The Som: Burgers + Beer // 863 Jefferson St., Burlington, Iowa   |    Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-11pm / Fri-Sat 11am-12am / Sun Noon-10pm //

Kitchen always closes at 10PM

"best burgers in town"

Located on the West end of Jefferson Street in nostalgic Downtown Burlington, Iowa, The Som is all about embracing an overall experience of great food, cold drinks, familiar faces and memorable good times. 


Inspired by his love of entertaining and cooking for friends and family, owner Eric Lee strives to create a bar and grill atmosphere that feels like home to both the regulars and newcomers. 


Committed to keeping the already locally famous burger, we are also introducing CREATIVE SPECIALS EACH WEEK full of flavor. COME IN TODAY TO INDULGE IN A CLASSIC MENU ITEM OR TRY A UNIQUE SOM SPECIAL.


As the oldest standing bar in Burlington, Iowa, we are here to prove that old traditions and new enthusiasm can come together to create a vibrant, delicious and comfortable drinking and dining atmosphere for all. 



unique pop-up specials each week

What is a Som Special?


Weekly food creations by Eric Lee that will rock your tastebuds. The new and improved Som experience is to bring you various options of different food each week. These "Som Specials" can range from homestyle comfort food all the way to spicy Asian and Mexican cuisine.


Some of the most popular favorites are Green Chile Pork, Braised Chipotle Pork Shoulder Tacos, Slow Roasted Italian Beef Sandwich, Tangy Hot Pressed Cuban Sandwich and Slow Simmered Shredded Chicken and Noodles over Scratch Mashed Potatoes. Each week is a pop up special that will make you feel right at home or across the globe.


You are sure to find yourself saying "What's the Som Special this week?" 


The Som Regulars


Whenever we visit from out of town, we always eat at The Som. Excellent food and a great staff!

Great people, great food! If you happen to be going through Burlington, give this place a try!

I'm a burger girl and these are the best in town! Consistently delicious!

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863 Jefferson St. 

Burlington, Iowa 52601

Tel: 319.752.9155

Open //  Mon-Thu : 11am-11pm

                Fri-Sat :   11am-2am

                Sun : Noon-10pm


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