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Pepper Sprout

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378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
+1 563-556-2167
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Romantic ambiance except for the loud people at the table next to us. The prices were too high. I didn't recognized the glass of zinfandel I received. Tasted more like a dry red. Overall, worth a trip.

Thank Robin E
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321 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This group is so kind and friendly. They have great advice on the menu. Completely helpful on wine options. But most importantly the food is super. The beef stroganoff, beef bourguignon, and most importantly the alternative to thanksgiving is an incredible WOW. The space is small and intimate. It's a feel good place.

Thank Go2FunFood
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great wait staff but the food was less than good, beef stroganoff was bad, the beef was rare, the soup was luke warm

Thank woof359
Dubuque, Iowa
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I save Pepper Sprout for special occasions because for us it is very romantic, excellent food, and an amazing Chef and staff. You cannot get a bad meal.

Thank RichDBQ
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over Priced, the quality of food was not up to par, the owner was a piece of work ! I was with my girlfriends for ladies night and she was making rude comments about them as we left the restaurant.

Thank rachelg1692
Lexington, Nebraska
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Incredible cuisine. Service was great and food was spectacular. This place is the crown jewel of Dubuque. An absolute must if you ever go through this part of Iowa.

Thank 342mitchr
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My fiancee and I dined here our first night in Dubuque. It was close to our hotel and had great reviews. I ordered the filet, he ordered the beef stroganoff. My dish was excellent, his also, minus the strong horseradish flavor. Definitely enhanced the dish, but maybe a bit overdone? Overall, service was excellent, and we enjoyed our experience.

Thank Leah M
Dubuque, Iowa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have had dinner there three times or so recently. The food was interesting and well prepared. It makes for a pleasant evening.

Thank Daniel P E
Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stumbled upon the Pepper Sprout as we were strolling the streets of Dubuque, so we did not have a reservation, but were promptly seated. The dining room is lovely, elegant, tastefully decorated. We feared the folks at the bar might be too noisy, but that did not turn out to be a problem. Our meal was delicious, and the... More 

Thank Pam B
Des Moines, Iowa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Well thought out seasonal menu with something to please everyone. Traditional dishes with a twist. Locally sourced ingredients. My group liked the steak and salmon dishes. Generous portions. Very popular on weekend evenings.

Thank lynnforever29

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-556-2167

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