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Kalmes Breaktime Bar & Grill

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1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
+1 563-582-8566
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Corner bar and restaurant with American style comfort food

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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
Great food cheap prices

LIke many of the good eateries in Dubuque this one is in a family run bar. Restuarant is an area of town that is being revitalized and Kalmes is a gold mine. We were there for lunch and we were seated immediately and waitress was quick to get our drink order. Got a rib eye and potato for 9... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

LIke many of the good eateries in Dubuque this one is in a family run bar. Restuarant is an area of town that is being revitalized and Kalmes is a gold mine. We were there for lunch and we were seated immediately and waitress was quick to get our drink order. Got a rib eye and potato for 9 bucks.... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place used to have some great steak sandwiches, but they recently changed suppliers, and now the ingredient quality has suffered. They have decent bar food, but nothing special. The steak sandwich is now little more than a roast beef sandwich. The burgers are just fine, and the drink selection limited. Much better places in Dubuque to try.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped last night to have a quick dinner. The pork ribeye was the evening's special. Hands down.. the best pork I've ever had. Tender, juicy, flavorful. Friendly service and not too loud or overly crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stopped here on a Friday night on our way to Wisconsin. They had a good selection of beers on tap. Everyone was friendly and gave us great service. The prime rib was tender, seasoned just right and cooked just the way we ordered.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The menu is varied, atmosphere friendly, with great taste and reasonable prices. It does not matter whether its for lunch or evening you will have quality food well prepared. There is a daily special, but my favorite is the Tuesday night special, hamburger with fries or just hamburgers; they are great and the price is beyond belief. They also have... More 

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Dubuque, IA
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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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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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Additional Information about Kalmes Breaktime Bar & Grill

Address: 1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
Phone Number: +1 563-582-8566
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-582-8566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Corner bar and restaurant with American style comfort food
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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