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710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Keokuk, Iowa
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hard to get into distance to be seated, but food worth it! Staff pretty decent , great river views, fantastic food, nice atmosphere. Good mixed drinks.

Thank ggandjoe
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a little disappointed by the general trend here. Cleanliness was par, menu is predictable and long. Not quite what I remembered it being (4 years).

Thank Paul K
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent and the wall of windows gives superb viewing of the adjacent Mississippi River and their eagles. The holiday buffets are wonderful for large groups.

Thank Barbara S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love Big Muddy's. The atmosphere is family friendly with a beautiful view of the river. The food has always been good with fast and friendly wait staff. Prices are reasonable. Never had a complaint.

Thank MHite11
South Bend, Indiana
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my 2nd cousin's wife last week. Very much enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was good. Really liked the all you can eat ribs, and my dining partner's sandwich looked good. I thought the cost was reasonable. I would go back if I'm in the area again.

Thank Lee F
Savanna, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We were in town to meet up with family from Florida earlier in day. Just sightseeing in the evening and Bid Muddy's caught our attention along the river. View of Mississippi and the beautiful bridge was fabulous; enjoyed watching walkers in the park and boat traffic as we ate. Food was excellent; service could be improved upon, but we would... More 

Thank Ann M
Pearsall, Texas
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Kids enjoyed their meals. Husband enjoyed his ribs. Ribs were all you can eat. They also have sushi on Wednesday's. I was hesitant, but ordered some anyhow. I got the california and spicy tuna roll. They were decent. Atmosphere was good. Service was good. Nice to google the information for the building. Theres the date 1898 carved into the side.... More 

Thank ArkTraveler2728
Chatham, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My wife and I were in Burlington for the Snake Alley Art Fair. We stayed at a local B&B just a few blocks from Big Muddy's. I had read previous Trip Advisor reviews of several restaurants in the area the this one didn't get great reviews. However, my wife and I decided to walk down to the river. As we... More 

Thank Jim L
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Big Muddys is a favorite of mine in Burlington for a couple reasons. First is the view of the river and second is the history of the building. The food is very good (cream of mushroom soup is killer) and the staff is always nice. Love Big Muddys.9

Thank SarahTravels01
Fort Madison, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We've lived in the area for the last 4 years and Burlington is the biggest metropolis in our area, but there aren't a lot of upperscale restaurants to choose from. Big Muddy's is a reliable standby. This is one we would include as a place you might take a date, go for a business lunch, Mother's Day, or to bring... More 

Thank Racine911

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 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 - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 319-753-1699
Once seated in the restaurant, your view changes as the seasons change. Winter brings eagles soaring as they search the icy Mississippi for the fresh catch of the day. In the Summer the river becomes alive with casual and commercial traffic. The historic background of this quaint river town is captured in the memorabilia and pictures that adorn the walls.The restaurant has been a landmark for two decades offering casual to formal dining attracting patrons both local and visiting tourist from other countries. We have a casual family friendly environment. Serving lunch and dinner as well as drinks at the bar. We are great for groups! Walk in or make a reservation and when the weather permits, choose to sit in side or out. Dine in, carry out or we will cater! Whatever the occasion - Big Muddy's is the place!!

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