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1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
563-582-8600
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Catfish was the BEST

Started with a house salad. Obviously they make many early in the day and keep them in a cooler, the lettuce was wilted and brown. After that experience the server brought out the entrée, 2 lovely fried catfish and fries. The fries weren't even close to warm, let alone hot. Sent those back. I must... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Mrshowbiz1
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Started with a house salad. Obviously they make many early in the day and keep them in a cooler, the lettuce was wilted and brown. After that experience the server brought out the entrée, 2 lovely fried catfish and fries. The fries weren't even close to warm, let alone hot. Sent those back. I must say the bone-in catfish met... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Discovered this by accident and were delighted! Beautiful location, great food, good people. Also decent prices. If you go on the right day you can eat outside overlooking the boats on the Mississippi. So glad we found this. We will be back !

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We both had Charlies Catfish and Ribs, oh my, YUM! The catfish is lightly breaded, the sweet chili tarter sauce is delicious. This meal comes with 2 sides. We both had a cup of clam chowder with hot, crusty buns and cowboy beans. DH had Cheese smashed potatoes-2 scoops of mashed potatoes covered in a cheese sauce. I had home... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Bad meal all around. Tasteless fish with soggy breadcrumb topping, swimming in nacho cheese sauce. Blackened fish was steamed with spices poured on top. We should have gone to any place else. Avoid this poor excuse for a restaurant.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We did not eat dinner here, . Just had drinks and an appetizer. The waiter was friendly and attentive. We sat outside on the deck as it was a very nice evening. A good visit,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We mistakenly found this place while looking for something else along the river. We were surprised to find a great outdoor patio with a good menu. They have lots of bloody Mary combinations to choose from and also a Cajon menu. We had a chicken breast sandwich and shrimp po'boy sandwich. Both were good. The coleslaw on the po'boy added... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I were looking forward to a seafood meal, so ordered blackened grouper and grilled walleye. We should have stopped at the salad course! (Quite good...both the regular dinner salad and the Caesar.) Unfortunately, both fish entrees were terrible. Both were swimming in watery liquid, as if they'd been tossed frozen into the microwave. Both were absolutely tasteless...not... More 

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Orange City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We enjoyed sitting outside and eating great food we shared because the plates were large in sizes. We had great time... Thank you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The atmosphere was nice spacious. The staff seemed young and ambitious. The backend catfish was really good got the Cajun beans n rice as a side it was plentyfull and yummy. The mushroom soup was solid. The grouper was kinda bland the tater sauce was ok at best. The 3 cheese mashed potatoes were ok. The tropical long island was... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Lovely indoor and outdoor seating by the marina. Grandma, our teen and I loved the shrimp. The kids meal burger was a tad small. Nice environment. Service a little slower but at least it is a great spot to enjoy. Would like to try more off their Cajun menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563-582-8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 15
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?