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Sunshine Family Restaurant

401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
+1 563-582-3090
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (14 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (4 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to get breakfast! Waitress was great and the food came very quickly. When the bill came it was so inexpensive for the quality and amount of food. If you are looking for good food at a great price, this is the place. Highly...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I ordered the special that day which was a corn beef skillet, the description never said it had cheese in/on it so our waitress placed it front of me that's when I seen the cheese. I nicely said to her that the description didn't note...More

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a Dubuque native, I used to frequent this establishment because of their amazing prices, great food, and great service. I've probably got close to 200 visits under my belt if that tells you anything. I love this place! The owners and staff are just...More

Thank Tummons617
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in for a bite to eat and glad we did! The food was delicious. The service was great! And the price was right!! This is a little café that has a huge menu! I would definitely eat here again!

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a a fantastic restaurant which serve breakfast all day long. The waitress’s are all so wonderful and take good care of you. Be sure to get one of their skillet breakfasts,but you better be hungry because they are huge.

Thank gosthoff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located near the Grand Harbor Resort/Waterpark for us. The place was fairly crowded for a Monday morning, but we were seated right away. We were a group of 2 adults and 4 kids 11 and under. WONDERFUL waitress who knew what she was doing,...More

Thank MoMone7
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located downtown Dubuque. The staff was friendly and we were seated promptly. The menu was huge and the prices are great. The coffee kept on coming. The omelet was big and delicious. The sausage and gravy dish was delicious. Would definitely return...More

Thank Beckie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions, great prices, comfortable atmosphere, friendly patrons and staff. We will definitely be back for breakfast!

Thank phawkins
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

While the hash browns were good, there were many problems with the other dishes. The vegetables were canned. The restaurant used fake butter, generic condiments, cool whip, fake parmesan, and other short cuts. The desserts had an after taste. The sauces used thickeners. On the...More

1  Thank Paul4ejjr
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We always like to stop here after the car show in Dubuque. The breakfast here is wonderful and the staff are really great and accommodating. The food is fresh and served hot in the endless coffees excellent. J had the business Men's breakfast eggs toast...More

Thank FastGirl39
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Jim M
26 April 2016|
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Response from C H E | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea what is going on at the downtown site. Good food at reasonable prices. But, the management & some employees need a kick in the rear. I have stopped going there.
Nikki M
3 March 2016|
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Response from C H E | Reviewed this property |
All day.
5 November 2015|
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Response from C H E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no. BLT is good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-582-3090
Been Here For Years, Serve Breakfast Lunch And Supper
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