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Champps Americana

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In Best Western Hotel, Dodge St., Dubuque, IA 52003
563-690-2040
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The slightly irreverent attitude has become our calling card over the...
The slightly irreverent attitude has become our calling card over the years, doing things the way we always have regardless of convention. We're still making fresh hand-crafted burgers, roasting our own turkey and chicken, slow-basting our falling-off-the-bone-tender ribs, and hiring the friendliest people to be part of our team.Why bother? Because bigger and better isn't just an attitude. It's a commitment to everyone who comes through our door.The party is still going strong today. The burgers are still huge, the beer is still cold and we're the best place to watch the game. No matter what part of the country you're in, you are sure to find a neighborhood Champps nearby
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice bar

Recently had a meeting at Champs. We ordered dinner and beers. Nice selection on tap. I enjoy Guiness. Had salads and sandwichs. Burgers were very good. Onion soup was very good. Can't go wrong.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Dubuque, IA
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San Diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The buffet breakfast I can't say enough about. Start with the staff. VERY attentive, and right there to serve before you even think of it. Excellent selection, well presented and served on china. Super clean, noise lever not over bearing even when crowded. Six TVs on different stations with news in closed caption.

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Dallas, Texas
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122 reviews 122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great food and drinks with very friendly staff! The service wasn't the quickest, but they did seem to be understaffed for a group our size so I didn't hold it against them. The large soft pretzel, nachos, and French dip were all very good. The draft beer prices were reasonable!

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Dubuque, IA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Recently had a meeting at Champs. We ordered dinner and beers. Nice selection on tap. I enjoy Guiness. Had salads and sandwichs. Burgers were very good. Onion soup was very good. Can't go wrong.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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143 reviews 143 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Location, service and price specials have kept us coming to this restaurant. Even for a franchise they manage to reach a decor that exudes the local flavor. Remodeling last year turned every inch of the former part family restaurant into a sports motif, and we primarily eat here while watching sports. The menu was shortened to their better entrees and... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

2 adults 3 kids are there at 1pm. Place was pretty empty. Hostess was very nice. The meals came fairly quickly. Food was prepared well. Asked the waitress for her recommendation between two meals and she made a great choice. Price was right. And food was good. Family friendly. I'll eat here again.

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Eagan, MN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wish they served a "lunch menu" on Saturdays, but they don't. Had to pay for dinnerr-sized portions for a noon lunch. Food was fine, typical Champps fare. Had to leave half of my salad on the plate - too much.

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Platteville, WI
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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We met with family members here for breakfast on New Year's Day. They have a long breakfast buffet filled with many hot and cold items. It was very good and reasonably priced

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Kansas City, Missouri
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Everyone there was super friendly and super helpful. There are probably 30 TVs and the bar tender was willing to put our game on. Heather, our server, was very friendly, did not rush us at all. The food was good, better than I expected for a pub. The entire place was clean, and not loud. The prices were all reasonable.... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This restaurant was dead to me for a while. Nothing stood out. It was just another one of those chain type restaurants like Applebee's or Fridays. We stopped here for a work meeting a few months ago. I was quite impressed with the quality of the food. The bourbon salmon is by far the best salmon I have ever had.... More 

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Huntley, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Husband and I ate dinner here on a Saturday night and as usual we arrived at peak time 6:30pm. I was leery about eating in what I'd thought would be a loud, noisy place that served only bar food. Well I was wrong! Lot's of customers and very busy but surprisingly not overly noisy. I guess because there wasn't music... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: In Best Western Hotel, Dodge St., Dubuque, IA 52003
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563-690-2040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

The slightly irreverent attitude has become our calling card over the years, doing things the way we always have regardless of convention. We're still making fresh hand-crafted burgers, roasting our own turkey and chicken, slow-basting our falling-off-the-bone-tender ribs, and hiring the friendliest people to be part of our team.Why bother? Because bigger and better isn't just an attitude. It's a commitment to everyone who comes through our door.The party is still going strong today. The burgers are still huge, the beer is still cold and we're the best place to watch the game. No matter what part of the country you're in, you are sure to find a neighborhood Champps nearby
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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