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1401 Main St, East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 694-9191
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Burgers and beers

We have eaten at the Burger Barge many times and have always had a great burger and good homemade chips. It is not an upscale establishment but rather a local type eatery. We started going there because we could ride up to it on our pontoon boat and dock to go in to eat. Service has been good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
KarenI7771PT
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Farmington, Il
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East Peoria, Illinois
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

How can one place make so many good burgers! All kinds of fixins on top of a burger you never imagined! This place has the best burgers around! Also the funnel fries, yep that's right funnel cake fries, covered in powdered sugar and served with maple syrup are AWESOME!!! Taking my family back for this one! Service was super friendly!

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Thank DrBret
Farmington, Il
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten at the Burger Barge many times and have always had a great burger and good homemade chips. It is not an upscale establishment but rather a local type eatery. We started going there because we could ride up to it on our pontoon boat and dock to go in to eat. Service has been good but sometimes... More 

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Thank KarenI7771PT
Cerro Gordo, null, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten here several times and each time the burgers are delicious! Get a side of the dock sauce to dip your fries in!

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Thank Stephanie R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on a friends recommendation kind of surprised when pulled into lot and only couple cars there at lunch time but decided to check it out,not much to look at inside as far as atmosphere but staff was very friendly and burgers were excellent. Would definitely go back

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Thank sparky541
Normal, Illinois
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate here over the weekend. Burgers were very good / kinda pricey (ranging from $10 and up). Place is in definite need of some remodeling / renovations. Place was freezing cold and looks very old inside and out. Good food - if we come back it will be in the summer.

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Thank Shane B
Chicago, Illinois
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489 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not at the top of the most beautifully decorated restaurants although the menu makes up for it. Great burgers, good food, excellent service!

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Thank Bruce G
Ames, Iowa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And, then you won't be disappointed. Lack of atmosphere notwithstanding. Cheese balls were fried with old oil that I suspect may not have been changed since they opened in 1994, onions, overcooked egg and wonder bread bun were brown, fried on the grill with disgusting grill grease, the beef had very little flavor. Some of the fast food burgers like... More 

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Thank Nancy M
Coralville, Iowa
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We heard about the Burger Barge from friends who said we had to try. Glad we tried. The place is an unkept dive...with charm. Menus are expansive and just reading them increases your cholesterol! I ordered the Kahnawake with jalapeño, pepper jack. My dinner date had the Illinois with bacon. We split an order of fries and each had pop.... More 

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Thank Brad B
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Front desk staff at Hampton Inn recommended we eat here after I said we wanted to eat at a local place. Staff said it was a "dive" but had great food and prices. The place is a dive, but everyone on staff was very friendly. Burgers were very good, and are probably underpriced for the size and quality. My wife... More 

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Thank volsandshoesfan
East Peoria, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

If it's your first time to visit, have no fear as you drive down the gravel road and pull up to this riverfront shack! Look beyond the decor and allow yourself to experience the FUN atmosphere and the GREAT FOOD and it will soon become one of your favorite "go-to" restaurants! Burger choices and creative toppings beyond your wildest dreams... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 Main St, East Peoria, IL 61611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  East Peoria
  • Phone Number: (309) 694-9191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?