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390 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-6933
+1 563-556-1061
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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New Berlin
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Two sides to this restaurant...sit down with waitstaff and the other side you go up to a counter and order your food and pick it up when they call your name. We had burgers and regretted that choice when we saw someone with a spicy sausage bomber sandwich...it looked amazing. If we visit Dubuque we will try that next time.... More 

Thank D K
Rockford, Illinois
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Chicken bacon quesadilla app was really good.pizza went down real easy. Nice prices too. Very reasonable. Beats the crap out of Crust around the block.

Thank Jason C
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Decided to go here after reading decent reviews and wanting to eat somewhere local while visiting. I honestly don't understand where all these great reviews are coming from! Dimly lit with weird circus decorations. I ordered a pizza and it was awful. Premade crusts that resemble shoe leather and canned pizza sauce. Nothing homemade, nothing special.

Weston, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We eat at Shot Tower 3 to 4 times every time we vacation in Dubuque (during holidays). We just ordered two Family size pizzas to go and when we got home we noticed that they gave us two "small" pizzas after we opened the box. We called them but they proceeded to tell us the smalls ($43+) were really large... More 

Thank captainall
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This business is well established, but will never be one of my favorites.The food is unremarkable. The location is right in the center of the downtown.

Thank dubuque41
Dubuque, Iowa
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

this place is fairly large but has an intimate atmosphere. It is basically a pizza place and has many other sandwiches and items to order. The bar for alcoholic beverages is in the same establishment but in a separate section. The food and service is very good. We had pizza, hamburger and french fries and all were good.

Thank Flutterjean
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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204 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

A Dubuque classic. Known for pizza Shot Tower has many other things on the menu that make it tough to decide what to try. Excellent Italian dishes,Chicken, and Appetizers are among best choices. If you visit Dubuque this is a must try.

Thank tmyankee15
Dubuque, Iowa
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

We ate here for the first time in Oct. 2015. They have amazing pizza and ice cold beer! The Shot Tower has been a Dubuque Icon for years. Chicken is breaded in house and not frozen. It is a must try. The fried ice cream is the best I have ever had. Remember it is extremely large and should be... More 

Thank PutJer1
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

The pizza is delicious here! We also ordered onion rings, chicken tenders, and fries. All very tasty. There is a large bar and eating area on one side and then a cafeteria & arcade style family area on the other. It's a dive but the food and people were great.

Thank Becky D
Dubuque, Iowa
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a wonderful place to eat in Dubuque. Great food and families are welcomed. They offer great pizza as well as excellent sandwiches. Very inexpensive and a great place to enjoy a good meal in a very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Gail H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?