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Caroline's Restaurant

200 Main Street, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
563.556.4200
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Ranked #5 of 170 restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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
Restaurant details
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
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The food was amazing. I had the white bean/chicken soup, which was great, and the pork tenderloin, which I'd rate as the best I've ever had. And the service provided by Sherry and Matt was excellent; both provided great info on the wine and the menu, and they were attentive and friendly.

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HJDMananger, 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

Evergreen Park
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The staff at Caroline's restaurant were fantastic. It's nice to visit a place where the staff doesn't seem bothered to be there. Food was pretty good, I had the chicken fettuccini one night which wasn't bad at all but nothing to write home about. The exception to the rule of good food was the eggs benedict...that was AWESOME! I highly... More

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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

Elkhorn
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have always been served delicious food whenever I've dined at Caroline's. There prices are reasonable and the staff is excellent.

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HJDMananger, 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

Cameron, Wisconsin, USA
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast at Caroline's did not disappoint. It is located in the charming Hotel Julian. The service was very good, the staff was very professional and well trained. We enjoyed an omelette and the eggs Benedict. Both were very well prepared and presented beautifully. The hotel is easily accessed off highway 151. I definitely recommend a stop at this lovely restaurant.

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HJDMananger, 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

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The god's must have smiled on me, because the evening I ate at Caroline's the special was pan-seared duck breast with a cranberry glaze. Generous portions, perfectly cooked, and modestly priced, made for a pleasant surprise. The craft cocktail movement unfortunately hasn't reached Dubuque yet, so there's room for improvement, but they have the basics well in hand and I... More

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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

Minneapolis, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had an excellent breakfast. Good service. Big portions. Excellent food. Not much more one could ask for. This is a very good place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner. We have all three here before in our other stays and always have been delighted. Bring a friend or colleague and show off a bit.

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HJDMananger, 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

Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My adult daughter and I stayed at Hotel Julien for a weekend get away, which the hotel is awesome! Caroline's staff is wonderful and the appetizer and wine tasting were very good. Our main dishes were just okay and not worth the cost. Over all we had a nice time and would come back again.

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HJDMananger, 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

Metamora, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Julien (AWESOME!) and ate breakfast at Caroline's the next morning after a long walk to look at the historic, old homes on top of the bluff. We both ordered omlettes with Eggbeaters, and they came with hashbrowns and toast. We could've easily split one plate between the two of us. The omlettes... More

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HJDMananger, 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 Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had supper here for a business function. The atmosphere is very nice, the food is average. The prices are a bit high for the area. I had a glass of Malbec (very good, $9), a house salad with balsamic (very good but miniscule- literally 6 bites. I counted), ribeye with blue cheese (more on that later), chef's choice of... More

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

Dear Kimshiro B, Thank you for taking the time to detail your recent dining experience at Caroline's. Our sincere apology for the less than acceptable experience; rest assured your concerns have been reviewed with the appropriate teams to ensure that this does not repeat itself to future diners. We do wish that you would have shared with us immediately of... More

Iowa
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is my 3rd visit to dubuque, and my 3rd visit to Caroline's! Absolutely fabulous...I had the special prime rib...$22. Served with soup or salad, vegetables, and the best mashed potatoes. Husband had the the Louisana pasta. Lacked some flavor, but still very good. 1st daughter had the ribs. Had her try the ancho chili BBQ sauce before ordering, and... More

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HJDMananger, 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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