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Big Muddy's

710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
+1 319-753-1699
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Opens in 9 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been a fixture of the Burlington riverfront for well over 25 years. Great place for a business lunch. Good steaks, and home of my favorite fried tenderloin sandwich! Bring the kids, bring the entire family. they have a large banquet room, and...More

Thank cdpalmers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy attractively presented delicious food. Friday night all you can eat catfish--very tasty! Salad bar fresh and soups are especially yummy. Nice atmosphere for couples or small groups.

Thank med92014
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Hadn't been here for years. Old depot on the river is very scenic and great place to dine and relax. Soups were good, sandwiches and catfish good also. Old time atmosphere. Service was good also. Nice salad bar. Enjoyed our visit.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Food was good, but priced a little high. $16 for catfish fillet is a little too much. Loved the hot knockers. Waitress was very nice. Last night the waitress highly recommend we try the brunch buffet, so we went back today and tried it. Was...More

Thank Rita D
Reviewed 5 October 2017

great place to eat. the buffet was amazing and the view from the table was amazing. My wife and I went there and received amazing service from a young lady that had been in the military. great atmosphere and a wonderful time spent with my...More

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We've been here before for the Sunday brunch buffet. It's very good. There are plenty of breakfast items to choose from, a salad bar, and at least 4 lunch/dinner meats (pork loin, fish, BBQ ribs, and prime rib) to choose from (also 2 breakfast meats...More

Thank ponyexpress11
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a great restaurant steps away from the river. Nice family friendly restaurant. Visited once for dinner and then for lunch. Food was great both times.Nice outdoor seating area.

2  Thank 621pattio
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Very poor, our waitress did the best she could with obviously limited help. We just ordered appetizers and drinks. The food was very slow in arriving and lukewarm at best. Spoke to the manager who cut us a break on the bill. Supposedly, the restaurant...More

Thank kurt f
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We normally order daily special, but recently we tried their salad, to my surprise, the Asian style salad was very good!

1  Thank Yali L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A beautiful place to stop in for a cold beer and good food. Family friendly restaurant with a nice menu of items. Don't miss the Sunday Brunch, best in town.

1  Thank James D
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29 June 2017|
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Response from maryjoanprouty | Reviewed this property |
Yes, prime rib is served everyday, all day. Saturday evening it is part of a special.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 319-753-1699
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Once seated in the restaurant, your view changes as the seasons change. Winter brings eagles soaring as they search the icy Mississippi for the fresh catch of the day. In the Summer the river becomes alive with casual and commercial traffic. The historic background of this quaint river town is captured in the memorabilia and pictures that adorn the walls.The restaurant has been a landmark for two decades offering casual to formal dining attracting patrons both local and visiting tourist from other countries. We have a casual family friendly environment. Serving lunch and dinner as well as drinks at the bar. We are great for groups! Walk in or make a reservation and when the weather permits, choose to sit in side or out. Dine in, carry out or we will cater! Whatever the occasion - Big Muddy's is the place!!
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