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390 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 556-1061
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
OK, noisy place

Was directed to this place by some locals. We listened. It was very hot on this particular day. Inside the restaurant was a little muggy. Definitely did not get cooled off. Pizza was ordinary. Not sure I would recommend this place to others. It was extremely noisy in there as well.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Tom H
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Galesburg, Illinois
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Was directed to this place by some locals. We listened. It was very hot on this particular day. Inside the restaurant was a little muggy. Definitely did not get cooled off. Pizza was ordinary. Not sure I would recommend this place to others. It was extremely noisy in there as well.

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Pizza was very good. Had the lunch special which is good deal. Will definately go back to try others. Had to wait little bit even though didn't appear busy. Pizza's were probably made to order. Which we didn't mid.

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Springfield, Illinois
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We fell into this place in a long walk around Dubuque. We had smelled their smoker the day before and on our walk....we found that smoker by accident and gave it a shot. Wonderful food, prices and fantastic sweet potato fries! Best ever actually!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We love their pizza! Price is reasonable, casual atmosphere, kid friendly as well as a bar area. food is great, great prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food was good, as was the service! The decor is fun and a great middle ground between the Wisconsin/Iowa rivalry, which is great for our family and friends who reside on both sides of the Mississippi! The menu had many great options. For these reasons, I give 4 stars and a thumbs up!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We went to the Shot Tower for a little dinner on a slow Wednesday night. At first the waitress was great. Came and took our order right away. As we ate she never came back to check on us. The only table. After 15 minutes waiting for a refill my boyfriend finally went up to the bar to get more... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

great food and comfy atmosphere. the pizza is the thing to go for with their wide assortment of choice and toppings.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Older sports decor, feels homey, extensive menu, good beverage selection, and always good service. Ordered wings, makes, not crispy and a small pizza, wings came overdone and waitress offered to redo, but time constraint did not work. Received complimentary drink, which many restaurants wouldn't offer. It's become our go to pizza place in downtown.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I enjoy some of the decor in the Shot Tower, which helps keep part of its place as a piece of Dubuque history. Plenty of seating, the pizza is where they make their mark. The rest of the food is ok, but the pizza is the way to go. It isn't the best pizza I've ever had, but one of... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Once a Dubuque landmark, the Shot Tower has fallen behind many other better establishments in the city. The pizza here is bland, with far too much dough. The ingredients fall off the top way to easy. The rest of the food is nothing special .

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Additional Information about Shot Tower Inn

Address: 390 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: (563) 556-1061
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 390 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: (563) 556-1061

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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