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Re: “Old Dock House Restaurant and Marina

What was once a fun place to take the ferry from Charlotte to and get a good meal in a nice atmosphere, has sadly lost any value based on the very poor quality of the food.

My wife and I have been coming here every two to four years since our first date there almost 30 years ago, and then getting engaged there a year later. While the quality of the food there has gone up and down over the years, it was always edible and often quite good.

Yesterday was a different story. We took our 5 year old grandson across the lake to get lunch while telling about our first date. The food we got was, unfortunately, nothing like it used to be. We got peanut noodles that had no flavor at all. We also ordered a artichoke crab dip. There was no crab we could see, a few pieces of artichoke, and greasy melted cheese, all of it swimming in grease. The pita bread points were so hard, you couldn't bite into them. I ordered fish and chips to share with my grandson. Thankfully, he wouldn't eat it. Even though it was extremely hot, it was soggy and the breading was not at all crisply. The fish tasted old. To be fair, my wife's chowder was edible, but may have come from a can.

The best part of the meal was the package of oyster crackers.

Posted by Michael Smith on 07/16/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Sugarsnap at Technology Park

Sugar snap closed their cafe at Technology Park leaving multiple clients without any breakfast/lunch options. They decided they were making more money catering and closed the cafe! They didn't consider all the people that depended on their place for lunch or a cup of coffee . They even blocked off the seating area which is separate from the kitchen and prep areas so we can no longer sit in the abandoned dining area which is blocked off now by two ugly fake trees and a magazine rack which shows they don't want us there.
Multiple people are reaching out to the mgt of our building to see if they can be evicted and a deli/food service restaurant that actually wants to serve us can open a cafe here! Shame on you sugarsnap!

Posted by anonymous 1 on 07/12/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Social Club & Lounge

Would rate 0 stars if i could, this place is absolute trash. Shame it's a stain on the otherwise impressive Burlington nightlife. Treat their musicians with contempt (don't pay) and sometimes violence. Not surprised if it gets shut down soon.

Posted by Cannon Moltz on 06/23/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Mister Sister

Transphobic name, owner who won't put down his ego for 5 minutes. Sounds like a great place to hang out.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by pastrypirate on 06/15/2017 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Quick Cab

This company quoted us at 16.25 then tells me it's 20.25 and all because the driver doesn't know where they are going then they say you got a good deal anyway they lost a good customer! I would advise calling a different cab company

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Maximus Journey on 04/23/2017 at 12:46 AM

Re: “Jimmz Pizza

Went back and am changing my previous review. Food was still good but the cashier knowingly tried to rip me off for $8. Needless to say I'm not returning.

Posted by montpelier28 on 03/21/2017 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar

Pretentious much? This place has "Portlandia" written all over it!

3 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by The Oracle on 03/14/2017 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Panera Bread (South Burlington)

Cobb salad with super sweet dressing was awful. They showed me the bowls to judge if I wanted a small or large, so I ordered a small. Unfortunately the bowl was served only half full. Will not go back again.

Posted by theredqueen on 03/01/2017 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Premier Resellers

Their building mysteriously burned to the ground, along with everyone's items.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by The Oracle on 01/23/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “The Mad Taco (Montpelier)

Fast food takeout at a high price. Its about as Mexican as Taco Bell.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hwkmn on 09/24/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Cyclepath Indoor Cycling

Be careful when purchasing passes from Cyclepath. You may regret it as much as I did. You’re better off elsewhere. You can be sure your money will be.

Up to March 2016, Cyclepath would sell multiclass passes to its customers, and would regularly offer multiclass passes at a discount in order to entice more purchases. BEWARE. Customers could easily purchase multiple classes, in anticipation of enjoying the classes over multiple weeks or even months.

Then, in March 2016, Cyclepath abruptly closed its doors, providing a week’s notice to its email list subscribers. Until late September 2016, Cyclepath offered ZERO classes. CYCLEPATH HALTED OPERATIONS FOR almost SIX MONTHS.

But Cyclepath refused to refund its customers, despite failing to provide the service it sold. If you bought classes hoping to exercise at the studio in the summer, Cyclepath decided to keep your money without offering any of the contracted-for services. Anyone who purchased a class pass and wanted to use it on a cold or rainy day in spring or summer…tough luck. Cyclepath and its owners, Kara and Ian, did not offer any Cyclepath classes during that period.

I asked for a refund in August so I could spend my money elsewhere at the end of the summer. I was refused and advised that I should have used my classes immediately, as though I should have anticipated Cyclepath’s six-month abandonment of its business. According to Cyclepath, Cyclepath has a “no refunds” policy after 30 days, even if it is literally IMPOSSIBLE for a customer to obtain the purchased services because Cyclepath abruptly shut its doors for a six-month vacation.

