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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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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, nice people.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

There were 13 of us for dinner, including a 1 year old, and the service we got was terrific. Great menu and excellent food. Would definitely go there again..

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Food and beverages all terrific! Service was quick and responsive. Park around the back! This is within walking distance of the Capitol and very friendly and welcoming for an early dinner for we out of town travelers.

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Springfield, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Unique menu and fantastic presentation. Relaxed atmosphere and perfect both an intimate dinner for two or a large group of friends.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Took clients there for a special dinner to celebrate and was not disappointed! Food was great; service was as always great and a very nice evening. The prices are higher than some places but for what you receive in return it is worth it! I especially like at night that you can park in back and walk in the back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Amish chicken was excellent. Arrived with no reservation on a hot Monday evening. We were seated promptly. Dinner was great! Atmosphere was friendly and service was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A friend recommended that we go to Augie's if we ever visited Springfield, so when our weekend plans got rained out we decided on a last minute trip to see the Lincoln Museum and dinner at Augie's. We arrived in Springfield around 7:30 p.m. and didn't know what to expect, but we were delighted to find a menu that would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stopped there for a late lunch. Casual but pleasant dining room. On the table there was a sculpture of a flower made out of silverware. We ate hamburgers and our granddaughter had pasta. For dessert: bread pudding. Extensive and good wine list. Good place to have lunch or dinner.

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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, International

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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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