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Augie's Front Burner

109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
+1 217-544-6979
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the parmesan asparagus appetizer and a dinner salad with oranges. My server was very pleasant and I didn't feel dissed as a solo diner. Noisy barnlike interior was a downer though. A little music and some decoration would go a long way toward a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food, attentive staff. After being disappointed and walking out of first place of choice for dinner, while walking back to our car we came across this gem. We just wanted a simple salad and we found it here. We each ordered the...More

Thank Laurie P
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the nice comments and hope you can dine with us again soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Our first night in Springfield, so we found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. Plenty of street parking (no need to feed the meters in the evening). The menus choice is very good, the service friendly. Definitely value for money.

1  Thank SRG1560
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your business as well as your nice comment.

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We trusted TA and once again had a wonderful meal. We shared a fried goat cheese salad then had a NY strip special and the salmon. All three were excellent. Our waiter Aaron guided us through the mdenu and the wine list. (On Tuesdays certain...More

1  Thank quiltmaven
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed dinner with us a few days ago. I will inform Aaron, your waiter, that you had mentioned him. We appreciate the business and hope you can come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The Chardon a that was featured was not Cold. I ordered a bowl of lobster bisque that was at best Room temperature . I asked for the soup to be heated up again and it was the same as before I asked please do not...More

2  Thank geneep57
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Bunn Gourmet Prime Ribeye 42 dauphinoise potatoes - pork belly, onion & green beans - raspberry merlot redux I ordered it medium + and it was mouth watering. I don't even remember the dinner conversation. I can only recall the meal! The redux was the...More

Thank William S
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for posting your experience here at Augie's Front Burner. We appreciate the business and hope you can join as again soon.

Reviewed 20 May 2017

I'm a potter and am in town to do the Old Capital Art Fair. My husband and I like to try out restaurants near the show. This time we tried Augie's Front Burner. It is just steps away from my booth and after setting up...More

1  Thank Carolina N
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Went to Augie's on the advice of a Lincoln Museum docent and should have gone back to thank her!!! Within walking distance of the Museum and other downtown sites. I had the burger with cheddar, bacon, and chipotle aioli...amazing! Husband had the steak gyro and...More

Thank Dawn A
Reviewed 10 April 2017

One of the best places in Springfield to have a mouthwatering bite of food or enjoy a wonderful evening of taste bud delight. Tuesdays are half off bottles of wine!

Thank IllinoisNomad
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of a business associate. I'm giving it a "very good" rating because I really enjoyed Kim the bartender. She is a real "people person," makes great drinks, and provides efficient service. The food was also good -- better than expected....More

Thank BCM
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for nice review. I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to let us know how we are doing. Kim, may main bartender has been with us for many years and is a great asset to us as well as a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
    (E Washington St)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-544-6979
  • E-mail
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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