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The Drake Restaurant

106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5265
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Ranked #28 of 67 Restaurants in Burlington
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Clear Lake, Wisconsin
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150 reviews 150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to the Drake on a Thursday night while going through Burlington...there were other tables filled but it wasn't a packed house. The service was ridiculously poor. We ordered a drink when our server finally noticed us, and it took 20 minutes from the time we ordered them until they were brought to the table. The steak was overcooked,... More

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Burlington, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love eating here for the view and the ambience of the patio which is very pretty. I think we have had bad service there every single time we ate there this summer which was 4 times. It is hard to find anything affordable on the menu outside of a hamburger. A glass of wine is very expensive. They really... More

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Durant, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is my second review of this restaurant because on my second trip here I was not as impressed as the first time. If the weather is good and you want a good outside seat to watch the river and eat a meal, then come here. The food I would consider to be average.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Do NOT eat here our food was as poor as our service ( I have been waitresses and bartender in past so I cut a lot of slack) if u want a rare steak better ask for it raw would not take back my ribeye when I asked for it rare I got a medium was told "that's how we... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My recent travels have brought me back to Burlington yet again, so I decided to try even more new restaurants. Today, I decided on The Drake. Upon walking in, you know this place has history, knick knacks and old scales line the lobby. I chose to sit at the bar, as I typically do when on business. The bar was... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for lunch on July 14th. The wait staff were very prompt and told us the specials. We both got the cheese burger with steak fries. Haven't had that good a burger in years. Several choices of cheeses and the cooked to medium was done perfectly. Can't wait to go back to try some of... More

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536 reviews 536 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our host at the Bed & Breakfast recommended 3 restaurants for dinner. Based on the variety on the menu we decided to try The Drake. The Drake Fritters were very good and something you can't get other place (they weren't corn fritters). We went with two BBQ entrees. The brisket and ribs. We found both to be tasty.

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Burlington, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We came down for my boyfriends birthday, i ordered crab stuffed shrimp and the wine sauce on the meal was a wine based sauce and I couldn't even finish the food because it was so strong and the wine wasn't cooked out of the food.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I cant give an exceptional review but I can say that I had a good experience. I came for lunch and had good service, good food, and everything came quickly. I think it was priced well and the restaurant was clean but I cant say that anything was exceptional. I will say that there is a patio on this restaurant... More

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Chicago, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We went to the Drake three times during this trip, and we will for sure go back again next year. We love the super outside patio, which in all our travels, is rivaled only by the Harry Carrey's at the O'Hare Holiday Inn location. Once we were actually seated each time, our service and food were great. More about the... More

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