We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Drake Restaurant

106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5265
Improve this listing
Ranked #20 of 67 restaurants in Burlington
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Pizza & Pasta
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Punta Gorda, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
525 reviews 525 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
357 helpful votes 357 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We find that the Drake has excellent food with some unique offerings. What we truly enjoy is the fun atmosphere of the patio area when the weather is permitting. A fun evening is always available at the Drake.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ames, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good menu with lots of options for any tastes and level of hunger. Staff was very friendly, efficient and helpful. Reasonably priced and very good food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Iowa
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It's the service...it always is...that's the value, the separator, that brings people back. This place has the potential to be the "go to" joint on the Mississippi River within 50 miles north or south. The service is so bad, so inconsistent,so poorly managed and planned, that it completely overwhelms the perfect setting, the good food (albeit inconsistent) and the location.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good food. Nice deck for outside eating to see the Mississippi River. Inside seating is also nice and relaxing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jim J, Owner at The Drake Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. Ya'll come back real soon, ask for Jimbo. More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Went to dinner at the Drake on 3/22 to celebrate my birthday with my family and we were very disappointed with the food and overall experience. The restaurant was busy when we arrived, but had a reservation so we were seated right away, but in the bar area. The bar area was loud, a bright light was shining in our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Drake Restaurant also viewed

Been to The Drake Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Drake Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing