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The Drake

106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5222
+1 319-754-1036
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“elk burger” (4 reviews)
“fried pickles” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5222
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been dining (and occasionally lunching) at The Drake since Sam Jennison opened it! The food selections are varied - and always good. For example, elk, almond crusted walleye, or a wood fired tuna entrée salad, or Italian are everyday choices. T The fried...More

Thank kbrij1993
Reviewed April 6, 2018

I don't give many 5-star reviews, but I'm making an exception with The Drake. This riverfront restaurant excelled in our recent visit in every way. The menu has great options, whether you wanted catfish, steaks, barbecue or seafood. The server, a lovely young lady, was...More

Thank infinitycruiser
Reviewed March 20, 2018

The service was friendly and fairly quick even though they were pretty busy. We loved our appetizer of Lobster Risotto. Most of us wished we had just ordered this dish as our entree instead of the entrees we choose. I had the roast beef sandwich...More

Thank sassynesswithasmile
Reviewed March 7, 2018

It was a good recommendation. A restored large old hardware store, it makes a nice bar and restaurant close to the river. I enjoyed the duck and my wife liked the salmon. The craft beer choices were pretty good too. Service was friendly.

Thank kgilbert78
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Loved how quiet it was. We were able to enjoy our meal and didnt feel rushed. Food was good. Waitress was fantastic.

Thank Crystal R
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Excellent BBQ and the waitress was helpful and friendly. I had the brisket horseshoe. Nice change to the average bbq. Several craft beers on tap also

Thank Panicbutter
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Went to The Drake last night for a large corporate dinner, with about 18 guests total. This was my first trip to the Drake, and we really enjoyed it! Our party was seated by ourselves in a large party room. The staff was accommodating, not...More

Thank zippyincolumbus
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Very nice local place in a historic restored building. The menu was your typical American steakhouse style restaurant with the exception of the elk and duck that we came across on the menu. I had the elk steak and it was delicious. Seasoned correctly and...More

Thank mbug772017
Reviewed October 13, 2017

We attended a wedding rehearsal dinner there. The service was very good, the food was so-so at best, and the drinks were watered down. Parking is difficult unless you park across the street.

Thank bit57
Reviewed October 11, 2017

My wife and I had a dinner here in Sept during a golf getaway weekend based on tripadvisor and facebook reviews. The weather was nice so we decided to sit out in on the patio. Overall it was a good dinner with reasonable prices. My...More

Thank Gregory M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Washington St, Ste 3, Burlington, IA 52601-5222
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 319-754-1036
  • E-mail
The Drake Restaurant is located in a 100+ year old building with scenic views of the Mississippi River. The Drake has cozy booths for a romantic dinner, larger tables for groups, and private dining rooms to accommodate 10-200 persons for private meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, and wedding receptions. Our patio offers outdoor dining in a garden like setting.
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