When you’re a college student, it’s kind of essential to have a favorite late-night eatery. Sometimes campus food just doesn’t cut it, you’re out late at night or your up late studying for that big exam. Luckily for those that attend the University of Vermont, smack dab in the heart of Queen City, there’s an abundance of incredible choices. Here are the best late-night food spots near UVM.
This classic Queen City late-night haunt was born late at night in a fire pit. Cooking flatbread over an open flame is a centuries-old idea, and the no reservation atmosphere lends itself perfectly to the college crowd. Plus, there is an in-house brewery, and it is less than a mile from campus. Come on, it’s, like, an omen, or something… try their “New Vermont Sausage” pie today!
Since 1982, the Planet has been slinging creative, eclectic cuisine in a relaxed, warm atmosphere. At less than a mile from UVM, you can dine in the solarium, at the formal dining room, or experience the bar’s lively buzz. Get a fresh, local spin on global cuisine, and enjoy creative cocktails made with house-infused spirits at this great late night dive. Try the confit duck poutine or the caramelized sea scallops today.
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A mile from the campus, the Windjammer Restaurant was established in 1977 with a commitment to offering the best steaks, prime rib, and seafood in the greater Burlington area. Offering simple, classic food in a fun, relaxing atmosphere, you can enjoy all your downhome New England favorites like clam chowder, seafood stuffed haddock, and gorgonzola filet mignon.
Sometimes you just get the hankering for grilled meat late at night, and a short two miles from UVM is Guild Tavern, a farm-to-table dining experience with dry aged, local beef, pork, and poultry. Signature dishes include meat grilled over Vermont hardwood, as well as seafood. Plus, check out traditional cocktails and originals like “Steel Mill” (Rye, falernum, Black Strap rum, Cynar, bitters).
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill was established in 2010 on the premise that serving award-winning burgers and lots of Vermont craft beer would bring in the crowds. Well, they couldn’t have been more right. The Farmhouse menu showcases Vermont grown, raised, and produced ingredients and they build their menu around what is fresh and in season. Check out the bacon & blue cheeseburger (LaPlatte beef, house barbecue sauce, onion ring).”
Less than a mile from the University of Vermont, Pascolo specializes in hand made Italian cuisine, with fresh pasta, house salami, and homemade gelato sundaes, Pascolo also offers an extensive Italian wine menu. In the Italian tradition, the menu is a vehicle for showcasing produce and products from Vermont farms. Try the hand-rolled Italian sausage gnocchi with smoked mushrooms, tomato basil sauce or an authentic Italian wood-fired pizza.
Seafood may not be your first choice if you choose to attend college in a landlocked state. But this is some of the best. At a little over a mile from campus, at Bleu Northeast Seafood they celebrate the connection of the Queen City and Lake Champlain to the sea.
At a Single Pebble, dining is discovery. And sometimes a burger just won’t due, so sink your teeth into dishes packed with history—each bite is crafted to bring essential flavors from China to your mouth. Meals are served family style, which encourages diners to share stories and food. Enjoy the Chef’s Dumpling, the steel pot sha cha beef, and the hot & sour soup today.
A little over a mile away is one of the hippest, most elegant old-time bars in the Queen City. So go ahead and splurge a little. The new Hotel Vermont features six floors, 125 rooms, the lobby opens up into the richly detailed wood and stone-lined Juniper Bar as in times of old. So go ahead—get your "Mad Men" on!
Let’s face it. When you are a college student, sometimes late night turns to early morning in the blink of an eye. On those days, only a plate full of tasty grease will do. So head on down to Henry’s (they open at 6 a.m., and they have been doing right since 1925) Diner and order up a plateful of eggs any way you like them, sausage biscuits and gravy, or corned beef hash. That ought to fix you up right.