East Dubuque Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in East Dubuque

April 14, 2018 Frederic Celentano

East Dubuque is a city in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,704 at the 2010 census, down from 1,995 in 2000. East Dubuque is located alongside the Mississippi River. Across the river is the city of Dubuque, Iowa. About three miles north of the city is the Illinois – Wisconsin border.
Things to do in East Dubuque

1. L.May Eatery

1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 34 +1 563-556-0505
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 712 reviews

L.May Eatery

A new romantic bistro on the historic 1000 block of Main Street in Dubuque IA. L. May Eatery serves fusion cuisine and pizza in Dubuque, Iowa in a romantic candlelit atmosphere. Enjoy our impeccable service table side or at our full bar. We also have an extensive wine list with anything from a quality glass of pinot to a great special occasion reserve bottle.

Reviewed By Marc B

On a weekend getaway, stayed in Dubuque and were looking for something different. Found L May on TripAdvisor. Great experience. Totally fresh ingredients, service was great, staff very attentive and friendly. My wife discovered a fun new martini (Elder greyhound martini). Would definitely return.

2. Timmerman's Supper Club

7777 Timmerman Dr, East Dubuque, IL 61025-1352 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 815-747-3316
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Timmerman's Supper Club

Timmerman's Supper Club was built and established in 1961 by Helen Timmerman. Helen's vision for fine dining resulted in a great reputation for superb food, cocktails and weekly entertainment. In 1985 the restaurant was purchased by David and Patti Thiltgen, who later sold it in 1998 to Juan and Sandy Rodriguez. During those years the two current owners; Mark Hayes and Gary Neuses started working at the Supper Club. Between the two of them they have over 50 years experience at Timmerman's Supper Club. They purchased the restaurant in 2003 and have been working very hard to continue to build on Helen Timmerman's legacy of excellence. Timmerman's Supper Club overlooks the Mississippi River Valley; where the food and beverages are as spectacular as the view. The restaurant features floor to ceiling windows on three sides, allowing for a great view no matter where you are seated. It is definitely a place you will want to stop when you are in the Tri-State area!

Reviewed By Richard C

After talking this place up for years I finally got my wife here. 45 minute wait was expected, but getting my head bit off at the bar for asking for a drink menu kind of stunned me. We put that behind us when we were taken to the table. We ordered appetizers, which were good, then moved on to the entrees. My wife ordered fettuccini alfredo and I ordered the seafood platter. After another hour it finally came out, but they only brought crab legs. This was taken back and what I ordered was brought out 10 minutes later... Ice cold. I let the waitress know, and the manager came and said he'd take care of it. 5 minutes later he brought out the exact same plate (I had taken a corner off yhe fish) that had just been nuked. They denied this of course but agreed to take it off the bill as it was inedible. Very disappointed!

3. Charlotte's Coffee House

1104 White St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5054 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 563-599-8801
Excellent
67%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Charlotte's Coffee House

Reviewed By IrishFoodluvr - Iowa

If you are looking for a great place to spend a lazy afternoon catching up with friends check out this place. The inside is absolutley beautiful. The back patio is very relaxing a a warm summer day. The drinks are good. Worth a visit.

4. Jitterz Coffee & Cafe

1073 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4724 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 563-557-3838
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Jitterz Coffee & Cafe

Coffee House, Espresso Bar, Ice Cream Shoppe, Italian Style Panini Sandwiches

Reviewed By Lawnwife - Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Stopped in here on a Sunday morning to grab a quick bite to eat. At first it appeared to be a coffee & pastry shop only however they do have a small breakfast menu that includes panini's, eggs, waffles. Very tasty and inexpensive. Appears that a lot of locals go there for the wi-fi

5. Taste Country Roadhouse

14877 US Highway 20 W, East Dubuque, IL 61025-9768 Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 22 +1 815-747-6656
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Taste Country Roadhouse

We pride ourselves on serving you the freshest food available. If we can buy it local we do. If we can buy fresh we do. Our Broaster Chicken is some of the best you'll ever taste. We also have 11 craft beers on tap from local breweries. Sunday Funday features 50 cent wings every Sunday all day long. Join us for football. We have the NFL Ticket.

