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Kalmes Breaktime Bar & Grill

1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
563-582-8566
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Ranked #30 of 171 restaurants in Dubuque
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Dubuque, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Potosi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great place to eat with a cold beer. Been there a few times and can't complain about anything. On busy times it can get cramped but the food was always good.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

We stopped early on a Friday night. Good drinks, good selection of tap beers and very good burgers that you can choose what size you would like. Some of the best fries I've had too.

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Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Excellent service, nice menu and great burgers. Nice selection of craft beers. Great neighborhood bar. CALL BE4 YOU GO CLOSE EARLY OFTEN

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Tulum, Mexico
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

...and bar. Excellent service, nice menu and great burgers. Nice selection of craft beers. Great neighborhood bar.

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Chemuyil
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

...is the up & coming area of Dubuque. Not fancy, just super food, cold beer and excellent service. Burgers (exccellent ground beef), salads and soups to die for. The bar staff and the kitchen staff are on their toes and are very attentive without being obtrusive. Excellent craft beers on tap & in the bottle. (In this area there are... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stopped here at the recommendation of a local that we happened to meet near lunch time. The portions were good; the food tasty. The wait staff was friendly but very loud as they socialized at lunch time with the customers. A casual place where bikers stop. A couple of different TVs going with various sports showing.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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126 reviews 126 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I stopped in here on a Thursday about 5pm. The restaurant was dead but by the time I left Iit was very busy. It is a locals place with homeade food. Every night they have a special which was lassagne that night. Since I already this earlier in the week I choose the liver which does'nt appeal to everyone. It... More

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