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Big Muddy's

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American, Bar
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710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
+1 319-753-1699
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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318 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant isn’t the easiest to find if you’re not from the area, but it made for a worthwhile dinner stop. Our table by the window provided us with a closeup view of the flooded Mississippi as well as passing trains. Meals were tasty and filling and Derek, our waiter, was very attentive. My husband happened to notice the lines... More 

1 Thank Beatriz121
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for lunch & had a veggie wrap with cottage cheese, burger with fries, & the tenderloin sandwich with onion rings. All of us were happy with our selection & the service was good.

Thank maryjoanprouty
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great, the view was wonderful, as were the historical pictures within the building. I'd take friends back!

Thank Valerie W
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is where my daughter always wants to go. We love sitting by the window with a view of the Mississippi River. This is also a popular place for kids to go before prom and Homecoming. They have a nice menu with something for everyone. It has been rare that we are unhappy with our meal or our service.

Thank JoCBurlington
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Mussels were ok. Steak was a bit grizzly and not flavored much. Margarita ok. The view out to the Mississippi River and bridge was outstanding.

Thank Rheadv
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Located right on the Mississippi River. Have docking facilities. The food is great and the atmosphere is great.

1 Thank Gil D
Kearney, Missouri
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ate here for a birthday celebration. They had a prime rib buffet on a Saturday night we were there. The senior citizen rate saved a dollar! The buffet had a salad barbof the standard offerings. However, They need to label the salad dressings. There were 3 white dressings and it was a guessing game to which was ranch. The prime... More 

1 Thank EDian831
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Friendly folks with a view of the river. We were there for chicken and ribs buffet. Excellent salad bar, great ribs

1 Thank Mike G
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Hubby had blue cheese Burger with bacon and 'I liked it'. I had the ribs and then I ordered two full racks to go and boy o boy we were even happier the next night. The ribs were perfect fall off bone smokey tender bites and the potato salad and cole slaw were spot on southern good. We will drive... More 

1 Thank Mrs-Natural
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Lovely restaurant with a terrific view of the river and the bridge. The restaurant had a huge menu and very friendly staff.

1 Thank MissouriDaisy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
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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