The Burlington Story

Welcome to Burlington Hearth & Brewery where we work daily toward the apex of artisanal flatbread and handcrafted beer.  Join us and celebrate Burlington’s local community ‘third place’, 7 days a week.

Our story begins when partners, Paul Sayler and Rob Downey, began dreaming and planning for a pizza and beer restaurant shortly after they met in 1995. They then began the process of renovating what was the old Burlington landmark, Carbur’s, to open what would become American Flatbread Burlington Hearth. Their dream was to open American Flatbread restaurants in local communities and to use this venue to bring back the “third place” and the values that this represents. American Flatbread Burlington Hearth is a unique place that has been established and sustained by our local community. It is a place to “share our food.” Our goal since we opened in 2004, is to provide a superior experience consisting of clean, wholesome food grown by local farmers, and made by artisans that care about the food they create. We take the time to do this because we believe that “Food Remembers,” and “Good Food Helps.”


  • Monday 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Thursday 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Friday 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Saturday 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Sunday 11:30am - 10:00pm

Contact American Flatbread Burlington

(802) 861-2999


We take a limited number of reservations for parties of 7 or more at our 11:30am or 5pm seating. Otherwise we are first-come, first-served. Please check in with our Host and we will either be able to seat you right away, or give you an estimate of how long your wait will be, in which case you can explore the downtown Burlington area and we will text you as soon as your table is ready. To inquire about making a reservation for a party for a group of 7-26 please call 802-861-2999.

AFB House Beer

All beers are made in house and are available to drink on site, most are available to take away in a growler.
Below is a list of our current offerings.

OG Pilz (Czech Pilsner) 4.8% – Classic lager brewed with all Czech ingredients. Floor-malted Moravian barley and spicy Saaz hops round out this bohemian delight. Na Zdraví.

Dörnbecher (German Pilsner) 5.3% – Straw colored lager with notes of bread and honey, balanced by floral Noble hops. Crisp, dry and refreshing.

Munich Helles (German Pale Lager) 5.4% -A beautifully refreshing malt-accented blond lager. Brewed with German malt, hops and yeast. Truly a Bavarian delight.

Smoke Show (Bamberg-style Smoked Lager) 5.7% –This Rauchbier is brewed using Beechwood-smoked malt from Bamberg. The smoke character is balanced by a hint of Munich malt and German hops

Oktoberfest (Märzen Lager) 5.8% – Perfectly balanced with German malt and hops, this bier is unbelievably drinkable due to its extended lagering. A treat we all look forward to. Prost!

Ghûlheim (Harvest Ale ) 5.0% An auburn autumn offering perfect for relaxing on a crisp day. Smooth malt with notes of dried fruit and baking spice created thanks to an expressive Belgian yeast strain. Dream up, dream up, let me fill your cup.

Three Lions (English Golden Ale) 4.5% – A pleasant English-style pale ale brewed with heirloom Maris Otter malt, East Kent Goldings, Cascade, and Amarillo hops. This is the perfect choice for a day in the sunshine.

Kickstand (Fruited Sour) 3.9% A tart & hazy wheat beer infused with organic strawberries from Adam’s Berry Farm, as well as spearmint and hyssop from Hallow Herb Farm.

Willa (Belgian-style Witbier) 4.7% -Golden-style ale brewed with raw wheat, coriander, sweet & Curacao orange peel, and Grains of Paradise.

Pebble Beach (India Pale Ale) 4.7% – A hazy and sessionable ale, featuring a tropical blend of HBC 586, Loral, Cryo Pop, Mosaic, Talus & Citra. Find your beach and chill.

Local Nugget (India Pale Ale) 5.8% – A hazy IPA with Nugget & Centennial hops from Champlain Valley Hops in Starksboro, VT. Light and hazy with notes of berries & citrus.

Space Cake (New England India Pale Ale) 6.5% – Big tropical and citrus flavors with a strong hop backbone. Brewed with Pilsner malt and Oats and hopped with HBC 586, Vista, Amarillo and Idaho 7.

Benefit Bakes

Being a good neighbor is part of American Flatbread’s mission.  We wouldn’t be here today without the strength and support of our community. As a way of giving back, we host weekly Benefit Bakes where we donate a portion of every flatbread sold to an organization working to improve our community.  These evenings are dedicated not only to raising funds but to raising awareness around community issues and individuals.


If you have a local organization that you would like to raise awareness for and would like more information on our Benefit Bakes, please email us using the link below. 

Join The Burlington American Flatbread Team

American Flatbread is always accepting employment inquiries from enthusiastic and passionate people to share in our philosophies of serving real food, supporting local farms, as well as giving back to the community. If you are ready to work in an environment that supports you and the work we’ll be doing together, then apply today!

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