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106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5265
319-754-1036
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Drake Restaurant is located in a 100+ year old building with scenic...
The Drake Restaurant is located in a 100+ year old building with scenic views of the Mississippi River. The Drake has cozy booths for a romantic dinner, larger tables for groups, and private dining rooms to accommodate 10-200 persons for private meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, and wedding receptions. Our patio offers outdoor dining in a garden like setting.
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    Very good
  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Went here when in town on business. Good selection of dinner items and some unique menu items. Food quality, from what our table got, was very good. Owner walks around at dinner time, a couple times an hour to see if everyone is happy, which is a nice touch! Only complaint was our waitress, who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Ian C
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English first
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went here when in town on business. Good selection of dinner items and some unique menu items. Food quality, from what our table got, was very good. Owner walks around at dinner time, a couple times an hour to see if everyone is happy, which is a nice touch! Only complaint was our waitress, who was a little older and... More 

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This restaurant is easy to find, situated across the street from the tourist information office. It has good view of the Mississippi river from its outside patio. Lots of tables with suitable shade. A good menu with lots of choice. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We would definitely eat there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We've heard about The Drake saw a few commercials and decided to try it out. Let's start with the service..... it was slow. Now the good part... the food was exceptional! My husband cut his prime rib with a butter knife, the green beans had the very best flavor. It's a bit pricy but the food is well worth it!!!... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Ate here last night for our guys golf getaway. The building is huge and I liked the atmosphere. We all thought the food was above average. We started with the appetizer sampler, I'd highly recommend the chicken hooters and duck fritters. I had the lobster wrap and it was one of the best wraps I've had. The service was fast... More 

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Jim J, Owner at The Drake Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad ya'll enjoyed The Drake! If you liked the lobster wrap then next time you should try the Lobster Chipotle Pizza. Thanks for letting us know about your experience, have a great day! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My brother recently had his rehearsal dinner at the Drake, and everything was solid. The smothered chicken and beef brisket were tasty, and their rolls are legit. The back/side room that we were in was spacious, with tables big enough for 8 people or more. The wait staff took a little long with drinks, but they were catering to over... More 

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Jim J, Owner at The Drake Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your compliments Andrew. The brisket and the smothered chicken are also a couple of my favorites. I hope you get the chance to stop in and see us again! More 

Burlington, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The best part of this restaurant is it's location and river view. The outdoor seating can be loud due to its location on a busy intersection. Food is average. Nothing really stands out in taste or presentation. Costs are high for average food. Staff is always slow. If you want to enjoy an evening with friends to enjoy music in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

we try to go once a week. Love the patio, river view. They have a happy hour Monday thru Friday 4-6 drinks and appitizers special. We have also had parties here. Perfect little party rooms.

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Jim J, Manager at The Drake Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your patronage and your kind words. It is our pleasure to serve you. Ya'll come see us at The Drake! More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great atmosphere......happy wait help, cold cold quaff in many varieties! Indoor....GREAT, Outdoors better, with a few friends and a nice breeze blowing in from the Mighty Mississippi River. A fair rib-eye for a fair price. Great decor in the historic building......warm and friendly. Eat there several times.................being from south Louisiana.WE KNOW GOOD COOKIN'!!

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Burlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Duck appetizer is terrific! The steak meals are very tender and tasty. Staff is friendly and good at their job...which is based on pleasing you.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The front desk at our hotel recommend one of the restaurants out on the highway but we wandered into the old downtown and found Drakes and had a wonderful dinner. Plus we were able to speak with the owner for a while and learn about the history. What fun!!

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Additional Information about The Drake Restaurant

Address: 106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5265
Phone Number: 319-754-1036
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5265
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 319-754-1036

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

The Drake Restaurant is located in a 100+ year old building with scenic views of the Mississippi River. The Drake has cozy booths for a romantic dinner, larger tables for groups, and private dining rooms to accommodate 10-200 persons for private meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, and wedding receptions. Our patio offers outdoor dining in a garden like setting.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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