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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 #8 of 67 restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Farmington, Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I arranged a dinner for 16 family and friends of various ages (all adults) and backgrounds at this restaurant because I have ate there before plus I know the owners. The food and service is consistently good so there is no concern when taking others there to eat. The location is super with a view of the Mississippi River so... More

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Wever, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Used to love this place. Last 2 times I've visited my food came out cold. The last time we ate there, 3 of the people in my group got violent food poisoning. I won't be returning. Food isn't even that great anymore.

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Lomax, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a very popular place in the Burlington, Iowa area. I was there for a birthday celebration. I ordered two appetizers, 1st the Baked Seafood Mushrooms were not too bad, mostly filling and I couldn't tell what, if any seafood was in it, and the mushrooms were on top of the filling so that was different. The other appetizer... More

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Sittard, The Netherlands
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Was OK, although the atmosphere could be better. It was enough for a quick dinner. For an evening out I wouldn't advise this one.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When you first walk in, you'll notice the skyscraping ceiling, open joists, and bar seating that seems like it runs for miles. Being by myself, I chose to take a seat at the bar and was greeted by a friendly smile from the bartender. Ordered up a beer, which happened to be on happy hour special, which was nice and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have eaten here a few times before when we were in Burlington, and stopped here again this trip for a couple of beers and dinner. Since really getting into craft beers over the past couple of years, as many people have, a restaurant's beer list has to have at least a couple of beers other than the "regular" for... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

While passing through on business I wanted to find a local spot for dinner. The hotel staff recommended Big Muddy's. The location is great. We sat next to the window and watched families catch cat fish out of the river. For an appetizer I had the frog legs. Good size and well cooked. For the main course I ordered the... More

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