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Pepper Sprout

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378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have had dinner there three times or so recently. The food was interesting and well prepared. It makes for a pleasant evening.

Thank Daniel P E
Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon the Pepper Sprout as we were strolling the streets of Dubuque, so we did not have a reservation, but were promptly seated. The dining room is lovely, elegant, tastefully decorated. We feared the folks at the bar might be too noisy, but that did not turn out to be a problem. Our meal was delicious, and the... More 

Thank Pam B
Des Moines, Iowa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well thought out seasonal menu with something to please everyone. Traditional dishes with a twist. Locally sourced ingredients. My group liked the steak and salmon dishes. Generous portions. Very popular on weekend evenings.

Thank lynnforever29
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a quick in and out, let the server know, because the few times I have been here there is a long delay between ordering and entree (or appetizer) arrival. A member of our party had some concern that this was a tactic to extract an additional glass of wine, I was less concerned as I... More 

Thank Jpfive
St. Louis
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a first night in Dubuque dinner at theh Pepper Sprout. They had just changed to their fall menu, with a lot of good choices. Our table enjoyed huge plates of beef stroganoff and crab mac & cheese. Definitely enough to share, or take home for several more meals. Service was just right, and so friendly. Friday night at7pm seating... More 

Thank Lowell M
Norfolk, Virginia
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

unique, attracts the upscale business crowds at lunch. attractive and fairly quiet; menu is wide-ranged

Thank rustyroohoo
Charlotte, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good, but the service was not the best. Our server did not try to have any sort of conversation with us. I do not know if that is due to our age. I realize younger people tend to tip less, but it would have been nice to have a sociable waiter.

Thank tatelinntay
Fresno, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the recommendation of our host at The Redstone Inn, we went to the Pepper Sprout Restaurant for dinner. The menu options were many and varied from fish to rack of lamb. She even had some specialy tacos. My lamb was superb....the olive demi glace was so tasty and unique. My husbands fish was moist and cooked beautifully. We didn't... More 

Thank cam4234
Dubuque, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beef tenderloin is the best in town, simply melts in your mouth. Love the smaller, intimate setting. The perfect place to meet up with friends. Be sure to enjoy a drink at the bar before dining. Bartenders are friendly and helpful with drink selections. Enjoy!

Thank Joan G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We have enjoyed many fine meals in Dubuque, but time after time the PEPPER SPROUT provides excellent food, a creative menu and consistently good service. Occasionally, the happy dinners forget this is fine dining and behave like they are in a sports bar. Not PEPPER SPROUTS fault.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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: 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?