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Big Muddy's

710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
319-753-1699
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Ranked #6 of 67 restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Once seated in the restaurant, your view changes as the seasons change. Winter brings eagles soaring as they search the icy Mississippi for the fresh catch of the day. In the Summer the river becomes alive with casual and commercial traffic. The historic background of this quaint river town is captured in the memorabilia and pictures that adorn the walls.The restaurant has been a landmark for two decades offering casual to formal dining attracting patrons both local and visiting tourist from other countries. We have a casual family friendly environment. Serving lunch and dinner as well as drinks at the bar. We are great for groups! Walk in or make a reservation and when the weather permits, choose to sit in side or out. Dine in, carry out or we will cater! Whatever the occasion - Big Muddy's is the place!!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Once seated in the restaurant, your view changes as the seasons change. Winter brings eagles soaring as they search the icy Mississippi for the fresh catch of the day. In the Summer the river becomes alive with casual and commercial traffic. The historic background of this quaint river town is captured in the memorabilia and pictures that adorn the walls.The restaurant has been a landmark for two decades offering casual to formal dining attracting patrons both local and visiting tourist from other countries. We have a casual family friendly environment. Serving lunch and dinner as well as drinks at the bar. We are great for groups! Walk in or make a reservation and when the weather permits, choose to sit in side or out. Dine in, carry out or we will cater! Whatever the occasion - Big Muddy's is the place!!
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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The food is basically bar & grill kinds of foods but the view of the Mightly Mississippi from the enclosed porch dining area is fantastic. Reasonable prices.

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Burlington, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Muddy's is located in a former Railroad Depot. Ask to be seated with a river view. When the bald eagles are flying, it's a great place to have dinner with a friend and do some "spotting." The menu is extensive. I like the blue cheese burger. Reasonably priced.

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Burlington, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great food with 2 nights when they have Suchi! Good variety with good views of Mississippi river. Buffets are good with good assortment of food.

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Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Sunday brunch buffet is good, but not fantastic. I like to take guests here because the view is amazing. The food is good and reasonable.

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Gales Ferry, CT
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138 reviews 138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It was 9 degrees outside and the river was frozen over, but thhe view drom out table was excellent and the food good. We enjoyed the Sunday evening buffet which featured fried chicken and ribs. Nice salad bar and excellent soups. The very reasonable 10.99 price even included pie. The food was nothing special, but all in all it was... More

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Mt. Pleasant
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great food and a great view of the mighty Mississippi....Relax and enjoy yourself at this venue....setup for family, events or just friends getting together. Great waitstaff and nice selection on the menu.

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We went here for lunch one day and then dinner, food was acceptable. At dinner my order was undercooked for my tastes, they had no problem with taking it back and preparing it more to my liking, which even included changing up the spices. Service was excellent, and the view is outstanding!

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Battle, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I come to Big Muddy's every time I visit Iowa - which is once or twice a year. For us foreigners the big muddy is the Mississippi, which it's on the banks of. The food here is good standard American fare; unpretentious and unfussy, but tastes great. The staff are cheerful, friendly, and helpful. The fried catfish is a treat... More

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Indialantic, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fantastic view of the river, and a great place to eat. The food is worthy of the location and we try to come whenever visiting family in the area. Everybody enjoys an evening at the Big Muddy.

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Central Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stopped for Saturday lunch on the recommendation from the nearby Welcome Center. Food was good. We shared a burger plate. We expected one burger with a side and an extra plate. We each received a smaller burger with a full sized side order. Just the right size for lunch. Food was very good. Server checked with us several times... More

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