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Augie's Front Burner

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109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216 (E Washington St)
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Springfield, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to try Augie's Front Burner last month on the event of its second annual Vegan's Tasting Dinner, and came away well satisfied with the originality and execution of the 7 course, prix fixe menu as well as the service. Then, still enjoying the memories of the Tasting, we returned there a week ago, only to find that we... More 

Thank MickeysMom57
Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the streets of Springfield after a tour of Lincoln's Museum, stumbled upon Augies. Wow. Wait staff was very attentive and our sandwiches were to die for: Pastrami and Smoked Salmon. Can't say enough to state how good they were. Only regret is that we don't live closer.

Thank cardnl
Excelsior Springs
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu had many items that sounded delicious. However, when our server told us about the day's specials, we quickly settled on the burger special. It arrived perfectly cooked, huge, hot & juicy. The fries were piping hot & delicious. This is not a hamburger place - it's so very much nicer - but the burgers are wonderful here. I... More 

Thank HappyTrails2YALL
Springfield, Illinois
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a local "farm to table" focus, this restaurant has a variety of fresh menu items and specials. The chef is inventive and the flavors are always excellent. Lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong here.

Thank Kit L
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Springfield! Always great food and great drinks. Even the decor is great!

Thank Ashley J
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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139 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there on a Thursday evening when they had a fixed price special menu. My wife opted for that while I ordered off the regular menu and both of us thought the food was excellent and a good value. While they have some normal fare they also have some interesting combinations...sort of fusion food. The service was very good... More 

Thank VirginiaRick
Lexington, Kentucky
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened in on A Thrifty Thursday which was quite a value. An abbreviated menu with some choice with ample servings. Very filling without being too much. Server was attentive. Food was quite tasty!

Thank Jane B
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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279 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did not expect this quality of restaurant in Springfield. Right in downtown and found parking on street. Nice atmosphere and good service. I had crispy goat cheese salad with crispy prosciutto and almonds. Absolutely delicious! My husband had lobster bisque which he enjoyed but found it slightly too salty. Then I had the grilled salmon with asparagus, very thin onion... More 

Thank maapar
Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Wonderful and professional service by our waiter with great food. Front desk staff was great as well, welcoming and professional to all. Hard to find this level of superb service these days but this site has both the great service and excellent food.

Thank Bellaroma777
Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Dinner was excellent! Steak was perfectly cooked, wine was a bit pricey, and the Crete brûlée was awesome.

Thank E3732DEdebras

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
    (E Washington St)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 217-544-6979
Augie’s Front Burner is a locally owned, owner operated dining establishment that has served the Springfield area since 1997. Owner August Mrozowski is committed to offering all of his guests an exceptional, casual yet elegant, dining experience. A proud supporter of local businesses and local farmers, Augie’s Front Burner also offers catering for parties and special events.August Mrozowski, owner and chef of Augie’s Front Burner, started his culinary career in Springfield at the age of 13. Following in his father’s footsteps, he developed a passion for the culinary arts and worked at the Cafe L'Europe in Sarasota Florida for 19 years. In 1992, August opened his own restaurant, and in 1997 he returned home where he opened Augie’s Front Burner in Springfield. Augie’s overriding desire is to present his guests with the freshest and most interesting products available on the market. A strong supporter of other local businesses, Augie can be spotted weekly in the local farmers’ markets; he makes a point of knowing the best seasonal items that are available and creates his menus around those products. August’s creative flair can clearly be seen when it comes to his food presentation. He believes that fine dining is a multi-sensory experience, and he ensures that each plate is constructed and garnished beautifully so that when it arrives at the table, diner’s are ready to take in a flavorful, texture-filled culinary delight.

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