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20 Places to Eat or Drink in Dubuque

The people of Dubuque love quality local grub. Here are a few of our favorites.


Dimensional Brewing Co.

A seven barrel brewery in the heart of downtown. With regulars in rotation and something new on the horizon, you’ll find food brews and a crew who is passionate about beer.


Brazen Open Kitchen

Known for its ‘Top Chef,’ Kevin Scharpf, fresh flavor and locally sourced ingredients, Brazen is a must stop in the Historic Millwork District.

Woodfire Grille

Fine dining alongside a state-of-the-art gaming center, Woodfire Grille is an exceptional spot to unwind and enjoy delicious cuisine.


7 Hills Brewing Co.

Pretzel crust pizza, beer nuts, and burgers are just a few of the menu items you’ll find served alongside a full craft brew menu.

Jubeck New World Brewing

Their mission is to create interesting and delicious beer cultivating conversation and comradery. Community is important to them _ it literally funded their startup.


Copper Kettle

Neighborhood bar takes on new meaning at Copper Kettle. The cozy atmosphere is served up with a side of tasty American cuisine.

Pepper Sprout

Located on historic Main Street, this upscale bistro features creative American fare in a warm and inviting ambiance.


Convivium Urban Farmstead

Focused on creating community around food, Convivium grows as much of its own produce as possible, transforming it into meals at their restaurant.

Vinny Vanucchi's

Italian fare served with a side of their famous garlic bread, Vinny’s is a Main Street staple.

Caroline's Restaurant

Located in Hotel Julien Dubuque, Carloine’s combines a relaxed feeling with exquisite dishes.

Textile Brewing

Community created craft brewery in a former sewing factory in Dyersville, Iowa. Originally built in 1906, the building functioned as a sewing factory from 19010 to 2017.


River Ridge Brewery

A family owned and operated, community driven, nano-brewery. Started by passionate craft beer lovers their following has grown and led to opening a new riverside location in 2020.


Flatted Fifth Blues + BBQ

A truly unique dining experience as the jazz and southern food of Bourbon Street meet the blues and BBQ of Beale Street in a historic grist mill. Their second location at Dimensional Brewing Co. opens in 2020.

Catfish Charlie's

This restaurant along the river has long been a Dubuque staple. After converting a corner of their space into a microbrewery, they now proudly serve their own craft beers.


Park Farm Winery

Grab a glass of wine with a side of wood-fired pizza and stunning views of the valleys that surround Park Farm Winery.


L.May Eatery

Local favorite for delicious pizza and a unique take on gourmet comfort food. The perfect place for a date night out.


Backpocket Dubuque

This is the third expansion location for Backpocket and the first dedicated taproom. Their goal is to spread their beer to all areas of Iowa, so whether you live in a small town or a big city, Backpocket will be within a reasonable reach.

Stone Cliff

Stone Cliff Winery

Sip on this Dubuque made wine while munching on their delicious flatbread pizzas, paninis, and more.

Pete's Thai Kitchen

Dubbed ‘Epic Thai Food,’ the menu features Thai classics like stir fry, fried rice, curry, and noodles.

Farm House at Q Casino

Known for its Midwestern comfort food and craft brews, the Farm House at Q Casino is a great way to celebrate your winnings.