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Jack's Chicken Palace

1107 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-6161
563-588-2003
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Ranked #69 of 170 restaurants in Dubuque
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Chicken Wings
Most recent review
- Oct 21, 2013
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English first
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This place is a must-eat every time I come home. Fantastic fried chicken, fish, french fries, onion rings, even the coleslaw is great. It's all takeaway, so everything is permeated with the flavor orf fried food. If you've never had a dinner roll soaked with chicken grease, I recommend you do. I've read reviews about how greasy and unhealthy Jack's... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This was my first experience at Jack's since I am fairly new to Dubuque. I chose this place based on previous reviews and because I am always looking for new (to me) places that are locally owned in the area where I am living/visiting instead of the big restaurant chains. I wanted to love the chicken at Jack's Chicken Palace,... More

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Bellevue, IA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Chicken is a beautiful blend of juicy and crispy! I'm really not a fan of chicken on the bone but I will eat Jacks any day of the week! They also have good sandwiches and stuff too.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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151 reviews 151 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

As a child we would eat her a couple times a month as a family (take out chicken and fish). I've gone back a few times over the years and got some fish and mushriooms to go. I did the same this weekend and the batter was so salty on my fish that I couldn't finish it and the fish... More

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Dubuque
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Great greasy comfort food at a great price!! Forget Kentucky Fried, this place rules!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

THis was a great surprise to us. We were told about this place and was surprised that there was a line to get in. The chicken was all that it was worth, Wish we had one is AZ

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Dubuque, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

You can't eat it everyday, but, you will want to! Nice staff too!

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Dubuque
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Just wanted to take time to stop by and recommend Jack's Chicken Palace, this place has been up and running in Dubuque for more than 40 years! I love to feast on their fried chicken, it is some of the best you will find in Dubuque. Fall off the bone good! The people that work are great people, and I... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Worse chicken we have ever had. The smell of grease in the car on the way home to eat what we got about make us puke. Everything tasted like stale grease.

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Dubuque, Iowa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

This is not an eat-in place, but a take-out spot known for their delicious fried chicken. Nice people, great fried food.

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