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1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
563-582-8600
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11:00 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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice location, okay food.

We wanted to be by the River - I should say THE river, the Mississippi when we visited Dubuque, and this certainly filled the bill. There is indoor and outdoor seating so that winters are cosier inside altho there are heat lamps for milder weather. The food was just average, a little on the salty... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
stanlion2014
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We wanted to be by the River - I should say THE river, the Mississippi when we visited Dubuque, and this certainly filled the bill. There is indoor and outdoor seating so that winters are cosier inside altho there are heat lamps for milder weather. The food was just average, a little on the salty side for those of us... More 

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Wisconsin
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131 reviews 131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I've reviewed Cafish Charlie's in the past and this time my experience was the opposite. Food was not very good this time. Fish appeared to have been in the freezer too long. Kids meals were very deep fried and even the kids didn't like it. Disappointing to say the least, especially for the cost.

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Epworth, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Love to eat here!! Staff is always friendly. Food and drinks are always good. In the Summer its nice to sit on the deck listen to music and watch the boats come in, but it also nice to go in the Winter.In the Spring-Fall they have a beautiful boat you can go on. I've been on it a few times... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very good meal and a very complete menu. Nice selection of craft beers on tap. Good value. Good service. I would recommend

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Dubuque, Iowa
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This place in the summer time is the place to be. They have an awesome patio with a plethora of summer drinks to enjoy while dining on the deck. Winter time is not quite as fun. 30 below on the deck would not be so much fun. I usually order the deep fried panga (similar to catfish only better) don't... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Charlie will go out of his way to please! Yummy bloody mary's and great seafood. During the warmer months you can sit outside and watch boaters come and go, live bands frequently too. Love this place.

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Pekin, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

If you like catfish, this place is a MUST when in Dubuque! My husband and I visited Galena the 2nd week of October and stopped at Catfish Charlie's for lunch on our way. We both had Charlie's catfish. You get two large filets with chilli corn meal fried to perfection. I know it sounds spicey, but it's not. It's just... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Stopped here with my husband before the cruise. Beer and chips/salsa were fine. Atmosphere is nice, but appetizers took a little longer than they should have.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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134 reviews 134 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Met promptly, seated where we wanted with several openings on late evening mid-week, with private party in separate room, and some in the bar....pretty good for a rainy night. Waitress Heather was right there with our drinks, order and following up our special requests to our food. Few items in table presentation are only reason for reduced rating...no bread plate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Best ribs in Dubuque. The crab stuffed shrimp are also excellent. The decor is very nice with an outside deck for those who enjoy eating out doors with a great view of the marina.

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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
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?