Excellent barbecue food
We had a wonderful time. The service was great; fast and helpful. I even saw the staff dancing in the service area! The food was wonderful and we all left satisfied!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had SUCH a great time and
We had SUCH a great time and such a great meal. Service was great. We are very picky about service and our server Sam, was great. Ver friendly, always there when we needed another beer and led us in the right direction for our order. We had four of us and Sam suggested we order the family reunion because we just couldn't decide. What a great idea and the food was fantastic. We have been trying to get there since it opened and now we will make sure we return and return. Thanks for a great night.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and very good service...
Great food and very good service... Can't comment on things such as brunch, bar scene etc. because I have not experienced it.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
No more sandwiches
The food is always terrific at Bluebird however we are extremely disappointed that they took the sandwiches off of their menu. For a sandwich you now have to buy a platter and they give you a bun with it so you can construct your own.....but of course now you have to buy a platter rather than a sandwich which is significantly more than the sandwich option. Unfortunately we probably won't be visiting as often now. Will probably make the trip to Pro Pig which has more casual BBQ options.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Southern BBQ with Vt flair
Good old fashioned BBQ with a Local Vermont flair. Great service, friendly staff and a good BBQ that is right on the edge of being excellent.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our party of 8 went on a Friday night at 6:00. It was surprisingly not busy when we arrived. Our table was so dimly lit some of our party had real difficulty reading the menu. We mentioned it to the waitress who said she could turn up the light, but that never happened. Four of our party had the ribs, but while the half rack portion is generous, they were not the fall off the bone tender they had expected, and they felt they had had better at local chain restaurants. I had the pulled pork which was delicious and the handcut fries were crispy and hot. The apple sauce tasted like it came from a jar. Husband had the burnt ends with beans and coleslaw which he enjoyed. Over all it was good, but not exceptional.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything is smoked to perfection. Place is really popular so may be a bit of a wait, but trust me, worth every second. Brisket is especially good!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome barbeque - delicious ribs. They also have an amazing "pulled pork poutine" appetizer. There is a foosball table in the room next to the bar as well as two old-fashioned shuffle board tables. Lots of fun to play while you wait for a table, or even enjoy a beer and play after dinner! The last time I was there, apparently the kitchen was a little backed up and people were having to wait quite a while for their table - the chef supplied free apps for those who were waiting! The only part I would change is that they serve a slice of white wonder bread with every meal - is this a southern tradition?? Overall, great place, though - I would highly recommend it if you like BBQ!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an great time. The food was amazing and came very quickly. The waitstaff was very accommodating and friendly. We will be back in the future, thanks!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not much to say except "AMAZING FOOD!!" The only negative is they only serve 12oz beers and they are 16oz prices.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you love chowing down with a group, this couldn't be better. Ribs and brisket are terrific. Best cole slaw and beans. Try the fried dough dessert!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time here,
This was our first time here, food was very good and the prices were good as well for the food. The service was excellent and the restaurant was very clean. Only thing is cocktails were WAY overpriced and small. No prices were listed, but a cosmo was 12 dollars. They need a menu with prices for drinks. Otherwise everything was nice and we would go back.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Dad had been wanting to
My Dad had been wanting to go to Bluebird since he heard about it's opening. the afternoon we finally went was on Father's Day the food was amazing, better than expected even. Our waitress was kind, friendly and attentive without hovering. And she was quite knowledgeable about the menu. The one in-amazing aspect of the early evening was the speed of the drink service. . My parents ordered a second round of Margaritas because they finished their fist round while waiting for the main course, and they didn't arrive before they had consumed their entire entrees, which really disappointed them because they really had enjoyed their drinks. So all in all, we had a good experience, it just seemed a bit disorganized for a holiday
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best BBQ I've had in VT
Brisket was really fatty, otherwise everything else was excellent. Plus they have hill farmstead on tap. Can't wait to go back.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
I had a dinner meeting here a few days ago. I can't say enough nice things about the food or the service. Our server was attentive but did not hover. The food was great with a very good selection. We had a vegeatarian in our party who was very satisfied with the non-meat choices. Overall a very good dining experience.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Only One Thing
The only negative comment was the noise -it was hard to hear each other. we were sitting on the porch. Otherwise it was great. A few days before our visit I stopped by to check the phone number on your sign to make a reservation and someone took the time to tell me about "open table": that was such a great "find" for me. thank you to that person.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
brisket a bit fatty, pork
brisket a bit fatty, pork a bit dry. Ribs were very good. Wanted to try the Poutine, have heard it is very good
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Burlington!
