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Catfish Charlies

1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
+1 563-582-8600
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hold a monthly meeting here At Charlie’s. Prices are fantastic, quantity on upper end, preparation is great, service is above board and very personable staff. Well worth the stop any night.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful pace but no other customers on Halloween nite! Good food. Beautiful salad. Good spice. Very relaxing meal! Wish the weather was warmer to enjoy the outside dining! J

Thank grammsj
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Been going here on a regular basis for a couple years. Seems like ever since their general manager left, the food has gotten worse...which does not make a lot of sense, since the owner still does the cooking. I used to love their ribs, now...More

Thank ClickTheGeek
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were very excited to visit Catfish Charlies because we love seafood and wanted a view by the water. The wait to be seated was average but the service was very slow and not very responsive. We expected more from the food and were disappointed...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The sign out front says "Sunday Brunch Open at 9:00 AM". We arrived at 10:30 to be sure to get a table by the water. The place was closed. The door opened at 11:00 and as we entered we asked about brunch. A surly hostess...More

1  Thank Larry F
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The food here is institutional in flavor. The blackened fish was more like pan broiled with some spices. The broiled fish had no flavor. All in all a very disappointing place.

Thank skyhawk13
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Passing through Dubuque we found this gem on the internet so we decided to try it because it sounded like a unique place, we got seated right away but then had trouble getting waited on so I found who I think was the manager and...More

Thank George P
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The restaurant was large and had good views of the river. The fried catfish was tender and seasoned well. The 3 cheese mashed potatoes was fair, however my wife liked them. The peach cobbler lacked sweetness and flavor in the crumb topping and peach syrup....More

Thank twa63
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you want a local restaurant on the river, Catfish Charlie's is the place for you. While the food is not spectacular, it does have some unique choices, plus it has special meals for seniors at a reduced price during certain hours. What makes CC...More

Thank 9judy47
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I've gone to many weddings and have been catered. This one by far is on tops. The food was hot and flavorful. The Staff help went around picking up plates. They had more than enough for and did not run out. People at the end...More

Thank Tammy F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-582-8600
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