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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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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with four other couples for a New Year's Eve celebration. We all enjoyed our meal and the service was great. Good range on the wine list. We particularly liked the lamb, jambalaya with corn grits and steaks.

Thank karenandkarl123
Dubuque, Iowa
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if meatloaf is on the menue thats a must try also recommend the steaks and get a salad also great selections of deserts too

Thank Jim M
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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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358 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 20 November 2016

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 14 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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

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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?