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“Breakfast always good.”

Caroline's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 210 Restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Breakfast always good.”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Staying at the Hotel Julien, Caroline's is the obvious choice for breakfast. Friendly staff and broad list of options.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank John A
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HotelJulienDubuqueGM, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear John A,

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent breakfast visit to Caroline's Restaurant.

Glad that you enjoyed the value, food, and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Team Caroline's
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“delicious food at yesterday's prices”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

quality food, made in a healthy way, with large portions and low costs. we had dinner which was a chicken chili, spicy but highly edible, fried coconut chicken skewers, Caesar salad, glazed salmon, and I gave up before the cheese cake. everything was delicious. the next morning I ordered breakfast of made to order eggs, hash browns, fruit and oatmeal (8.50) hot fresh, free internet, newspapers, smiling waitresses, and quick but not intrusive service

Visited January 2014
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear hotelmavin,

Thank you for sharing of your recent experience at Caroline's Restaurant. It was a pleasure to read of your enjoyment of the many different selections on the menus and the noting of the value of dining at the restaurant.

We are working on a new menu to be introduced in April.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Team Caroline's Restaurant
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Des Moines, Iowa
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!”
Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Although a bit pricey, I was able to find some meals for under $15. The food is always excellent, as is the service.

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Thank Christine T
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Christine T,

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent visit to Caroline's Restaurant.

Glad that you enjoyed the value, food, and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Team Caroline's
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Wisconsin
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Post-holiday Funk?”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed at the lovely Hotel Julien right after Christmas. Since it was frigidly cold while we were there, we decided to try Caroline's for breakfast since it was just downstairs from our hotel. I am skeptical of most hotel restaurants as I usually find they just don't try as hard; however, Caroline's special French Toast sounded really good. When we arrived, the hostess ignored us for a bit, and then seated us right across from a family, even though the entire rest of the dining room was open. We asked to be re-seated, and she accommodated. The wait staff that morning was all quite young and seemed nice, if not a little green in their service. I promptly ordered the French toast and was prompted told there were out (at 9:00?). Disappointed, I made due with "Belgium" waffles, and my husband ordered an egg fry. My dish was fine. Adequate. My husband's dish arrived with a rich slathering of what appeared to be CheeseWhiz. Disappointing. I wish we had braved the cold and found a fresher, more local alternative for breakfast.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Amdanbo
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Amdanbo,

Thank you for your recent comments on dining for breakfast at Caroline's. Our sincere apology that the experience did not exceed your expectations; rest assured this was an isolated incident, and not reflective of the thousands that have dined at Caroline's.

Our Banand French Toast is one of the most popular menu items served. Each week, the number of servings anticipated to be served is calculated, and then baked. This effort is to ensure the freshest selection is offered to our dining guests.

Your comments will be discussed with our entire service and culinary team to ensure as much as possible that this situation does not repeat itself.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Team Caroline's
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Dubuque, Iowa
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Delicious food here! I had some chicken, and it was great. I've also, on a different occasion, had eggs Benedict - wow!

Visited April 2013
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Thank S_Arthur_Johnson
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HJDMananger, General Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear S_Arthur_Johnson,

Thank you for your kind comments regarding dining at Caroline's. It is a pleasure to read of your enjopyment of the food and service. The Eggs Benedict is always a popular selection.

See you soon.

Team Caroline's
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