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390 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6933
(563) 556-1061
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our two take out orders were hardly edible. The garden salad with chicken was so bad we fed the extra dry chicken to our dog, who barely ate it. The meatball sandwich was more like a ground beef sandwich. Hopefully the pizza is much better than what we had.

Thank Ryan Q
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of those restuarants that you might drive unknowingly by because it's hard to tell if their open because the neon looks off due to dark windows. Ordered a pizza with my daughter after figuring out their seating arraignments. Main entrance takes u to self service which isn't notated anywhere. After talking to friendly staff found out there's self service... More 

Thank CornFed69
Cincinnati, Ohio
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here following a business meeting and it was great. Large and easy to find a table for 5. Another large room for larger party if needed. Good selection of food but we all went for the Taco Tuesday special which was a great value. 3 huge tacos! I couldn't even finish the 3rd. The spinach artichoke dip... More 

Thank Cobo418
Johnston, Iowa
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my teenage daughter and a friend to Dubuque for 3 days of business meetings. I remember eating at the Shot Tower many years ago and the pizza sandwiches were so good. Unfortunately, it appears that time hasn't been kind to this restaurant. The service was fine but the food was barely good. The girls had ribs which came... More 

Thank Dave C
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was quick, tasty and all the staff was friendly. Great prices and quick food delivery. This is a seat-yourself, order-at-the-counter style spot that's great for families with kids as well as adults out for a night. Pizza was awesome as was their fettuccini Alfredo!

Thank Kristin H
Grand Rapids
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pizza tasted like a Jiffy crust mix. Salad greens were brown and wilty. No napkins on any tables. Seems like they were more concerned with deliveries instead of people dining in.

Thank Chad L
Kansas City, MO
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265 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The waitress was very nice and helpful There were a couple of nice beers on tap that I was happy to try. However, the pizza was average at best.

Thank ajayhawkfan
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Seems like everything changes but the Shot Tower Inn. I've been coming here since the 1980's. Love the food. great pizza and sandwiches. Plenty of other food, too. Try the pizza. Classy traditional pizza place that servers a lot more. Parking is easy. Good place.

Thank Kevin S
Watertown, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Out of towners here, family of 7. Nice waitress, totally acceptable wait time for food, and the upstairs was a spacious, rustic area for our whole brood to hang out. Main level bartender didn't exactly go out of her way to be nice...appeared to tolerate me and was interested in talking to staff and one regular (I'm sure I looked... More 

Thank Karl Z
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I honestly don't understand how this good an excellent review. If you don't care about good food, enjoy you're $10 frozen pizza. My boyfriend got spaghetti and meatballs w sautéed mushrooms. Well first the meatballs were gray, the "sautéed mushrooms " didn't only look but tasted like they just got dumped into the plate from a can. The only thing... More 

Thank Minerva P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6933
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: (563) 556-1061

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