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The Drake Restaurant

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106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5222
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food, greatest place to eat in Burlington. Love their bbq & steaks. Pizza is really good too.

Thank Giuseppe T
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a snack and beer while touring downtown Burlington. We at pepper jack bites as we sampled some draft beer. The Drake overlooks the Mississippi River and this large steamboat was docked there. It was called the American Queen and according to one of the passengers in the bar it holds more than 400 passengers. The draft... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is good, and their separate room for larger groups is very nice. The Memorial Auditorium is less than a block away.

Thank Barbara S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great location rights cross from the railroad museum. It was hot, we five were thirsty so we sat in their air conditioned comfort. They actually had craft beers on tap. The waiter asked if we had 'rearranged his tables'. He seemed mad at us. We had not touched them. We had our beers, which were good and... More 

Thank Carl R
Arthur, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday night and while I was seated promptly that was about the extent of the service. Sat and waited for a server to finally take my table after about every server in the restaurant had walked by me multiple times, finally took my drink order. I ordered soup and thank goodness, it was served and I thought... More 

Thank Mike H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great restaurant to eat on the river with some different yet yummy entrees and drinks! The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our large group!!

Thank Logan96
Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure why this place is so popular. We arrived for dinner after the peak period and it took over two hours for us to order, be served, eat and leave - we were not impressed. On a 14 night vacation where we ate out at a variety of places as we toured around - this place is the... More 

Thank RomanRemains
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the senery. 50 yds from the Mississippi River. Service was a little slow. The food was average at best.

Thank Jerry F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family was visiting and we decided to try The Drake. We arrived at 6:30 p.m.on a Wednesday and seated ourselves inside. The waitress acted like she was doing us a favor by waiting on us. The food was "ok" but not worth the prices. The worst part was we fought flies throughout the meal. Then, to top off a... More 

Thank maryV4452ZZ
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at The Drake for 7pm and we had made a reservation just in case. The 3 of us really enjoyed our meals of lobster roll, steak sandwich and hot roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. I must say that we all thought the Drake makes the best Long Island tea in Burlington! I will be back when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5222
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 319-754-1036
The Drake Restaurant is located in a 100+ year old building with scenic views of the Mississippi River. The Drake has cozy booths for a romantic dinner, larger tables for groups, and private dining rooms to accommodate 10-200 persons for private meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, and wedding receptions. Our patio offers outdoor dining in a garden like setting.

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