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Catfish Charlies

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1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. Great food and cocktails. Nice environment. There was a large event going on outside so the door was being opened alot and there was a fly problem. Other then that would recommend. Has a Sunday buffet.

Thank Jess B
Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived on Sun pm and greated by unfriendly host who was maybe 14. Asked for table outside but not in sun. Failed. Friendly waiter assured us that he could remember our order. Failed. Lobster tail undercooked served with crappy clarified butter. Served with two lumps of institutional tasting potatoes. Failed. Only had a few minutes with our salads before main... More 

Thank Kathy K
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined there 3 times this summer, loved the food and drinks and great service. no complaints, friendly place

Thank Ed A
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Exceptional food. I had the Catfish as that seemed to make sense and thoroughly enjoyed it. Terrific location by the edge of the Mississippi -highly recommended.

Thank morningstar59
Pekin, Illinois
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I go to Dubuque on my way to Galena, I always make Catfish Charlie's my first stop. I always have the catfish dinner that comes with hand cut fries and cole slaw, and I am never disappointed. The food and service is always superb, which is what keeps me coming back!

Thank Ladygrl
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to sit outside and enjoy the evening and the food. The patio was a nice spot to admire the river, albeit lots of flies on the food. General cleanliness was lacking, the salads made well in advance, and the main courses either fried or smothered in sauce. Disappointing overall.

Thank Bruce_and_Valerie
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a trip. The food was ok, the prices were ok, but a good deal of hiccups in the service (forgot the app, brought out the wrong order, no drink refill...) and the deck railing was covered in spiders (I am terrified, so eating outside became a game of me paying more attention to the spiders, than to my... More 

Thank Peggy M
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here several times, each time progressively worst. Staff seemed overwhelmed during last visit and it was reflected in the service. The host station was unmanned, after a substantial wait, name was taken down for a table . While waiting at the bar, we were placed on ignore for ten minutes with no eye contact, no thank you when... More 

Thank TravelingtoSomewhere
Hanalei, Hawaii
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here 2 times. Excellent service and food! Highly recommend to All !! Took Mom for 96th Birthday. She loved the liver and onions! We loved the potato skins and cheeseburgers! Drinks were awesome!

Thank kauaihonoiki
Woodstock, Illinois
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had dinner here after taking the American Lady Happy Hour Cruise (fantastic!) and split a dinner of smoked BBQ ribs and fried catfish. This dinner was more than enough food for both of us and was excellent! The Owner/Chef stopped by our table and explained how the ribs are smoked for hours for that wonderful smoky... More 

Thank Bonnie O

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563-582-8600

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