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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
Closed now
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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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of great food for the price and loved the atmosphere. We ate outside and both had catfish. If we had known about it before we got there we probably would have done the dinner cruise.

Thank Priscilla M
Clinton, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The alligator nugget breading was very, very, very salty. All I could taste was salt! It came with sweet red pepper aioli which was ok at best.

Thank Deb T
Dubuque, Iowa
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's nice to have a decent seafood place in Dubuque, I'm not sure how long ago they revamped the menu but I feel as if the place has drastically improved since then and I've heard others say the same. There are a lot of good options here like the fried oysters, dynamite shrimp, po' boys, alligator nuggest, and etc. The... More 

Thank Tyero
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It had been a few years since we went to Catfish Charlie's for brunch but on a beautiful summer Sunday, it seemed like a great choice, Their location is great, right on the river so you can watch boats while enjoying the large patio for outdoor dining. That's where the positive part of my review ends. Brunch was disappointing for... More 

Thank MLH828
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love seafood, chicken and a great bloody mary, is a must! I love a spicy bloody mary and I must say the Bloody Hell to Mary is a wonderful choice. Very tasty and I went back for another later in the day. Food was really good. I highly recommend fish and chicken. The cheesy potatoes are also very... More 

Thank Connie P
Dubuque, Iowa
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went at 11:00am for lunch at Catfish Charlie's and not aware of their buffet. The buffet was not tasty at all. It was a very limited buffet for $12.95. It would be best if they started their lunch menu at 11am instead. The waitress was slow, took about 8 minutes to get 2 waters. We wanted to sit outside... More 

Thank WanderlustSydney123
Dubuque, Iowa
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Dubuque and we eat often at Catfish Charlies. In all our experiences there, we had one bad meal but that was at least four years ago. We love the atmosphere, the view, the service and the food. We continue to dine at Catfish Charlies at least once a month and enjoy it every time. We have recommended... More 

Thank Gail H
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not dined here in about a year, because of bad service and food. But decided to give it another try, we were very happy with the service, witch we noticed they added more staff especially bartenders and the food was good to. My wife had salmon, she really enjoyed and I had ribs and chicken, it was ok.... More 

Thank Jim S
Marion, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We so enjoyed our meal at Catfish Charlies. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back when we are in Dubuque again.

Thank Sandy S
Pensacola, Florida
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday evening with large family group for dinner. Nice atmosphere and view, but was left wanting better quality and service for what we thought would be delivered by the prices. Ordered fried oysters as an appetizer and only received a small portion and were informed they ran out. We were offered another appetizer complimentary. We arrived at... More 

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
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?