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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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Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

When asked where I'd like to eat, I always choose Augie's. Lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong. They always change the menu up a bit, but you'll always find steak and seafood choices, as well as the ever-changing quesadilla.

Thank Marilyn Titone S
Carmel, Indiana
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a great place to have dinner. The waiters are all very nice and accommodating. It is a very quiet restaurant and it has a nice atmosphere. The food is also very good. We ordered many of the appetizers and shared them. They all tasted extremely good. If you can't decide what to get I recommend the steak... More 

1 Thank Nubcake
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

I've been to Augie's dozens of times and have never been disappointed. There's always something new and imaginative, and it's always better than good. Try the Goat Cheese salad with crispy pancetta. Chef Augie and now Chef Cory are talented and attentive. You're likely to meet one of them. Kim, who runs the front of the house can answer any... More 

3 Thank Greg S
Centennial, Colorado
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

The place was recommended by our agent at Enterprise Car rental and it turned out to be our best dinning experience on this trip, including Chicago. If you go to Springfield, put this place on your list. I had the Szechuan Half Duck, "Fantastic." Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.

Thank Bud B
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

With a dear friend. Ordered the same steak but they apparently had only one cut. Manager tried to tell us they were the same. Last restaurant I would visit in Springfield

1 Thank Darrell D
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

There were 13 of us for dinner, including a 1 year old, and the service we got was terrific. Great menu and excellent food. Would definitely go there again..

Thank Marciapf49
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Food and beverages all terrific! Service was quick and responsive. Park around the back! This is within walking distance of the Capitol and very friendly and welcoming for an early dinner for we out of town travelers.

Thank RickSellersville
Springfield, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Unique menu and fantastic presentation. Relaxed atmosphere and perfect both an intimate dinner for two or a large group of friends.

Thank Stephanie W
Springfield, Illinois
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152 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Took clients there for a special dinner to celebrate and was not disappointed! Food was great; service was as always great and a very nice evening. The prices are higher than some places but for what you receive in return it is worth it! I especially like at night that you can park in back and walk in the back... More 

Thank Birthday-Gal
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Amish chicken was excellent. Arrived with no reservation on a hot Monday evening. We were seated promptly. Dinner was great! Atmosphere was friendly and service was good.

Thank douglass102

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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