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The Blue Donkey

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American, Bar
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1669 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4750
+1 802-253-3100
Wed - Mon 11:30 - 20:00
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Hyde Park, Vermont
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Because the eating establishment my daughter and I intended to dine at was closed, we decided to give the Blue Donkey I try. It is not fancy or fine dining, by any means; however, I have to say I was pleasantly impressed with the food. The service was quick and there was a good menu selection. For two wraps, fries... More 

Thank cjhoule
Massillon, Ohio
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Had great burgers and fries here!! Burgers are large and delicious and fries are well above average! Wait on food at lunchtime so need to allow for that. This is not a fast food restaurant.

Thank Pamela E
Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I love a good burger and fries but to take 30+ minutes to serve when there is little customers is crazy. Not very personal staff and it's more serve yourself. So burgers get a 8 and service a 2

Thank Scott C
Bradford, Vermont
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited during operating hours (3pm) during the Stowe Arts & Craft Festival. The eating area was about half full of diners. As soon as we walked in we were told, "We're not serving food now". No explanation.

Thank CustomSupport
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Thought we'd give Blue Donkey a try as we assumed it must be good because the place was packed. Casual atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Placed our order at the counter. Took a while for our order to arrive. Have to say, we were a bit disappointed as it was just an average burger and fries. Maybe we caught... More 

Thank KMfromMA
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Stopped at the Blue Donkey on a Sunday afternoon for a little bite to eat. Found a small counter and kitchen with ample indoor/outdoor seating and additional outdoor seating. They even had a couple of TV's with NFL Sunday Ticket playing. Burgers were cooked to order and definitely fresh, fries were hot and crispy. Great atmosphere. Service was not needed,... More 

Thank jadrury65
Seattle, Washington
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505 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Go for the burgers although the pulled pork sounded good but they were out. We did take home but the atmosphere in this tiny restaurant was fun too.

Thank lesliebauman
Burlington, Vermont
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My burger was good and cooked perfectly, except that I could find neither blue cheese not bacon on my blue cheese with bacon burger. Hand cut fries were excellent. The service at the counter was not very friendly.

Thank UJ60
Montgomery, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A nice casual atmosphere with inside and outside dining. They were out of BBQ so We had burgers. The fries were very good, but the burger was only average.

Thank Bill M
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great burgers and onion rings!!!! Seating includes a nice view of the Notch and a fireplace when it gets cooler.

Thank Jim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1669 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4750
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: +1 802-253-3100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?