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Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar 955 Washington St #101, Dubuque
Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar
New American • $$$

Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar

955 Washington St #101, Dubuque, IA 52001

Brazen provides a great match of creative cocktails (thanks to John!) and creative dishes in a the restored millwork district of Dubuque. Two of us shared our...

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  • Superb273 Reviews4.7
L.May Eatery 1072 Main St, Dubuque
L.May Eatery
New American • $$

L.May Eatery

1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

We went to L May Eatery to celebrate a special night and were very pleased to see the reviews about vegan options were totally accurate. Our server (Rachel)...

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  • Superb215 Reviews4.8
Copper Kettle 2987 Jackson St, Dubuque
Copper Kettle
Bar & Grill • $$

Copper Kettle

2987 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001

A little gem we found while exploring in Dubuque. Friendly staff and a clean fresh environment. Cheese curds and thin organic fried chicken sandwich is a must....

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  • Superb236 Reviews4.4
7 Hills Brewing Company 1085 Washington St, Dubuque
7 Hills Brewing Company
Brewpubs • $$

7 Hills Brewing Company

1085 Washington St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Looking for a new place to stop and eat between Des Moines and Janesville, Wisconsin, I peeked at TripAdvisor and found this spot. Not far from the main...

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Pepper Sprout Midwest Cuisine 378 Main St, Dubuque
Pepper Sprout Midwest Cuisine
American • $$$

Pepper Sprout Midwest Cuisine

378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Second time I’ve eaten here and it was amazing again!!! first time was the beef short rib ravioli and this time the black walleye with creole sauce!!! By far...

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  • Superb156 Reviews4.6
Buddy's Clubhouse 2364 Washington St, Dubuque
Buddy's Clubhouse
American • $$

Buddy's Clubhouse

2364 Washington St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Buddy's club house what can I say from the old days to 2021 buddy's never disappoints from the friendly staff that to the great clientele...

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  • Superb109 Reviews4.8
Vinny Vanucchi's Little Italy 180 Main St, Dubuque
Vinny Vanucchi's Little Italy
Italian • $$

Vinny Vanucchi's Little Italy

180 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Molto bene! We loved our experience at Vinny's. It was the first night out of our vacation, and our choice was excellent. Food was delicious, atmosphere was...

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  • Good285 Reviews4
Woodfire Grille 301 Bell St, Dubuque
Woodfire Grille
Steak House • $$$

Woodfire Grille

301 Bell St, Dubuque, IA 52001

The food and service was great as usual...recommend getting a reservation ...they could of accommodated more customers if the had more help...people NEED to go...

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Barrel House 299 Main St, Dubuque
Barrel House
Bar & Grill • $$

Barrel House

299 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Fantastic food. Excellent service. Great selection. I had the firecracker shrimp wrap and would recommend it highly. Kids mac and cheese was delicious and not...

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  • Good232 Reviews4.1
Knicker's Saloon 2186 Central Ave, Dubuque
Knicker's Saloon
Pizza • $$

Knicker's Saloon

2186 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Amazing pizzA and great atmosphere. Pizza was very good. A very good value too. We each got our own 7” pizza, Garlic cheese bread & 3 drinks for less...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.7
Lina's Thai Bistro 2055 Holliday Dr, Dubuque
Lina's Thai Bistro
Sushi Bar • $$

Lina's Thai Bistro

2055 Holliday Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002

Love, love, love this place! I've eaten at possibly 100-200 variousThai restaurants in my life, this is by far the BEST! Lina is welcoming as well...

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  • Good203 Reviews4.2
Catfish Charlie's 1630 E 16th St, Dubuque
Catfish Charlie's
Brewpubs • $$

Catfish Charlie's

1630 E 16th St, Dubuque, IA 52001

They are amazing. The food was great and the service was outstanding. They were were very busy and there was no wait. Wife and I enjoyed a nice dinner over...

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Oolong Asian Cuisine 145 W 11th St, Dubuque
Oolong Asian Cuisine
Thai

Oolong Asian Cuisine

145 W 11th St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Just visiting town for the weekend and gosh am I just so glad we stopped in. Everything. Was. Amazing. The dumplings, ramen, and pad Thai. Also, Christian was...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.6
Adobos Mexican Grill 756 Main St, Dubuque
Adobos Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Adobos Mexican Grill

756 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

We ordered two burritos for delivery and they were AMAZING ? best burrito I've ever had and super spicy I loved it!! Can't wait to stop by in person....

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  • Superb145 Reviews4.6
1st & Main 101 Main St, Dubuque
1st & Main
Bar & Grill • $$

1st & Main

101 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Stopped for breakfast on vacation and loved their Bloody Mary and Biscuits & Gravy. The service was fast and our waiter was super friendly. Highly ...

