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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sunshine is a downtown Dubuque tradition offering an extremely affordable breakfast menu that shouldn't be missed. The restaurant's location is a few blocks off the beaten track so few tourists stumble across it, but all the locals, and senior patrons crowd the restaurant every morning, and for good reason. The "weekday" menu offers several breakfast selections for less then... More 

Thank Mike M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Dubuque, Iowa over the weekend and went for breakfast this morning to Sunshine Family Restaurant. We were seated right away and met our waitress Kandi. She was so nice friendly. The restaurant was fairly busy but Kandi had time to talk to us and review the specials. Kandi brought us coffee right away and we didn't have... More 

Thank BobOconomowoc
Dubuque, Iowa
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17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunshine is a great place for breakfast, (or any meal for that matter). We have been there numerous times and although parking can be tight at times, and the wait can be long, it is worth it. The food is very good and they have good specials throughout the week.

Thank 777nelson2016
Delafield, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for lunch and loved this place. Very good prices for what you get. Went on a Saturday at 11am and it was busy but we were able to get a table. Our waitress was fantastic and was very attentive with refiling water, getting food out and always checking on us. Will definitely come back when we are... More 

Thank dr0970
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Sunshine on a Sunday for lunch on a whim after discovering many other places were closed. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. The home style food was delicou! Everyone would be able to find something to eat here.

Thank kitkat014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weekly Breakfast place for me on Friday & Saturday, food is great and servers are EXCELLENT! Darlene and Debbie along with the others are super, super people. They are fast and not messy and always there with coffee refills.

Thank eyefordetailDubuque
Dubuque, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Sunshine for breakfast with my Wife and Father. Busy when we arrived but only took a couple of minutes for a table. Coffee and hot chocolate was good. Wife and I had eggs, hash browns, sausage and toast. Dad had french toast and sausage links. You can always count on fast service, good value. Serves a great lunch also.

Thank Goodscout
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you travel you learn a few things one of which is to ask the locals when they best food can be found for a fair price. Even better, ask a local business owner who spends time downtown, which is what I did. She was spot on! This food was incredible and I as I told my wide after having... More 

1 Thank Seldom-seen-schultz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come to Dubuque every year and eat breakfast at the Sunshine at all times! Fantastic service by very friendly servers! Great food at unbeatable prices. Always busy. You can't go wrong eating bfast here.

1 Thank Snobird101
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have not been here for breakfast you should. Go anytime but Monday-Friday they have great specials. I have two eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, and toast for $3,99. I know it's the best deal in DBQ and maybe in America. What makes the best is the food goood!The wait staff is also very nice and the food normally comes... More 

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?