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Caroline's Restaurant

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200 Main St, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
+1 563-588-5595
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Looked and saw the good reviews and had to give a try. Portions are very large and tasted great! Best breakfast I've had in a long time!

Thank Jared B
Galena, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two couples had dinner on January 13th. Three of us had the salmon with fingerling potatoes and baby carrots. The fourth person had pork tenderloin. All of us enjoyed our entrees. Shared desserts were the flourless chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and chocolate creme brulee. Both were very good. We shared a bottle of Australian shiraz which was wonderful... More 

Thank boot1973
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were spending the weekend in Dubuque with grandchildren at a water park and arrived early early so sought out a lunch place. We were seated by the hostess. We arrived at 12:50. The brunch buffet ended at noon. I asked for a lunch menu and was told there was none, only a breakfast menu. I replied that I cannot... More 

Thank Jan A
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All vegetable side dishes are smothered in butter and salt and there's no fruit selections whatsoever. Staff are friendly. Alchohol selection is good. Plenty of menu choices but, like many restaurants, serving sizes are too large.

Thank A1089MZjeffh
Dubuque, Iowa
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286 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu, great decor, good prep, good quality, but as many restaurants in the area service was lacking. Waitress kept forgetting things, either she or kitchen messed up order on food temperature. And drink prices for quantity are significantly higher than most bars in area. Still, the quality and overall atmosphere are great.

Thank Robert F
Dubuque, Iowa
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is nice, the restaurant itself is nice, the wait staff is good, the warm bread with dipping oil is good......that's about it. We had the pasta with seafood and it was a coagulated mess. Not very tasty and visually unappealing. Some at our table has the steaks and said they were ok. For the price there are much... More 

Thank PBC7
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lisa was more than hospitable! We decided to go out for breakfast for my birthday and had our one-year-old with us. Lisa as well as the other staff were very welcoming, interacted with our little guy, and made us feel like family. It was our first time at Caroline's for breakfast and we tried the eggs benedict and red velvet... More 

Thank Tara S
Tallahassee, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They messed up our dinner reservation time and wanted us to prove it to them via an old voicemail, and we had to wait an extra 1 1/2 hours. They were very rude about it at first until I mentioned I would be able to review them. So, they did comp us some cheese and crackers and some wine. The... More 

Thank sue d
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start with the positive of this place....the atmosphere can be really nice at times. It used to be a great place for a nice night out but something changed about a year ago and the menu got scaled back. The food took a turn for the worse as well. I had been to Caroline's a few times before the... More 

Thank Brian R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caroline's located on the bottom floor of the Julien Hotel is the best kept secret in Dubuque. The food is supreme cuisine at a very affordable price. My wife and I's favorite spot! The only thing better than the breakfast and prime rib on Saturday nights is the greatest servers you can imagine. Michelle was such a blessing , we... More 

Thank John P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Main St, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-588-5595
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Julien Dubuque

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?