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  • Good223 Reviews3.9
Texas Roadhouse 845 Wacker Dr, Dubuque
Texas Roadhouse
Barbeque • $$

Texas Roadhouse

845 Wacker Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002

Amazing food with large portions so you get your moneys worth. But very loud. We were seated right under a speaker and could barely hear each other unless we...

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  • Good202 Reviews4
Stone Cliff Winery 600 Star Brewery Drive, Dubuque
Stone Cliff Winery
Wineries • $$

Stone Cliff Winery

600 Star Brewery Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001

We were just here today. Completely charmed by the ambience as well as the town in general. Great service with fun and knowledgeable waitstaff. Very robust...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.3
Moracco Supper Club 1413 Rockdale Rd, Dubuque
Moracco Supper Club
American • $$

Moracco Supper Club

1413 Rockdale Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003

The chicken special was very good, as were the old fashions at the bar. But looking at the rest of the menu, I fear I could never afford to eat there without...

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  • Superb141 Reviews4.3
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 2589 IA-32, Dubuque
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Burgers • $$

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

2589 IA-32, Dubuque, IA 52002

Best fast food burger hands down. My family was in dubuque and we were looking for some fast food. I was craving burger King and had actually gone there only...

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  • Superb140 Reviews4.3
Caroline's Restaurant 200 Main St, Dubuque
Caroline's Restaurant
American • $$

Caroline's Restaurant

200 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

An amazing experience with delicious food. My husband and I enjoyed the ribeye with creme brulee for dessert. Would recommend anyone traveling to make time to...

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  • Good169 Reviews4.1
Pete's Thai Kitchen 609 E 22nd St, Dubuque
Pete's Thai Kitchen
Thai

Pete's Thai Kitchen

609 E 22nd St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Great food, friendly staff. We loved the decor and theme of the restaurant. We did lunch and food came quickly, as they weren't too busy on a Friday...

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  • Superb180 Reviews4.4
Sunshine Family Restaurant 401 Central Ave, Dubuque
Sunshine Family Restaurant
Family • $

Sunshine Family Restaurant

401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Fantastic place for great breakfast. It was so good we had to come back the next day. Whenever we're in Dubuque, this will definitely be our breakfast...

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  • Superb180 Reviews4.3
Magoo's Pizza 1875 University Ave, Dubuque
Magoo's Pizza
Pizza • $

Magoo's Pizza

1875 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Delicious pizza and the Des Moines truck was awesome to work with. We had Magoo’s cater our wedding reception and it went so well! Our guests still rave...

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Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 3187 University Ave, Dubuque
Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese • $$

Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

3187 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

The best place in Dubuque to eat! Wonderful service, wonderful people and the absolute freshest food ever! I highly recommend! Our children are from the East...

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  • Good140 Reviews4.2
Paul's Tavern 176 Locust St, Dubuque
Paul's Tavern
American • $

Paul's Tavern

176 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Nothing fancy here. In a good way. The burgers are delicious. Beer is cold. The people and chill atmosphere are what has kept this place open for a long time....

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.5
Dubuque Mining Co 555 John F Kennedy Rd #600, Dubuque
Dubuque Mining Co
Burgers • $$

Dubuque Mining Co

555 John F Kennedy Rd #600, Dubuque, IA 52002

The legendary Home of The Cave-In, the Mining Company offers great burgers and sandwiches, local beers, and hearty cocktails such as the aforementioned...

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Sunshine Family Restaurant West 1575 John F Kennedy Rd, Dubuque
Sunshine Family Restaurant West
American • $

Sunshine Family Restaurant West

1575 John F Kennedy Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002

My Husband and Sons enjoyed their meals, raved on the home-cooked taste- especially the sausage skillet. Excellent staff and prices, very speedy order to food...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.4
Hops & Rye 1108 Locust St, Dubuque
Hops & Rye
American • $$

Hops & Rye

1108 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001

From the moment we walked in the door we felt welcomed. Everyone was so friendly. The service was prompt, the prices were good, and the food was some of the...

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Zoro's Gyros 1400 Central Ave, Dubuque
Zoro's Gyros
American • $

Zoro's Gyros

1400 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Best place for a gyro in town! I have always recommended this place to my friends and family and have not been disappointed since I started coming here! Great...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.4
Marco's Italian & American Foods 2022 Central Ave, Dubuque
Marco's Italian & American Foods
Pizza • $$

Marco's Italian & American Foods

2022 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Best Pizza in town, I had my 1st pizza ever from there over 60 years ago, it was great then and is still great today and Maria is the best of the best of...

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  • Good129 Reviews4.2

American Restaurants

American in Dubuque
Fat Tuesday's 1121 University Ave, Dubuque
Fat Tuesday's
American • $$

Fat Tuesday's

1121 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Your favorite hole-in-the-wall townie bar. Pool tables, dart boards, basketball hoops, and a TouchTunes. Good variety of beers on draft and in bottle, whether...

