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Bluebird Barbecue

415 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (464)
  • Fit for Foodies (393)
  • Kid-friendly (289)

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Thank you for checking out Bluebird Barbecue where we celebrate American Regional Barbecue with a Vermont twist! Our all natural meats are slow smoked on premises in our 1.5 ton Souther Pride Smoker and are paired with traditional barbecue sauces and sides made from scratch. Relax, unwind, and enjoy southern style barbecue in one of our many dining rooms that can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our menu offers large "family style" platters perfect for group gatherings. During the summer months dine out on our screened, enclosed porch with Winooski River views. Our entire barbecue menu is also available for take-out.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Barbecue, American
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Hours of operation
Monday 4:30pm-9:30pm or 11:30 if it's a game day!
Tuesday 4:30pm-9:30pm
Wednesday 4:30pm-9:30pm
Thursday 4:30pm-9:30 or 11:30pm if it's a game day!
Friday 4:30pm-10:00pm
Satruday 12:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-9:30 or 11:30pm if it's a game day!
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Phone number
(802) 448-3070
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Clauss
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We happily take Bluebird Barbecue on the road for your special event or corporate catering needs! For our catered events we bring our mobile smoker, creating that authentic smoked meat feel in any location. For more information regarding our catering program please connect with our event coordinator.
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Parking details
Bluebird Barbecue is flanked by two large parking lots located directly off of Riverside Avenue in Burlington.
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Public transit
Bluebird Barbecue is serviced by bus by Burlington's CCTA transit system using the Riverside/Winooski route.
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With 24 beers and ciders on tap, wine on draft, and a full bar featuring a wide selection of tequila and bourbon Bluebird Barbecue is a great spot for a fun night out. Our large bar and "Rec Room' areas have been outfitted with a projector and flat screen TV's, making Bluebird Barbecue the perfect spot to catch the game.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NeedIsaymore (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 28, 2017

Great food and good service. Always a great meal. Ramen Tuesday!

cej8cat (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our meals. My spare ribs were charred on the outside and drop-off-the-bone, tender inside! D----------M!!!

Paddy (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

great food - best bbq that I have had, also have had take out and it was great as well - wonderful friendly staff

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

Great food and servcie. First time eating there. Very cozy atmosphere. Waitress was extremely courteous.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 22, 2017

Thank to the Bluebird staff for helping to make a Birthday dinner privately special. The way we like it. The fried chicken is still the best around and the deep fried brussel sprouts were an excellent appetizer.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 21, 2017

We were quite disappointed with out server from the minute we sat down. We were not offered the specials which is why we didn't know that on that Tuesday they were offering Ramen, which by the way looked amazing and we probably would have ordered it.

We ran out of water at our table before our food was served and were never offered a refill until we were halfway through our meal. The ribs were cold on one of the meals but by the time our server came back to check on us the food had mostly been eaten and our patience had waned.

The food was amazing, as it always is here. We will be back but hope for better service in the future.

Kathleen (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Too noisy. Room very uninteresting. Waiter friendly. Recommended for good barbque. But very expensive and no atmosphere.

Chris (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2017

The food was great! I came here with my family on a Friday night (3 of us total). We did a couple appetizers (onion rings and cheddar ale dip) and the dinner for two (3 smoked meats and 4 sides). The pulled pork was delicious. Margaritas were okay. Server wasn't that great but the bbq was so good I didn't mind as much.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2017

I came with a group of friends hoping to enjoy some good BBQ and good company-I was very disappointed with my ribs-they were way over cooked, dry and had very little meat. They had good flavor but too dry. My friends had the beef rib which looked much better. I have been here before and enjoyed my food. The service is very slow but friendly. 15 minutes to get my drink is a little much..For what I paid it was overpriced and simply not worth it. I will try again maybe in a long awhile..I cant afford a hit or miss dining experience when it cost so much. I would recommend people to try it..just order cafefully.

Greatfood7 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Great food & atmosphere, terrific waitstaff and reasonable prices.