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Pepper Sprout

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378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
563-556-2167
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine dinning in a excellent atmosphere

Pepper Sprout was a gem of a restaurant my wife and I found in Dubuque. The restaurant has an excellent atmosphere and our waiter, Joe, was helpful, friendly and professional. He explained the menu and specials thoroughly. The food was terrific. I had a morel mushroom appetizer that was superb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Roger K
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Danbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Danbury, Connecticut
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Pepper Sprout was a gem of a restaurant my wife and I found in Dubuque. The restaurant has an excellent atmosphere and our waiter, Joe, was helpful, friendly and professional. He explained the menu and specials thoroughly. The food was terrific. I had a morel mushroom appetizer that was superb and the Ahi tuna special which was prepared rare as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

As first time visitors to Dubuque, we relied on a tip from a bartender on where to enjoy a Saturday night dinner. Even though he worked at a bar from a competing restaurant, he said we could not go wrong with the Pepper Sprout. We had to go back and visit this bartender for an after dinner drink to thank... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My husband and I were staying at the Holiday Inn and walking around the area when we stumbled in here for dinner. We walked in a few minutes before they opened and were seated shortly afterwards. The martini was ice cold and delicious and they had decent wine by the glass. Meals were delicious. Staff were very personable. Wish we... More 

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Beach Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Filet cooked medium, cut with a fork delicious! Incredible flavor. Bar has a great selection of spirits and wine. Owner visited with us. If I get back to Dubuque Iowa, I will make it a point to have dinner at the Pepper Sprout.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The best restaurant in Dubuque, and if you only go out for dinner night in Dubuque, this is where you should go. We always take out out of town guests and familly here, and they always can't wait to come back. Great, intimate atmosphere, excellent food and service, and a menu that changes seasonally. The chef and owner may come... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Pepper Sprout is the best fine dining establishment in the Dubuque area, and a must eat in town. A very classy, intimate setting inside that will surely help knock any date out of the park or impress the family or co-workers. The menu is seasonal and a very fun one, not filled with your run of the mill, copy/paste fine... More 

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Potosi, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We saved this day for a special meal .Maybe a special salmon dinner or a steak special. (Haven't had a steak in more than a year). Couldn't get past the cold/no reception of the "great "bartender". So, no special dinner. Food is always good as is the service. We like go have a few drinks before dinner, so maybe another... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Simply put, this restaurant is the best in the city, combining great food with a intimate and charming atmosphere. The menu changes with the seasons, and the chef uses local ingredients, ensuring new items and specials are to be found regularly.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The staff warned that the Cesar Salad had roasted garlic in the dressing. They were right. And it was spectacular. Braised ribs on sour cream potatoes just melted in your mouth. As did the chicken. Goodness gracious you gotta go. Not cheap. But worth it.

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Northern Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A must go to when in Dubuque. Chef owned with a menu that changes with the seasons. Always a great meal and never a disappointment. Great servers who know the menu.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563-556-2167

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?