I don’t patronize businesses that make fools out of its customers. Vermont has excellent fitness class providers, with terrific reputations who treat customers (and customers’ wallets) with respect. Avoid Cyclepath.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bartin on 09/18/2016 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Cody's Irish Pub & Grille

The worst. Nasty service, nasty vibe. Mediocre food even if it was served hot. Not going back

Posted by impressme on 09/14/2016 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Halvorson's Upstreet Café

Worst staff I've ever dealt with, bartender runs into kitchen he so weak!

Posted by John Van Hazinga on 09/01/2016 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Silver Palace

Not good: ordered Mandarin chicken and S&S pork, exactly the same bland dishes with tough and tasteless greasy meat and this is the last time I'm eating there

Posted by Matthew Johnson on 05/17/2016 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Bayview Bar and Grill

Wow, I've had my share of bizarre and unpleasant episodes at this restaurant. Like their on-again, off-again policy on dogs on the patio, and the time two of us went for brunch and they wouldn't seat us at the only empty table, a four top, because there weren't four of us (After 10 minutes wait, we went to Sneakers). But tonight takes the cake. Tonight I called at 8:05 pm to see how late they'd be serving; their website said 9 but their track record is weird enough that I knew I'd better check. The guy on the phone said they'd be serving til 8:30. So I put on my coat and boots, drove 15 minutes to the restaurant, and got there at 8:22 to find the restaurant closed and locked. Seventeen minutes after they told me they'd be open. They don't give a shit about customers and I count the days until they close so that we can get a restaurant that actually understands customer service in that spot. Don't waste your time trying it.

Posted by Bay Neighbor on 01/12/2016 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Cody's Irish Pub & Grille

I've been in the area for several years. Sitting at a table is usually ok. The food is pretty good and the service is usually decent. Sitting at the bar though is entirely different. Sometimes the owner actually achnoledges you and doesn't give you too much attitude. Other times I've felt like I just broke into his living room and sat in his chair. The last time I was there he and his friends (yes, the owner) sat at the best seats at the bar, while there were tables available, and cast angry glances at anyone trying to sit near them. If the dude's doing so darn well he doesn't need my money, he won't get it.

Posted by Jason Roberts on 11/15/2015 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant

Wow Went there last pm at 6 pm ordered 620 burger and salad with only 8 to 10 other diners in the place. Never saw waitstaff again until I finally at 705 flagged down waiter who for 45 minutes had been putting on paper table clothes and silver etc on all the empty tables. I told her I felt forgotten and she seemed genuinely shocked. Said she would tell the chef. 10 minutes later my burger and dinning partner's salad arrived. I had been there two years ago and at the time though a bit pricey for what you got the food was then very good. Management needs to take responsibility for terrible service. Ruined my night. Would not go back

Posted by johnjackgallag on 10/14/2015 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Wilaiwan's Kitchen

I once had a nice bowl of soup here, but subsequent visits have made it clear that the $10 bowl might often simply be returned to the kitchen untouched. I cannot imagine how they can serve such slop. I should add, in the interest of accuracy, that both times that my food was not edible, that the ethnic female chef was not present, and the kitchen was being run by a white man. BEWARE.

0 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by debunker on 10/13/2015 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Sukho Thai Restaurant

I have been going to Sukho Thai for some time and in general the food is ok. There have been three times recently where the order was missing things or just wrong. Two of these times we spoke to the manager and he was VERY rude. The last time (tonight 10/12/15) the order had ingredients that my wife is allergic to and I asked how we would get the order fixed. The manager said he's not fixing anything and the "owners who were standing next to him agreed that they would do nothing to fix the order." I told him I would never buy food from this restaurant again. He said "Fine, we don't want your business anyway". I can't imagine any owner would want their business run by such a jerk to their customers. I can only hope the owners will read this and make the appropriate adjustments before they loose all their customers.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Erik Amaliksen on 09/14/2015 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Bolton Potholes

First of all you are showing the wrong place on your Google map. You are off by about 2 miles uphill.Next you are promoting public overuse of private property.The lower half of the western side of the brook is entirely on private land.Seven Days and BFP seem to do a story about it every summer that just brings more people here that don't have a clue of where to park when they get here so they just park anywhere.This papers home town has organizations that send vans full of kids out here to swim when Burlington has many places available that are much safer.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by dagvtr on 08/19/2015 at 6:28 PM

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