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Burlington Offers 5 Star Dining on a 2 Star Budget
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Burlington Offers 5 Star Dining on a 2 Star Budget

After a long day of paperwork, conference calls and countless hours staring at a computer screen, the last thing you want to think about is cooking. Wouldn’t it be nice to carry or eat out and not worry about dishes? Sounds ideal, but the good ol’ bank account is running on empty, whatever can be done about this culinary conundrum? Tell that stomach to simmer down; Greater Burlington can fill your tummy without breaking the bank with these affordable restaurant selections.

If you’re looking for a quick meal to pick up for the family, business meeting or simply driving through town, consider Lips-To-Go located on 1000 North Roosevelt Ave. This quaint establishment offers pizza, tenderloins, a variety of appetizers, or you can warm up with a bowl of homemade baked potato soup. Don’t forget to try a chicken lip or two! These sizeable chicken strips are battered and fried to perfection before being bathed in a butter & Louisiana hot sauce. Not only is the food delicious, but the prices are incredibly reasonable with pizzas costing $10 and sandwiches costing around $6.

Looking for a more home-cooked feel? Stop in at the Ivy Bake Shoppe & Café. This café offers homemade baked goods, specialty sandwiches and a wonderful atmosphere. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or a midday treat. Wake up your taste buds with a sticky bun or almond bear claw in the morning and come back for a meat or vegetable quiche in the afternoon. These daily dishes are sure to please any appetite and pocket book with prices ranging from $1.80 for pastries to $6 sandwiches. The Ivy offers daily lunch specials that will ensure a return visit. The Ivy Bake Shoppe & Café is located inside the Shottenkirk Superstore, 309 South Gear Ave. in West Burlington.

What could be better than home-cooked Italian food? Perhaps home-cooked Italian food for an unbelievable price! Stop in to La Tavola located at 316 North 4th St. for everything Italian. From Eggplant Rolatini to Lobster Ravioli, there is no way you’ll leave hungry. This cozy restaurant features heaping pasta dishes and Italian desserts to subdue any sweet tooth. With appetizers varying from $3-$10 and pasta entrees from $10-$17, you can’t afford not to stop in!

These are just a few of the many restaurants that the Greater Burlington area has to offer. Whether you are visiting for the day, a week or just an hour, you are sure to find something that will satisfy any appetite.

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  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    Thanks for a wonderful post, Becky! We shared it with everyone on Pinterest
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  2. Honey456
    I have never visited Burlington region in my life. These dishes are looks so delicious and Yummy. After seeing this blog, I will try to go there after visiting the zambezi national park. During this blog reading, I feel these dishes are the most famous eating there. I will try to go there as soon as possible.
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    1. Visit Burlington Iowa
      Visit Burlington Iowa
      We would love to have you visit us in Greater Burlington!! Be sure to log-on to to assist you in planning your trip.
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