Started by Al and Genevieve Rusterholz in the late 1940's, their fabulous french fries quickly made Al's into a Burlington-area institution. Since opening, the building has had several additions—but the frys are still the same, and it's no exaggeration to say that they are known nationwide.
Everything is good!
French fries are soft and somewhat greasy and salty, to die for. Large selection of other things as well.
Family friendly there is a playground!
The burgers! The French fries! The cheap prices!
Try the shakes! Super yummy.
So good. All of it
Best place ever!
Very disappointed. Ordered pizza burger, came with American cheese and no pizza sause. It was basically a cheese burger with a different meat patty. Dual line and small waiting area gets crowded.
Unique place! Definitely try the Cajun version of their namesake! Hope to visit again someday.
The food is great and worth waiting in line for
Want lettuce and tomato on your burger? Remember to order at the register! Those aren't part of the free toppings.
Mmmmmm French fries
Yummy ice cream
Sorry but this place was gross. Why was it so busy???
Mmm... Cheese steak
If you have a large appetite, it is probably a good idea for you to get two of whichever type of burger you decide on.
Been so long!!!!! Yum.
If you're traveling and used to city prices, this place is great and absurdly cheap. ABSURDLY.
Very good prices and excellent ice cream selection. I got the maple walnut sundae with butterscotch topping 3 days in a row !
James beard award winner!
Avoid Al's. People who think it's good are people who grew up with it, when choices were Bove's "Italian" spaghettios/Wonderbread on Tuesday and Al's floppy grease fries and 1/4 puck disks Fridays.
Love that Al's takes credit/debit cards now! Fun place for the kiddos!
Smaller burger, larger fries.
AL'S TAKES CREDIT CARD NOW! Not amex tho
Al's takes credit cards!!
Great customer service! Everyone smiles sweetly.... Must be something in the fries...
Everytime I come home to VT, Al's is one of my first stops. Extremely friendly employees, food comes out fast, and the frys are literally the best in the world!!
Awesome staff. $1.75 cheeseburgers! Great stop on your way to Montreal.
They now accept credit and debit cards inside!
Awesome food! Must have stop if you arrived in South Burlington.
They now accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover! (Ice cream is still $$ only)
A Must Go! Awesome Fries!
They take credit cards now! Woohoo! Also, best fries ever. EVER.
get some of their mac and cheese and put it on your burger
Get the Chili Dog. Simply amazing and the Haddock Sandwich.
Philly Cheese Steak with peppers & onions. Every time.
A quart of fries is like an endless pit. You CANNOT finish them alone!
Fantastic chili dogs. I could eat a ton of 'em. Sadly, the fries aren't what they used to be. Still, Al's is a VT landmark and it's an excellent spot for eats on a summer day.
Quart of fries can serve a normal family of 4.
Amazing diner! A true classic. May not be the world's healthiest food, but hey, once in a while it's a absolute treat. You will never forget the experience.
Don't let your eyes deceive you -- a pint of fries is more than enough for two people. Eat them with cheese & gravy!
Just looking for fries? Don't wait in line, all fry and drink only orders can move right to the front and you'll have your delicious snack in under two minutes!
Everyone needs an 89cent burger from time to time. Fries are amazing.
While eating a hot dog get in the downward dog yoga position.
This place won a James Beard award in 2010. That alone should get you in the door.
You will never have a need for a large sized cheese.
Soft serve at it's best.
Get a quart of fries to split 3 ways. Or two ways if you are really hungry.
Famous for their fries but the fried chicken and burgers are stellar, too! Cheese sauce is a must for fries!