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Nosh Around the Clock: A student guide to eating after hours 

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College isn’t just about lectures and libraries. The most memorable lessons of these crucial years are likely to be those learned far from the classroom. Sitting up late with one’s buds, huddled over the books, or whatever, expands a student’s mind and also produces… the munchies.

Finding food while the sun shines is usually a no-brainer, and in Burlington the fare is still plentiful ’round midnight. But if you attend school in Vermont’s more rural pockets, late-night hunger pangs can be a bummer. In Johnson, Lyndonville or Castleton, for example, we recommend dorm-room fridges or a stockpile of quarters for the vending machines. The only other edibles at that hour are still on the hoof.

No need to have a cow, though. Use the following handy guide to help you locate the comestibles you crave when your appetite for, uh, knowledge is working overtime.

(University of Vermont, Burlington College, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, St. Michael’s College)

Al’s French Frys
1251 Williston Rd., Burlington, 862-9203
Until midnight Friday-Saturday.
Famous fries, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, Philly cheesesteaks, etc. $2-$4.50.

Big Daddy’s Restaurant
177 Church St., Burlington, 863-0000
Walk-in until 2:30 a.m.
Pizza, wings, subs, salads, ice cream. $4-$20. Free delivery, with $10 minimum,
until 2 a.m.

Biltmore Grill
115 St. Paul St., Burlington, 863-9222
Until 2 a.m.
Late-night bar menu differs every night — sliders, pizzas, wings, burgers — from 10 p.m. $2-$5. Live music on weekends.

Denny’s Restaurant
730 Shelburne Rd., S. Burlington, 863-4000
24 hours
American classic diner food. Most dishes under $6.

Dunkin’ Donuts
176 Main St., 1355 North Ave. & 206 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 156 College Pkwy., Colchester, 120 Pearl St., Essex Jct., 657-4125
24 hours
Variety of doughnuts, bagels, muffins, croissants, coffee, fruit and coffee coolattas. Under $5.

Hannaford’s Supermarket
Ethan Allen Shopping Ctr., North Ave., University Mall & Shelburne Road
Until 1 a.m. weekdays.
Fresh, prepared and packaged foods.

Ken’s Pizza
71 Church St., Burlington, 862-3335
Until midnight weekdays, 2 a.m. weekends.
Slices and pasta dishes. $2-$10. Take-out or sit down. Full bar.

Kountry Kart Deli
155 Main St., Burlington, 864-4408
Until 3 a.m.
Hotdogs, deli and fried foods, nonalcoholic beverages. $1-$7.

Liquid Energy
57 Church St., Burlington, 860-7666
Until 2 a.m.
Healthful drinks and smoothies after hours. $3.25-5.25. Beers on tap, full bar. Live music every night.

Manhattan Pizza & Pub
167 Main St., Burlington, 658-6776
Until 3 a.m.
Slices, subs, salads and sandwiches. Twenty beers on tap, full bar. Live music weekends. $2-$6. Free delivery to Burlington area.

Mr. Mike’s
206 Main St., Burlington, 864-0072
Until 2 a.m. Mon.-Wed.; 3 a.m. Thurs.-Sat.; midnight Sun.
Slices, subs, salads and pasta dishes. Eight beers on tap, a full bar and pool table. $2-$6. Free delivery.

188 Main St., Burlington, 658-4771
Until 2 a.m.
Legendary fries and gravy, also dinner items such as homemade soups and roast beef, desserts. $3-$7.50. Full bar. Live music seven nights a week. Take-out window for under-21 crowd.

Price Chopper
595 Shelburne Rd., S. Burlington
24 hours
Fresh, prepared and packaged foods.

A Taste of Dixie
22 Main St., Winooski, 655-7977
Until midnight weekdays, until 6 a.m. weekends (starting Sept. 6). Alcohol until 2 a.m.
Chicken, ribs, grilled goodies with Southern/Caribbean flavors, and vegetarian options. $6-$10. Live DJs during the weekend.

TGI Friday’s
555 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 651-9007
Until 1 a.m.
“Classic New York bar” feel with casual food from nachos to vegetarian options. $6-$19. Ten beers on tap and full bar. Fifty percent discount on appetizers in the bar after 10 p.m.

Waiting Room
156 St. Paul St., Burlington, 862-3455
Food until midnight, bar until 2 a.m. Closed Mondays.
Upscale nouvelle cuisine. Full bar and live music most nights. Small plates $7-$12, full meals $14-$25. Many vegetarian options.


Domino’s Pizza
Until 1 a.m. weekdays, 2 a.m. weekends.
Pizza delivery featuring the St. Mike’s special: two medium pizzas for $9.99.

Leonardo’s Pizza
862-7700, 951-9000
Delivery until midnight Sunday-Thursday, 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday. $8.75-$17.75.

Manhattan Pizza See above.

Mr. Mike’s See above.

New England Wings 658-6399
Until 2 a.m.; midnight Sundays.
Wings, subs and salads. Under $8.

MIDDLEBURY: (Middlebury College)

The Grill
McCullough Hall, 443-5014
Until 2 a.m.
An on-campus eatery with a full menu from burritos to burgers, soups to salads, non-alcoholic drinks. Most under $4.

Middlebury Juice Bar
McCullough Hall, 443-3101
Until 2 a.m.
Bagels, cookies, smoothies, Italian sodas, etc. Most under $3.

MONTPELIER: (Union Institute/Vermont College)

Champlain Farms
5 Memorial Drive, Montpelier, 229-5881
24 hours
Chicken fingers, popcorn chicken, fries, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers. Most under $5.

54 State Street, Montpelier, 229-9348
Until 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday
Nachos and desserts only after hours. $1.95-$4. Full bar.

With the exception of Middlebury College, our list does not include any on-campus options. Our apologies to any establishment we’ve missed.

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