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Pepper Sprout

378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
563-556-2167
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Ranked #9 of 172 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
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

excellent food good service lots on wine list a bit pricie but worth it fun little bar local food venders...fresh from gardens

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Wausau
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164 reviews 164 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

They did a change up on the posted menu, the fall menu just went into affect. The BBQ Napoleon appetizer with pepper jack cheese had no pepper or pep to it. The the jambalaya was served with too much spice, Cajun it's not . Too bad because it had all fresh ingredients from okra to the seafood. But everything was... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went for dinner, and really enjoyed the food, but thought it was a bit pricey. I would go for a special occasion, but other than that a little bit much for what you get. Loved the interior.

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Clarion
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Loved the food. Excellent, creative chef. We will go there again. Good service. Very friendly. Ask for Jackie.

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In town for business - had read reviews and thought I'd 'have a go' to quote my old Scottish neighbor. Nicely restored Victorian era store, prototypical 1870 - 1910 era, 20 ft wide and about the same height. Lots of bare brick, ceilings with embossed tin surface, rough hewn wood features. Sat at the bar - no TV, light a... More

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Northern Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We are in Dubuque four to six times a year and always have dinner at the Pepper Sprout. The menu changes seasonally and always offers some unique dinner selections. The owner is the chef and does a fantastic job of blending flavors. Reasonable prices and good servers add to the evening. Highly recommended.

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Morris, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Wow! I can't say enough! The atmosphere was relaxing, great background music, old brick walls, nice low lighting.....and the FOOD!!! Beautifully presented, delicious, and original. Everything very fresh with delightful flavors! The service was outstanding. My husband and I are from the Chicago area and we'll be coming back to Dubuque again just to eat at the Pepper Sprout!!

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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Came here based on online reviews while in town for the first time. There aren't tons of non chain restaurants to choose from, but the area this is in (Old Main) has a few choices that look good. The Chop House a few doors down was also frequently recommended. I was told this is on the expensive and trendy side... More

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Dousman, Wisconsin USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were driving around downtown Dubuque looking for a good place for dinner (our first choice based on tripadvisor reviews was closed on Tuesday and we hadn't made a second choice). Luckily I saw this restaurant and we decided to try it. They seemed to have good choices for beer, but no beer menu to look at--the waiter asked what... More

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North Liberty
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The restaurant's location is perfect for the atmosphere they try to convey. Service was average - nothing to brag about. Prices were a little surprising considering what you got for it. We will not visit again. There are too many other restaurant options available that give outstanding service and good, quality food for a decent price.

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