This is the best restaurant in Burlington! I'm from the south, and this BBQ rivals anything I've had back home. Everyone should give this place a try. I guarantee you'll wanna come back!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fiance and I always love coming to BlueBird BBQ, it's delicious, quick and has excellent service. I highly recommend.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally a real BBQ joint in VT!
We really enjoyed the food. The service staff was very knowledgable and friendly. We're definitely going to visit again!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Burlington BBQ!
Bluebird BBQ is a local gem. Their on-site smoker has your mouth watering before you walk in! We had their "Family Reunion" - a full sheet tray with every meat and every side they offer, and from the house made apple sauce to the smoked sausage to the greens and beans and ribs, EVERYTHING was wonderful. Menu says it feeds 4, but we fed 6 and took leftovers home. Small regret - no room for dessert.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bluebird BBQ is delicious, fun and never disappoints. The wait staff are awesome also!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best BBQ in Vermont.
Definitely the best BBQ place in Vermont. This was my 4th time here, and every time is just as good if not better than the last. The wait staff is attentive but not pushy, and is definitely thoroughly knowledgeable about the menu, offering honest advice. The atmosphere is dim and relatively quiet, and the tables are spaced apart perfectly -- not too crowded. The food is the best part; it's consistent and delicious. The beer and cocktail menu is spot-on as well. One of my favorite places to go!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food.
Great service and food. Love that you can add a taste! Surprised by lack of cornbread.
Unbelievable local beer selection. Give it a try!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE had excellent BBQ, tangy
WE had excellent BBQ, tangy sauce, generous portions. friendly and competent service. Overall a nice dining experience.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing birthday dinner
We went to dinner here expecting to be seated indoors and had the option of semi outdoor seating, which was pretty exciting! After we were seated out waitress came over with an enthusiastic attitude and asked us if we had ever came to bluebird BBQ before. Since we had not she explained the restaurants features and offered us the specials for the day! We also asked about the specialty drafts and she was amazingly knowledgeable about all of the brews. The food was delicious and the service was great! Also you need to try the aioli mayo and the sauces available, so delicious! Thanks for such a great experience! Katie B. deserves a pat on the back for impressing us!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes! Wow, they really do it well. Yes! In Vermont. The staff really tries hard, and the food is great, so they are well worth a try.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taco, Tips and Ribs
Food was exceptional with generous portions. Brisket Burnt Ends and Brisket Tacos were outstanding. Baby ribs were fantastic. Service was excellent.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bluebird on riverside was fantastic
The view of the river was luscious--excellent poutine-- the family reunion platter was plenty for 7 people. The place was packed mid week--and the server was attentive--but, not annoying so. Suggestion--do not order too many appetizers if you are going to have the reunion platter-- the platter is a massive amount of fantastic meats! Keep room in your tummy to try them all!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summer BBQ at its best
We ate on the screened porch - a great outdoor experience without the bugs. Food was awesome - so much of it too. There were just 4 in our group. 2 ordered from the a la care, my husband and I had the BBQ for 2, had plenty to share and took some home! I like the sampler platter because we can each have a little of just about everything. With food as good as it is, it is hard to pick just 1 thing!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My two twenty-something sons LOVE this restaurant. The ribs, pulled pork, cornbread, beans and especially the pickles are family favorites. My husband is also a huge BBQ lover and thinks the brisket is the best! Even though I do not eat much red meat, the catfish and the turkey tacos are both outstanding. We always have a fantastic time when we eat at Bluebird and walk out feeling VERY satisfied! In fact we have never been able to order dessert. Great beer selection also.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Burlington's Place for BBQ
This is the place to go for BBQ in Burlington. The outdoor seating area was very nice, and the food was great. Love the homemade sauces! I highly recommend the BBQ Poutine on the menu - it was amazing. I'll be coming back here.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great, from
Everything was great, from the friendly greeting to the service, and most importantly the food. Nice beer selection and dessert was decadently delicious.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bluebird BBQ is consistently a great dinner out. The good is great, and the staff overly friendly and helpful. I've brought many out of town guests and every single one has raved about the meal.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time here. As good bar b que as I have had down south. Good eats! The ribs are the best.
