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Caroline's Restaurant

200 Main Street, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
563.556.4200
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Ranked #7 of 175 Restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Dubuque, Iowa
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I haven't had a chance to try much of the menu but what I did have was fairly good. Not my favorite fine dining location in Dubuque but good. A nice place within a nice hotel. The interior decoration is pleasing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We were welcomed by a wine tasting by Sherry our server and told about the specials. She was extremely knowledgeable and personable. The other couple that was with us had never eaten at Caroline's before and were pleased with the choices on the menu. We ordered swordfish, ribeye, and 2 orders of seafood Mac'n cheese. ALL were EXCELLENT!!! Food came... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed at the Hotel Julian and ate at Caroline's twice and ordered breakfast room service. No complaints here! Food was delicious. Banana French toast was yummy and the seafood mac and cheese was also delicious. Nice hotel and restaurant.

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have eaten here 5-6 times and had ok food and service for the price. This time we went the service was absolutely horrible. Food was fine but our server was so unattentive. Only 2other tables had people, so it was not busy. No excuse.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We live close to this restaurant and visit at least twice per month. We've been for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed in the food or service. I love the Paradise Salad for lunch or dinner. Prime rib night is great too.

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was my first visit to Caroline's and it happened to be my birthday. The hostess was very friendly and made us feel welcome. Our server Meghan, was also friendly and checked in on us often. She brought us our food and drinks promptly and provided great service . The food was incredible. I had the prosciutto and wild mushroom... More 

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

Happy Birthday Teresa P, Thank you for celebrating your special day at Caroline's Restaurant. Meghan will be thrilled for your recognizing her service, as well will be the cooks for reading of the enjoyment of the food! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Don't wait a whole year! Thank you! Team Caroline's Restaurant More 

Dubuque, Iowa
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Okay, maybe, but we know he was here and look forward to the final show presenting Dubuque. Tonight's service was impeccable, food excellent (lamb shank, Lobster macaroni), and reasonably priced. Fine dining in the Key City historical Julien Inn Hotel.

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

Dear General Bob, It is exciting news knowing that ABC's television show The Bachelor is showing on of Iowa's most eligible bachelors. We don't really have anything to say about Chris's dining habits, though we think he'd love our Iowa local produced products that are featured on many of Caroline's Restaurant dishes. We are so very excited to see the... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The breakfast was great! I had the Spanish frittata and loved it! My husband had the Iowa breakfast and enjoyed it. Only complaint would be with the muffins. They were out of blueberry so we tried the lemon poppy seed instead. It wasn't very good and was very dry.

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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 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have been to Caroline's more than once, and each time the food has been really good. You must try their Chicken Chili - I am not a big chili fan, but this is amazing! I won't hesitate to visit again the next time I am in Dubuque.

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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 

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Top Contributor
590 reviews 590 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Not good service, not a good menu. The location feels sleepy and long in the tooth, it needs some renovation. Are you vegetarian? You're in luck! You can eat... salad. Or spaghetti squash. That's it. Is it 11:00 am on a weekday? There's no way you can get breakfast. So... If you are vegetarian and you've just checked out of... More 

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

Dear ajhorse21, Thank you for your review of Caroline's Restaurant. It is disappointing to read of your perception that the menu lacks vegetarian appeal. The menu is less than 6 months in place to which specific vegetarian enhancements were added to suffice those looking for that dining option. Our apology for your disappointment. Over 17 different salad creation options are... More 

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Additional Information about Caroline's Restaurant

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

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