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Augie's Front Burner

109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
+1 217-544-6979
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster bisque” (21 reviews)
“duckling” (4 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a ribeye on the special menu and it was $45. It was good but certainly not $45 good at barely 3/4" thick and I lost 1/4 of it cutting off the fat.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Saturday evening as we were passing through town. The restaurant was far from full, but the man who greeted us was very pretentious -- asking if we had a reservation and then seeing if "we can fit you in." We...More

Thank keebella
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Keebella, Thank you for the reply. I do apologize on the confusion on availability on Saturday. We had a new host working with a new reservation system so I will follow up and make sure he is better trained for the future. Thank you...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Excellent atmosphere. Excellent service. Excellent food. Very happy to see that the chef has finally moved beyond mashed potatoes to help with presentation. Had the ribeye special and it was wonderful.

Thank LAB2013
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for the joining us and giving us a wonderful review. We hope you can dine with us again soon.

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

While staying in downtown Springfield on business we were looking for someplace close on this 10 degree evening. The reviews seemed positive enough so we ventured over. It was early and quite empty but we did not let that stop us. Not high marks for...More

1  Thank Monique R
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Looking for an authentic, quick grab, good food place and never knowing who you’re going to run into.... the make sure to add Boone’s to the list of places to eat, especially during session. Summer patio is a great addition and best of all, not...More

Thank IllinoisNomad
Reviewed 4 December 2017

My husband and i were spending the night in Springfield and came here for dinner on a cold Tues evening. We were unsure if the place was open but it was. Lovely place inside and the staff very friendly and helpful. We were given ample...More

Thank Suzibeaton
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you had a nice experience here at Augie's Front Burner and sounds like you had a wonderful trip driving the Route 66. If ever back this way, we would love to have you in again.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

The food here is excellent. I love the selection, presentation of the food and the quality. The atmosphere is very nice too. It is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

Thank L699DNcherylb
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for joining us on your special occasion. We appreciate the wonderful feedback and hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

After a long day on the road we wound up at Augie's Front Burner in Springfield for dinner. Despite the "Open" sign on the window, we had to round the block once and then be inside the front doors to really make sure it was...More

Thank Filmprof
AFBDDY, Owner at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for making the trip around the block and joining us for dinner on Thursday night. We appreciate the nice feedback and hope you will join us again in your travels to Springfield or just passing through.

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Visited for business. I had the goat cheese salad and the Angus filet. Crusted goat cheese with the salad was very good. The Angus filet was tender and had great flavor. Service was excellent.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Augie's was recommended by staff at our hotel and I am VERY happy we tried it. The food was fantastic and they had a really nice wine selection. For the quality of food, I thought price was reasonable for a nice dinner out.

Thank J5670DHsarac
AFBDDY, Front Office Manager at Augie's Front Burner, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for joining us for dinner and the nice reply. We appreciate the business and hope you can join us again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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