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Looking for a great place to eat in the Dubuque, Ia / Galena, Ill area

Lemoyne Jun 15, 2008 06:04 AM

Going to be in this area for a family get together. Looking for a great place to eat.

  1. DaveLaf Mar 14, 2009 10:49 AM

    I am going to be in Dubuque for a family thing too - guess there aren't any good restaurants there judging by the lack of activity here.....

    Applebees here we come

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    1. re: DaveLaf
      LikestoEatout Mar 15, 2009 08:16 AM

      Timmerman's Supper Club in East Dubuque is an old standby, room enough for a family gathering. For something fun, Catfish Charlies is along the River and family friendly. There is also a casino and dog racing park in Dubuque that have restaurants and places for family gathering. In Galena, Fried Green Tomatoes for good Italian food.


      1. re: LikestoEatout
        jeanmt Mar 16, 2009 07:25 AM

        There is good food here; I just don't think many locals are on chowhound. There's a new restaurant in Dubuque in what used to be the Star Brewery..not sure of the name of it..that's been getting good reviews. There's also a microbrew in downtown Dubuque but, man, it's just not that good. And Silver Dollar, a Mexican place, is recently reopened, right down the street from the Pepper Sprout, which is very good.

        Galena..I agree with Fried Green Tomatoes. There's also a pizza place. You may want to post on the Chicago board, as many from Chicago travel to Galena for a getaway.

        1. re: jeanmt
          DaveLaf Mar 17, 2009 08:51 PM

          Thanks!! I'll forget about Applebys.........

          1. re: jeanmt
            betsdanforth Apr 12, 2009 10:12 AM

            I thought the Star Brewery was over-priced. There's a good little cafe downtown that's good for soups and sandwiches, but I forget the name of it.

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