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Augie's Front Burner

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109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1208 (E Washington St)
217-544-6979
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Augie’s Front Burner is a locally owned, owner operated dining...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Spot

Augie's is at a great downtown location on the West side of the Old State Capital. In the Summer, you can dine inside or out. The food is fabulous and the service is great. We chose from one of the daily lunch specials and were very pleased. I ordered the caprese salad with prosciutto expecting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Augie's is at a great downtown location on the West side of the Old State Capital. In the Summer, you can dine inside or out. The food is fabulous and the service is great. We chose from one of the daily lunch specials and were very pleased. I ordered the caprese salad with prosciutto expecting some decent tomatoes, with mozzarella... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A real jewel within Springfield!. Great food served with a flair not seen elsewhere in Springfield. Service is fantastic! Augie and wife Sharon work tirelessly in their hands on approach to provide this classy experience. And their promotion of local fare is noteworthy also. Kudos to great staff too! What a blessing to Springfield and it's visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I strongly recommend this restaurant. We travel extensively and this is excellent food. Chef Cory is a young and talented and creative. Kim runs the front of the house so the service is tight and the drinks generous and delicious. Everything tastes great but try the jerked chicken or any one of the daily specials, (the goat cheese salad with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On a trip through Springfield, IL, we came across a unique restaurant in the downtown area. As it happened, there was a special wine tasting menu at Augie's Front Burner on the night we ate there. The rest of the menu was limited due to the emphasis on the wine dinner. The ambiance is comfortable with colorful murals decorating the... More 

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is one amazing little restaurant right across the street from the old state capitol building in downtown Springfield. I think Augie's is one of the reasons that our downtown has become so vibrant. The menu is not stagnant and never boring. The wait staff are always attentive and knowledgeable. Great food and great service is always a winning combination... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

When asked where I'd like to eat, I always choose Augie's. Lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong. They always change the menu up a bit, but you'll always find steak and seafood choices, as well as the ever-changing quesadilla.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This restaurant is a great place to have dinner. The waiters are all very nice and accommodating. It is a very quiet restaurant and it has a nice atmosphere. The food is also very good. We ordered many of the appetizers and shared them. They all tasted extremely good. If you can't decide what to get I recommend the steak... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've been to Augie's dozens of times and have never been disappointed. There's always something new and imaginative, and it's always better than good. Try the Goat Cheese salad with crispy pancetta. Chef Augie and now Chef Cory are talented and attentive. You're likely to meet one of them. Kim, who runs the front of the house can answer any... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The place was recommended by our agent at Enterprise Car rental and it turned out to be our best dinning experience on this trip, including Chicago. If you go to Springfield, put this place on your list. I had the Szechuan Half Duck, "Fantastic." Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

With a dear friend. Ordered the same steak but they apparently had only one cut. Manager tried to tell us they were the same. Last restaurant I would visit in Springfield

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1208
    (E Washington St)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 217-544-6979

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?