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Caroline's Restaurant

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200 Main Street, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
563.556.4200
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 196
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Favorite chicken salad in the city.

Went to Caroline's for lunch and Got my favorite, chicken salad sandwich. The food was as good as always. Had a wonderful young waiter, Jacob, who took care of all my needs. Highly recommend Caroline's for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
KylieSummers
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to Caroline's for lunch and Got my favorite, chicken salad sandwich. The food was as good as always. Had a wonderful young waiter, Jacob, who took care of all my needs. Highly recommend Caroline's for lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline's Dining Guest, Thank you for sharing of your experience at Caroline's. We truly appreciate your taking the time to comment on your dining and service. We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you. Team Caroline's More 

Dubuque, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I eat dinner at Caroline's a few times a month when we are in town. We also have enjoyed their Sunday brunch. We have never been disappointed in the food. I especially like their house specialty soup, a chicken-bean chili, to start my meal. It is excellent, flavorful and spicey and can be ordered by the cup... More 

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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline's Dining Guest, Thank you for sharing of your experience at Caroline's. We truly appreciate your taking the time to comment on your dining and service. We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you. Team Caroline's More 

Dubuque, Iowa
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I've been to Caroline's once before for a large family breakfast so I knew what to expected concerning decor which is an upscale classic lounge type feel. This time though my wife and I stopped in for our anniversary on a Tuesday night to try their dinner selection for the first time. As far as more upscale restaurants in the... More 

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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline's Dining Guest, Thank you for sharing of your experience at Caroline's. We truly appreciate your taking the time to comment on your dining and service. We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you. Team Caroline's More 

Suamico, Wisconsin
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Our food was great! The service was the best. The bartender was extremely friendly, made great old fashions...... Our server, Sherry, made our dinner special.. We will be back!

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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline's Dining Guest, Thank you for sharing of your experience at Caroline's. We truly appreciate your taking the time to comment on your dining and service. We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you. Team Caroline's More 

Malibu, California
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I ate dinner here twice while staying at the Hotel Julien. Loved the steak and the service way very good. Nice wine selection and the bar has some great scotch.

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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline's Dining Guest, Thank you for sharing of your experience at Caroline's. We truly appreciate your taking the time to comment on your dining and service. We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you. Team Caroline's More 

Galena, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I'll start this review by saying that I have eaten at Caroline's a few times before but just ate there again this past week and realized they had recently rebooted their menu. For an appetizer, my friends and I had the duck pot stickers. They have a wonderfully subtle crunch to them filled with rich duck complimented with a tangy... More 

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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline's Dining Guest, Thank you for sharing of your experience at Caroline's. We truly appreciate your taking the time to comment on your dining and service. We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you. Team Caroline's More 

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I celebrated his birthday with a visit to the Julien Hotel and that meant another wonderful meal in Caroline's Restaurant--actually 2 wonderful meals! Let's start with breakfast which was very efficiently and pleasantly served by Hayden. My pancakes were "loaded" with fresh raspberries and my husband's omelet was fluffy and filled with lots of veggies. At our... More 

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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline's Dining Guest, Thank you for sharing of your experience at Caroline's. We truly appreciate your taking the time to comment on your dining and service. We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you. Team Caroline's More 

Bettendorf
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Caroline's was not as pleasant .... We ended up leaving and going to Vinnney's because we sat there for more then 10 min. and nobody came even after we asked if a waitress was coming. Nobody showed up so we left and went to Vinney's.

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Dubuque, Iowa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Caroline's restaurant was pleasant circus,great central location for a lot of activities,and most importantly great food!

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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline's Dining Guest, Thank you for sharing of your experience at Caroline's. We truly appreciate your taking the time to comment on your dining and service. We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you. Team Caroline's More 

Poynette, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We normally don't eat at the hotel restaurant, but we are so glad we did! We were seated promptly and our waitress, Sherry, greeted us with a smile. Sherry professionally juggled her tables and was very attentive. The White bean chicken chille soup was spectacular - rich with just the right seasoning - and was nice and hot. Our entrees... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline's Dining Guest, Thank you for sharing of your experience at Caroline's. We truly appreciate your taking the time to comment on your dining and service. We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you. Team Caroline's More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Main Street, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563.556.4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?