The Spot Lives Up to Its Name

This is a restaurant review—but it’s really about the feel of the place rather than the food it served.

On our next-to-last day in Burlington, Vermont, I was hanging out in our tiny hotel room at the Bel-Aire, and Todd was shooting roller derby. It was raining, and I wanted lunch but didn’t want to get soaked. So I walked down Shelburne Road to The Spot, which is diner-ish, but also very, very modern.Burlington restaurants

The Spot bills itself as a surf-style restaurant, and there is a bit of a Wahoo’s vibe going on, but I didn’t see any spam on the menu. I did admire the exterior and the bank of Macs on the inside, at the counter, where I waited a few minutes for a table.Apple Mac, The Spot Burlington, killer grindage

The service was accommodating. All I wanted for lunch was soup and bread, but then the pesto on the “Build-Your-Own-Sandwich” list caught my eye. So I asked the waitress if she could bring me toast and pesto and call it a sandwich.Build your own sandwich, killer grindage
That and the clam chowder (tasty, and easy on the cream) Burlington restaurants, clam chowderand a chocolate chip cookie completed my lunch. I think all of it cost about $7.

The Spot on Urbanspoon

About Beth

I grew up in Kansas City and have lived in the Denver Metro area for 25 years as of 2012. I attended Georgetown University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. I like birding, hiking, scuba diving, gardening and ecological restoration, and trying out new wines and chocolate.
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One Response to The Spot Lives Up to Its Name

  1. That clam chowder sounds fabulous–especially if it’s not too heavy on the cream. It always tastes better if you don’t feel your arteries hardening as you swallow! It’s been a long time since I was in Burlington, but I liked it back then! Happy travels!

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