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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
Today
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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Shanghai, China
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being Springfield, folks like to eat early! That being said, we came here with 5 people on New Year's Eve and had a lovely dinner. Think we all had lobster bisque as an app - delish! Between us, we had a couple of fish dishes, steak and salads. All were excellent. The service was quick - a bit too quick,... More 

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Thank ChinaTraveler2011
ATHENS
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Our server kept drinks coming and was professional. Our group had duckling, short ribs, and pork loins. All entrees were delicious and fresh. Desserts after dinner were also good. Creme Brûlée prepared table side.

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Thank David A
springfield, IL
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. A busy night but our server kept up. Our party had salmon cakes, lamb stew and short ribs. All excellent. Augie's prepares unique dishes with a flair!!!

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Thank Professor001
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always our first choice for fine dining. You cannot beat the menu and the nightly special offerings. If you haven't eaten at Augie's, you haven't dined in Springfield!

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Thank John R
Hannibal, Missouri
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Food, service, and ambiance are all great! Even though it might not be one's first choice to take children to, the food and the environment will work with children who know proper etiquette when dining out! It is a bit expensive, but its worth the extra!

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Thank anderson213
Springfield, Illinois
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Quaint. Great food with a menu that frequently changes. Not cheap but quality. I have been several times both for small business dinners and for a nice couples dinner. Good wine selection

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Thank Mark A
St. Louis
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went at 6:30 pm on a Saturday night and were shocked to see how many tables were empty. Been there many times but noticed a strong musty smell this time. The lighting was too bright and the music was too low. It felt strange and we could hear the employees more than anything. It was as if the employees... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I enjoyed the burger and the fries that were a bit spicy. Small place but ideal for a quick or long lunch, depending what you're looking for. The creme brûlée was fun to watch as it the top was crystallized but not very creamy, even though it was good.

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Thank Michelle D
Springfield, Illinois
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854 reviews
552 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant for business meals and dinner. It's located downtown Springfield across from the old State Capitol. It had consistent quality and high end dining place that is known for their steak and pasta dishes. They always have specials that allow for a more varied menu.

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Long Beach, California
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236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to this place by a local bartender. We wanted a place walking distance back to our hotel. Downtown was quite dead on a Friday night. Many abandoned buildings and store fronts. Restaurant was OK, the lobster bisque was tasty but don't expect hunks of lobster meat, quite puréed. Pasta special was so salty my husband could not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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