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Sunshine Family Restaurant

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401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
563-582-3090
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: been here for years, serve breakfast lunch and supper

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious little diner

We stopped in for Sunday breakfast while on a road trip. The restaurant was very busy, but we were seated promptly and served quickly. Coffee was decent, and people watching was great. Lots of friendly people, including a few large parties. Our table was near the kitchen and we could hear some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stopped in for Sunday breakfast while on a road trip. The restaurant was very busy, but we were seated promptly and served quickly. Coffee was decent, and people watching was great. Lots of friendly people, including a few large parties. Our table was near the kitchen and we could hear some noises, and even got a bit wet when... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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169 reviews 169 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is one of the poorest kept secrets in Dubuque. If you want a nice-sized meal at a great price, the place to stop in Sunshine downtown. I don't believe in these restaurants that serve you a lot more food than you can eat or need and then charges you for it too. Sunshine's portions are plenty--and the coffee cup... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were staying at the Grand Harbour and found the restaurant there was not going to work for us so we came to Sunshine. I sure am glad we did. The staff is wonderful and so is the food. A day that started off bad was made better and we came back the next morning as well! Well definitely come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

They were busy when we arrived, but we were seated quickly, coffee at our table and our order taken without delay. We ordered a taco skillet, corned beef hash and pancakes. The food came out quickly and tasted delicious. Our bill was less than $20, definitely worth the price. They have breakfast specials until 11. It was so good we... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It would have cost about $50 to feed my family for breakfast at the Hilton - so we came here as suggested by some locals we met. Very pleased with the food and prices. Our bill gor all four was under $25

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Hayden, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

While in Dubuque for a family funeral, our family gathered for breakfast in their back room, set up for large groups (which we had!). They had a great variety of choices that we could order from, including their senior menu with additional savings. The staff was very busy with 2 other groups in the same room with us, but it... More 

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Solon, Iowa, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have eaten here several times. It is very basic cafe food, good & big breakfasts with excellent pancakes. Lunches are sandwiches & burgers. Don't bother with the soups; they are canned. Service is fast and the prices cannot be beat!

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Went for breakfast yesterday, typical breakfast place. Were seated quickly, served very quickly. Food was typical of any breakfast place. Was busy as it was a Sunday. However, the server, older lady, short grey hair was very unpleasant and had no time for any conversation. I could have made my order on a computer and got more warmth than she... More 

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milwaukee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

the food was great, the Service excellent, and really quick. On a Wednesday morning the place was packed and after eating there I understand why. Breakfast entrees were mostly under $5 and portions generous. My husbands two eggs, bacon, has Browns and toast were $2.95! Such a bargain compared to the hotel's price of $10.95 for the same food. And... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have been going here for 5 years. Never had a complaint. Very good biscuits and gravy. Country fried steak is a classic. Breakfast is the best value in town. Unlimited coffee and fresh eggs. The service is fast and people friendly. A local favorite for sure so skip the expensive chains. There are two locations and both are great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563-582-3090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

been here for years, serve breakfast lunch and supper
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?