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Catfish Charlies

1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
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Ranked #101 of 171 restaurants in Dubuque
Price range: $10 - $15
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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50% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Dubuque, Iowa
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Ate there tonight with my son and my wife. Never ever again. The food came out so greasy you could have lit it on fire.... Which would have been helpful because everything came out cold and soggy. There was no way we could finish it because it was so disgusting. To top things off we weren't even halfway home and... More

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Galena, IL.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Food was good, pretzel bite appetisers were tastey. the Sunday drink specials got me in a little trouble, but fun. Had music on deck Sunday afternoon, it was fun but i do not think afternoon is the typical time for the music

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I ate there on a Saturday night. Service was great, food was good. Food was hot and we were given plenty to eat.Not too pricey.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I've been to this restaurant for lunch and dinner and I've even been here for a rehearsal dinner. They can handle a rehearsal dinner better than a 2-top over lunch on a slow day. Either they are understaffed or their staff is terrible and these people don't know how to wait table. The food is decent but overpriced. Took 20... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The waiter was uninformed on what the menu choices were. The buffet was full of flies. Breakfast menus were provided then when ordered were denied. Cold food was hot, hot food was cold.

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Dubuque, Iowa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

On a Sunday evening, they were not busy yet two waitresses and the hostess kept us waiting for five minutes while they talked amongst themselves giggling, smirking, and staring at us. It gets worse...the manager was there too and did nothing to encourage them to seat us and act professionally. In fact, he gave one excuse after another for them.... More

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Dyersville, Iowa
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a table outside, which was great until the flies came. This place should be on Restaurant Stakeout. The waiter reminded us of someone that would be on that show. He was uncertain of the soup choices. I asked for raspberry vinaigrette on my salad. When my salad came, the dressing was more like balsamic vinegar. All he had... More

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Drive your boat up to this restaurant for food, drinks, & entertainment. Live band on Friday nights. We sat on the patio, so we had a beautiful view of the harbor & downtown. Food & service was great.

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Tulum, Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Super outdoor patio, on the river, and very popular. Wait staff are nice and friendly .Beer and drinks were cold and perfect. It seems one needs to know the menu. The 2 regulars ordered burgers, 2 of us ordered fish. Fish was just ok. But, the fries were not servable-shame on the kitchen staff and manager. (less heat and longer... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

You walk into a crowded restaurant on a Wednesday night, with a friendly smile and quite a buzz in the dinning room. We were sat outside per our request as it was a perfect night. The view was lovely and we were looking forward to some tasty fish. It all leveled out from there. Apparently no one told our server... More

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