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Sunshine Family Restaurant

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American, Diner
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401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Moline, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in downtown Dubuque and went for a walk to see what the area restaurants had to offer for breakfast. We stopped in and had a wonderful, hearty breakfast that was reasonably priced. The restaurant was a mix of both locals and tourist, but everyone was made to feel welcome. I would return to this restaurant and recommend it... More 

Thank ksumday
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a recommendation from the Holiday Inn and although we had to wait 10-15 minutes, it was well worth it!! Our indication of a great restaurant is if the parking lot is full and droves of people are there - this fit both criteria! Had the two for two breakfast, which came very fast and everything was phenomenal.... More 

Thank WisconsinLor
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait 10 minutes for a table, but it was worth the wait. I had a skillet with hash browns, onions, and peppers. Food came quickly and it was hot! Delicious.

Thank Margaret E
Dyersville, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went here for the Lunch Special. AMAZING food, fast service, friendly employees. SO cheap for what you get too!

Thank nickivb21
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant for breakfast in April 2016. The service was fast and friendly, the food was excellent. We went back this past weekend (October 2016) for a couples weekend and went back for breakfast both mornings! The owner was there each time, working along with his staff. He runs a tight ship. We were impressed and will... More 

Thank Timothy E
Rockford, Illinois
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Building looks nice on the outside, but tired on the inside. Waitress was very nice and helpful. Food was a good value and plentiful, but plain & bland.

Thank Herbert M
Dubuque, Iowa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are looking for a place to get good breakfast food while traveling or out for breakfast. This a goo d spot.

Thank Daniel P E
Lincoln, Nebraska
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is definitely a local breakfast spot. It was packed on Monday morning with locals. The waitress was quick, friendly and attentive. Plenty of coffee. The Denver omelette from the senior menu was really good. Highly recommend.

Thank LicoriceLady
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We were driving through town, stopped here for lunch after reading reviews on Trip Advisor-big mistake! It might be good for breakfast, but our lunches were bad. My fiancée ordered the open-faced meatloaf sandwich which came with mashed potatoes and gravy. None of it tasted homemade. In fact, he said it had no taste at all-so bad he couldn't eat... More 

1 Thank Deb E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Staying at Hotel on Riverfront. Easy walking. Great fast service. Lots of locals so you know food is good. Had skillet breakfast which was very tasty!

Thank Donna M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 15635823090
been here for years, serve breakfast lunch and supper

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