Looking for an out of the way romantic dining spot for Valentine’s Day? The Dubuque area has a multitude of excellent dining establishments. If you desire a unique and excellent dining. try one or more of the following.
In Bellevue, Iowa, Flatted Fifth Blues and BBQ and Inn at Potter’s Mill combine the jazz and southern food of Bourbon Street with the Blues and BBQ of Beale Street. The restored grist mill nestled along Mill Creek and the bluffs of the Mississippi offers a charming atmosphere. Special menu items such as ribs, jambalaya, gumbo, chicken and dumplings, and smoked prime rib will tempt any diner.
The Inn also has several suites available for a romantic getaway. Captain Potter’s suite overlooks Mill Creek as it flows over the limestone ledges toward the mill and the Mississippi. Live music is featured on most Saturday nights.
In the Old Main District of Dubuque, Pepper Sprout is known for its unique and delicious food. The cozy booths with individual wall sconces, tin ceiling, brick walls, and warm colors all conspire to create a romantic vibe. Start with an appetizer of baked brie or the date dip with sautéed dates, bacon, red onions, and kale and a smoked Gouda three cheese blend served with warm pretzel sticks. Continue with beef and beer stew, grilled bison tenderloin, lamb, New York strip or pheasant pot pie. Desserts are chef’s choice and made fresh each day.
From brewery to grocer and now restaurant, Copper Kettle features a small but excellent menu, nestled in the established North end neighborhood of Dubuque.. Perhaps a Scotch egg – a soft boiled egg wrapped in Italian sausage and rolled in bread crumbs then deep fried and served with mustard sauce, or kimchi chili, or even blue mussels from Prince Edward Island either beer steamed or in a champagne and heavy cream sauce might entice your taste buds. Outstanding food options abound for every patron at Copper Kettle.