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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: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Unique vintage decor

The restaurant is in an old business or warehouse which provides a quaint vintage and historic charm to the dining atmosphere. There was a great variety of choices on the menu, including elk and duck. I was there with a large group. We were seated comfortably at long tables. My meal arrived... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BrablecCougar72
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Pinckney, Michigan
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really like the interior of this building. Nice option to also have the outdoor patio in the warmer months. The ribs are wonderful. Absolutely the best sauce on them I've ever had! Wish they would bottle and sell it!

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Thank Itsa B
Pinckney, Michigan
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is in an old business or warehouse which provides a quaint vintage and historic charm to the dining atmosphere. There was a great variety of choices on the menu, including elk and duck. I was there with a large group. We were seated comfortably at long tables. My meal arrived promptly, warm and delicious. Considering our large group,... More 

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Thank BrablecCougar72
Burlington, Iowa
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No need to head out West and spend a fortune to get that fantastic Elk stake...just head to The Drake and have one prepared just the way you like it! This establishment is set in a rustic converted manufacturing business and gives you the feeling of taking a step back into history. The menu is varied with selections you usually... More 

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Thank MrWedge10
ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was friendly. It is family friendly but there were not many children there. It is a bit formal for most families. Nice dress although nice jeans with nice sweater would be accepted. The food was excellent. Crab stuffed shrimp was great. Overall - highly recommend.

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Thank ohiotraveler121
Jim J, Owner at The Drake Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting The Drake and thanks for the very nice review. You may not have seen many children while you were but it is very common for our guests to bring children. Children are one of the reasons most of our tables are covered in paper and supplied with crayons! Thanks again for coming by and thanks for your... More 

Houghton, Iowa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

this is a great place for relaxation and for happy hour. drinks and food are very good. we went here for the happy hour which the appetizers were half price so we ordered the spicy chicken and potato skins the chicken was excellent the potato skins needed a little more seasoning or something.

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Thank art562013
Jim J, Owner at The Drake Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed some of our Half Price Happiness! We think we have the best Happy Hour in town. Hard to beat half price drinks and appetizers! Thanks for giving us a nice review. We're hoping y'all can come back soon. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Monday for their special. I ordered a cheeseburger. Ordered it medium. I Recieved it and it was bloody raw in middle. I told waitress and she whipped plate out of my hands. My entire family was finished with their food before I got mine back. They didn't even cook me a new burger. I got back my... More 

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Thank hot_one1967
Burlington, Iowa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

You'll love this beautifully restored industrial building with a view of the Mississippi River. In the summer, you can sit outside and have cocktails under an umbrella. Oh, and the food is awesome!

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Thank Kelly S
Burlington, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Summer and dining outside is outstanding with a great view of the Mississippi. Inside dining is very nice for cozy or noisy

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Thank John C
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a great lunch here after hiking at Geode State Park! The BBQ was delicious! Generous portions and good service!

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Thank kidsmom1999
Wever, Iowa
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Anything I order here, I am happy with. The Lobster Risotto is the BEST!! Fairly quick service as well. Great atmosphere!

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Thank LauraK09

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?