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Sunshine Family Restaurant

401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
+1 563-582-3090
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a family who visits here often. They really like the breakfast menu so we decided to try lunch. We could not be more disappointed. Pros: the wait staff was very friendly. The dining room and the bathroom was...More

Thank beckster712
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re in the market for breakfast at a good ol’ diner...then step into the Sunshine. My family came here for a late Sunday morning breakfast. The place was packed, but we didn’t wait more than 5 minutes for a table as these guys looked...More

Thank Goblueprod
Reviewed 3 March 2018

My husband and I decided to head to Dubuque for some gambling and thought we would try a new restaurant instead of eating at the casino - not the best decision. From the reviews we thought the Sunshine Family Restaurant would be just what we...More

1  Thank Cheryl I
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Service was excellent and the food was great. Good portions, served hot and fast. The price is very reasonable and we will be going back.

Thank raceman61
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped after checking out from hotel..offers all menu items that you would want, from breakfast to dinner. Patty Melt was awesome, and by looking around room food looked awesome and sit by kitchen door and everything that came out looked delicious. Waitress we had just...More

1  Thank Don A
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Great place for home cooked breakfast! Staff is super friendly and the food was delicious! I always try to eat here when I visit Dbq.

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food , get your meal quickly , and at a great value , staff is good and even when lot looks full can usually get in and out quickly

1  Thank prepbymoldy
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We had a group of 11 - 5 kids (8 and under) and 6 adults. If you’ve been in our shoes you know what a disaster that can be eating out. I have to really give Sunshine Family Resturant a great deal of admiration for...More

1  Thank FarFromIowa
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Fast, friendly service, full menu. Most customers appear to be locals—the staff greeted many by name. We had six in our group, each person ordered something different, from pancakes to eggs Benedict. The kitchen turned out all orders very quickly, wait staff filled coffee cups...More

1  Thank Paula L
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Stopped here while traveling for holidays. Reviews of the restaurant were good. This was not our experience at Sunshine Family Restaurant. Three of us ate lunch, none of us finished our meals. Chicken noodle soup started off the meal, the color of the soup was...More

Thank krogersku
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Jim M
26 April 2016|
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Response from C H E | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea what is going on at the downtown site. Good food at reasonable prices. But, the management & some employees need a kick in the rear. I have stopped going there.
Nikki M
2 March 2016|
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Response from C H E | Reviewed this property |
All day.
5 November 2015|
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Response from C H E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no. BLT is good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-582-3090
Been Here For Years, Serve Breakfast Lunch And Supper
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