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Pepper Sprout

378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
563-556-2167
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Ranked #6 of 167 restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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- Apr 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dubuque, Iowa
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Went to dinner and wished we had gone somewhere else, it just wasn't as good as we had expected and pricey to boot. We much prefer L.May, Caroline's and Crust.

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Chicago, Illinois
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194 reviews 194 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

WE ate hear after trying two other places for dinner in the prior too nights and felt sorry we'd not come hear first. We would have gone back every night. The variety and quality of food were excellent. The service was also first rate. We paid $135 for 3 people with 5 glasses of wine (before tip). Excellent food!

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Ames, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Make a reservation and you won't be disappointed! Great cocktails, superb service, and a unique seasonally fresh menu. Every course was better than the last! And the bartender makes a great old fashioned.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I believe we were the first table on a tuesday evening. The food and service was spot on with what I expected from this fine restaurant. We loved the gouda appetizer. Salmon was prepared nicely. And our server Jonathan gave a great recommendation for my beer. We wil definitely return soon.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I have two or three business trips to Dubuque each year, and I consider dinner at the Pepper Sprout a "must" each visit. Many delicious choices, all with great presentation and unique style and flavor.

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Round Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Staff was very friendly. Great date night location, bur equally family friendly. Prices were good & food was great. Not rushed by servers, had nice relaxing meal. Look forward to returning to sample seasonal dishes.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

On a second visit to this restaurant, we hoped for better food than first time. Not to be. The Caesar salads had far too much dressing and not greatest flavor. My partner ordered the evening special, a steak that was as much gristle and fat as it was meat. My salmon was ok, however, the winter rice blend was basically... More

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Dubuque IA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

No waiting, good service, and great food. I had walleye with a wonderful sauce, my husband had jambalaya which he very much enjoyed. Only neg. was the house red wine.

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Northern Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been to Pepper Sprout several times and never disappointed. Menu changes seasonally, so always something new to try. Chef owned, and the owner has always been there, working in the kitchen. Friendly staff and go out of their way to greet and recognize returning guests. An absolute must for dinner when in Dubuque.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We celebrated a graduation with dinner for 10 at the Pepper Sprout. As usual, everything was perfect. I love that the menu is seasonal and changes (Check the Website prior to going) and that the Chef/Owner comes to your table periodically to talk about your experience. The wine list is not extensive but has a lot of great choices. The... More

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