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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 - 10:00 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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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Great dining experience!

We spent two nights in Dubuque over our anniversary and dined at Pepper Sprout on our actual anniversary night. The beef tenderloin was delicious as well as the potatoes and beans on the side. We both had the Caesar salad and yes, it had lots of garlic, but we can't get enough garlic! Topped the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
tomdevlin1
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Peoria
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Dubuque, Iowa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a decent meal my steak was nothing spectacular. The bill however was. The restaurant is showing wear and the food is average. Drinks were good but well above kcal market prices.

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Peoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We spent two nights in Dubuque over our anniversary and dined at Pepper Sprout on our actual anniversary night. The beef tenderloin was delicious as well as the potatoes and beans on the side. We both had the Caesar salad and yes, it had lots of garlic, but we can't get enough garlic! Topped the night by splitting some sort... More 

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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We enjoyed a very good meal here on a recent Wednesday evening during a brief stopover in Dubuque. The tilapia special was truly delicious, with a light and spicy breading similar to what you sometimes have on crab cakes. My husband also enjoyed his steak. We especially liked their use of fresh vegetables that accompanied the generous portions. One word... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I was in town for business and next to our hotel was Pepper Sprout so we decided to go there. Food: got NY strip with corn, bacon abd bleu cheese toppings and it was good. I didnt like the cheese go with the steak too much, but overall a good experience. One note was the ceasar salad prior had a... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

An elegant restaurant with service and food that is excellent..ambiance is trendy and upbeat but elegant...fine dining at an affordable price! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We decided to eat at Pepper Sprout based on its menu, and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant is very nice inside; their designer did a very good job. It is original, tasteful, and cozy. The service was excellent; I wouldn't have what to criticize even if i wanted to. Our food was great. For an appetizer, we had had brie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

great food, great service. perfect. loved the food. They were very attentive and helpful. the service was great and very helpful. We would come back here again.

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Arlington, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The restaurant is narrow, tall brick sides,decorated very nicely. The menu offers a wide variety and I can't complain about the prices. I had the grilled salmon and it was very good and another friend had the lamb shank , which he said was very good. My husband had scallops on couscous, and only had 3 medium to small scallops,... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When asked where I would like to go, when in town visiting friends I always say Pepper Sprout! Very innovative and the food never disappoints. The service is always very good and it is a nice atmosphere. All the ingredients to make it one of my favorite Dubuque restaurants.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?