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Pepper Sprout

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378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
+1 563-556-2167
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hazel Green
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a our first time but will not be the last very nice setting good service and get food. We look forward to the next time soon.

Thank Lee D
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a birthday, We was seated right away. Service was excellent! Salad was crisp and fresh, and the beef was just perfect! Will have to visit again!

Thank John L
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455 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to start with how great the duck was, wow. Then I have to say the goat cheese appetizer was equally as yummy. Never disappointed in my meal. I always ask a lot about the menu before I choose and love the fact that the servers know the menu well. They have a great wine selection along with help... More 

Thank Go2FunFood
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Pricey, but atmosphere and food make it worth the $. Need new bread with dinner: it's like cardboard which is s uprising given the superb meals! Great for a romantic dinner when they don't have the music too loud. My wife and I go frequently, and we live 45 minutes away...

Thank Bob R
Ankeny, Iowa
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354 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I love to go down on Main Street at night on the weekends so I can go from place to place seeing friends and having some drinks and eating some great food. There are a large number of bars and restaurants all close together in the 300 block of Main. Main Street got renovated in 1995 into a beautiful historical... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
Abingdon, Illinois
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Excellent service, great food at a reasonable price. The Pheasant Pot Pie is excellent and enough for two!

Thank David C
Dubuque, Iowa
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Friends and I stopped here after the symphony and had one of the best dirty martinis. Cute, coquette little bar, Love Russ the bartender.

Thank Viva B
Dubuque, Iowa
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310 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Freezing cold outside, warm and friendly inside, plus superb menu specials and service. We enjoyed the Wagu Meatloaf and Duckling special. Sauces and garnish for both were splendidly prepared, and Bill an outstanding waiter. Bar was jammed full, with lots of laughter heard. Need to add onto a more regular stop here.

Thank Robert F
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I travel for work on a weekly basis (a lot of local restaurants weekly) after traveling around the nation I always end up back in little Dubuque Iowa at a little Restaurant called Pepper Sprout. By far the best food/small town relaxed atmosphere with an amazing staff and incredible Chef (who talks with customers btw. Actually just got done praising... More 

Thank BocaGrandeALLDay
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?