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378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
563-556-2167
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Ranked #6 of 175 Restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dubuque, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you're looking for some fine dining in the area (which in Dubuque means in the range of about $25-$40 a plate before appetizers or wine pairings) then Pepper Sprout is the way to go. The seasonal menu is always full of fantastic dishes and top quality ingredients. The appetizers I've had here (like the seafood napoleon) are some of... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've had many great times at Pepper Sprout - the food is wonderful, the waitstaff outstanding. Good wine list too, outstanding bartender. Russell, Jonathan and Kim are very welcoming and friendly.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I've never heard a bad thing about this place and I've always had a splendid experience. The food is - phenomenal - seriously good. The menu changes seasonally with all kinds of mouth watering options. You must check this place out. Perfect place to celebrate something special.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Food, atmosphere and service is great. Bar is small but does a good job with selection and service. Foods when available are local and fresh. Menu has items that are not available in many other restaurants.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife and I visited The Pepper Sprout on a very busy Friday evening. We arrived early with a reservation. We skipped the excellent appetizers and ordered our entrees with salads. My spouse had barbeque pull pork mac and cheese which she raved about. The entire entree was baked with pepperjack cheese and barbeque sauce and topped with bread crumbs.... More 

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iowa
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tried and true. The menu changes via the season. Midwest cuisine with a twist. Chef Kim trained in Minnesota by her good friend Brett, whom is well known for his personality and kitchen magic.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Chef Kim continues to please the palate with her seasonal menus. Luckily she retains some favorite dishes each year. With the Fall menu the Jumbalya has just enough spice without tipping it over the top; the Venison with Blueberry Port sauce and sweet potato mash have a decidedly Autumnal slant. Her creations are always creative, delicious and pleasantly presented. Her... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We dine at Sprout approximately once a month. The service and food quality is always consistent and Chef Kim does a wonderful job of keeping the menu fresh by rotating it seasonally and adding new things. The bar area is small but put to good use with hand crafted cocktails.

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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful service! Great food-I had the Blue Cheese Cheesecake for an appetizer and it was amazing! The entrée and dessert was great too (I recommend the apple desert they had - wow!)! The décor was pleasing but the food and service were real standouts for me!

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New York City, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

From the wine list and seasonal cocktails to the eclectic food, Pepper Sprout celebrates seasonal Midwestern cuisine in a wonderful way. If you are looking for an intimate dining experience than check this place out. They also serve the full dinner menu at the bar if you are traveling alone or didn't make a reservation.

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Additional Information about Pepper Sprout

Address: 378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
Phone Number: 563-556-2167
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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