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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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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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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 

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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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

A friend recommended that we go to Augie's if we ever visited Springfield, so when our weekend plans got rained out we decided on a last minute trip to see the Lincoln Museum and dinner at Augie's. We arrived in Springfield around 7:30 p.m. and didn't know what to expect, but we were delighted to find a menu that would... More 

Thank Jim K
Wilmette, Illinois
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

We stopped there for a late lunch. Casual but pleasant dining room. On the table there was a sculpture of a flower made out of silverware. We ate hamburgers and our granddaughter had pasta. For dessert: bread pudding. Extensive and good wine list. Good place to have lunch or dinner.

Thank mflyon
Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Dined at this Chef owned restaurant for the first time and I was blown away with the taste and originality of the dishes. The first bite puts a smile on your face and it just keeps getting better as you continue. The lamb hand pies were incredible, the El Cubano pork was bursting with flavor and spices, the Cod was... More 

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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Augie's continues being our go to place in Springfield for delicious food and excellent service. The new menu items are wonderful. We enjoyed the steak taco appetizer and the new variations on salmon and pork tenderloin. Our server was knowledgeable, engaging and thoroughly took care of our needs. The half price wines on Tuesdays are a bonus. Looking forward to... More 

Thank jorge007
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

We had an excellent lunch here one day. Nice decor on the inside, great service, and great food. We passed this by once, but we were so glad we didn't pass it the second time! Had we been staying in Springfield for a longer time, we would have returned for dinner.

Thank vttraveler2015

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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
Romantic, Groups, 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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