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Pepper Sprout

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378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
+1 563-556-2167
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dubuque, Iowa
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295 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Freezing cold outside, warm and friendly inside, plus superb menu specials and service. We enjoyed the Wagu Meatloaf and Duckling special. Sauces and garnish for both were splendidly prepared, and Bill an outstanding waiter. Bar was jammed full, with lots of laughter heard. Need to add onto a more regular stop here.

Thank Robert F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travel for work on a weekly basis (a lot of local restaurants weekly) after traveling around the nation I always end up back in little Dubuque Iowa at a little Restaurant called Pepper Sprout. By far the best food/small town relaxed atmosphere with an amazing staff and incredible Chef (who talks with customers btw. Actually just got done praising... More 

Thank BocaGrandeALLDay
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We went with four other couples for a New Year's Eve celebration. We all enjoyed our meal and the service was great. Good range on the wine list. We particularly liked the lamb, jambalaya with corn grits and steaks.

Thank karenandkarl123
Dubuque, Iowa
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

if meatloaf is on the menue thats a must try also recommend the steaks and get a salad also great selections of deserts too

Thank Jim M
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Romantic ambiance except for the loud people at the table next to us. The prices were too high. I didn't recognized the glass of zinfandel I received. Tasted more like a dry red. Overall, worth a trip.

Thank Robin E
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362 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This group is so kind and friendly. They have great advice on the menu. Completely helpful on wine options. But most importantly the food is super. The beef stroganoff, beef bourguignon, and most importantly the alternative to thanksgiving is an incredible WOW. The space is small and intimate. It's a feel good place.

Thank Go2FunFood
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

great wait staff but the food was less than good, beef stroganoff was bad, the beef was rare, the soup was luke warm

Thank woof359
Dubuque, Iowa
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My wife and I save Pepper Sprout for special occasions because for us it is very romantic, excellent food, and an amazing Chef and staff. You cannot get a bad meal.

Thank RichDBQ
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Over Priced, the quality of food was not up to par, the owner was a piece of work ! I was with my girlfriends for ladies night and she was making rude comments about them as we left the restaurant.

Thank rachelg1692
Lexington, Nebraska
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Incredible cuisine. Service was great and food was spectacular. This place is the crown jewel of Dubuque. An absolute must if you ever go through this part of Iowa.

Thank 342mitchr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-556-2167

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