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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

Lucky enough to try Brazen after a long hiatus (ya know -Covid). We had the most amazing meals we have ever had from there and that's saying a lot because...

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

L.May Eatery

1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

My husband and I popped without a reservation and were delighted they were able to seat us. We had an amazing time, friendly server, and delicious food. Will...

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Buddy's Clubhouse 2364 Washington St, Dubuque
Buddy's Clubhouse
American • $$

Buddy's Clubhouse

2364 Washington St, Dubuque, IA 52001

We got the prime rib and half rack of ribs for takeout. Both were phenomenal. My husband was actually disappointed he didn’t get a full rack because they...

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.8
Oolong Asian Cuisine 145 W 11th St, Dubuque
Oolong Asian Cuisine
Thai

Oolong Asian Cuisine

145 W 11th St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Whenever I come to oolong it never disappoints! I normally order the miso soup with egg and a milk tea with boba. I'm always stuffed and happy. definitely...

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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

Unreal experience. I am not local, have traveled a lot and eaten some incredible meals. This was one of the best meals I have ever experienced. The chef is a...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.6
Magoo's Pizza 1875 University Ave, Dubuque
Magoo's Pizza
Pizza • $

Magoo's Pizza

1875 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Had some of the pizza out of a food truck in Central Iowa this evening. The crust was light and crisp. The toppings weren't oversized like you see on some...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.7
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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  • Superb111 Reviews4.7
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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  • Superb149 Reviews4.6
West Dubuque Tap 1701 Asbury Rd, Dubuque
West Dubuque Tap
Bar & Grill • $

West Dubuque Tap

1701 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001

Drinks were cold! Servers were pleasant! Food was yummy! (Especially the cheese wrapped in bacon!) Not much more I need. Leave the Negative Nancy's at...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.7
Copper Kettle 2987 Jackson St, Dubuque
Copper Kettle
Bar & Grill • $$

Copper Kettle

2987 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Our favorite date night place. We love the 75 cent wings on Sundays. The Sweet Thai chili ones are my husband's favorite. Of course the best cheese curds...

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  • Superb251 Reviews4.4
Dairy Queen Store 2300 Rhomberg Ave, Dubuque
Dairy Queen Store
Fast Food • $

Dairy Queen Store

2300 Rhomberg Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

I haven't been to an older, walk up DQ in a long time. The service was fast and courteous. We loved sitting out at the picnic table and eating our ice...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.6
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

Such a nice place. The staff are so sweet and checked up on us consistently. Food was GREAT!! Our kids said it was the best Mac and cheese they ever had. And...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.6
Paul's Tavern 176 Locust St, Dubuque
Paul's Tavern
American • $

Paul's Tavern

176 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Best old school bar burger in Dubuque. They grill the onions and burgers on this little machine at the bar and trust me, it all works. No shortage of moose and...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.5
Foodie Garage Eatery 1091 University Ave, Dubuque
Foodie Garage Eatery
American

Foodie Garage Eatery

1091 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

We stopped in for breakfast while visiting Dubuque. We both had the Philly cheesesteak omelette which was delicious. I would have to say it was probably the...

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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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  • Superb121 Reviews4.5
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

Really good food. We ordered online and it was ready literally so fast. The inside was cute so we'll probably eat in next time! We got the pad Thai and...

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  • Superb184 Reviews4.4
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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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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Fuji Asian Buffet 806 Wacker Dr #126, Dubuque
Fuji Asian Buffet
Buffet

Fuji Asian Buffet

806 Wacker Dr #126, Dubuque, IA 52002

Best Asian buffet in the tri-state area. Great food (definitely try the spicy shrimp) and great staff (ask for Rita to be your waitress as she has a lovely...

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

Jersey Mike's Subs

3500 Dodge St Suite 130, Dubuque, IA 52003

I forgot the partner in the business name, but he was a dope dude. He was super chill and the employees were awesome. I got a free sandwich!! 10/10 would go...

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  • Superb54 Reviews4.8
The Vault Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge 342 Main St, Dubuque
The Vault Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Waffles

The Vault Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

342 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Ambieance was nice. Not busy while we were there. Jennifer was our server & took great care of us. Thought it was a bit pricey but will definitely visit...

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  • Superb79 Reviews4.6
HuHot Mongolian Grill 555 JF Kennedy Rd #685, Kennedy Mall, Dubuque
HuHot Mongolian Grill
Asian Fusion

HuHot Mongolian Grill

555 JF Kennedy Rd #685, Kennedy Mall, Dubuque, IA 52002

Yummy ? always delicious. Just make sure you add lots of sauce. I never add enough and my noodles get crunchy ? think you have enough? Just add more. Trust me....

