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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
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Prescott, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 we needed some good food. Since we are downtown on a Friday night I was... More 

Thank Carolina N
Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 he thoroughly enjoyed it. Finished up with a nice sized piece of chocolate cake. Large... More 

Thank Dawn A
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 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
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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. I had pear salad with champagne vinaigrette to start and the roast chicken with capers... More 

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AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this review

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 fantastic bartender. Thank you again. More 

Springfield, Illinois
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

They have some very unique dishes. They are farm to table style serving food grown at local farms in the area. It is located downtown, so it is in walking distance from all Lincoln sites.

Thank Hickuba
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply. More 

Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our visit was pleasant, Alex was a lovely Server. The bulk of the meal was delicious, although the beet salad and creme brulee could have been better served with a touch of salt. The curry lentil soup should not have been given to the public. The lobster broth could have been creamier to make it a bisque. Overall the meal... More 

Thank laurie699
United States
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Augie's never disappoints. I've had their lump crab cakes for lunch several times. They are delicate and full of crab, no filler, served on a bed of greens. Excellent. Their steaks are perfect. Also, check out their frequent specials. They have an ever-changing menu and they always come up with creative specials. One of the most unique that I've had... More 

Thank RandV V
Springfield, Illinois
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165 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A nice, varied menu - always a fish dish, usually a pasta, steaks usually excellent. I bet they'd do a great job with veal chops as well, but I've not seen that on the menu. I like that they have round tables, so a party of 5 or six isn't too spread out.

Thank SpringfieldFresser
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant with an eclectic atmosphere. Take your time and unwind. Take in the ambience and the aromas of the the Burner. You won't be disappointed. Worth the money if you relax in the moment.

Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Steaks are top quality and always good to perfection, appetizers are ALL great, as are their bar drinks

Thank gbrown76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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