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“Visited for Breakfast”

Caroline's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 210 Restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Visited for Breakfast”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Visited the restaurant on two occasions while staying at the Hotel Julien. This is a very nice place and has a good atmosphere, good food and a friendly staff. Well worth a visit at any time.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Declan2004Ireland
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Declan2004Ireland,

Great to read of your dining experiences at Caroline's Restaurant inside Hotel Julien Dubuque.

Appreciate your kind words shared about the food and service..

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Team Caroline's Restaurant
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Slow service and nothing to write home about.”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Went for late dinner and breakfast service for both was slow. Had to wait at breakfast so " kitchen and servers could catch up". The dinning room was not crowed at all. Would pass next time and go else where.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank MJS05012012
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear MJS505012012,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your dining experience at Caroline's Restaurant.

Our sincere apology for the speed of service; rest assured this was not typical of dining at Caroline's. Your concerns will be shared with the appropriate staff to ensure this does not repeat itself.


Sincerely,

Team Caroline's Restaurant
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Dixon, IL
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“An inexpensive, tasty lunch”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Although we did not stay at the Hotel Julien, we did enjoy a reasonably priced and delicious anniversary lunch there. Our server was prompt and courteous. Our only regret was that we did not request a booth, as our table was close to and within easy listening distance of other diners.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank bearded_bard
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear bearded-bard,

Happy Belated Anniversary!

Great to read of your lunch experience at Caroline's Restaurant inside Hotel Julien Dubuque.

Next time we will gladly have a booth available for you!

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Team Caroline's Restaurant
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Grinnell, Iowa
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Caroline's Restaurant”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We used the room service for all our meals. Service excellent food outstanding as it all made on premise and very quick.

Visited November 2013
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Thank George M
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear George M,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your room service experiences from Caroline's Restaurant. Glad that you enjoyed "dining in" on your anniversary get away.

Hope to see you soon!

Team Caroline's
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Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Today was in a twist of events we ended up at Carolines for bunch. We had a party of 12 and made the reservation last minute due to a power outage across the river. When we arrived we were kindly greeted and told out table would be read soon. We saw that they were putting a few tables together in the front for us.
Our eyes immediately caught the banquet table in the back and asked if we could use that room. The hostess said she would check with our server. She came back with a smile and we started our "best Dubuque Brunch ever". Our waiter was Tyler and he had water within seconds and our orders for coffee an juice. He managed to take all 12 orders flawlessly and was one of the most polite servers we have ever had.
The kitchens timing was spot on and the food was more than most of us could handle (huge portions). Everyone enjoyed their meals and multiple refills of coffee.
If you are looking for a great Sunday Breakfast I would head to Carolines and request Tyler, assuming he works most Sundays.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank jeff m
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Jeff M,

Sorry to read of your circumstances causing you to need an alternate brunch location, though very pleased to see of your group's enjoyment of the food from the Caroline's kitchen and service by Tyler. He will be thrilled to read of your recognizing his service.

Hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

Team Caroline's
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