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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

Great breakfast place. In a town filled with corporate stores, this little gem is just what I needed to keep me going all day. Fast, friendly and GOOD. The...

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  • Superb148 Reviews4.4
Zoro's Gyros 1400 Central Ave, Dubuque
Zoro's Gyros
American • $

Zoro's Gyros

1400 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Just ordered the supreme gyro to go today. It was my first visit. They were very nice and the food was really good and the service was quick as well!! I wish...

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  • Superb146 Reviews4.4
Dog House Lounge 1646 Asbury Rd #1, Dubuque
Dog House Lounge
Bar & Grill • $

Dog House Lounge

1646 Asbury Rd #1, Dubuque, IA 52001

Good atmosphere, good food, good booze haha. Pretty laid back bar but it can get crazy! If you’re looking for a good time “uptown” this where I would go....

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Candle Ready Cakes Inc 197 Main St, Dubuque
Candle Ready Cakes Inc
Cupcakes • $$

Candle Ready Cakes Inc

197 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

I was on a mission from God, and I love how He placed me in a place that had this corner shop! I picked up a 4 pack and when I got home (more than 2 hours...

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Wicked Dame 214 W 1st St, Dubuque
Wicked Dame
Wine Bar

Wicked Dame

214 W 1st St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Coolest bar atmosphere ever! Couches and lounger areas as well as bar and table seating make this a wonderful place to be, any evening. My friend and I got to...

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Sunshine Family Restaurant 401 Central Ave, Dubuque
Sunshine Family Restaurant
Family • $

Sunshine Family Restaurant

401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Traveling through on way to Wedding in Wisconsin. Needed some lunch so looked up diners and this one popped up. It was just right. Good decent food at good...

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Ado's Taste of Europe 3250 Kennedy Cir Suite 4B, Dubuque
Ado's Taste of Europe
European

Ado's Taste of Europe

3250 Kennedy Cir Suite 4B, Dubuque, IA 52002

Delicious and Generous portions! Sweet people! Unique desserts fresh and ready to go. I ordered ahead the small platter for 4 people, could feed 8, they...

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  • Superb51 Reviews4.7
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

Trisha was on point with her recommendation of food. I'm from Denver and wish there was wait staff like her. I got the Diablo burger and sweet heat bbq...

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  • Superb105 Reviews4.4

American Restaurants

American in Dubuque
Buddy's Clubhouse 2364 Washington St, Dubuque
Buddy's Clubhouse
American • $$

Buddy's Clubhouse

2364 Washington St, Dubuque, IA 52001

We got the prime rib and half rack of ribs for takeout. Both were phenomenal. My husband was actually disappointed he didn’t get a full rack because they...

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.8
Pepper Sprout Midwest Cuisine 378 Main St, Dubuque
Pepper Sprout Midwest Cuisine
American • $$$

Pepper Sprout Midwest Cuisine

378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Unreal experience. I am not local, have traveled a lot and eaten some incredible meals. This was one of the best meals I have ever experienced. The chef is a...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.6
Paul's Tavern 176 Locust St, Dubuque
Paul's Tavern
American • $

Paul's Tavern

176 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Best old school bar burger in Dubuque. They grill the onions and burgers on this little machine at the bar and trust me, it all works. No shortage of moose and...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Dubuque
Magoo's Pizza 1875 University Ave, Dubuque
Magoo's Pizza
Pizza • $

Magoo's Pizza

1875 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Had some of the pizza out of a food truck in Central Iowa this evening. The crust was light and crisp. The toppings weren't oversized like you see on some...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.7
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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  • Superb111 Reviews4.7
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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  • Superb121 Reviews4.5

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Dubuque
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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  • Superb149 Reviews4.6
El Paisano 1543 Central Ave, Dubuque
El Paisano
Mexican • $

El Paisano

1543 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Amazing tacos. We had tongue and carne asada. Both were fantastic. I order both just cilantro and onion but they offer the steak with lettuce and tomato. The...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.4
Pancheros Mexican Grill 4840 Asbury Rd, Dubuque
Pancheros Mexican Grill
Mexican

Pancheros Mexican Grill

4840 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002

Pancheros is a delicious burrito place. They make your burrito in front of you and you can even make it into a bowl meal. Always pay the extra money to get...

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  • Good110 Reviews4.1

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

I use to live in Dubuque and moved to the Chicagoland area. Great Dragon is literally the only Chinese restaurant who nails making the sesame shrimp and their...

