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Handy's Lunch

74 Maple St, Burlington, VT 05401-4724
+1 802-864-5963
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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07:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Diner, Delicatessen
74 Maple St, Burlington, VT 05401-4724
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are few restaurants which feel like they are at the heart of the community. Handy's is just such a place. All the seats are at the counter, the person next to you may be a hippy, a contractor, a banker, or a student. From...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Walking into Handy's is a step back in time. The horseshoe lunch counter is the only dining area, and stayed full during our visit. The menu has daily specials, along with a large selection of sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, all freshly made. This is a...More

Thank CWK870
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The best blueberry pancakes in town, dripping with Vermont Maple syrup can't beat that. As a local business owner I love Earl and the whole Handy family. They are the best. And that's why I eat there frequently. Rick Sharp, owner, Burlington Segways

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great priced tasty food . Loved it plus great location to walk to the lake. Free parking also outside.

Thank Marko B
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and delicious food. I loved the old school feel of sitting at counter. We both got grilled cheese (can't get enough of the Vermont cheese). I'm sorry we waited to our last day to come.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 April 2017

After eating breakfast at a suggested place while vacationing in Vermont my husband and I couldn't have been more disappointed. The next day I was determined to find a good place for breakfast and boy did we ever. Handy's had the best breakfast and the...More

Thank dnamaste24
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Simply stated --- what an incredible breakfast! The portions were HUGE, the food was delicious and inexpensive, and the staff were friendly. We have never seen such large servings; the "Black Belt" was a "breakfast sandwich" made with three Texas toast slices as french toasts...More

Thank Ira C
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and quick service. Clean establishment with a cute old fashion diner feel. My husband enjoyed the fench toast and I loved the veggie omelet- very yummy! We would go back again ☺️

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Handy's is a wonderful place to grab a bite to eat. It's been family owned and run for decades and one of the few places where you can sit down, get a sandwich and fries or a breakfast that is just plain, good food. I...More

Thank kfountain44
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We were in VT for a roller derby bout for my daughter and decided to have breakfast/brunch in the town. Two other places, a little closer to the city center had wait times of 1.5 hours or 2 hours! We had google maps open and...More

1  Thank Jenifer M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Wayne C
How far from airport in Burlington?
27 January 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with primmer77. Not walking distance but a very short ride.
louie s
Do they have highchairs?
7 January 2016|
Response from Earl H | Property representative |
Yes we do! They are actually a booster seats that hooks right up on the counter! I'm a father of twins and they are the inspiration behind the chairs. We are very family friendly and look forward to seeing you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 13:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Maple St, Burlington, VT 05401-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-864-5963
  • E-mail
Hungry? You won't be after you've eaten a Handy's Big Daddy Breakfast (curious? Come on in to try one!) Or our famous Texas Chili dogs with a side of fries and an ice cold Coke. At Handy's, we make it our mission to not only fill you up with delicious food but to also make you part of our family...Sixty years strong and still growing! Food for thought (no pun intended),we were voted "Best Place to Meet a Stranger" by Seven Days.....So whether you choose to dine alone or with a group, we always have a seat waiting for you at Handy's.

P.S. UVM also lists Handy's Lunch as one of their Top 25 Things to Do Before you Graduate...Not that we're saying you haven't graduated yet........Alums also welcome!
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