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Kalmes Breaktime Bar & Grill

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1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
563-582-8566
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 14
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Lunch

Stopped in for a grilled chicken sandwich, burger this week. I had a nice side salad and the burger came with fries and slaw. Nice selection of craft beers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Dubuque, IA
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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Dubuque, IA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stopped in for a grilled chicken sandwich, burger this week. I had a nice side salad and the burger came with fries and slaw. Nice selection of craft beers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you are in the Dubuque area and have an appetite, look no further than Kalmes Breaktime Bar & Grill. Their burgers are outstanding, the atmosphere was refreshing, and the workers go above and beyond to cater to their customers! If you have enough time to try one Dubuque restaurant and you don't pick Kalmes, I truly feel sorry for... More 

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Lanark, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Dubuque is a central location to meet some friends. Great burgers and excellent selection of domestic and craft beers. My friend had the chicken special. Lots of food. Great prices.

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Dubuque, IA
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69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Visited with a party of 5 on a Saturday. They were busy and we were not in a hurry. Ordered a good blood yam with a beer chaser. Others ordered specialty brews. Nice wide selection of craft beers. Pork tenderloins and burgers were ordered. Came with fries and slaw. Everything, including service was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Kalmes has really fine hamburgers - they grind their own beef. Also, if there are any, the spaetzel noodles are to die for. I love the service - good old fashioned waitresses that don't mess around with silly talk or overly elaborate descriptions of the menu. It's a family, sports, bar atmosphere that I am sometimes really in the mood... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I came with a friend who lives here locally and recommended. Their specials were all fish and shrimp-Friday and the beginning of Lent-I was reminded of later. I asked for a salad substitution for the fries and coleslaw and was told it was an extra $1 and the salad was very small. My friend asked if they had fish any... More 

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Richmond, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We found this place by accident a few years ago, best burger we had in a long time. Went back Saturday-still good, I highly reccomend.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Tuesday is a great day to stop at Kalmes for a great quarter pound burger. Only $2.50 for a burger with onions and pickles and add fries (fresh cut homemade fries) for $1.50.

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Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My husband & I were in Dubuque for a weekend getaway and stopped here for lunch after reading Trip Advisor reviews. We were not dissappointed. It's a small corner bar in the warehouse district. The staff was very friendly & the burgers were EXCELLENT. One of the best we've had in a long time. Also the fried corn nuggets were... More 

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Lancaster
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Kalmes' is known for their great Sunday buffet, their chicken dinners, but also for their burgers. It's one of those favorites for the locals and you know what they say, "If you want to eat well while on vacation, go where the locals go." True statement about this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563-582-8566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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