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“Good in the neighborhood”
Review of Buddy's Clubhouse

Buddy's Clubhouse
Ranked #16 of 210 Restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We ate at Buddy's for the first time tonight. We live in the neighborhood and drive by all the time.
The atmosphere was very cozy, relaxed and hospitable. The owner...Buddy...greeted us personally. The waitress and other staff were all very friendly and attentive.
The Northend's best kept secret. :)

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Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Friendly, quaint atmosphere. Drinks were a bargain, prime rib nicely cooked and tasty and owners/staff accommodating and friendly. The corn beef hash soup was tasty. Loved the model trains!
Unfortunately everything else was pretty average. Salad was right out of the package, hash browns, over-steamed veggies and baked potato standard fare. Cod was nothing special, in fact was served on the cool side and had to be reheated.

An upgrade to the sides and salad bar and a little more attention to detail would earn this place five stars but as is, I just can't honestly give it that. Sorry to break their perfect score but to me, while they have exceptional service and beef, they have room for improvement.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

This restaurant hidden in town. Amazing food great service we will defiantly be returning soon. All we saw when looking around was smiles. We went for my birthday dinner and I even got birthday cake for dessert!!!

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Thank kaialynn
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Truly the best kept secret in Dubuque! It looks like your corner neighborhood bar. Upon entering you'll see '70 era tables filled with locals eating and laughing. Behind the bar you'll find the owner who hand cuts the meats daily, and his wife in the back running the kitchen. The most friendly and efficient server Sonny will seat you, take your order and make you feel like family.

The night we visited there was a large party, so she wanted to let us know there may be a short wait, which turned out to be nothing at all. The entrees came with the soup and salad bar of which she offered our daughter to help herself even though she only ordered appetizers. My husbands broasted chicken was juicy on the inside with just the right crunch, it came with homemade mash to die for. My prime rib, one of the Sat. specials we so tender you could almost cut it with a fork .

This is the kind of place you get more then your moneys worth, great service. The owner even came over to talk to us. He has a train collection that actually runs on a track around the parameter of the place and drops candy down to the kiddies. What fun!!!

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Thank pmrkvc
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

With perhaps unexpected soft jazz music playing in the background, this is a wonderful and charming restaurant you'll instantly feel comfortable in. The menu is varied and outstanding. Both the Rib Eye and Prime Rib steaks are superb. Worthy of noting is the meat is cut by owner and proprietor Bud Spiegelhalter. I had the Smothered Chicken a couple of weeks ago and found it savory and extremely moist and tender.
Have Bud run the delightful miniature trains for you!

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Thank Shawnfeb_7
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