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Address: 1630 E 16th Street, Catfish Charlie's within Dubuque Yacht Basin, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: +1 563-557-9700

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Beautiful night on the river

Went out for a dinner cruise. Our company had booked the entire upper floor. The food was excellent and the staff was great.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 25, 2016
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lancaster, pa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We were here with a group. The food was good, so was the drink service. My only issues were we were sitting topside and no one told us we could go down to eat. Also, as we were cruising the Mississippi as tourists, narration would have been great. Other lunch/dinner cruises we have been on always had some type of... More 

Thank cyw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just went out for a lunch cruise to check out some fall colors. We didn't hit peak color, but the boat ride was very nice. Two hours was just long enough. The food; I was seriously thinking about seconds on beef, mashed potatoes and gravy. You'd have to have some unrealistic standards to complain about this... More 

Thank Mark C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

My aunt and I wanted something leisure to do together, and this was just lovely!! We took the 2hr lunch cruise, enjoyed the delicious chicken & potatoes! One thing I would like different maybe... the captain didn't do much announcing. I think it would be interesting if they'd announce different facts about the Mississippi River along the trip. We did... More 

1 Thank Nessa F
Davenport, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Took three phone calls to get someone to answer the phone to make a reservation for the dinner cruise. There are no signs telling you where to find the cruise. We had to ask at a restaurant there. The cruise left 15 minutes late, and food wasn't ready to get to for another 15 minutes. They seemed to be very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

What a great way to spend a couple of hours. Staff very friendly. Relaxing and just a great time. Wonderful views at a nice pace. Lunch was delicious and plentiful.

1 Thank Connie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

We attended a Saturday night dinner cruise on the Mississippi. The boat was very satisfactory. Boarding was easy enough. They said to be there five minutes before boarding and that is good advice. The food was very good. We could have gone back for seconds but chose not to. The captain does very little speaking during the cruise. He gave... More 

1 Thank Starr S
Montello, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I found the cruise to be a great value and extremely enjoyable. We took a "Happy Hour Tour" but they also have a dinner cruise and others available. The woman who takes the reservations and gives you your tickets when you get to the dock was extremely nice and treated us like family. The Captain is very knowledgeable and provides... More 

1 Thank Diana C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Went out for a dinner cruise. Our company had booked the entire upper floor. The food was excellent and the staff was great.

1 Thank IrishFoodluvr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

My girlfriend and I went on a dinner cruise on a beautiful summer night. We watched the "happy hour" cruise return and were a little disappointed we didn't participate in that as well. The food was good, and the views were great. We spent some time visiting the captain as well...very friendly and knowledgeable about the river. Great trip!

2 Thank reviewer23423423
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

My wife and I were in Dubeque area for the weekend and decided to go on the Sunset Cruise. It was such a fun, relaxing beautiful cruise. The captain of the ship was a very knowledgeable and fun guy. He invited my wife and I into the Bridge for the last 20 mins of the cruise and explained about the... More 

1 Thank Randy B

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