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Shot Tower Inn

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390 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6933
+1 563-556-1061
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

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Thank jim H
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Jason L
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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.

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Thank Macalv
Lancaster, Wisconsin
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

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Thank Gpackergal
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Our two take out orders were hardly edible. The garden salad with chicken was so bad we fed the extra dry chicken to our dog, who barely ate it. The meatball sandwich was more like a ground beef sandwich. Hopefully the pizza is much better than what we had.

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Thank Ryan Q
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

One of those restuarants that you might drive unknowingly by because it's hard to tell if their open because the neon looks off due to dark windows. Ordered a pizza with my daughter after figuring out their seating arraignments. Main entrance takes u to self service which isn't notated anywhere. After talking to friendly staff found out there's self service... More 

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Thank CornFed69
Cincinnati, Ohio
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had lunch here following a business meeting and it was great. Large and easy to find a table for 5. Another large room for larger party if needed. Good selection of food but we all went for the Taco Tuesday special which was a great value. 3 huge tacos! I couldn't even finish the 3rd. The spinach artichoke dip... More 

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Thank Cobo418
Johnston, Iowa
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I brought my teenage daughter and a friend to Dubuque for 3 days of business meetings. I remember eating at the Shot Tower many years ago and the pizza sandwiches were so good. Unfortunately, it appears that time hasn't been kind to this restaurant. The service was fine but the food was barely good. The girls had ribs which came... More 

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Thank Dave C
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Food was quick, tasty and all the staff was friendly. Great prices and quick food delivery. This is a seat-yourself, order-at-the-counter style spot that's great for families with kids as well as adults out for a night. Pizza was awesome as was their fettuccini Alfredo!

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Thank Kristin H
Grand Rapids
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Pizza tasted like a Jiffy crust mix. Salad greens were brown and wilty. No napkins on any tables. Seems like they were more concerned with deliveries instead of people dining in.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?