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Jack's Chicken Palace

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1107 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-6161
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place never lets me down... Always good chicken and the onion rings are AWESOME!! Highly recommend this place.

Thank 02slugbug
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As visitors to Dubuque, we wanted to have takeout fried chicken dinner to take to the park. We could have gone to Hyvee but wanted something more local. We are so glad we stopped at The Chicken Palace! Not much glitz here, all their efforts go to great broasted chicken, and wonderful salads made on site by owner. Can I... More 

1 Thank Barbara C
Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

I've been getting take-out from Jack's all my life, having grown up two blocks away. Before me, it was my mom and her family. It was and is still a mid-town favorite. As others have said, it's take-out only--no delivery or dine-in. Not much has changed in the past 30 years--the pressure-cooked chicken is still tasty, the fries are still... More 

Thank retlod
dubuque, iowa
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Take out only, we wish they had some inside seating as we live a bit far. Great chicken, good fries and side salads.

Thank summer14u
Dubuque, Iowa
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98 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The chicken is fried and quite greasy, very similar to that of KFC but at a much cheaper price. The cheeseburgers and fries are solid but the real appeal here is the chicken. Reminds me of a fried chicken location I went to in the South, just home cook styled food. Nothing to go crazy for and I wouldn't say... More 

Thank Tyero
Dubuque, Iowa
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Simply call in order and it takes roughly half and hour but you can get it timed for any time Suggest whole catfish on Friday during lent...Catholics and chicken always good not sure when they open as always did dinner

Thank Jim M
Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I always stop by here every time I am in Dubuque. The chicken is cooked fresh before your eyes in about 15 minutes. The homemade cole slaw, macaroni, potato and 3 bean salads are the best. But, you have to have the onion rings. Get a box. They are thin and the best i've ever had.

Thank macdadaccola
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is NOT an eat in restaurant, strictly pick up and go, but the chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, and 3-bean salad are great. I had to try it all as we were planning on picking up their gallon jugs for a party -- which we ended up ordering for. My personal favorite was the macaroni salad as I... More 

Thank ELS20
Potosi, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Jack's has been around for a long time and the chicken and fish are still great. The last 2 times I have had the Pike dinner w/ fries, slaw and a roll. A nice crunch on the batter, soft, moist fish on the inside. Price for the take-out meal was $8.00-a good value. Everything is TO-GO. I do not know... More 

Thank C H E
Delaware, Ohio
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We actually went to this area of town to try out someplace else. That place was closed and I happened to notice the big chicken on the sign across the street. Parking: strictly street. No private parking at all. It appears this is the standard for this area of Dubuque. Atmosphere: very simple. It is carry out only (which we... More 

Thank Ray R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:45 pm
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1107 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-6161
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563-588-2003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?