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Sunshine Family Restaurant

401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
563-582-3090
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Ranked #29 of 170 restaurants in Dubuque
Cuisines: American
Description: been here for years, serve breakfast lunch and supper
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Description: been here for years, serve breakfast lunch and supper
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family and I stopped in here while on vacation. We were greeted and sat right away. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was very good and reasonably priced (4 adults and 2 kids ate for under $50). Their cream of potato soup is wonderful!

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Iowa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ate lunch/brunch here on a Saturday ~1 p.m.. As noted by others, the setting is kind of a throwback to a 1950's diner with a counter and stools along with tables and booths. Family owned (from what I was told) and home-cooked food. Prices are very reasonable and portions were large. I had an open-faced hot beef sandwich which... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Good food, very busy place. The prices are very reasonable. The service is good and usually fast considering they're always busy..

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Dubuque, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I unfortunately have never had the lunch or dinner here, but I have had the breakfast a few times. Extremely good prices and you get a lot of food. The value of the restaurant is truely incredible. The food is good, a home cooked style breakfast that I much prefer over the breakfast you get at chain resturaunts like IHOP.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This restaurant sits across from what looks to be an old train station in Dubuque. The ambiance is a cross between a diner (with counter and stools) and a convenience restaurant at a train stop, If that's all you expect, you'll be happy. If you need a meal on a Sunday afternoon at 1:30 when everything else is closed (that's... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Yesterday I had the pleasure of eating at the Sunshine cafe again. I really love this place... It is a fairly typical family operated cafe, but the thing we find that sets it apart from the others is the vast array of menu options. There is a stir fry section, a Greek section, Italian, sandwiches, breakfast, dinner, daily specials, kids... More

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Decatur, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

While staying in Dubuque we had the chance to eat at the Sunshine Family Resturant twice. Yes, that means not only did we go there once, but we also choose to go back a second time because we liked the atmosphere (laid back and casual), service (very attentive), and food (decent quality traditional diner food). The first time we were... More

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Sister Bay, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We stopped in for breakfast on our way out of town. Could not believe the prices! And the food was really good. Our waitress was no nonsense. She was definately not there to entertain - or to be entertained either. But she got us the right food, checked on our drinks in a timely manner and got us a check... More

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Ephraim, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We ate at Sunshine when passing through Dubuque at lunchtime. The menu was extensive, the service was very prompt, and the food was quite adequate. The homemade soup was excellent. Clearly the restaurant is a popular place to eat, as it was full, with most of the patrons seeming to be local citizens.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Cheap little family restaurant. I was actually surprised on their menu selection. We ordered shrimp as an appetizer and it was wonderful. I ordered a club sandwich with soup, my sandwich was ok. The waitress forgot my soup but brought it out as soon as I reminded her (it was her first day on the job) My boyfriend ordered a... More

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