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Catfish Charlies

1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
563-582-8600
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Dubuque, Iowa
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120 reviews 120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

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
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A frequent visitor to this place. Always friendly and great food for the value. Nice to have a cocktail on the deck on the river. We either travel by boat or car. And the bar tenders are great too!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Enjoyed a steak without using the A-1 and the mashed taters were delicious. My wife enjoyed her walleye and green beans. Attentive service, good view of the water, and easy to find.

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Farmer City, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Were in the area with friends for my husbands birthday and thought this would be a good place to enjoy dinner. Wrong. Although they have a great outdoor seating area and views of the Mississippi River inlet and boat dock, we didn't want to eat our dinner with the flies and bugs so chose to set indoors by the windows... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Additional Information about Catfish Charlies

Address: 1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
Phone Number: 563-582-8600
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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