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The Drake Restaurant

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American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta
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106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5265
319-754-1036
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Mom in law birthday dinner

We are a party of 6 and we had reservation but when we get there the staff cant find if we have one and took like a 15 mins to figure out if we have or not it turns out this would be my guess that they only put number of people and no name or other details. which when... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
JLODARL
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a surprising treat on the river with its own parking lot. Great food and excellent small town service. In the summer it has outdoor seating. Great pizza, sandwiches, and full entrees.

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

Thank you for your kind words. I'll be smiling all day because of your compliments. Ya'll come see us real soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I was here on Business from Florida and was hesitant because of not so great reviews. I was very pleasantly surprised. I had duck fritters and duck salad. The food was the best meal I have had in yrs. fritters were crispy but not dry with an amazing sauce. The duck salad was perfectly cooked medium rare with an amazing... More 

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

Thanks for taking a chance on us Jerry! I'm quite sure if you asked people who dine with us regularly, the reviews would be similar to yours. More 

Oskaloosa, Iowa
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We are a party of 6 and we had reservation but when we get there the staff cant find if we have one and took like a 15 mins to figure out if we have or not it turns out this would be my guess that they only put number of people and no name or other details. which when... More 

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Burlington, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

High priced food, not worth the money. Drinks were awful, service is mediocre. Appears they tried to be upscale restaurant but failed.

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Warsaw, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband and I had our first date in your restaurant and we keep coming back, eight years later. We visited on Friday, February 13th to celebrate Valentine's Day and called ahead with special accommodations because my husband has leukemia. The staff was very nice and made sure the area was extra clean and we had no one directly around... More 

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

Thank you for your continued patronage! Be sure to get your complimentary Ice Cream Sunday when your come in for your birthday. I hope you let me sing you the Birthday Song! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We called and made same day reservations for a party of 11, including a member of our party with a severe Peanut allergy (for those not in the know, someone with this allergy can go in to anaphylactic shock, resulting in possble death, if they encounter even a particle of peanut). When making the reservations, the gentleman who answered the... More 

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

We are very happy to have served you. Thank you for taking the time write this review and thank you for your very kind words! Ya'll come back and see us again! More 

Fort Madison
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We wanted to have a nice night out and since it was the local high school prom night the small restaurant we normally went to was fully booked, so we decided on the Drake. We had the prime rib, it was served fast and hot. The cheesy broccoli soup was very good but I suspect it was of the frozen... More 

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West Burlington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had the barbeque smoothed chicken and my husband had an elk burger. Both were very good. Mine included a salad, corn bread, baked beans, and coleslaw for under $16.00. The service was excellent and we enjoy all the wood beams and flooring which create a warm atmosphere. I will return.

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

Thank you for visiting The Drake and for taking the time to post your review. Your kind words were a great start to my day! More 

IOWA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Anything cooked on the grill is amazing as its wood fired. Come for happy hour and stay for a nice meal.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Always make it a point to eat at The Drake when I visit Burlington. The salmon is delicious! Kids love the pizza.

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

Thanks for the great review! We can't wait till you visit again. More 

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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, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

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