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Paul's Tavern

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176 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-7624
+1 563-556-9944
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hamburger” (10 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
176 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-7624
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cold beer, great hamburgers. Fun atmosphere. If you like jukebox music they have a great jukebox. It's small but always an enjoyable crowd.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed January 18, 2018

This was our second time here- made a point to come back this visit. Fun atmosphere, delicious burgers, and cheap beer.

1  Thank TRACY P
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Regarding food, Paul's has a great burger and chips..not much more as far as food goes, it is a great bar, been around forever, burgers are cooked vertically.

Thank RichDBQ
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a great, old school bar. Friendly staff and customers. Old Style on tap. Fantastic hamburgers grilled in crazy open flame cookers that has been there for 70+ years. You gotta go!

1  Thank JCJ0306
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

$3.00 hamburgers and animal heads on the wall! This a nitty gritty dive bar that you must stop at if you're in the area. Service was decent beer was cheap and the decor is quirky. The only thing you can ask for is fries. But...More

2  Thank robertlomdon714
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Great local pub with excellent burgers for a good value. Beer is cheap and cold. Patrons are friendly.

1  Thank shosten
Reviewed August 27, 2017

(See the review on my website in my profile) Paul’s Tavern (Dubuque) Pros: Super affordable. you can leave here under $9 for a burger, side, and soft drink (including tip!) Burger is good where it counts (good quality meat) Unpretentious and honest Surprisingly nice service...More

1  Thank Yins_Beige_Box
Reviewed August 9, 2017

My dad took us to this bar when we were kids, like there burgers and unique stuffed animals, it looks the same as it did 35 years ago

Thank kluesner2017
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Stopped in for lunch based on other reviews and was not disappointed. The service was good and hamburger was tasty as advertised. Fun place to soak in the atmosphere with all of the taxidermy. Small place and can fill up quickly for lunch. Would certainly...More

Thank Cytraveler26
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Over a dozen large animal trophies hang on the walls. Friendly and helpful service. Popular at lunch time with local men. Hamburger was ok, but I'd not do it again. It's the kind of place you must try, once.

Thank realdesertfox
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-7624
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-556-9944
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