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Caroline's Restaurant

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200 Main St, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
+1 563-588-5595
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were more than impressed with Caroline's Restaurant. We had a great waiter, Steve and the food was so great. My husband had a seafood dish that he said was Wonderful! I had the Beef Tenderloin and I honestly have never had one this tender and delicious. Thank you Caroline's for making our anniversary special. Not to... More 

Thank Michaela S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Downtown Dubuque but wanted to take a walk and decided to stop in at Caroline's because it had great reviews. The food was nice. The server, Meg, was excellent. She was the best part of the visit. The atmosphere is a bit old school, reminds me of the steakhouses in Wisconsin and I mean that... More 

Thank Susannadanna1
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice selection of breakfasts and lovely lunch salads. The staff was friendly and the service quite good. Quiet, relaxing atmosphere to start a busy day!

Thank Diane K
Rockford, Illinois
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch at Caroline's on Sunday morning. The server was outstanding. The Main Street Breakfast was terrific, and the buffet had a lot of options.

Thank Rita_Rhodes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop here for our first breakfast when we come to Dubuque to get baked oatmeal but just learned it is taken off the menu. So sad.

Thank Randall W
Dubuque, Iowa
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caroline's is a nice place to go for a quiet, relaxing meal. The price is a bit on the higher side for most items, but you can always find something within your budget.

Thank 777nelson2016
Round Lake, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Hotel Julien & ate breakfast downstairs at Caroline's. Menu offered good selection but would have liked if they offered different size portions. Great for eaters who like really big breakfast! A little pricey but in hotel. Think next time we'll look for a cafe nearby for breakfast.

Thank Ashoken
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Hotel Julien and had breakfast at Carolines. The food was excellent and the service was good.

Thank PamSPF
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here on our anniversary weekend in Dubuque. We had some great bloody Marys, a very friendly server and bartender, and phenomenal lunches. We had an amazing French dip & honey roasted turkey panini; both practically melted in our mouths. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Morgan B
St. Paul, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch hoping to find something our grandkids would like. They have a very limited lunch menu and the prices were quite high for lunch. No specials like most places. Kids macaroni and cheese was Kraft from the box. That's ridiculous. Plus it said you got a breadstick which we were told they no longer had. They gave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Main St, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-588-5595
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Julien Dubuque

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?