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Big Muddy's

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710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Loraine, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes the buffet is good if you get there when it's still Fresh! Went there on a Sunday evening and the buffet was limited. The desserts were store bought pies. Price was high for what it was.

Thank lgal314
Rowlett, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place to eat and have a nice view of the Mississippi River you got to try Biggest Muddy's. The place is very clean, great wait staff and wonderful food something to delight everyone's taste buds! You will not be disappointed adding this one to our place to go to when in the area!

Thank Nancym2020
Burlington, Iowa
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out family met at Big Muddys after waiting 20 mins. With many empty tables in sight we were seated in a back room. Waitress was not really interested in having to come to the back room for services. Good as just OK I won't be back unless someone absolutely must go. I'll suggest somewhere else.

Thank redlexus79
st. Louis
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch and not disappointed! Good food and good service! Ask for a table by the window, great river view. Large menu & nice beer selection. Will be back soon!

Thank angiRN
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Food and service was great and it had a great view. Could see having parties there, very large area.

Thank Cindy J
San Rafael, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Wonderful place for a meal. Good food. Good staff, right on the Mississippi. The decor has lots of rail road memorabilia. The restraunt is in an old train station.Reasonable prices. Diverse menu. Happy hour specials. Walk along the the river after or even boat up I try to get there every trip

1 Thank 476valeriek
Burlington, Iowa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Here is a unique dining experience, sitting on the bank of the Mississippi River. Atmosphere is one of a kind. Acoustics make it a bit difficult for a large group. Good variety of food with reasonable prices. Food quality is average.

1 Thank Kelly S
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Don't get the steak! it is tenderized and was not even done. VERY GREASY! The view on the river was nice but to get to the place was difficult.

Thank roosterlady1255
Girard, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We come to Burlington every year and dinner at Big Muddys is a family tradition. Food is great. Very family friendly. Love this place!

1 Thank dmklaus1217
East Peoria, Illinois
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a really cool setting for the restaurant, right on the Mississippi River. The food was good and creative. They were featuring Fusion dished on our lunch visit.

Thank ZRoadTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, 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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