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Big Muddy's

710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
+1 319-753-1699
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“catfish” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good welcoming and relaxing atmosphere with great view of the Mississippi River. Good for fa,ily dinners, catching up,with friends, also rent out space for special occasions and live music sometimes also.

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole idea of this restaurant is that it is right next to the Mississippi River. There are big windows you can see out of, really cool. Two different soups, both were good. We got the mushroom appetizer, which was really good. The salad bar...More

Thank Dorine K
James D, Quality Control Specialist at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so sorry you were not pleased with your experience with us. We ask for some grace and hope you'll give us another try. If ever you find something not to your satisfaction, please notify the management immediately so we can take corrective steps...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, so we didn't do the buffet but it sure made our mouths water. We just didn't have the appetite to belly up to the incredible selections soooo we just ordered off the menu! Selections off the menu on buffet Sundays are somewhat limited but...More

Thank maiagaia
James D, Late Night Fryer Cleaner Dude at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so grateful you came in. Our Sunday Brunch Buffet has been such a hit, we had to pull back and do a smaller menu so the kitchen could maintain their standards on the food they put in front of customer. Please stop back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 10 of us at the table and we all enjoyed the food. The sandwiches were delicious and the drinks were very good. The chief came out to explain one of the items and wanted to make sure we knew all about it. It...More

Thank Robert P
James D, Maintenance Guy at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review. We love having you enjoy Muddy's. Be sure to stop back in soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Wonderful view of the Mississippi River inside and outside. Great tenderloins.

Thank perfect22016
James D, Dishwasher at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the Outstanding review. We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you are ever in the area you must stop here. You can drive or if you are boating, there is a place to tie up at and enjoy a great meal.

Thank jamcrodii
James D, Apprentice Dish Cleaner at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the recommendation and review. We also offer carry out beer, soda, and ice for those enjoying the river. Stop in and fill the cooler and the tummy.

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here while traveling thru. Great view of the riverfront. Food was good, draft beer was good. I had a butter and my wife had a salad.

Thank maxe620
James D, Butter Maker at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping in. We take pride in the little things we offer, like the butter. Glad you noticed. :)

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here in May, for date night. We asked for a window table for the view. Our food was amazing and so were the beer selections. Would definitely come here again!!

Thank TLaehn2011
James D, Lightbulb Changer at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We sure hope you make it back in again soon. Thanks for stopping in.

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We was out riding the river road and was looking for a place for dinner. Found this gem and I’m glad we decided to try it. The service was great and the food was very good. Prices are reasonable. Very clean place with a river...More

Thank Joe S
James D, Silent Partner at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us. Please come again soon, and invite your friends. We enjoy having you.

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Looked a little ran down. Dinning chairs looked very dirty. The backs of the chairs looked like they had never been cleaned. I was brought a dirty salad plate for the salad bar. Something reddish orange on it, maybe salad dressing. We came on a...More

Thank mom4life2018
James D, Silent Partner at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Sorry to hear about your experience. We do get Hot in the summer when it is over 95 outside. It's hard to tell that this is May in Iowa... Wow what a scorcher. Those chairs are 30 years old, we should probably look at replacing...More

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29 June 2017|
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Response from maryjoanprouty | Reviewed this property |
Yes, prime rib is served everyday, all day. Saturday evening it is part of a special.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 319-753-1699
  • E-mail
Once seated in the restaurant, your view changes as the seasons change. Winter brings eagles soaring as they search the icy Mississippi for the fresh catch of the day. In the Summer the river becomes alive with casual and commercial traffic. The historic background of this quaint river town is captured in the memorabilia and pictures that adorn the walls.The restaurant has been a landmark for two decades offering casual to formal dining attracting patrons both local and visiting tourist from other countries. We have a casual family friendly environment. Serving lunch and dinner as well as drinks at the bar. We are great for groups! Walk in or make a reservation and when the weather permits, choose to sit in side or out. Dine in, carry out or we will cater! Whatever the occasion - Big Muddy's is the place!!
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