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Burger Barge

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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1401 N Main St, East Peoria, IL 61611-2176
(309) 694-9191
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Burger Barge on Sheridan St. Has a wide variety of sandwiches and drinks. However, I usually get the Illini Bird Barge, which is a sizable grilled Chicken breast, mozzarella, mushrooms, and their own sauce served on Texas Toast. I usually have them give me a side of BBQ sauce to go with it. Though I haven't tried their other sandwiches,... More 

Thank xtreme7
East Peoria, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we went recently to Burger Barge in East Peoria Il and had a wonderful meals as always. Food was served hot and delicious. Server was very accommodating.

Thank bonnie a
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So the Burger Barge was described to me as a dive Burger joint. I guess that's true, but i really enjoyed it. They have 3 pages of different burgers and sides. I can't even remember the name of the Burger I ate. It was really good. We sat at the bar and talked to the waiters and bartender. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Kenneth P
dunlap, il
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This waterfront restaurant is a great place. Don't judge a book by its cover, though. You wont't get a fancy place, but the burgers are the best. Plenty of choices to choose from each one better than the last. Visit, enjoy this place with family and friends. We always take our out of town guests here.

Thank jlenterpriseinc
Dixon, Illinois
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife's physician spoke highly of the Burger Barge, so she was eager for us to try it. Seeing the (mostly) positive reviews online, I was also eager to sample its reported reputation of having The Best Burgers in Illinois. However, I was already growing suspicious while driving down the beat-up access road to get to the place. It felt... More 

Thank TRW1952
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is a little scary looking, but the food is amazing. If you are looking for a great burger, this the place to go! It is small, so I am sure it is really cramped at peak times.

Thank CG932
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited some friends in Pekin, Ill and they took us to the Burger Barge in East Peoria. What a treat! This burger joint is rustic in decorations but the food is FANTASTIC. We were greeted by a great worker, served our drinks within 5 min and food on the table in 20 min and this was all done with... More 

Thank dan64505
Oak Lawn, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing burgers, great drinks, friendly staff! A definite must if you're in the area, so many burgers to choose from!

Thank Marilyn M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend as a must experience on the Illinois River. Great burgers, beautiful view with outdoor dining. We like to boat up to their docks and eat while spending the day on the river. Very very casual.

Thank John C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the blue cheese burger, and their Illinois burgers (with their special dock sauce). They were large single patties, juicy, and full of flavor. While the decor was perhaps in need of a much needed upgrade, the food was great. If you are looking for a great burger (and the have three pages of varieties!), look no further!

Thank Ron L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 N Main St, East Peoria, IL 61611-2176
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  East Peoria
  • Phone Number: (309) 694-9191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?