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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 #7 of 67 Restaurants in Burlington
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Saint Charles, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you want something different, with a unique location with a beautiful view of the Mississippi River., this is the place to go. - good food - for bar people, it has a large one - great view of the river - like trains? It is right out the window too - very nice inside. Negatives. I really don't have... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Way back in the mid 90's I was through Burlington a couple of times and ate at Big Muddy's, and from what I remember, it was excellent. This time around, I would say the service and food were average. The atmosphere is still the same, which is very good, an old railroad freight house tuned restaurant.

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Burlington, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I just moved to Burlington, IA and was looking for a good place to eat. My friends and I choose to go to Big Muddy's and we are glad we did! We walked into the restaurant and were greeted by a friendly host and were seated at a wonderful table with a beautiful view of the Mississippi before us. Our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My girlfriends and I chose Big Muddys as our monthly lunch date and could not have been more pleased. Between the view, the service, and the food we were beyond satisfied. All the servers seemed to be working together and were extremely friendly and helpful during our visit! I ordered the Cajun Alfredo pasta and it was delicious. I definitely... More

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Danville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Four of my good friends and I came out to eat for a lunch date and had a very good experience! We were greeted be a super friendly hostess who was very sweet. Server was very attentive and bubbly. All the servers worked together well when the lunch rush hit. Every server made sure all the tables were taken care... More

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Morning Sun, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

just want to let everyone at muddys to know that my greatgranddaughter was aquesed of writing a bad review someone hacked her information and picture of her son my great great grandson and I hope they got a good kick out of it. just so you know she likes all of you there and would never write anything bad she... More

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Indialantic, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had dinner with family last night and everyone enjoyed the experience. The service was excellent and food was good. We look forward to dining here every time we visit Burlington. The casual atmosphere makes it a good place to break bread with friends and family. We will look forward to our next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our server,Ashley, was very attentive without being a pest. I had the ice tea which was very good. I was very thirsty and Ashley never let my glass get empty. I ended up drinking 4 glasses before we finished our lunch. I had their new burger, the pepto gizmo because I like spicy food. I thoroughly enjoyed the burger. It... More

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Burlington, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We are a group of friends that have patronized Big Muddy's for many years. We wouldn't miss a Wednesday or Friday evening if we can possibly help it. The food is fantastic (they have by far the best tenderloin I've ever had)! The atmosphere and the staff are wonderful! The owners go out of their way to make sure you... More

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Burlington, Iowa, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Right on the Mississippi River and price adequately this is a great place to have a meal out with some friends. Or just for the one you love. Have to try the Ribs, my personal favorite. Not the best in town, but they sure rank in the top 3.

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