American Restaurant
120 Church St (at College St), Burlington, VT 05401, United States
Open until 1:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–1:30 AM
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Sweetwaters has been a cherished landmark on Church Street for over 30 years. We serve traditional bistro fare with a creative twist. We take great pride in serving the freshest local ingredients in our upbeat, eclectic atmosphere. We proudly offer vegetarian options and a gluten free menu.


Based on 133 votes

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  • Ranked #3 for American restaurants in Burlington
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    Michael T.
    "Absolutely the best French Onion soup I have ever eaten!"(5 Tips)
    Dennis K.
    "BBQ Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Fries"(4 Tips)
    Malvin A.
    "The BBQ pulled pork sandwich was delicious!"(2 Tips)
    Michael N.
    "Good tap selection and the girls"(2 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • French onion soup
  • sweet potato fries
  • good for dates
  • BBQ pulled pork
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • sandwiches
  • scenic views
  • authentic
  • draft beer selection
  • desserts
  • scallops
  • family-friendly
  • great value
  • cute
  • teriyaki steak
  • poutine
  • schnapps
  • salads
  • Michael N.

    Posted up for a solid burger and some good calamari in November, so I didn't have the al fresco dining experience. Good tap selection and the girls were all cute and very nice in their service.

    Michael Natale · March 1
  • Dale M.

    Eggplant burger is great. Mango rumerita is great. Awesome fries. Great time and price. But... Don't sit under the awning when it rains. They may or may not roll it up and dump a waterfall on you.

    Dale Mason · June 25, 2011
  • Kirsten A.

    Don't miss the mural on the wall of this old bank-turned-restaurant. Most of the people depicted are well known residents of Burlington long ago.

    Kirsten Alana · September 25, 2013
  • Gary C.

    Buffalo Wings were really tasty but not really Buffalo. Medium rare burger came really rare and they forgot the bacon. Waitress was good and gave a little discount.

    Gary Cavanaugh · July 12, 2013
  • Stephanie W.

    We didn't arrive until 8pm on a Thursday and service was very slow. Server was pretty inattentive as well and didn't seem to care much about the customer's experience

    Stephanie West · August 2, 2013
  • John M.

    I tried going there with my wife for lunch today and after being sat in the quiet area of the dinning room we were ignored. 15 minutes and nothing.

    John Marotta · August 7, 2013
  • J. C.

    Burgers, late night. The fact they will serve you food right until the last minute the kitchen is open no questions asked... Servers are hot.

    J. C. · June 18, 2015
  • Lauren .

    During the summer months there are flys all over, I am never eating there again, I'd pass and go to ri ras or any other place on church st

    Lauren 💜💕💜 · February 16, 2011
  • Malvin A.

    The BBQ pulled pork sandwich was delicious! They have a hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps that is amazing !

    Malvin Ayala · January 2, 2014
  • John M.

    Our Blackened chicken Gorgonzola salad, and brie burger was very good. Great atmosphere sitting outside

    John McDermott · April 18, 2015
  • Kate M.

    Best honey mustard & sweet potato fries, sit outside and have great views of Church St

    Kate Manewich · July 31, 2013
  • Ashley C.

    the mango rumrita is waaaay to sweet, but the sesame crusted tuna w peanut noodles is fantastic!!

    Ashley Covelli · August 23, 2010
  • Kathleen S.

    The food is great. My boyfriend loves the different burgers they have.

    Kathleen Sefcik · August 9, 2014
  • Claire F.

    They are making the wings BBQ for me rather than Buffalo even though its not on the menu.

    Claire Fallon · December 29, 2012
  • Barbara D.

    Finally gave them another try after years of avoiding them. Much improved menu!

    Barbara Dozetos · October 8, 2012
  • Rob F.

    If they have it... Cider Donut Bread Pudding. Save room.

    Rob Friesel · December 21, 2011
  • Mike S.

    The French onion soup is fantastic and the apple/cheddar salad is awesome!

    Mike Soter · February 11, 2014
  • Matt

    Don't eat here unless you like your food undercooked and served slowly by amateurs.

    Matt · May 4, 2013
  • Laura K.

    The best chicken fingers...breaded in corn flakes and almonds

    Laura Khouri · October 5, 2011
  • Heather Y.

    Food is great tap list is decent.

    Heather York · November 12, 2014
  • Magic Hat

    Roll up your Shirt Sleeves and dig in. Take a photo in front of the saucy mural.

    Magic Hat · December 15, 2009
  • Lillian L.

    You can add a burger patty to your salad !!

    Lillian Lin · April 17, 2013
  • Fernando S.

    The spinach and artichoke dip is a must!!!! Don't miss it.

    Fernando Sobrinho · December 21, 2013
  • Christal

    Three words: sweet potato fries. Enjoy!

    Christal · December 27, 2015
  • David A.

    Bartender had a lot of attitude...next time order a water and throw it in his face.

    David Avioli · August 6, 2011
  • Michael T.

    Absolutely the best French Onion soup I have ever eaten!

    Michael Toothman · November 5, 2011
  • Rob F.

    Whistle Pig is the perfect accompaniment to the Mud Ball dessert.

    Rob Friesel · July 16, 2012
  • Kirsten A.

    Order the Mud Bomb for dessert!!

    Kirsten Alana · September 25, 2013
  • Philip T.

    I love the location and view out the windows here.

    Philip Tortora · October 27, 2011
  • Aliza K.

    Get the pan seared salmon it's amazing

    Aliza Kravatz · August 18, 2011
  • Brian S.

    Don't order the calamari, it's frozen and fried - not fresh

    Brian Swichkow · June 21, 2011
  • Katie W.

    French onion soup here is perfect! Best of all of Burlington...

    Katie Woolley · November 7, 2010
  • Mike G.

    Have a simple lunch: the Turkey Club Wrap is perfect!

    Mike G. · May 11, 2010
  • Joe J.

    Poutine!!! Calamari was good too

    Joe Jacobo · August 21, 2014
  • Beth R.

    Burger was delicious, but service was slow

    Beth Raebel · August 24, 2015
  • Chad P.

    But the teriyaki steak is delicious

    Chad Peterson · June 22, 2011
  • Simba s.

    The scallops are to die for...

    Simba simba pasipanodya · March 3, 2012
  • Mixed S.

    Mediocre, but has a lot of tv's

    Mixed Signals · December 5, 2015
  • Burks

    Chicken gagonozla salad! With sas and Eric is the shit

    Burks · January 5, 2013
  • Craig A.

    Try the Green With Envy Burger

    Craig Anderson · August 31, 2013
  • Chad P.

    Teriyaki steak is small

    Chad Peterson · June 22, 2011
  • Philip T.

    Can't beat the Church St views

    Philip Tortora · October 29, 2011
  • Liz M.

    has the best onion soup ever!!

    Liz McGarty · January 12, 2010
  • Sarah H.

    Try the French Onion Soup

    Sarah Heaton · April 28, 2013
  • Melissa P.

    This place has a funky smell. :/

    Melissa Pierce · October 10, 2013
  • Ashley T.

    french onion soup = amazing.

    Ashley Thibault · January 12, 2010
  • Mike S.

    Bartender is slow and sweaty....gross.

    Mike Schillaci · June 24, 2011
  • Dennis K.

    BBQ Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Fries

    Dennis K · July 9, 2015
  • David F.

    Love the sweet potato fries

    David Farré · January 19, 2010
  • ellen r.

    Loved the tuna

    ellen resnick · February 15
  • Amanda J.

    Always Delicious

    Amanda Jones · February 6, 2010
  • Kelly A.

    Las mesas afuera y la ensalada Vermont , recomendado

    Kelly Avila · July 11, 2013

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