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Sunshine Family Restaurant

401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
563-582-3090
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Ranked #27 of 171 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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Chicago
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This small, clean, busy restaurant was so convenient to our hotel (Holiday Inn Dubuque) that we walked over for a late breakfast. We both had one of the specials (two eggs, two toast, potatoes and sausage) and we left, owing a little over $6.00! We left a generous tip for the very nice server.

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Newton
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We almost always eat here for breakfast. Good food, large portions and good service. They also serve lunch and dinner, but have not eaten there for either.

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PA
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170 reviews 170 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went there with 3 other couples for breakfast. The menu was very good. The food and the service was excellent. Casual local place, great for families and couples too.

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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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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