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Augie's Front Burner

109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
+1 217-544-6979
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here while visiting Springfield. Attentive service --, our waitress was very knowledgeable about all menu items.Our menu choices were short ribs with fall vegetables- Melt in your mouth short ribs, squashes and pumpkin. Delish! Slow Smoked Baby Back Rib Pasta-...More

Thank fredbon
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Several people had told me that this is a must-visit spot in Springfield. My experiences did not support these opinions. The first night I was there was a Thursday, and they have a 3-course prix fixe menu called Thrifty Thursday for $14.99. That sounded good...More

Thank ItchyFeetBTS
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Still one of best restaurants in Springfield. Classic old school club - like feel. Service was professional and well- versed. Bunn steak special was very, very good. The restaurant can't help that it's still a favorite with our inept legislators or sketchy lobbyists, but you...More

1  Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Good food. Good service. Nice ambience. Great place for a quiet dinner and drinks. On the downtown square, walking distance to almost everything worth touring in Lincoln's home town. A bit pricey, however.

Thank robert b
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We ate here during our first night in Springfield. It was one of the suggestions from the front desk at our hotel. We are very fortunate to live in an area with many fine restaurants and CIA trained chefs. This is right up there ....More

1  Thank yysuzanne
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We made reservations which I would recommend. Our dinner was excellent and our server was wonderful. ( I don't remember her name she was had lived previously in Washington State). We had the black bean cakes and steak tacos as our appetizers .... Really outstanding....More

2  Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The restaurant looked very inviting (and probably more high end). We were there on business and the 3 course meal for $15 had come highly recommended. I didn't look at the rest of the menu because of that, but none of the 7 of us...More

1  Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 2 September 2015

In Springfield for two nights, we settled on Augie's as the menu was intriguing. We were not disappointed. Excellent lobster bisque (we are from Maine and ought to know). The salad with toasted chèvre was excellent. I had the crab cakes as my main course...More

1  Thank oldmayor
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is the best restaurant in Downtown Springfield. Augie raises his own pork & beef to use here. He also utilizes local & organic produce. The meals are creative, unique, but most of all delicious! Service is excellent. The wine list is extensive and well-priced,...More

1  Thank Mary Lynn D
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Augie's is at a great downtown location on the West side of the Old State Capital. In the Summer, you can dine inside or out. The food is fabulous and the service is great. We chose from one of the daily lunch specials and were...More

1  Thank Dudenacho
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Restaurant Details

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