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Kalmes Breaktime Grill and Spirits

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
+1 563-582-8566
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Have been here twice this summer. Good food, friendly waitstaff. Comfortable atmosphere. Have heard that it can be quite busy. Both times we went on a Sat. night about 8 and were able to sit right away.

Thank Lawnwife
Dubuque, Iowa
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125 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

There is a nice variety to the daily specials. A large menu to choose from if you don't want the daily specials. Tons of sandwiches, wraps, and burgers to choose from. The wait staff are cheerful and attentive.

Thank Linda Y
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It has been my experience that burger reviews differ on reviewer preference, some like thin parties others like an entire side of beef. I'm somewhere in between, like it about 1/2" thick. And Kalmes nailed it. I had the Gouda burger and it was quite delicious, just enough juice dripping into the basket that warranted fries to sop it up.... More 

Thank Jpfive
Coralville, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We went here for lunch after the River Museum and a boat tour absolutely famished. Fast and friendly service. With burgers cooked perfectly.

Thank CoralRocks1975
Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Loved the burger and fries! Our server, Julie, was very nice and quick. Relaxed atmosphere, clean and easily accessible while passing through.

1 Thank dsmguy30
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We by chance found this place and really enjoyed the Prime Rib special. It was the best I have had. Service was excellent as well. Extremely friendly.

1 Thank Constance R
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Stopped in on a Saturday night, after a recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed. Had the prime rib, very tasty and tender. Baked potato was tender, moist and thoroughly baked. Even had a slice of turtle pie for dessert…….which was delicious.

Thank Butters62
Dubuque, IA
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189 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Visited with 4 couples on a Saturday for lunch. Their special was a pork-T most of us ordered that item. Served with French Fries and Cole slaw. Nice lunch. Good service. I enjoy trying their different craft beers. Get place, I will be back soon.

Thank Goodscout
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Great spot with excellent burgers, but could have been a bit quicker and more accommodating at lunch time on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank zunguy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Heather makes the best Cosmo and Moscow Mules. Ribeye sandwich, sweet potatoes topped with maple syrup, fish sandwich and burgers are great! They have the best homemade noodles but they go fast! So worth the stop!!!

Thank JanKWheeler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-582-8566
Corner bar and restaurant with American style comfort food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?