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710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
319-753-1699
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Once seated in the restaurant, your view changes as the seasons change...
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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Okay. Just okay

great view if you are dining where you can see the river. We didn't get that pleasure. . Service was typical drink, napkins blah, blah lets get to the food. Very pricey for the quality and serving size. I'd TRY it again

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Tabitha B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food was great, service friendly, fast, and accurate. View of the Mississippi River was excellent. Great place to visit if in the Burlington area!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

great view if you are dining where you can see the river. We didn't get that pleasure. . Service was typical drink, napkins blah, blah lets get to the food. Very pricey for the quality and serving size. I'd TRY it again

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Salina, Kansas, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Located on the waterfront the views are amazing. I had the sirloin which was good but over seasoned. It is a very large restaurant which doesn't have a cozy feel.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Sami is the best waitress and bartender. She has really turned this restaurant around! They should be thankful to have her! She keeps on top of bar and what a sweetheart!! Come see this spunky bartender and ask for her as your waitress. What a peach!!

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Boonville, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a later lunch at Big Muddy's and got a table by the window so the view of the Mississippi was very nice. My husband had a tenderloin (while in Iowa, get 'em while you can) and my friend and I had taco salads. All the food was very good. Because it was later in the afternoon, we had... More 

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Burlington, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Not terribly fond of this place but is just OK! Probably wouldn't go there again! There are better choices in Burlinton, IA!

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Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This brick building has more to offer than meets the eye. A vast menu of good old American fare and plenty of beverages to choose. I had the tenderloin sandwhich and is was wonderful! Lots of room for our big group. The service was very nice.

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Indialantic, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had a family dinner here and the food was all good and the service was excellent. Good menu selection and cold beer. I come in once a year and enjoy dining here with family. Try it if you can

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great river views! Menu has a great selection, appreciated the kids menu included grilled chicken. Large portions good food and good service.

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Winona, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Food is horrendous, it is very obvious they don't change their fryer grease daily. The buffets are all the leftovers from the week. The service is terrible. Great view, horrid resturant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 319-753-1699

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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!!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?