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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent service and food!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Anna19731970
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 53 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Bremerton, WA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We've eaten here a few times in the past and have been satisfied with the food, but not this time. We came in on a weeknight and sat in the bar area. We were pretty much ignored even though there wasn't a big crowd and it looked like they had plenty of wait staff. Hubby made a comment about not... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After year's not eating here, we've now added this long time family restaurant back on our regular pizza choice stop. Not the fancy decor or prices of the great new hot spots, but good efficient service with quality food prepared and presented well, a Dubuque legacy at a good price.

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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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