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710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 476valeriek
Burlington, Iowa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
South Weber, Utah
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view and reasonably good service but the food was only average and over priced. Prime rib was flavourless - all I could taste was garlic and it was served warm, not hot. Baked potato was overcooked. Add another vegetable would have been nice. Salad was okay. We didn't stay for dessert. I will not go back.

Thank Brent M
Louisiana, Missouri
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view of Mississippi River. Food was average to good. I had hamburger and it was good. A little short on fries and only got one refill of iced tea. View was good

Thank DavidO1901
Keokuk, Iowa
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 August 22, 2016 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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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
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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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