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The Drake Restaurant

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106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5265
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 

Thank CDNcruise_travel
Burlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is such a great place to eat! In the summer they have a great place to eat outside where you can see the river and the barges going up and down. The food is great and they have different special everyday.

Thank phoenixlife23
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a nice restaurant to sit outside before going to a Burlington Bees baseball game. Went on a Friday, around 4:30 and were seated promptly at a table in the shade. The Mississippi River is right across the street. Service was prompt, we both had the crab stuffed shrimp, four pieces, right amount for dinner. Patio started... More 

Thank Rhea H
Burlington, Iowa, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great staff and great view. Try to sit out on the outdoor patio...it's beautiful with a view of the great river bridge and the Mississippi River.

Thank Carrie B
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been several times and I will continue to go back. The staff is always nice and the food is good. I love the history that shines through in the building and decor. I highly recommend the Bbq chicken pizza. Only downside is that we always have a wait on the food.

Thank SarahTravels01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Call for a reservation just in case! I had the tuna special and my friend had brisket - each looked absolutely delicious and tasted even better. Atmosphere is pleasant, nearby (but not on) the Mississippi River, definitely recommend sitting outside in the shade. Server was polite and informative, will definitely come back next time I'm in Burlington!

Thank Pasha S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Went to this place one evening and enjoyed it so much, we went the next day. Should have kept it to one visit, for the 2nd trip had us waiting quite awhile for service. The food both times, when we got, was quite good. The menu was sizable and varied, with the barbecue being my favorite.

Thank Doug S
Burlington, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Mac and cheese with bbq brisket on top. Amazing. Big serving so we split. The guys had a great pizza with cold beer.

Thank redlexus79

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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 52601-5265
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?