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The Drake Restaurant

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

Good food and service. Reasonable prices. Near the river. Downtown. Free parking. Good place for business dinner. Nice wines.

Thank clarkkent4614
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Drake is a cozy restaurant with friendly staff. I had the Tuna Salad, which was actually a mixed greens salad with a grilled tuna steak on top, served with delicious cashew dressing. Great way to meet my daily goal for vegetables and protein with a dish that seemed like a special treat.

Thank Sandra L
Jim J, Manager at The Drake Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting about your experience at The Drake. I'm glad you like our homemade Creamy Cashew dressing! More 

Trenton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

View of river from patio. Waitress was great food was average. Service a little on the slow side but we did'nt mind as we enjoyed the patio and view. My baked potato was not done and verily warm the chicken breast was overcooked and dry. It was all pretty average.

Thank Deborah R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Drake for the first time today. Food was excellent. We had the spinach dip and chips for an appetizer, ribs and shrimp for the meal. I highly recommend eating there.

Thank Jeff K
Burlington, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great place to get together but if you are going during happy hour order your next drink when they bring you your first. Appetizers are excellent and the view is wonderful on the patio Nice atmosphere but can be noisy at times so if you are looking for a quiet time I wouldn't suggest going here. To my group it... More 

Thank Gail B
Girard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Came here during happy hour. 1/2 price drinks and appetizers. Tried the lobster risotto, burnt tips, drake fries, and southwest eggrolls. All were delicious! Also had roadhouse mac and 5 cheese with bbq brisket. Brisket sandwich, elk burger, and catfish. The staff were great! Its a new family favorite.

Thank dmklaus1217
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This was a busy and seemingly popular spot in this small town with a relaxed atmosphere but a good level of energy (I sat at the bar). The wood fired NY strip steak was cooked perfectly and had a nice flavor. My vegetable side (I believe asparagus) was enjoyable though the side salad was clearly of the pre-made bagged variety... More 

Thank cliffhanger202
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
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?