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The Drake Restaurant

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106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5265
319-754-1036
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
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    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
Fried Cauliflower is a MUST

You should get the fried cauliflower and the duck fritters. This place is in a really cool old building right on the water.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Loved it!! Would recommend as a great place to dine!! Good food!! The service was slow but very pleasant!

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Burlington, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food is okay but I would say it is average and not outstanding! The location is very convenient to everything in the downtown and river front! Well worth a try!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You should get the fried cauliflower and the duck fritters. This place is in a really cool old building right on the water.

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My family and I went to the drake and had we had some good food. The barbecue pork was .quite good. The staff seemed eager to please. Nice location along the river. I would certainly go there again.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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