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Shot Tower Inn

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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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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, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fast friendly service. Good food

Chicken bacon quesadilla app was really good.pizza went down real easy. Nice prices too. Very reasonable. Beats the crap out of Crust around the block.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason C
Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken bacon quesadilla app was really good.pizza went down real easy. Nice prices too. Very reasonable. Beats the crap out of Crust around the block.

Thank Jason C
Level Contributor
71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go here after reading decent reviews and wanting to eat somewhere local while visiting. I honestly don't understand where all these great reviews are coming from! Dimly lit with weird circus decorations. I ordered a pizza and it was awful. Premade crusts that resemble shoe leather and canned pizza sauce. Nothing homemade, nothing special.

Weston, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We eat at Shot Tower 3 to 4 times every time we vacation in Dubuque (during holidays). We just ordered two Family size pizzas to go and when we got home we noticed that they gave us two "small" pizzas after we opened the box. We called them but they proceeded to tell us the smalls ($43+) were really large... More 

Thank captainall
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This business is well established, but will never be one of my favorites.The food is unremarkable. The location is right in the center of the downtown.

Thank dubuque41
Dubuque, Iowa
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

this place is fairly large but has an intimate atmosphere. It is basically a pizza place and has many other sandwiches and items to order. The bar for alcoholic beverages is in the same establishment but in a separate section. The food and service is very good. We had pizza, hamburger and french fries and all were good.

Thank Flutterjean
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

A Dubuque classic. Known for pizza Shot Tower has many other things on the menu that make it tough to decide what to try. Excellent Italian dishes,Chicken, and Appetizers are among best choices. If you visit Dubuque this is a must try.

Thank tmyankee15
Dubuque, Iowa
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We ate here for the first time in Oct. 2015. They have amazing pizza and ice cold beer! The Shot Tower has been a Dubuque Icon for years. Chicken is breaded in house and not frozen. It is a must try. The fried ice cream is the best I have ever had. Remember it is extremely large and should be... More 

Thank PutJer1
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The pizza is delicious here! We also ordered onion rings, chicken tenders, and fries. All very tasty. There is a large bar and eating area on one side and then a cafeteria & arcade style family area on the other. It's a dive but the food and people were great.

Thank Becky D
Dubuque, Iowa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a wonderful place to eat in Dubuque. Great food and families are welcomed. They offer great pizza as well as excellent sandwiches. Very inexpensive and a great place to enjoy a good meal in a very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Gail H
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Our trip to Shot Tower was a spur of the moment decision however, it was a good choice. There were 5 in our group and the food was so good. Our waitress has only been waitressing for about a month and she actually did a pretty good job.

Thank Denise B

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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