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Sunshine Family Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Here is an old fashion type Cafe and Restaurant has great food great service large portions and Priced Right would highly recommend

Thank jim H
Johnston, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After looking at Trip Advisor we saw Sunshine as a place for breakfast. We went there and was pleasantly surprised. Everything was very good for the value. The service was very attentive too. We would go back when in the area!

Thank YentaLeah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast skillets are absolutely delicious. I loved the chicken fajita. Mine was minus green peppers since they don't get along with me, but totally amazing. Have only had breakfast, but was very happy each and every time.

Thank Connie P
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the long standing restaurants in Dubuque that provides a great meal for a reasonable price. Breakfasts are always good. Prices are low for the quantity. I'm partial to just ordering eggs, bacon, toast, and hash browns. There's also some pretty nice lunch menu items, too. Two locations. One downtown and the other near the mall. Either works just... More 

Thank Kevin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was packed on a Sunday breakfast/lunch rush and not even 10 minutes after placing my order, my Sausage Supreme Skillet was delivered to my table. A bed of perfectly seasoned crispy hash browns, with two eggs - cooked however you prefer, peppers, mushrooms, sausage, and drizzled with a flavorful sausage gravy. Huge portions, and unlawfully low prices. My... More 

1 Thank TimBucky31
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here everyday. The pancakes are so delicious. Suggest them 100%! Breakfast food is hard to mess up, yet people still do it. Good service, pretty fast seating even when they're packed. Go there, order pancakes!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Moline, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to previous TA reviewers my husband and I choose this Dubuque gem. Outstanding: service, food and value. This is exactly how a good diner should be. Service with a genuine smile while handing you a plate of delicious food.

Thank r0ads0ng
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special about it. It was good. It's a fair price. We only tried their breakfast. I'd eat here again, then again there aren't that many places in dubuque that seem to be that great for breakfast.

Thank Minerva P
Rockford, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here twice on our visit, it's good breakfast food, nothing special, nothing fancy, but definitely good enough.

Thank rirhoden
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sunshine was recommended to us and we were so glad it was! Very friendly and FAST service. Our server was glad to explain menu items and kept the coffee flowing. Nothing fancy just great food very reasonably priced and loved by the locals.

Thank Jewelboxx1961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 15635823090
been here for years, serve breakfast lunch and supper

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