Windjammer Restaurant

4.5
869 reviews
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Steakhouse
My father Walt opened the Windjammer Restaurant in 1977 with a commitment to offering the best steaks, prime rib and seafood in Burlington, Vermont. Tom and I are proud to continue the Windjammer tradition of simple, classic food in a fun and inviting atmosphere. The Windjammer and Upper Deck Pub are two unique dining experiences in one location. We invite you to enjoy great food in a warm and friendly environment with some of the best local hospitality around. Laura and Tom O'Connell
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CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and treated very special by your staff.

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IV
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Taking friends out to dinner and conversation.
We were all satisfied in all ways.

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BW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a wonderful restaurant to have dinner with a friend. Our food was delicious and prepared just as we requested. The salad bar is the feature that makes us choose Windjammer over and over again. Great variety for the salad and love the fresh bread and cheese boards.

When we were halfway through our meal, a large party was seated right in front of us. We were in a semi-circle booth. It felt too close and could not continue the private conversation we were having.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Since we were only 2 for dining, we got one of the tables in the back of the restaurant in what can only be considered an after thought space in which they crammed 2 tables in a very small space.
I really like this restaurant but will probably skip it if i only come with another guest.
Food, drink selection and service are great!

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KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A regular spot for my friends and me! Always wonderful!

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G
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve always enjoyed the Windjammer never had a bad experience. There are probably other nice places to dine at but, why mess with perfection.

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KP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

In town for College basketball, recommended by the locals.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love the windjammer. Understandably the salad bar was a little less up to jammer standards hopefully due to weather and produce availability it is still the go to place for an awesome meal. Wi will always choose the jammer over most other places when given the opportunity. Our waiter was great.

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was very good but we were seated under the bar and it was too noisy to carry on a conversation..

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

my favorite restaurant disappointed me twice in the last two months. I always get some sort of steak, usually prime rib....and it's always terrific, not ordinary, extraordinary. These past two times, not terrible, but not up to their usual standards. I wouldn't post this if it only happened once, but this is twice in two months. This past time I had the filet and my wife had the ribeye. Mine was not that flavorful and even though medium rare, was a bit tough. My wife only ate half of hers. She didn't like it. Previous time she had a great meal, I ordered the prime rib (I tell every customer out of state to come and try the best prime rib in the state), I was disappointed. At any rate, they still have the best salad bar in the state.
I am always rooting for them as I grew up on this place, but am a bit disheartened.

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CJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the prime rib with au jus and the salad "boat" (which just means salad bar), my friends had the filet mignon topped with gorgonzola. Everything was delicious and done to perfection! The prime rib and filet mignon literally melted in our mouths. The abundant salad bar had many wonderful fresh choices. The wine list was comprehensive. I also had a lemondrop martini. Yummy! Our waiter, Tim, was friendly, helpful and attentive. It was a perfect evening. I highly recommend Windjammer. we will be back!

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JW
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a nice dinner out. Service was friendly and timely. Food was very good, as usual.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very clean & very nice staff. The food was excellent as always.

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PK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great salad bar, steak and seafood. We've been going there for 30 years and it never disappoints.

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent steak and seafood options. Prices were very moderate. Excited to go back.

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CS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Will return to the 'Jammer time and time again. Awesome salad bar. Good food

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Steaks were done a bit more than asked, for ex. (I ordered rare, came medium rare). I was surprised my sirloin looked more like a slightly charred filet mignon, and seemed under 11 oz. My wife's ribeye was tasty, but also done one level up (ordered medium rare, came medium). It was quite nice to have a card on the table congratulating us on our 39th Anniversary...(was also my wife's birthday dinner). Thank you for that touch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Birthday dinner, salad bar was good but could have had more veggies and lettuce choices but realize lettuce scare. Prime Rib done perfectly, filet was very good and just the right size. Loved the mini desert selection.

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NR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing!! It was the perfect place for a date night out without kids

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PS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Windjammer is the only place I go for prime rib. And the salad bar is second to none. They handle huge volumes of customers many nights, so a reservation is recommended.

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n
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Good time good food a little bit noisy The fish was very good ,dessert excellent!!!
We’ll come back for sure!

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VT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for the department holiday lunch! Staff is super friendly and the salad boat is the best in town!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner to celebrate our 9 Anniversary! The evening was delightful!!

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great! Food is good, salad bar is great!

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MA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is good for a casual date night. The environment is nice. The salad bar is extremely limited but it’s nice that they restock things. Meal was terrible and server was more interested in getting a good tip than anything else.

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SC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service! Very warmly decorated for the season

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s
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hadn't eaten here in many, many years. Food was good when we were in college, but we weren't expecting much more than a nostalgic evening . We were thinking it may had gone the big seafood restaurant way with generic seafood, mostly fried. We were VERY pleasantly surprised! The food was quite good, and the salad bar was excellent. We managed to score a quiet table off by itself in a more isolated room of the restaurant. Great experience, and we will be back!

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RL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salad bar. Love the steak and seafood options. I'm a meat and potatoes kind of guy. Not into the foods I cannot pronounce or imported from other countries.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was slow but food was good

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B
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Visiting from out of town. Thrilled we found a steakhouse with excellent choices, value and service.
Steaks were cooked to perfection. Great salad bar to go with the meal.

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a fan of The Windjammer for over 35 years! It has never disappointed me. It is a great place to go when you have a variety of picky eaters joining your party. There is something for everyone.

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PH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner there but the salad bar needed to be restocked. The lettuce was the bottom of the bowl and several of the other containers were empty or close to it. There was also no bread or cheese out. Overall it was good.

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We had good service and the salad 'boat' was ok (although it's not really that hard to wash some salad greens and put some Kraft dressing in a bowl) but for the amount we paid we were impressed. The cocktails were like something you'd get at a cheap college bar that someone thought to put a cool and trendy name to and the food was underwhelming.

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed with the food! My family loves the salad bar and fresh meat and seafood! Amazing!

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salad bar is what we gravitate too even though all the meals are fantastic. It is our family favorite restaurant.

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always our experience at the Windjammer was great. We love the salad bar and our entrees were terrific. Our waiter Adam was fantastic. Windjammer is one of our very favorite dinner spots.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Love the ambiance, not the noise level.
I always take my out-of-town relatives here for dinner - the food has always been good to excellent and we love the salad bar.

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JA
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our third trip to the Windjammer. The food has been great and the open salad bar is great. My wife had the prime rib. I had the NYstrip. Both were cooked perfectly and the portions were good as well.

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great salad bar!
Would have liked the scallops cooked differently but the prime rib was excellent.
A little noisy particularly where we were seated.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I was disappointed with my second time here. The food was mediocre, our waitress seemed to be in a hurry to get rid of us and was very unpleasant. Very unfortunate because it’s such a beautiful restaurant.

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