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Great Dragon Express 1433 Central Ave, Dubuque
Great Dragon Express
Chinese

Great Dragon Express

1433 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Hit and miss most of the time it's good some of the time seems like they heat up leftovers the rice is a little bit on the oily side sometimes but when...

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Yen Ching Restaurant 926 Main St, Dubuque
Yen Ching Restaurant
Chinese • $

Yen Ching Restaurant

926 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Loved the hunan beef with the huge egg roll (slight upcharge), which comes with rice, complementary hot tea, water, and egg drop soup. I upgraded the soup to...

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  • Good89 Reviews3.7

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Dubuque
Dairy Queen Store 2300 Rhomberg Ave, Dubuque
Dairy Queen Store
Fast Food • $

Dairy Queen Store

2300 Rhomberg Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

I haven't been to an older, walk up DQ in a long time. The service was fast and courteous. We loved sitting out at the picnic table and eating our ice...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.6
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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  • Superb110 Reviews4.5
Hot Diggity Dogz parking, 1902 Central Ave, Dubuque
Hot Diggity Dogz
Fast Food

Hot Diggity Dogz

parking, 1902 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Fast, friendly, cheap, delicious. We've been looking for a local place with good Chicago dogs and finally found a winner. We also tried the cheese dogs...

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  • Superb24 Reviews4.8

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Dubuque
Mario's Italian Restaurant 1298 Main St, Dubuque
Mario's Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Mario's Italian Restaurant

1298 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Heard from a friend about Mario's so my wife and I decided to give it a try.. Short and sweet... Fabulous food no disappointment here!! A must try if your...

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  • Good141 Reviews4.1
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

Nelly our waitress was phenomenal! She attended to our needs, she knew her menu well and she suggested fantastic meal choices. Her service was impeccable and...

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 3350 Dodge St, Dubuque
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

3350 Dodge St, Dubuque, IA 52003

My server was nice and I never needed to wait for anything. Salad, bread sticks & soup was delicious! My son had the personal cheese pizza off of the kids...

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  • Good172 Reviews3.9
Jersey Mike's Subs 3500 Dodge St Suite 130, Dubuque
Jersey Mike's Subs
Sandwich Shop

Jersey Mike's Subs

3500 Dodge St Suite 130, Dubuque, IA 52003

I forgot the partner in the business name, but he was a dope dude. He was super chill and the employees were awesome. I got a free sandwich!! 10/10 would go...

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  • Superb54 Reviews4.8
Knockout Melts 3412 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque
Knockout Melts
Sandwich Shop

Knockout Melts

3412 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52002

Was looking for a lunch while in Dubuque. I tried the Mississippi Queen wow what a sandwich. One day turned into 3 days tried the mac n cheese also. Always was...

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  • Superb65 Reviews4.5
Jimmy John's 356 Main St A, Dubuque
Jimmy John's
Sandwich Shop • $

Jimmy John's

356 Main St A, Dubuque, IA 52001

Our delivery driver forgot our mayo packets. I called the store and the manager apologized and had packets delivered in less than 5 minutes. Sometimes mistakes...

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  • Good54 Reviews3.8
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
Classic Chicken Snacks 17234 S John Deere Rd, Dubuque
Classic Chicken Snacks
Chicken Wings

Classic Chicken Snacks

17234 S John Deere Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001

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KFC 1725 John F Kennedy Rd, Dubuque
KFC
Chicken

KFC

1725 John F Kennedy Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002

My husband loves KFC. I pick it up about 2-3 times a month. I have never had a bad meal. I have never had anything missing from my order. If you pull into the...

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  • Good78 Reviews3.8
West Dubuque Tap 1701 Asbury Rd, Dubuque
West Dubuque Tap
Bar & Grill • $

West Dubuque Tap

1701 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001

Drinks were cold! Servers were pleasant! Food was yummy! (Especially the cheese wrapped in bacon!) Not much more I need. Leave the Negative Nancy's at...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.7
Copper Kettle 2987 Jackson St, Dubuque
Copper Kettle
Bar & Grill • $$

Copper Kettle

2987 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Our favorite date night place. We love the 75 cent wings on Sundays. The Sweet Thai chili ones are my husband's favorite. Of course the best cheese curds...

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  • Superb251 Reviews4.4
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

Such a nice place. The staff are so sweet and checked up on us consistently. Food was GREAT!! Our kids said it was the best Mac and cheese they ever had. And...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.6
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

Trisha was on point with her recommendation of food. I'm from Denver and wish there was wait staff like her. I got the Diablo burger and sweet heat bbq...

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  • Superb105 Reviews4.4
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...

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  • Superb46 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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  • Good87 Reviews3.6