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Caroline's Restaurant

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200 Main St, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
+1 563-588-5595
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Albia, Iowa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 7pm on Sunday. I was worried that they would not be open. No worries!!! The service was quite good and the food welcoming. Loved both dissertation great as was the coffee. Also ate breakfast the next morning at 7. Well done! Endless coffee and quick. Great view of river. And boats. I'd stay any eat there any... More 

Thank Hawkeye7781
Hazel Green
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very good service the food was also very good staff was friendly we had a great time. Very close to Downtown and the Mississippi River,.

Thank Lee D
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While looking for a light evening meal, we happened upon Caroline's Restaurant in the Hotel Julien in Dubuque, Iowa. We were greeted by a friendly and efficient staff. The decor was pleasant and subdued, a mixture of middle brown and beige. A comfortable setting. I had a wonderful Cajun seafood soup and a salad called "Paradise." The salad was a... More 

Thank Tom Z
Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place. It is in the bottom floor of a historic hotel.. our wedding reception was in that hotel 47 years ago.

Thank joydismith
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on a quiet Saturday evening. Had the coconut shrimp appetizer first and wow was that great! I had a pasta with seafood dish and my husband had the lamb. Both were wonderfully prepared and tasted amazing! Very large portions as well as soup/salad options left us stuffed, but they gave my husband a birthday free dessert so... More 

Thank jchristonfldmn
HJDManager, Manager at Caroline's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are so happy to help make your husband's birthday a fun experience. Please come see us soon as our menu will be changing! You will love our new additions as well as the return of some Caroline's favorites from the past. We look forward to your visit! ~Caroline's Managment More 

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was our first time to Dubuque we just ate in the Hotel keep it simple, we ended up with the Breakfast which was Fantastic one of the better omelets I have had and the value was excellent. The Waitress were new, but the Manager Fiona was the best came over and took care of us made everything perfect for... More 

Thank trob32
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is very good! I had a salad and a burger and it was so good! The only problem with it was it was very expensive. I mean yes the food is good but I don't think for the money your paying.

Thank Cathrine138
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beautifully restored Hotel Julien in downtown Dubuque, Iowa houses a wonderful restaurant named Caroline's. This restaurant features a beautiful decor that invites diners in and rewards discerning patrons with a wonderful array of superb dishes. Our party of four ordered a rib-eye steak, a seafood pasta dish, the rack of lamb feature, and a special halibut dinner. The rib-eye... More 

Thank TosaTravelers
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying in Hotel Julien and have visited Caroline's for breakfast and dinner. It is a really good restaurant and it has great food for breakfast and dinner.The waiters are very very very nice to everyone at the restaurant even the nice beautiful girl named Fiona, who is the manager. (Daughter helped me write the review).

1 Thank CGeissler78
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast here is great. The waffles are a must as well as the Iowa breakfast which is eggs, toast, potatoes & choice of a breakfast meat. Michelle is a great server & offered info on side trips from the area. Would definitely eat here again. We only had breakfast here during our stay at the Hotel Julien. They also serve... More 

Thank Allison H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Main St, Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA 52001-6942
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-588-5595
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Julien Dubuque

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