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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    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
The Drake

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
markreilly282
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Burlington, IA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I hope the ribs served to me tonight we're not what the owner of this restaurant likes. If so, his palette has never left Burlington. They have a smoker, but they don't use it on the ribs. No way. The meat looked like it was boiled. No kidding. They used up all their ketchup on the stuff they called BBQ... More 

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Burlington, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Food was great ! The staff and bartender were wonderful ! A good deal for little bit of money , we will definately be back!

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Burlington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had not been to the Drake in quite a while. It was a nice day and we decided to try it again and eat at the outside area. When we arrived, we waited for someone to acknowledge our presence. Finally some one called out "Be with you in a minute" When she came to us, I asked if we... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Chicken Hooter Pizza is something I would get again and again! It's more of a thin, crispier pizza with a kick. BBQ sauce and jalapeños made for a delicious taste that wasn't too spicy, but definitely still gave a solid kick to the taste buds that I loved! They also had lots of beers on draft so that was... More 

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

Ryan, thanks for your compliments and thanks for visiting us. Be sure to stop by next time you're in town. Safe travels friend! More 

Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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, Barbecue, Pizza & 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, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?