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Foodie Garage Eatery 1091 University Ave, Dubuque
Foodie Garage Eatery
American

Foodie Garage Eatery

1091 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

I was in heaven with the first bite of my Horshy Burger. My husband also loves his Western Burger. The poppers were excellent as well. We told all of our...

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  • Superb120 Reviews4.5
The Lift 180 Main St, Dubuque
The Lift
American • $$

The Lift

180 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

When I was flight crew, I would specifically request DBQ overnights just so I could hang out at this place. Hard to find, but once you do, you'll be glad...

  • Superb72 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Dubuque
Your Pie Pizza 800 Wacker Dr Suite 100, Dubuque
Your Pie Pizza
Pizza

Your Pie Pizza

800 Wacker Dr Suite 100, Dubuque, IA 52002

First time here and we had a great experience. Tasty food, very friendly staff and reasonable prices. If I would live in Dubuque, I would be a frequent...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.5
Falbo Bros Pizzeria 3250 Kennedy Cir #3, Dubuque
Falbo Bros Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Falbo Bros Pizzeria

3250 Kennedy Cir #3, Dubuque, IA 52002

Amazing breadsticks! The pizza is also really good as are the prices, and they have some really tasty unique specialty pizzas. But honestly we go for the...

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  • Good105 Reviews4.2
Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream - Dubuque- Century Dr. 855 Century Dr, Dubuque
Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream - Dubuque- Century Dr.
Pizza

Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream - Dubuque- Century Dr.

855 Century Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001

We don't have a Happy Joe's where I live. But I grew up in Dubuque and my husband is from Wisconsin so every time we visit family we always make sure...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.3

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Dubuque
Los Aztecas 2700 Dodge St, Dubuque
Los Aztecas
Mexican • $$

Los Aztecas

2700 Dodge St, Dubuque, IA 52003

Pretty decent little Mexican food place. Our party tried a pretty wide variety of stuff and the only thing anyone had that they would have changed was the...

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  • Good173 Reviews3.9
Los Aztecas 2345 NW Arterial, Dubuque
Los Aztecas
Mexican • $$

Los Aztecas

2345 NW Arterial, Dubuque, IA 52002

Our waiter was great and kept checking on us, food was good. One of our drinks didn’t taste right and the waiter took care of it and even added more Liqour! ...

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  • Good136 Reviews3.8
Carlos O'Kelly's 1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque
Carlos O'Kelly's
Mexican • $$

Carlos O'Kelly's

1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002

Best Tex Mex this Southern Southwesterner can find up North. Finally, I found my favorite Aztec Southwestern flavor. I'll gladly drive 2 hours or more...

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  • Good108 Reviews4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Dubuque
Great Dragon 3500 Dodge St Suite 125, Dubuque
Great Dragon
Chinese • $$

Great Dragon

3500 Dodge St Suite 125, Dubuque, IA 52003

Great food! My new favorite Chinese food in Dubuque. Delicious and very large servings-great value for the money. Did take out-kind employee/owner even helped...

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  • Good95 Reviews4.1
House Of China 170 John F Kennedy Rd, Dubuque
House Of China
Chinese • $$

House Of China

170 John F Kennedy Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002

Every time I come back to visit Dubuque this is the GO-TO place for me. I was visiting my family for about a month and I ordered from here once every week. The...

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  • Average113 Reviews3.1
Yen Ching Restaurant 926 Main St, Dubuque
Yen Ching Restaurant
Chinese • $

Yen Ching Restaurant

926 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

I think this is over of the best Chinese places in Dubuque. We visit Yen Ching's each time we come to Dubuque. All of the menu items are awesome. The...

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  • Good85 Reviews3.7

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Dubuque
Pita Pit 2515 IA-32 Suite 7, Dubuque
Pita Pit
Fast Food

Pita Pit

2515 IA-32 Suite 7, Dubuque, IA 52002

I've only eaten at one other Pita Pit and that was years ago. This was everything I remember and better. Great service, excellent Pita. Definitely coming...

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Arby's 10 Main St, Dubuque
Arby's
Fast Food • $

Arby's

10 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Quick service, and good food, though when asked if we wanted sauce, usually has meant horsey or Arby’s sauce (no marinara for our cheese sticks I guess based...

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  • Good116 Reviews4
Hot Diggity Dogz parking Lot, 1902 Central Ave, Dubuque
Hot Diggity Dogz
Fast Food

Hot Diggity Dogz

parking Lot, 1902 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

We had an issue with Grubhub delivery one night, let me stress, totally not Hot Diggity Dogs fault. Grubhub canceled our order for... I don't know....

