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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: been here for years, serve breakfast lunch and supper

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Very good breakfast option

We went here for a Saturday morning breakfast about 11 am. Easy parking and got seated right away. We all enjoyed our food except the bacon. We said it didn't taste right like it was cooked on a dirty grille, my sibling didn't eat hers at all and they still didn't take it off the bill. She... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lovetotravel9997
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North of Chicago, IL
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North of Chicago, IL
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157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here for a Saturday morning breakfast about 11 am. Easy parking and got seated right away. We all enjoyed our food except the bacon. We said it didn't taste right like it was cooked on a dirty grille, my sibling didn't eat hers at all and they still didn't take it off the bill. She didn't throw a... More 

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Thank Lovetotravel9997
New Berlin
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Diner style, good hot breakfast. Looks like an old school diner, even has a counter to eat at. Food was good, fresh and hot. You just can't go wrong.

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Thank D K
Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place! Food and service are awesome. The prices are cheap and you get alot of food for your buck! We love all you can eat cod!

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Thank Lisa H
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 stopped in for lunch before we left for home. The food was great, prices reasonable, the service was fast, and the atmosphere was like a hometown diner. We are coming back with family from Texas and my in-laws during spring break and we will be suggesting that we eat here at least once!

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Thank Salem F
Brighton, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived there was standing room only. We only waited about 5 minutes to get a seat. Seating was handled very professionally, service was extremely friendly, extremely fast and the food was terrific! Bravo!

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Thank rodknrt
Dubuque, Iowa
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47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food quality and service average at best. The quantities were small and the flavor just wasn't spectacular. Village Inn much better for the money.

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Thank TerriG1960
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to breakfast on a Sunday morning so it was a bit crowded. We were seated right away and handed menus and offered coffee and water. A few minutes later our server came and took our orders. I couldn't believe how fast we got our food. Great service and great food. Reasonably priced., a step back to an earlier time... More 

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Thank Mcdgk
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Walked to breakfast from the Hotel Juliane. Nice walk and awesome experience. Very clean. The place was busy, but we were seated almost immediately. Food was served quickly also. Portions were sized perfectly. Staff was attentive and quick. Will definitely recommend this to all my friends.

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Thank Ron O
Neenah, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We stopped for breakfast around 9:30 on a Saturday morning. It is a pretty small restaurant but they turned the tables over really quickly so we were seated right away. The waitress was quick to come over and get our drink orders. She was then quick to return with our drinks and take our breakfast order. Breakfast came out quickly... More 

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Thank Heather L
Dubuque, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I live in Dubuque and have frequented this restaurant many times. It really is a "go to" place to eat. They have a great variety of selections. The original "family restaurant". The prices are reasonable and the food is good. They now have 2 locations for the locals. They are open for breakfast or lunch and many items to choose... More 

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Thank Janet K

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?