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Sunshine Family Restaurant

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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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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staying at Hotel on Riverfront. Easy walking. Great fast service. Lots of locals so you know food is good. Had skillet breakfast which was very tasty!

Thank Donna M
Dubuque, Iowa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is really good there and at reasonable prices. The 4 piece fish dinner on Fridays was under $9. Soups are hot and homemade. Good portions. There is also a room off to the side for bigger family gatherings. We also had our son's Wedding Rehearsal Dinner there. Our waitress was very friendly, efficient and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their... More 

Thank DanNan L
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If we hadn't seen the reviews on Trip Advisor, we wouldn't have gone into this place. Kind of boring and sterile on the outside. Wasn't even sure it was a restaurant at first. Very nice and big on the inside. Our breakfasts were soooo good. The skillet breakfast I had was full of veggies, eggs and bacon. I ate the... More 

Thank turks
Dubuque, Iowa
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally we visit sunshine west but with a lot of family in town this location was closer. With a large group the asked us to go into the banquet room. Even with a group of about 20 the food came out hot and fast and our server was extremely friendly.

Thank Brian W
Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice homey, small restaurant feel. Great portions, good wait staff. Reasonably quick turnaround. Great for the many businesses in the area for work related get together.

Thank John D
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443 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch here today. I ordered the roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. It was delicious. It also came with soup (I had the cheese and bacon), and that was so good as well. Service was good; food came out fast and hot. Very, very reasonably priced (almost shockingly so).

Thank kren250
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't believe how fast we received our food, it was at our table within 5 minutes of ordering. Prices are reasonable for the amount and quality of food. Recommend the breakfast skillets.

Thank Bekky K
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee was great and if I was a carb eater, the pancakes and the other treats looked great. The omelette was ok, the menu said corned beef, not corned beef hash omelette. It was decent but spent more time picking out the potatoes then eating the food. Like I said, most people would probably find this a great local... More 

Thank Jim B
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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?