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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%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
109 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1216
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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
Reviewed 19 August 2015

A real jewel within Springfield!. Great food served with a flair not seen elsewhere in Springfield. Service is fantastic! Augie and wife Sharon work tirelessly in their hands on approach to provide this classy experience. And their promotion of local fare is noteworthy also. Kudos...More

Thank Ms MM S
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I strongly recommend this restaurant. We travel extensively and this is excellent food. Chef Cory is a young and talented and creative. Kim runs the front of the house so the service is tight and the drinks generous and delicious. Everything tastes great but try...More

Thank s52
Reviewed 13 August 2015

On a trip through Springfield, IL, we came across a unique restaurant in the downtown area. As it happened, there was a special wine tasting menu at Augie's Front Burner on the night we ate there. The rest of the menu was limited due to...More

Thank SkipFL
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is one amazing little restaurant right across the street from the old state capitol building in downtown Springfield. I think Augie's is one of the reasons that our downtown has become so vibrant. The menu is not stagnant and never boring. The wait staff...More

Thank randyw36
Reviewed 8 August 2015

When asked where I'd like to eat, I always choose Augie's. Lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong. They always change the menu up a bit, but you'll always find steak and seafood choices, as well as the ever-changing quesadilla.

Thank Marilyn Titone S
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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