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Catfish Charlies

1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
+1 563-582-8600
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant was large and had good views of the river. The fried catfish was tender and seasoned well. The 3 cheese mashed potatoes was fair, however my wife liked them. The peach cobbler lacked sweetness and flavor in the crumb topping and peach syrup....More

Thank twa63
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a local restaurant on the river, Catfish Charlie's is the place for you. While the food is not spectacular, it does have some unique choices, plus it has special meals for seniors at a reduced price during certain hours. What makes CC...More

Thank 9judy47
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've gone to many weddings and have been catered. This one by far is on tops. The food was hot and flavorful. The Staff help went around picking up plates. They had more than enough for and did not run out. People at the end...More

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet on a Wednesday afternoon. Excellent lunch of ribs, catfish fingers, and salmon. Staff was friendly. A must stop if you like seafood and want to avoid the chain restaurants.

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I stopped in for dinner on Sunday evening.We both ordered catfish.Hers was Charlie's catfish and ai had the blacked catfish.Very good!The service was pretty good considering they were slammed with people.Well worth the trip!

Thank dillagaf2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a large group with small children who wanted to be seated outside. Luckily, we 'qualified' for an area under a roof - a fact we appreciated when the rain began. Our server was friendly and efficient and our food arrived in a reasonable...More

Thank Lizabearth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a drink and some bar food. Lots of fried options the cheese curds and dip were delicious. Catfish was nice and you can't go wrong with chicken fingers.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 9 August 2017

After reviewing the menu online and seeing a dozen unique Bloody Mary's we stopped in here after taking our tour on the Mississippi River for a drink and to taste the catfish. We were lucky enough to get an outside seat, but the catfish fingers...More

Thank Roberta K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We go to this restaurant every time we are in Dubuque. It is absolutely amazing. There menu is incredible and every single thing I order is superb! The staff is so friendly and the atmosphere is great. I seriously had the best chicken sandwich I...More

Thank jamesdean2017
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were looking for something in Dubuque, kids love fish and Catfish Charlies came up on the google search. I did read the reviews and thought being we weren't looking for anything special, it would be fine. We got there right at opening time on...More

Thank Brooke R
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-582-8600
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