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Augie's Front Burner

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109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216 (E Washington St)
+1 217-544-6979
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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West Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

We've eaten here many times over the years. Everything is always fresh and cooked to perfection. The service is always good.

Thank barbonly
Springfield, Illinois
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect from this restaurant until I saw the menu. Even then, I was a little hesitant because of the offerings. However, when my good arrived, it was delicious and do was my husband's good! The service was excellent and the atmosphere was terrific. I highly recommend it!

Thank Nunngirl
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

By far one of the best places to eat in Springfield, Illinois. Specialized gourmet menu features fresh ingredients and a touch of beauty in each dish. Desserts are divine and worth a trip downtown for dinner.when people come to visit me I always take them to Augies! LOVE!

Thank Tink4today
Chicago, Illinois
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481 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

We stopped in here on a whim when hunger got the better of us, and we saw people eating outside. We were happy we did. The day we went the place was overrun with Civil War re-enactors, so it was very busy, but also pretty fun to discover a table of generals nearby. We were seated quickly and were greeted... More 

Thank Babu2773
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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281 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

We stopped in Augies after the reenactment of lincoln's funeral just across from the Old State Capitol in Springfield. Several reenact orbs of the union generals present were seated but my date and I ate at the bar. The service was prompt, friendly and efficient. The bar features local brews and spirits. My fiancée had the lemonade and vodka special,... More 

Thank Drew K
Kankakee, Illinois
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

For our 40th wedding anniversary we happened to be in Springfield for my husband's meeting. Without a doubt, we made reservations weeks in advance for our favorite restaurant, Augie's Front Burner! Our server, Liz, was wonderful! Very attentive but did not hover - never referred to us as "you guys" (which I detest). We asked that we be allowed a... More 

Thank Shari E
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

We had a great lunch, excellent service, great atmosphere. My friend was visiting and I thought it would be nice to have lunching historic downtown Springfield. Augie's got such great reviews, I decided to try their food. I had the turkey Rueben sandwich with potato salad. It was great - crunchy bread, the right proportions of meat, cheese, sauerkraut, and... More 

Thank Shauna K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We enjoy Augies on a regular basis. We enjoy the use of local produce and unique dishes. We never leave hungry and are always stuffed to the brim! The staff is top notch and the resturant is very cozy during the winter months. Lunches on the patio are a favorite as well. Stop in duiring the summer and grab a... More 

Thank Brandi M
Hillsboro, Illinois
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133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

Went Downtown...not the west side, nor the east. parked in back and actually ate in downtown Springfield. Excellent food , good service. Be patient, it is not a chain that rushes you in and out-which takes a different mind set. Walk out and see the capitol building, the old Myers building, a city scape. Great all round experience.

1 Thank dougandbrenda
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Five of us had a birthday dinner celebration and as always we were not disappointed at Augie's. Excellent wines for a reasonable price (go on Tuesday for half price on many botlles). Cheese plate and black bean appetizers were delicious and ample for our group. Jerk chicken entree is outstanding and one of our favorites. 3 of us had off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?