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Pepper Sprout

378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
+1 563-556-2167
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good13%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“quail” (3 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
378 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6944
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had a great time here for dinner the other night - if we were local, I would come back often - everyone was very friendly, and there were a number of dishes I wanted to try. The main courses were very generous portions -...More

Thank cwitkows
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We went for an early dinner, we were greeted warmly and were seated right away without reservations. The inside was nice, being in an old building downtown. The food was average, and knowing that this was a higher end restaurant which was highly rated, I...More

Thank Buddy V
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We had tried Pepper Sprout before and were less than impressed. They do have a seasonal menu so we thought we could try again. I think the chefs pallet is sweeter than I like. My husband had the Rabbit Cacciatore with a generous helping of...More

Thank OliviaW929
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Seasonal menu that incorporates fresh, local ingredients. Nice setting for a romantic dinner. Good wine and beer list or carry in and pay $10 corkage.

Thank Frazier_13
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wonderful venue and location is great. But the service was mediocre at best. Our entrees were nothing special. The Winter Risotto was good but not great. The cosmo's were very good the waitress was not. Next time I would try somewhere else.

Thank drb945
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome restaurant, you MUST eat here. Great service, food couldn't be prepared or served better. Great wine list. Celebrated our 30th anniversary. I had the lamb chops. Best I've ever had, including I would rate them over the California Basque restaurants. Wife had the drunken...More

1  Thank Randy C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The building is beautifully restored. The food is always amazing and the drinks are great, too. I love their Bloody Mary's. The service has always been wonderful.

1  Thank Carol K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Food is made from locally produced items and fresh seafood. It is served with style and a smile. Entry size is just right with a little to take home! And the desserts are heavenly! A little pricey but well worth it as it will be...More

1  Thank 9judy47
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had a great evening with a great meal. We had great service too. I would highly recommend Pepper Sprout for a nice evening out.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I'm always thrilled with my food and the friendly atmosphere. It's a small place. If you want a booth you should call ahead and reserve. I sometimes prefer a tables. There isn't a bad seat in the house. My quail was super fabulous. The sauce...More

Thank Go2FunFood
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1 April 2016|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
checked with kim the owner...has no idea the have been open the are closed sun and mon and are doing plated lunches for mothers day....get the biscuts and gravy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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