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The Drake Restaurant

) #4 of 66 Restaurants in Burlington ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5222
+1 319-754-1036
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5222
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Near the Mississippi River, with a patio for a great outdoor view! Inside has nice pictures and other decoration worth looking at. We went on my birthday and were greeted immediately and taken to a table. We felt the paper on top of the tablecloths...More

Thank ponyexpress11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I go here often, and it's always better than we expect. Drinks are good, food is great, but the service is the best. Jumbo always knows us, and greets us like we're family, Christina and Bryan are awesome. Love the river view...More

Thank jab004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service! Cozy warm atmosphere. Great food. Presentation of food excellent. Large portions. Friendly staff.

Thank 1bubbe1
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Good food good drinks terrible service. Took 20 for a waitress to take our drink order and Another 20 min to get drinks. Another 20 minutes before they checked on us. Bottom line, we would have ordered 4 or 5 drinks and appetizers but only...More

Thank rustribn
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The historic setting on the riverfront was quite interesting. Our party of 6 was quickly seated and the service was very good throughout our meal. My penne carbonara was awful: chunks of meat (some inedible), with very poor "sauce" and mediocre pasta. Carbonara should have...More

Thank roxydogy
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Best place in town to gaze at river outside on a nice day, with live band at times. Make sure to make reservations on Saturdays.

Thank llw25520
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This restaurant/bar is located at a great corner with an outside patio with view of the river and bridge. The inside is also historic and worth a look. The Drake advertises their wood fired oven. I had the brisket which was very good with a...More

Thank duluthrider
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Came across this place after a long day of motorcycle riding along the Mississippi River. It has a patio overlooking the river in the picturesque bridge that crosses it. Service was painfully slow, however the view was great. The Thai chicken pasta was excellent and...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at the Drake 7 or 8 other times and had great meals. Last night I ordered the Burnt Ends appetizer. Very disappointed with what I was served. It definitely was not the traditional cut of brisket(Point) used. It may have been the...More

Thank Don D
Jim J, Manager at The Drake Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

I'm sorry about your Burnt Ends. We use brisket for our Burnt Ends. We buy the brisket, trim quite a bit of fat away before we smoke them, and reheat them to serve. They should be tender and tasty. We get lots of compliments on...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Crabcakes were 98 percent filling with a touch of crab flavor. Probably cost then 75 cents to make but charge $13, disgusting. The pizza I ordered was no better than a Red Baron frozen pizza. Crust was tough a chewy with no flavor. The burnt...More

Thank Jay P
Jim J, Manager at The Drake Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Jay, I'm very sorry about your meal. Not sure what happened as people usually rave about the crab cakes, pizza and the burnt ends. Again, I'm very sorry.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5222
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 319-754-1036
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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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