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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mississippi River view , boaters dock , and enjoy!

Located near a Casino, a ballpark , a campers' s park, and has outdoor dining. This restaurant is locally owned and operAted. They offer river cruises and dining experiences. The menu has recently offered Cajun choices. A great place to sit on the deck and relax.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Washington
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

So glad we got to try this place. The food was delicious, the portions were outrageous, and not every day do you get to try alligator bites!

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Thank gwenrp71
Bettendorf, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The food was good as well and the service. On Sunday's they only have a buffet for lunch. We had children with us who did not want to eat the buffet, the restaurant made an exception and allowed our party to order off the menu. Drinks were always full and buffet plates were always cleared.

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Thank MED011202
iowa
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Located near a Casino, a ballpark , a campers' s park, and has outdoor dining. This restaurant is locally owned and operAted. They offer river cruises and dining experiences. The menu has recently offered Cajun choices. A great place to sit on the deck and relax.

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Thank dubuque41
Clinton, Iowa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

My family had a gift certificate for Catfish Charlie's and decided to use it tonight. We were treated like kings and queens! Our waitress was super-friendly and attentive, and management sent out extra food for us to try. The Bourbon Salmon, gumbo, alligator-bites, and catfish were the favorites. I had the bison burger, very tasty. We left the restaurant with... More 

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Thank Shelly M
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Our waiter, Keon, set the tone of our meal. His suggestions were on the money. The clam chowder was thick and rich and the fried Ponga (never heard of it before now) was light and delicious. Thank you Keon for a great visit and great service. Will definitely be back!

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Thank bmc8754
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Visited Catfish Charlie's of Dubuque twice in the same weekend. Fairly priced, generous offering, cute servers and delicious! What more could one ask for? I had the signature catfish dish the first day with triple cheese mashed potatoes and the crayfish platter the next with red beans and rice. Red beans are normally bland, but at Charlie's they add bell... More 

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Thank eugene s
Des Moines, Iowa
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We stopped here based on a recommendation from the visitor center in Dubuque. Our food was excellent and the view was beautiful. Our waitress was attentive and brought out a senior menu for lunch. If you're looking for a place with great outdoor seating, food at a reasonable price, and relaxing atmosphere, this is your place! I would definitely stop... More 

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Thank StudentTraveler14
Abingdon, Illinois
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

For a midwest restaurant they had several seafood entrees. We had the alligator nuggets as an appetizer. Excellent and a big serving! The meals were all very good and reasonably priced. We ate outside on the deck. Nice view and was relaxing watching the boats come and go, as you are sitting just above the pier. Good atmosphere. Definitely would... More 

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Thank David C
Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The food was 'ok'. I ordered from the 55+ menu and it definitely was a good sized portion for the cost.

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Thank MadcityJan
Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Launched our boat on the Mississippi River for the first time in Dubuque Iowa. Found a great place to pull-up and have a bite to eat. Really nice deck, lounge, and dining area. Loved the firecracker shrimp! We will be back!!

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Thank Monarch132

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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 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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?