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Augie's Front Burner

109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1208
217-544-6979
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Ranked #13 of 431 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: E Washington St
Description: Augie’s Front Burner is a locally owned, owner operated dining establishment that has served the Springfield area since 1997. Owner August Mrozowski is committed to offering all of his guests an exceptional, casual yet elegant, dining experience. A proud supporter of local businesses and local farmers, Augie’s Front Burner also offers catering for parties and special events.August Mrozowski, owner and chef of Augie’s Front Burner, started his culinary career in Springfield at the age of 13. Following in his father’s footsteps, he developed a passion for the culinary arts and worked at the Cafe L'Europe in Sarasota Florida for 19 years. In 1992, August opened his own restaurant, and in 1997 he returned home where he opened Augie’s Front Burner in Springfield. Augie’s overriding desire is to present his guests with the freshest and most interesting products available on the market. A strong supporter of other local businesses, Augie can be spotted weekly in the local farmers’ markets; he makes a point of knowing the best seasonal items that are available and creates his menus around those products. August’s creative flair can clearly be seen when it comes to his food presentation. He believes that fine dining is a multi-sensory experience, and he ensures that each plate is constructed and garnished beautifully so that when it arrives at the table, diner’s are ready to take in a flavorful, texture-filled culinary delight.
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Columbus, Mississippi
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went for lunch and was surprised by the menu, Adult grilled cheese with swiss and bacon, crab cakes, buffalo burger, etc. Attentive services and food came pretty fast.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Good service, nice atmosphere and quality menu. Had dinner there the anther night and steak was very good along with the goat cheese salad.

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I LOVE Augie's!! Best appetizers, fabulous salads, great atmosphere. In the summer can sit outside on the sidewalk directly in front of the old state capital. When it's too cold sit inside and it's a cozy eclectic atmosphere. I had the salmon salad, it was the best salmon salad I had EVER eaten, salmon was slightly crisp on the outside... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went for a birthday dinner. Our party of 9 was waited on promptly by a friendly and knowledgeable server. The food is excellent. The menu is a bit limited, but they strive to do as much locally-sourced food as possible, and while limited, it is varied. Listen to the specials, they are often a top pick. It's pricey--there's no question... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went to Augies at the invitation of friends and it was excellent. Dinner was delicious ( roasted chicken) prepared just as I requested . It was a great time with great food. Service was wonderful (recommendation to request Ana as your server) very attentive and on the mark, We will definitely be going back soon for the holidays.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you are staying downtown or live in the area, Augie's is a great restaurant for a nice evening out. It's a little on the pricey side for Springfield but worth it. The bartender makes some great seasonal drinks/martinis and the menu changes periodically with local availability. Lobster Bisque is always on the menu and it's delicious. I've never been... More 

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Springfield, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have only visited for lunch. The food is excellent, but the choices are limited. This is pricey! A nice twist on traditional American fare, but limited if you don't eat pork!

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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is probably the best restaurant in Springfield. The peachy sangria prepared for their "Local flavors dinner" was delicious as is everything else on the menu. My favorites are the crab cakes and lobster bisque soup.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Support the locals! Its where the best food is at, honestly! Quality! This place is a fantastic restaurant with great food. My boyfriend and I visit this place whenever we get the free time and enjoy it thoroughly. Its very small inside but its atmosphere is different and worth to stay. I had the garlic mashed potatoes & filet mignon... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

A colleague and I visited Augie's for lunch while we were taking a break from a convention. Or lunch was outstanding! We had the hearts of palm parfait and the warm asparagus and butternut squash salad and they were both incredible. The service was warm and we throughly enjoyed our visit. I can't wait to return!

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Additional Information about Augie's Front Burner

Address: 109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1208
Phone Number: 217-544-6979
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, International

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