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Caroline's Restaurant

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200 Main Street, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
+1 563-588-5595
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This restaurant is at Hotel Julien Dubuque
Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 289
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 9
    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
In Town for the Weekend

We stayed at the Hotel Julien and were so glad we had Caroline's conveniently downstairs. Their breakfast is great and their bar is cozy. I was impressed with their beer selection as well. If we're ever in the area, we'll definitely be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Caitlyn M
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Hotel Julien and were so glad we had Caroline's conveniently downstairs. Their breakfast is great and their bar is cozy. I was impressed with their beer selection as well. If we're ever in the area, we'll definitely be back.

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Hayward
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we had breakfast which was very good and everyone liked what they had. Service friendly and efficient.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and service by Michael! One of the most friendly waiters I've come across. The breakfast is the best. Must do for all in Dubuque.

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Thank Kcabrera6921
HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kcabrera6921, We truly appreciate your five-star review and will be sure to share you compliments with Michael! Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Dwight Hopfauf General Manager Hotel Julien Dubuque More 

Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service were amazing and everything we could have asked for after a long day!! Sherry was a joy! Thank you!!

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

Dear JordanNBC, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Caroline's! We appreciate the five-star feedback and the kind words you shared about Sherry. Thanks, again! Dwight Hopfauf General Manager Hotel Julien Dubuque More 

Houston, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were getting in late to the hotel and desperately needed dinner. I called ahead to ask whether they would consider getting us food to go if we made back before 10pm. Instead, they welcomed us into the restaurant. I must have looked stressed out because Fiona came by to tell me not to worry and how happy they were... More 

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

Dear Sarah I, Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent dining experience at Caroline's. We greatly appreciate the five-star review and your kind words about Fiona and Sherry! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time that you're in town. Sincerely, Dwight Hopfauf General Manager Hotel Julien Dubuque More 

Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During the first [cold] week on January, 2016, I stopped for a relaxing glass of wine to accompany my thoughts as I organized documentation related to frenetically paced work day. To my delight, [waiter] Steve Koeller not only recommended a terrific cab, he proceeded to wait on a pair of customers in the next booth while displaying an enviable quantum... More 

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

Dear sethdgilbert, Thank you for taking the time to remark on your most recent experience at Caroline's Restaurant. We will be sure to share your kind words with Steve. We are proud that Caroline's serves as an ideal respite for you after hectic work days and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Dwight Hopfauf General Manager... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite things to do with my sister and mom is to go have a massage at the Potosa Spa inside the Julian Hotel, then walk down the hall to have lunch at Caroline's. Their chili is one of my favorite items on the menu.

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

Dear Megan P, Thank you for taking the time to review Caroline's Restaurant! We are glad to hear that you, your mom, and your sister enjoy both the spa and the restaurant when you're here. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Dwight Hopfauf General Manager Hotel Julien Dubuque More 

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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable restaurant with super seating. Nice wine choices. Great service tonight. Prosciutto, wild mushroom, tortellini and the lemon shrimp were perfect. The chicken chili soup is always the best. Easy parking. Don't let the idea that it's in a hotel scare you off.

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Thank Go2FunFood
HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Go2FunFood, Thank you for reviewing your recent dining experience at Caroline's! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the menu selections and ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Dwight Hopfauf General Manager Hotel Julien Dubuque More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had good food as always,and great service from Carla. She was knowledgeable about Dubuque and very personable. We stayed on a bit and she was in no hurry to get ing us moving on !

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Thank c s
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. Carla will be thrilled to read of your recognizing her service! We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you.... More 

Benton, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This resturant is excellent I highly recommend Michael he was just a blast food is great and price is good for the quality of food never leave there with an empty stomach

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Thank Eric S
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. Michael will be thrilled to read of your recognizing his service! We look forward to seeing you again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or simply just stop by to say Hello. Thank you.... 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: +1 563-588-5595

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?