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Jack's Chicken Palace

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American, Pizza, Chicken Wings
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1107 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-6161
563-588-2003
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10:00 am - 8:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:45 pm

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  • 6
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    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Awesome Fresh Chicken, Salads and Best Onion Rings anywhere.

I always stop by here every time I am in Dubuque. The chicken is cooked fresh before your eyes in about 15 minutes. The homemade cole slaw, macaroni, potato and 3 bean salads are the best. But, you have to have the onion rings. Get a box. They are thin and the best i've ever had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I always stop by here every time I am in Dubuque. The chicken is cooked fresh before your eyes in about 15 minutes. The homemade cole slaw, macaroni, potato and 3 bean salads are the best. But, you have to have the onion rings. Get a box. They are thin and the best i've ever had.

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Dubuque
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is NOT an eat in restaurant, strictly pick up and go, but the chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, and 3-bean salad are great. I had to try it all as we were planning on picking up their gallon jugs for a party -- which we ended up ordering for. My personal favorite was the macaroni salad as I... More 

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Potosi, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Jack's has been around for a long time and the chicken and fish are still great. The last 2 times I have had the Pike dinner w/ fries, slaw and a roll. A nice crunch on the batter, soft, moist fish on the inside. Price for the take-out meal was $8.00-a good value. Everything is TO-GO. I do not know... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We actually went to this area of town to try out someplace else. That place was closed and I happened to notice the big chicken on the sign across the street. Parking: strictly street. No private parking at all. It appears this is the standard for this area of Dubuque. Atmosphere: very simple. It is carry out only (which we... More 

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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1107 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-6161
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563-588-2003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Chicken Wings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?