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Pepper Sprout

378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
563-556-2167
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Ranked #8 of 170 restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was visiting Dubuque for the first time training for a new job and searched Yelp for the best place to hang out - I was able to easily walk to Pepper Sprout from my hotel in downtown Dubuque and was greeted by a cheerful bartender Russell - the menu is quite beautiful and very seasonal with local produce and... More

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Tulum, Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

2nd time for me at the Pepper Sprout and as good as the 1st time. Employees are courteous, efficient and know their customers and the menu. Weekday evening and the place was FUN. A good mixture of ages and laughs galore. Bartender was very helpful in suggesting a beer to my liking. Ate light but the Duck Napolean was outstanding.... More

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Md
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had six diners at this lovely restaurant, two weeks ago. Although on Main Street, it was not easy to find; so remember it is close to the Julian Hotel. The waiter was perfect, in every respect! Our food was delicious and presented with artistry. Rhubarb pie was a real treat, as the grand finale. Dubuque is a beautiful and... More

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Metamora, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Julien (AWESOME!) and ate here for dinner. It was the Summer Menu and the food was excellent. My wife had the Asian glazed salmon with seasonal vegetables, which were excellent. Unfortunately, they were out of the asparagus, which she really wanted. I had the beef tenderloin, which melted in my mouth, with... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Second trip to the Pepper Sprout, last time was fall. The menu changes seasonally, and my Wife & I both agreed it was better in the fall, ( great use of pumpkin, etc...) The baked brie appetizer seemed different from the fall when we dined last (again- use of in seasonal products?) This trip I had the ribs special, while... More

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Bellevue, IA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good food. Nice menu selection. Good service. Have been here several times and have never been disappointed. One of the best places to eat in Dubuque.

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went here to celebrate our mom for a pre-Mother's day celebration. The service was awesome, the atmosphere was great. The food was outstanding. It did take a bit for our salads to come out, but they were worth the wait. They advertised having all sorts of unique cocktails, but didn't have a list available to see. I had the... More

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