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Kalmes Breaktime Grill and Spirits

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American, Bar, Pub
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1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
+1 563-582-8566
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Loved the burger and fries! Our server, Julie, was very nice and quick. Relaxed atmosphere, clean and easily accessible while passing through.

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1 Thank dsmguy30
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We by chance found this place and really enjoyed the Prime Rib special. It was the best I have had. Service was excellent as well. Extremely friendly.

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1 Thank Constance R
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Stopped in on a Saturday night, after a recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed. Had the prime rib, very tasty and tender. Baked potato was tender, moist and thoroughly baked. Even had a slice of turtle pie for dessert…….which was delicious.

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Thank Butters62
Dubuque, IA
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142 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Visited with 4 couples on a Saturday for lunch. Their special was a pork-T most of us ordered that item. Served with French Fries and Cole slaw. Nice lunch. Good service. I enjoy trying their different craft beers. Get place, I will be back soon.

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Thank Goodscout
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Great spot with excellent burgers, but could have been a bit quicker and more accommodating at lunch time on a Sunday afternoon.

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Thank zunguy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Heather makes the best Cosmo and Moscow Mules. Ribeye sandwich, sweet potatoes topped with maple syrup, fish sandwich and burgers are great! They have the best homemade noodles but they go fast! So worth the stop!!!

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Thank JanKWheeler
Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I was in Dubuque for a gig and was looking for a cool laid back local bar grill.. I drove around the area from my hotel and found Kalmes.. Walked in and was immediately greeted by the bartender and there were a few people in the place.. She, didn't catch her name, had the whole place covered. Got to talk... More 

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2 Thank Brian M
Woodstock, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Huge assortment of burgers. I had the green olive burger with swiss served with fries. My buddy had the gouda burger with grilled onions and mushrooms. It was heaven! I also appreciate the flavored ketchup and friendly service. Charming space.

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1 Thank Bonnie O
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Chicken is wonderful as are the burgers. Not very friendly staff but service is good. Located in the heart of the city and has a good selection of beers on tap.

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Iowa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

By far the best prime rib I've ever had! My husband liked the liver and onions and we enjoyed the large selection of draft and bottled beer and the atmosphere. Kalmes could become one of my favorites!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $23
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-582-8566
Description
Corner bar and restaurant with American style comfort food

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?