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  • Superb20 Reviews4.9

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Dubuque
Five Guys 3450 Dodge St Suite B, Dubuque
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $$

Five Guys

3450 Dodge St Suite B, Dubuque, IA 52003

Amazing and delicious burgers. The French fries are perfect. Fresh and hot and the Cajun flavor is where it’s at! This place is a great place to eat fresh...

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  • Good130 Reviews3.7
Hardee's 2196 University, Dubuque
Hardee's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $$

Hardee's

2196 University, Dubuque, IA 52001

Kudo's to the 2 girls that were working alone, as 3 people called in sick. They handled the situation and also some very demanding people very well. A...

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  • Good69 Reviews3.6
Wendy's 1255 E 16th St, Dubuque
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

1255 E 16th St, Dubuque, IA 52001

The service has gotten better since last winter. I think during the height of the Rona, this particular establishment saw quite the shortage of employees...

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Jersey Mike's Subs 3500 Dodge St #130, Dubuque
Jersey Mike's Subs
Sandwich Shop

Jersey Mike's Subs

3500 Dodge St #130, Dubuque, IA 52003

Everytime I go here the crews having fun, wether it’s busy or not there’s always smiles and laughs going on behind the counter and it brings the mood up....

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  • Superb47 Reviews4.8
Knockout Melts 3412 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque
Knockout Melts
Sandwich Shop

Knockout Melts

3412 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52002

Ok...you guys. I don't even know where to begin. The sandwiches ate AHMAZING!!!! The staff was so friendly! Definitely a place to go for lunch.Update**...

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  • Superb60 Reviews4.5
Panera Bread 3243 Kennedy Cir, Dubuque
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $

Panera Bread

3243 Kennedy Cir, Dubuque, IA 52002

We like to eat at Panera, when traveling, because they always have a great selection for kids and adults alike. This particular restaurant was slightly off...

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  • Good112 Reviews3.7
Chick-fil-A 3500 Dodge St, Dubuque
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

3500 Dodge St, Dubuque, IA 52003

Service was excellent and friendly, place was clean. Food was very good, mac and cheese instead of fries was a good choice, small extra fee but mac and cheese...

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  • Good137 Reviews4.1
Jack's Chicken Palace 1107 University Ave, Dubuque
Jack's Chicken Palace
Chicken Shop • $

Jack's Chicken Palace

1107 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

I haven't been here in a while, but I was thinking about it just now because it's really good. We would order it sometimes whenever I was visiting my...

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.3
Buffalo Wild Wings 2805 NW Arterial, Dubuque
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Buffalo Wild Wings

2805 NW Arterial, Dubuque, IA 52002

It was wonderful to sit down at a restaurant and have a meal with friends! Even better or server did a great job all the food came out hot and drinks were cold...

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  • Average172 Reviews2.8
West Dubuque Tap 1701 Asbury Rd, Dubuque
West Dubuque Tap
Bar & Grill • $

West Dubuque Tap

1701 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001

co worker brought us the magic muffin and I was amazed at the size and taste in a more then enough triple breakfast sandwich. it was delicious and I was able...

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  • Superb92 Reviews4.7
Rhody's Food & Spirits 14167 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque
Rhody's Food & Spirits
Bar & Grill

Rhody's Food & Spirits

14167 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002

We are from out of town and wanted to find something other than a chain restaurant. The food was fantastic and the service was great. If we are ever in the...

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.6
Eichman's Bar & Family Restaurant 11941 US-52, Dubuque
Eichman's Bar & Family Restaurant
Bar & Grill • $$

Eichman's Bar & Family Restaurant

11941 US-52, Dubuque, IA 52002

Very clean! Wonderful, friendly, efficient waitress. Food was A plus for flavor, and you can't leave hungry. Pricing was fair. Will go again when up that...

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Jumpers Sports Bar & Grill 2600 Dodge St C8, Dubuque
Jumpers Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar • $

Jumpers Sports Bar & Grill

2600 Dodge St C8, Dubuque, IA 52003

Good wings. Had the hot wings today. Not breaded, and a delicious sauce. Spicy but not oppressive. I debated visiting this locals-only strip mall bar. I made...

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Southend Tap 55 Locust St, Dubuque
Southend Tap
Sports Bar • $$

Southend Tap

55 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001

The owners and the bartenders of those players are the bomb,super hard workers, and always a good time hanging out there also one of my favorite bars to go to...

  • Superb44 Reviews4.5
Mason Dixon Saloon 163 Main St, Dubuque
Mason Dixon Saloon
Sports Bar • $$

Mason Dixon Saloon

163 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Went here for drinks after a show at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque. It was on a Sunday night and the crowd was bigger than I think they anticipated because...

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  • Good86 Reviews3.6