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Caroline's Restaurant

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200 Main Street, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
+1 563-588-5595
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
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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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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Caroline's for Valentine's Day/Wedding Anniversary. We stayed at the Hotel Julien for two nights for the occasion and booked the package that included the Valentine's four course meal with wine pairing. After a little confusion over whether our package actually included the meal and wine pairing, we were delighted with the atmosphere of the... More 

Thank 3catsmom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel Julian and ate breakfast both days there. The food was good and plenty of it. The waitress we had the second day delivered our food and we did not see her again until we asked someone else to please bring the check.

Thank Salisa105
Ankeny, Iowa
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there 3 times - all 3 times the food was just so-so. Service was HORRIBLE - our server never came around so we had to keep flagging down other servers and several patrons just had to help themselves to the coffee pots scattered about (and served the rest of us who needed coffee). Food was absolutely nothing special.... More 

Thank Debannegilbert
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While I was staying at the Hotel Julien, I had dinner at Carolines. Frankly, I was not expecting a lot, given my mediocre experiences in the past with other hotel restaurants. I was, however, pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed an exceptional experience. The waitress was extremely nice and very attentive. Better yet, the food was delicious. I started with the... More 

Thank Thomas W
Bettendorf, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good and we had excellent service! Steve, our waiter was polite, attentive, but not intrusive, had great knowledge of the menu and helped us with our selections. He was wonderful!

Thank deannarichardson
Amboy, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slowest service, expensive prices, average food. Was there for breakfast and was told the had two tables of 8 in back that was slowing down service. Waited 20 minutes for a table, 20 additional minutes for coffee, order was screwed up. Got asked if She still wanted it ( it had meat on it and my friend is a vegetarian,... More 

1 Thank sr95Jax
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting Dubuque from Denver and took my family to celebrate our Mothers 81st Birthday. The waiter was rude and arrogant. The food was cold and underdone. We were extremely disappointed and will not recommend this restaurant for any future gatherings.

Thank Wendy O
Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great wine recommendations along with great service! Our food was phenomenal. Sherry took care of us from start to finish.

Thank cassiejorgensen
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caroline's is located inside the Hotel Julien. It is convenient and the food is wonderful. Our Waitress was Amanda both times and she was Awesome. She really knew the menu well and was a lot of fun.

1 Thank Susan W
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to be seated right away on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy, yet our drinks were promptly delivered and our food was ordered. I went with the tenderloin and my wife had the seafood pasta. Both meals were on our table within 10 minutes. The food was displayed nicely and was the perfect temperature. Portions were... More 

Thank Jj M

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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 Street, 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?