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Dottie's Cafe

504 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7026
+1 563-556-9617
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“french toast” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
504 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7026
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff,great small town cafe with good home cooked food and great atmosphere! Highly recommend.

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was all very good and tasty on a recent August Friday lunch time. I had a delicious hamburger and fries and I do mean delicious. My friend had french toast done to perfection and another friend raved about her bean soup. This place is...More

Thank MNDoodles
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Good food and good service and good prices in a down home place. Highly recommend. Places like this are dying out. I’m always on the lookout for them and happy when I find them.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 15 July 2018

You will get a standard, no frills, basic breakfast. Done right and done fast. And at diner prices. Staff hustle to get it done and keep the coffee coming. You will save on the cost, so leave a good tip.

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 26 April 2018

This restaurant has such a nostalgic feel to it. Hard wood floors with a counter hosting swivel stools, as well as booths. The food was typical diner food, large portions, price was fair - I paid 7.50 for a half portion of their "known for"...More

Thank victoriah788
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

When we vacation we like to avoid the touristy establishments so we found Dottie’s. It was a charming, no frills, step back in time. There are very few of these places left! Our waitress was a in-law to Dottie who passed away 15 years ago,...More

Thank Gohawks1
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Dottie' s cafe was down the road from our hotel. We ate there one morning for breakfast, and it was very good. The cafe had a very nice atmosphere to it, very clean, and friendly staff. The food was very good, and the wait wasn't...More

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We have been going here for years and love the food and service. They used to be open all night, now just during the early parts of the day. Usually going for breakfast so that is not really an issue. Don't pass up the Hillbilly...More

Thank dubuquers777
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We came to Dottie's Cafe for breakfast. It is an old-school diner with counters by the grill and stools at the counter. There are tables and booths, as well. The restaurant is very well-kept. We had the hillbilly surprise which not only looked good, but...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Nice and small with good food, great people! They had a good breakfast and the prices were reasonable. Family atmosphere.

Thank W2544GSjeffr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7026
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-556-9617
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