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Shot Tower Inn

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390 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6933
+1 563-556-1061
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Forest City, Iowa
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delicious hamburgers and pizza. We went two nights in a row because our first night was so good. Lots of space to eat, and convenient downtown location.

Thank Kendra F
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had many choices to eat while in town for a hockey tournament. We decided to stop here on a recommendation and the food was very good. Great selection of bar and grill food. The Italian sandwiches or hoagie style were very good. Great atmosphere too with plenty of room if you wanted to take a good size group.

Thank Byron H
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They serve good pizza and subs. This is old Dubuque staple. Not a great atmosphere...very dated and old looking. I would rather pick up food and eat at home, rather than eat there.

Thank Susan W
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Pizza is ok, I asked all meat and wasn't anything special I prefer other places in town, on the other hand sweet fries were really good, nice staff and service is fast

Thank Jaime G
Hartford, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I was with a group, and met some of our friends at the bar in this restaurant. My husband and I had a burger, which was good, even though they forgot my raw onion. One of the bartenders was nice enough to give us some local information, which we appreciated.

Thank niteowl22
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We aren't from Iowa but met with some friends who are so met for dinner. I actually planned to meet somewhere else but couldn't remember the name of the place. Shot Tower Inn was not it....so I was disappointed from the beginning but we decided to give it a try... It was really busy so waited for a table which... More 

Thank TerryTom2119
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Pizza crust seams like premade not worth 24 dollars maybe because it was take out not what I remember

Thank jim H
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I've been here more than a dozen times over the course of my 20+ years living in eastern Iowa. First came here on the recommendation of a close friend who grew up nearby and ate here often back in the day. My take is that this place hasn't changed much at all in the past 30 years. It's a bit... More 

Thank Jason L
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Fried cheese curds5 star quality, Pizza just average, Service above average. I found the restaurant is a nice quiet meeting place for couples.

Thank Macalv
Lancaster, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had half taco pizza and half pepperoni pizza. The pizza was good. Definitely tastes better than a frozen pizza like the other reviews. You order your pizza at the counter and wait for them call your number. We were here during lunch. I think it took about 15 minutes for our pizza. Not a bad place.

Thank Gpackergal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6933
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-556-1061

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?