Reviewed By Burns57777 - Galena, Illinois

We decided to stop in and grab a beer. They have an awesome selection of draft beers. Great service and knowledgeable staff.

6. Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar

955 Washington St, Suite 101, Dubuque, IA 52001-2316 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Brunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 563-587-8899
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar

Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar is a comfortably stylish New American cuisine showcasing locally sourced (when available) and world inspired cuisine and cocktails. We are located on the corner of 10th & Washington in the heart of the Millwork District. The restaurant is led by a kitchen & bar team with some of the top talent in the area. Brazen is a representation of inspired individuals wanting to perfect their craft and give our patrons the best experience possible. Our team works with local farmers and growers to bring the freshest ingredients to our kitchen for the best quality. We pride ourselves in not having any freezers in the restaurant which allows us to give you always fresh ingredients!! The experience is exciting yet approachable, with a warm Midwest atmosphere that makes it a perfect destination for craft beers, inspired cocktails, and innovative plates that can be shared or enjoyed in a more formal meal.

Reviewed By Pioneer417 - Springfield, Missouri

I'm a true foodie, so here goes:
Starter: Gnocci. Excellent! Blue lump crab cake: chunks of fresh crab. So good!
Party of 4 all had different entrees and soup, salad, pizza (Margarita). Of course, we shared. Each one so full of flavor and interesting seasonings. We appreciated the expertise of the chefs. And the bread made fresh daily is tops. No room for dessert :( Definitely one of the best if not the best restaurant in Dubuque. Highly recommended!!

7. Sunshine Family Restaurant

401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 563-582-3090
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 267 reviews

Sunshine Family Restaurant

Been Here For Years, Serve Breakfast Lunch And Supper

Reviewed By krogersku - Johnston, Iowa

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 unlike anything I have ever seen. Very strange. Ordered a hamburger for lunch, patty was frozen type and tasted like it had been in freezer for a long time. Only took one bite. My son had breakfast. Hard to mess up breakfast but it happened. Bacon was terrible, tasted like it had been cooked hours earlier then reheated. Overall experience was not good.

8. Thumser's 19th Hole

1625 Rt. 35 N., East Dubuque, IL 61025-9687 Pizza +1 815-747-8819
Excellent
10%
Good
70%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Reviewed By Austin W - Dubuque, Iowa

Although they do have a good pizza and some good chicken, the rest of the food is only average. It is worth a stop from time to time, especially if you are local, but visitors will find better options in Dubuque. They offer a normal selection of bar food, most of it fried. The pizza is their saving grace, as it is fresh, hot and full of toppings (if you want them).

9. Inspire Cafe

955 Washington St Ste 105, Dubuque, IA 52001-2316 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout American, Cafe, International, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 563-583-8338
Excellent
51%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Inspire Cafe

Reviewed By Keith L - Elk Grove, California

First of all, a gorgeous location in an incredibly beautiful interior, preserving a very old industrial building. Just the wooden support beams alone are worthy of observation. The coffee was absolutely fantastic, made with perfection by a fabulist barista. Had a light breakfast whole wheat toast, pesto, kale, egg and cheese that was absolutely delicious. The whole experience could not have been better. You must go!

10. Copper Kettle

2987 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-1975 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 563-845-0567
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 284 reviews

Copper Kettle

Reviewed By compgal - Chicago

We had a wonderful lunch here the other day. The Copper Kettle is recently remodeled and is beautiful inside! They have homemade onion rings with a chipotle sauce that are so yummy! My father had a greek salad that was very good. My husband and I had a caprese salad and our little guy Mac and Cheese. Such a fun place!

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