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Augie's Front Burner

109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
+1 217-544-6979
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster bisque” (20 reviews)
“duckling” (4 reviews)
Closed
5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited for business. I had the goat cheese salad and the Angus filet. Crusted goat cheese with the salad was very good. The Angus filet was tender and had great flavor. Service was excellent.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Augie's was recommended by staff at our hotel and I am VERY happy we tried it. The food was fantastic and they had a really nice wine selection. For the quality of food, I thought price was reasonable for a nice dinner out.

Thank J5670DHsarac
AFBDDY, Front Office Manager at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us for dinner and the nice reply. We appreciate the business and hope you can join us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite enough to talk The pear/pecan salad was very good. The black bean cakes were excellent!! And the salmon was very good. This is a complaint we have of many restaurants now, not just the chain variety: the wait staff wants to clear the table,...More

Thank Garnett C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lobster Bisque was great. As was the rest of the meal. Really good steakes. Garlic mashed potatoes were good, but had lots of garlic in them. Home made peach drinks with wine or bourbon. This was also good. Very nice wait staff and vary helpful.

Thank Richard W
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice reply. We appreciate all the comments and I will share them with the rest of the my staff. Thank you again for taking the time to reply and we hope you can join us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extensive wine list and sophisticated entrees here in the heartland surprised and pleased us here. Well worth a visit

Thank TheOCIronMike
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Augie's Front Burner has been working on it's wine list for years and appricate your comments on it as well as the entrees. Thank you again and we hope you can join us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone enjoyed their appetizers and dinners if clean plates are any indication. I had the whipped goat cheese app which was very good. I wanted to try something new so I had the pork cheeks, which I liked a lot! Very tasty. The veggies and...More

Thank Jennifer C
AFBDDY, Manager at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the reply. We had just changed our menu on Friday to include the new seasonal item. We are glad that came to Augie's for Dinner and hope you can join us again soon.

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Nothing at all to brag about for ambiance but that is more than made up for in the food. I had the half duck and it was really good. I overheard a server named Tyler doing an excellent job of guiding a couple through the...More

Thank klmtraveler123
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the parmesan asparagus appetizer and a dinner salad with oranges. My server was very pleasant and I didn't feel dissed as a solo diner. Noisy barnlike interior was a downer though. A little music and some decoration would go a long way toward a...More

Thank jerseyjazz
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food, attentive staff. After being disappointed and walking out of first place of choice for dinner, while walking back to our car we came across this gem. We just wanted a simple salad and we found it here. We each ordered the...More

Thank Laurie P
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the nice comments and hope you can dine with us again soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Our first night in Springfield, so we found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. Plenty of street parking (no need to feed the meters in the evening). The menus choice is very good, the service friendly. Definitely value for money.

1  Thank SRG1560
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your business as well as your nice comment.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
    (E Washington St)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-544-6979
  • E-mail
Description
Augie’s Front Burner is a locally owned, owner operated dining establishment that has served the Springfield area since 1997. Owner August Mrozowski is committed to offering all of his guests an exceptional, casual yet elegant, dining experience. A proud supporter of local businesses and local farmers, Augie’s Front Burner also offers catering for parties and special events.August Mrozowski, owner and chef of Augie’s Front Burner, started his culinary career in Springfield at the age of 13. Following in his father’s footsteps, he developed a passion for the culinary arts and worked at the Cafe L'Europe in Sarasota Florida for 19 years. In 1992, August opened his own restaurant, and in 1997 he returned home where he opened Augie’s Front Burner in Springfield. Augie’s overriding desire is to present his guests with the freshest and most interesting products available on the market. A strong supporter of other local businesses, Augie can be spotted weekly in the local farmers’ markets; he makes a point of knowing the best seasonal items that are available and creates his menus around those products. August’s creative flair can clearly be seen when it comes to his food presentation. He believes that fine dining is a multi-sensory experience, and he ensures that each plate is constructed and garnished beautifully so that when it arrives at the table, diner’s are ready to take in a flavorful, texture-filled culinary delight.
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