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American, Soups, Steakhouse
Dinner, Lunch
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed May 27, 2021

Buddy's was a little out of the way On Washington street and the GPS seemed to try to get us lost, but it was worth the effort. It really is a corner bar and grill. Pretty much in a residential area of older homes. Nice...long bar about 10 tables but a very large menu for a small place, It was Thursday, but they did have their prime rib to eat. The meat was very good , the baked potato was hot . We got the creamy horseradish sauce and we loved it. Angie was our waitress and she was very friendly. Not that I would eat it, but they have liver and onions and Angie said that "YES" they do sell lots of it. There was even a small salad bar which had a great garlic dressing!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

Went on Friday night. Pleasant staff, ordered Prime rib special. Mediocre at best. Ribeye Starks was okay. Low prices match the food quality. Wine selection is minimal. Sorry won't be back.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019

At Buddy's the salad bar is very small and they ask that you only have one bowl of soup, definitely a step behind The Bridge. The steak was prepared as ordered and the hashbrowns were great. This is also a family-owned restaurant and the atmosphere...was very inviting, appeared to be full of local residents.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Literally googled “best place for prime rib near me”, and this place popped up. They did not disappoint! Family environment, friendly staff and prime rib was cooked to perfection! We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

While watching the game they ran the train which dropped candy to customers kids. I got a nice video of the train moving around the ceilings edges. Drink prices great and it’s a family bar restaurant to share with your family. Our meal was quality...food, well prepared and presented, and tasted great, even enjoyed the salad bar. Missed coming here as they transitioned from owners death, but the son stepped up and with family it’s back to a great place to eat as part of our regular rotation of venues in dubuque. ThanksMore

Date of visit: November 2018
bud s, Teri Spiegelhalter at Buddy's Clubhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you so much for thinking of us.... we appreciate your support...we all miss my husband but are trying very hard to keep the restaurant as he ran it.

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Small place with a big heart. Staff treated us like family, even though we said we found you on Travel Asvisor. The girls got a kiss dessert zip lock bag at end of dinner. ...THEN... they had the model train come out and dump another...treat for the girls to catch. I could not recommend this place enough. Food, staff, and experience were all 5 stars.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Six of us went here for Friday evening supper. They have limited seating (30 or 32 people total) and there tables are such we had to sit at 2 tables - not a problem. Had we arrived about 10 minutes earlier they could have moved...a couple of table together for us; but, others were seated at them when we arrived. There is also a bar with 15 stools. If I had known the lightly breaded jumbo shrimp dinner included 10 jumbo shrimp I would have skipped the salad bar as I was more than full when I finished my meal. The shrimp dinner was excellent. My wife had the regular cut rib eye; and, to quote her, "That was one damn fine steak." We had to contend with closed streets (road construction) but found our way there. The detours were well worth it as the food was great, the service was great, and our waitress took excellent care of both our tables. This truly is a small neighborhood establishment; and, we were all glad we found it.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Great time!! While visiting family in Dubuque we stopped in for dinner here. Right from the start the first thing you notice is the "train" decor! As we walked in the ceiling train that runs along the track above the bar was whizzing by! The...second thing, the staff! Friendly and hospitable! Our large group ordered a variety of dishes, no one left hungry and everyone raved about how good the food was! Looking forward to the next visit out there, Buddy's will be a must stop on our next trip!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to Buddy’s Clubhouse for dinner. Prime rib was delicious and so was the catfish collars. Salad dressings were homemade and the homemade soup was delicious. Owners and wait staff were great. Can’t say enough good things about this place. Great dining experience.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

I Googled steakhouses in Dubuque to find a good place for my husband and I to have a steak while we were in town. Buddy’s had nothing but excellent reviews, and for good reason! Their tenderloin is to die for. The salad bar is fresh,...neat and clean. Our servers were very nice and attentive. It was an overall great experience and we loved the atmosphere. We will definitely return!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Response from jeff a | Reviewed this property |
not sure about the roast beef sandwich. everything else was good thou.
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Yes, Buddy's Clubhouse offers takeout services.

Buddy's Clubhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5