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    • Best outdoor dining
    • Best outdoor dining

      The Spot on the Dock
      The Spot on the Dock — Queen City residents have long lamented the relative dearth of true waterfront dining locales. Most “lakefront” eateries are…
    • What's New This Summer at 16 Burlington Waterfront Spots?
    • What's New This Summer at 16 Burlington Waterfront Spots?

      It's hard to imagine that the curving Lake Champlain shoreline of Burlington Bay was once littered with oil tanks, industrial barges, timber and pollution-spewing smokestacks. A few remnants of the working harbor remain, but the stretch between Rock Point and Oakledge Park is increasingly a place for recreation, restaurants and pleasure boating. Some 30 years after the City of Burlington used the public trust doctrine to win a court battle and reclaim big chunks of the waterfront from the railroad, its transformation continues. Here's a look at pending and possible changes, large and small, along the 4.5-mile lakeside stretch. Changes include North Beach improvements, new bike path construction (and exercise stations), a brand new sailing center, more paid parking and marina construction.
    • Best breakfast/brunch
    • Best breakfast/brunch

      Penny Cluse Café (Burlington) & Blue Paddle Bistro (South Hero)
      Penny Cluse Café — Celebs such as Elijah Wood and Joe Biden have joined the café's devoted following. Long lines signal food that's worth…
    • Best lunch
    • Best lunch

      August First Bakery & Café (Burlington) & Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge (Stowe)
      August First Bakery & Café — The people have spoken, and it turns out that they want to talk to each other at lunch…

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