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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“catfish” (6 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
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710 N Front St, Ste 1, Burlington, IA 52601-5027
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Brought in a large group of kids & adults, the owner & manager were more concerned about the private party in the back rather than the customers up front... when we spoke to them about our issues ( food taking forever when majority of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank BSmith319
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It was interesting to try and find Big Muddy's as the Mississippi River was in flood. Our Google map got us there but we were really wondering. Well worth the trouble. Had an excellent supper and the staff were very good. Food was very tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Farmgirl1988
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Nice selection and good service, the price is good as well. What more could you ask. Love the view from the windows over looking the river.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank denlinr
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We know a lot of people who frequent here though once in a blue moon is enough for us. It's okay but nothing you would confuse with high quality, more so just good for the munchies. Go there with the guys type place but take...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We stopped by for lunch on Sunday and found a great buffet. Service was good and boy were they busy!! (that tells you something about the meals!!)

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rsconst
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We love this place - the atmosphere, the food, it's just a great experience. This past Friday I had the BEST catfish ever, the flesh was about an inch thick, very moist and tender and the coating was just right. Sunday brunch is fantastic as...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Candy K
James D, Owner at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Wow! We wished you lived closer too. We love it when we can make our guests happy. Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

It’s kind of a landmark place in burlington because of its location and previous/original owners (I think). There seems to be some hype to the restaurant. Anyways we wanted to try it out. Had the catfish - it’s not good. Reuben sandwich was so-so. Turkey...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank dinfamily2009
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Gail G
Reviewed 8 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dorine K
James D, Quality Control Specialist at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

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 6 August 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank maiagaia
James D, Late Night Fryer Cleaner Dude at Big Muddy's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

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

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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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