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Jack's Chicken Palace

American, Pizza, Chicken Wings
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1107 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-6161
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10:00 am - 8:45 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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8 out of 10

The chicken is fried and quite greasy, very similar to that of KFC but at a much cheaper price. The cheeseburgers and fries are solid but the real appeal here is the chicken. Reminds me of a fried chicken location I went to in the South, just home cook styled food. Nothing to go crazy for and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Dubuque, Iowa
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dubuque, iowa
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take out only, we wish they had some inside seating as we live a bit far. Great chicken, good fries and side salads.

Thank summer14u
Dubuque, Iowa
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The chicken is fried and quite greasy, very similar to that of KFC but at a much cheaper price. The cheeseburgers and fries are solid but the real appeal here is the chicken. Reminds me of a fried chicken location I went to in the South, just home cook styled food. Nothing to go crazy for and I wouldn't say... More 

Thank Tyero
Dubuque, Iowa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Simply call in order and it takes roughly half and hour but you can get it timed for any time Suggest whole catfish on Friday during lent...Catholics and chicken always good not sure when they open as always did dinner

Thank Jim M
Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank macdadaccola
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank ELS20
Potosi, Wisconsin
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

Thank C H E
Delaware, Ohio
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

Thank Ray R
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank KBurds
Dubuque, Iowa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

1 Thank iafarmgirl84

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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 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Chicken Wings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:45 pm
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
10:00 am - 8:45 pm

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