olive mayo, red onions, arugula and tomato served with french fries $15
- Burritos with Flour tortilla, carrots, beans, banana peppers, spinach, homemade salsa and cheddar jack cheese served with french fries $13; add chicken $2
- Paddle burger ... 8 ounce burger with choice of cheddar or Swiss on a grilled bun served with french fries $15
Add ons $2 each... applewood smoked bacon, brie, Gorgonzola
Add ons .75 Cents each lettuce, tomato, red onion, Caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms
- 12 ounce grilled ribeye served with VT cheddar mashed potatoes, Caesar salad and horseradish sauce $32
- Soy-glaze salmon served with a dried cranberry, asiago and ginger risotto over grilled asparagus $27
- Gorgonzola-crusted filet mignon topped with caramelized onions and balsamic drizzle with sautéed garlic and basil grape tomatoes over mashed potatoes $34
- French dip sandwich with caramelized onions and Vermont cheddar - french fries and au jus $19
⭐️ ENTREE DISHES available for SINGLE portions or FAMILY size (4-5 portions):
- Shrimp scampi with sautéed tiger shrimp, shallots, garlic, spinach and thyme in a lemon white wine and butter with linguine $29/$100 family
- Butternut squash stuffed ravioli served in a rosemary maple butter cream sauce with dried cranberries, roasted walnuts and finished with gorgonzola crumbles and Granny Smith apple “matchsticks” $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
- Chicken sauté with shallots, dried cranberries, maple roasted walnuts and grape tomatoes served with linguine $24/$75 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
- Seafood paella with tiger shrimp and clams sautéed with roasted red peppers, chorizo, shallots and grape tomatoes baked with a
saffron rice topped with fresh basil $29$/$98 family
- Lobster Mac and cheese with chunks of lobster with Vermont cheddar, penne pasta and buttery bread crumbs $29/$100 family
- Ginger, cranberry risotto $8
- French fries $6
- Grilled asparagus $6
- Mashed potatoes $4
- NEW! Mudslide Cake ~ moist, chocolatey Guinness Stout cake layers filled with Baileys Irish Cream frosting and drizzled with Jameson Caramel
- NEW! Baklava
- Carrot Cake
- Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie ~ comes with a scoop of homage vanilla ice cream
- Brownies & Ice Cream (gluten free brownies, but you would never guess it!)
Comes with a scoop of vanilla homemade ice cream with house chocolate sauce
1. Aviary (Cabernet Sauvignon; Napa) $40
2. OZV (Red Blend, Lodi) $38
3. LaLinda (Malbec; Mendoza) $36
4. Vinum Cellars (Pinot Noir; Monterrey) $38
5. Due Torri (Pinot Grigio; Venetian) $32
6. Savee Sea (Sauvignon Blanc; Marlborough) $38
7. Urban (Reisling; Mosel) $32
8. LaLuca Prosecco (Sparkling wine; Venoto) $36
9. Old Soul (Chardonnay; Napa). $38
10. Laurent Miquel (Rose; Corbieres) $32
*** Don't forget that Johnson Woolen Mills is giving away a $500 Shopping Spree to anyone who orders from us during this difficult time. Your name will be entered every time you take-out or have a delivery!
Please visit: to check out Stacy's store. It's my favorite and what an iconic Vermont business - three generations!
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
Phoebe Bright, Executive Chef
Eric Goodrich Head Chef
Blue Paddle Bistro

2020 Paddle Pup Calendars Have Finally Arrived & The Special Deal Continues! Order Today!

These 13 month calendars (includes January 2021)  $5.00 from the sale of each calendar will be donated to the National German Wired-haired Pointer Rescue!

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.


Even The News Man Knows

Look For our events. There is something going on every week.

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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.