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390 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 556-1061
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    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
8 out of 10

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Tyero
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Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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omaha, ne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

This place was a great find in Dubuque. Good food at a good price. Atmosphere is nice. You can always tell if a place is good if it's packed at lunch or dinner, this place was busy. What's nice too, is they have their own parking lot in the riverfront downtown area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I went to lunch with my friends and after a bite of our food we all agreed: inedible. We told the waitress and she sent us to the manager. He refunded our food and asked if we'd like something else but we declined. Everything tasted like it had been sitting around for a week and had been microwaved countless time.... More 

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Clermont, Florida, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

because the Shot Tower is just across the street from the 5 Flags Center you can't find a more convenient place to grab a beer, burger, pizza, or some ribs. The tenderloin during my recent visit was pretty good. It is not the large, thin kind that overflows a plate but was more of the thicker meat variety. It was... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The size of the orders have gotten smaller but costing more but food is still good quality and they do deliver which is one reason when we feel like a change we order delivery from them

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Des Moines Iowa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

You know those local eateries that desperately need remodeled, but if they did it would be the death of the place. This unique place has been around for a long time... thank goodness! Wonderful order-at-the-counter pizza, burgers and out of this world onion rings. The kitchen is in sight... old... very clean... and produces amazing 'bar' food for singles, couples... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After a long day, we use to always count on a wonderful dinner, hot and delicious, and delivered in a timely fashion. We would eat there, or get delivery. The past couple of visits have been disappointing, but today's delivered dinner was horrible. We ordered 3 rack of bone dinners, which use to be our favorite, when it arrived, the... More 

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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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