The collard greens and baked beans are also excellent.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am from a BBQ state and brought a friend from the South--we both know our BBQ. It was delicious! Great menu, good wine and beer selection, friendly service. Good prices. I love this place. I also like the shuffleboard in the bar.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious BBQ for 2!
Sangria is amazing, the BBQ sauces are so complementary to the meat, and waitstaff was wonderful! We had dined at Blubird BBQ before and I had the ribs with the maple BBQ sauce, but it turns out that contains gluten, and I need to eat gluten free! So I was VERY thankful when our waitress informed me that I should stay away from that one BBQ sauce!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting family in Vermont
Went with family and had ample food and great beers, and trad margs!! Bartender was friendly and helpful. Staff never rushed us and made sure we had a great experience.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The decor is wonderful and the BBQ awesome. Our waitress knew the menu and accurately described the items. We ordered two items and split for a taste, the half baby rack and brisket. Everything was cooked perfect and the different sauces were a fun adventure. I liked both items and she preferred the brisket. We both liked each of the three sauces.
Beer, wine and spirit menu is adequate with several draught and local brews available. The menu listed draught wine.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, waitress
Food was excellent, waitress was terrific and freindly and the atmosphere was really nice. The only negative was that the room was very cold when we got there....even though they agreed to turn down the a/c we were cold the entire time.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything was great. Food
everything was great. Food was excellent and so was the service
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best BBQ in VT, Outstanding Brisket & sides. Recommend the place regularly.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good friends, good food!
I treated two friends to a "pay it forward" dinner, as well as taking the opportunity to support the Chittenden County Humane Society. Our first visit to the Bluebird BBQ! It was a beautiful fall evening. Wonderful food, great company, exceptional service! The staff at Bluebird are fantastic people. The atmosphere was friendly, warm, and comfortable. And, mouthwatering deliciousness! I highly recommend this restaurant. Can't wait to try the "porch" seating, overlooking the river, when the weather warms up again. :-)
And, of course, I grateful that Bluebird BBQ helped support a really good cause (CCHS)!! Thank you!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place to eat!
We went here for my son's b-day and were treated very well. The food is very good. We ordered brisket, pulled pork and I wanted to try something different, so I went with the turkey. I thought all were very good and the portions were generous. Like many BBQ places, the prices always seem a little high, but considering the time and effort that goes into the cooking process, this is reasonable. Great beer selection and the service was friendly and fun. We could not have asked for a better meal.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great comfort food. Could have more options for a vegetarian along with a group. Also, more choices in wine by the glass would be nice. But overall a great meal.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we first sat down at the table we noticed the table was tipping, rocking back and forth like a see-saw. Everyone in the world has had this experience at one time or another. For some people it is not bothersome. For me and 85 percent of other diners I know it is distracting, insulting to the diner, and generally intolerable. It can ruin a meal. My friend (who is a rather distinguished culinary personage in these parts) and I had to "adjust" the table's stability five times before it was (almost) stable, by stuffing napkins and other items under the legs of the table, repeatedly. I know this sounds "fussy" but ......(continued below))
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food and good times
great beer list, house smoked meats and a southern flavor that's hard to find in an authentic fashion, I'd reccomend this place to anyone looking for good barbecue food. the game's room with old-time games is a nice touch too. service can sometimes leave a little something to be desired.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were surprised at the variety on the menu, there's something for everyone! The food was delicious and our party of 4 were thrilled with their dinner. We all left satisfied
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a particularly good server for our meal Saturday evening (James A.). He was very kind helping us find just the right beer to go with our meal. Two of us had the specials which were well described and delicious. A very pleasant evening.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time visit... excellent BBQ food. Excellent service as well. We will definitely return next time that we are in town!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM