Awards and Reviews
"Isle Seat" – Seven Days Reviews the Blue Paddle Bistro
A nine-foot wooden canoe suspended over the bar captures the spirit of South Hero's Blue Paddle Bistro: local flavor with a sense of fun. In an historic white house that has been a parsonage, a post office and, most recently, a chocolate factory, co-owners Mandy Hotchkiss and Phoebe Bright have created a cozy, unpretentious spot where upscale dining pulls up a chair alongside down-home comfort food. Click here to keep reading!
Blue Paddle Receives 5-star rating from Seven Nights
There's a water wall and wooden canoe suspended over the bar at this artsy yet unpretentious restaurant, known as "The Paddle" by locals. The fare is savory and the menu changes regularly. Private parties happen in the upstairs dining rooms. Hours vary seasonally, call first.
Anchoring a burgeoning bistro scene throughout Lake Champlain’s islands is this restaurant on South Hero. Just 20 minutes north of Burlington, the pastoral drive feels like a trip to Martha's Vineyard. And thanks to co-owners Mandy Hotchkiss and Phoebe Bright, foodies have reason to hit the road. Click here to read full review online...
Blue Paddle Bistro Chosen by Yankee Magazine as Editors Choice 2007
"Escape to the islands (it’s just a short drive across the causeway) for a meal at one of northwestern Vermont’s favorite new restaurants, a place where comfort foods and moderate prices are the order of the day..." Click for Yankee Magazine's review.