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Kalmes Breaktime Grill and Spirits

1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
+1 563-582-8566
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Once a working man's lunch break must. Now a nice place for anyone's lunch. Friendly staff, and good food at reasonable prices. Downtown location.

Thank dubuque41
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Had a recommendation to stop here for lunch and took the advice. I was surprised how busy they were for lunch but we got seated quickly and our order was promptly taken. Was on business and could not have alcohol but they have what looks...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Kalmes Breaktime is a great place that you don't have to dress up for. The food is delicious and the service is always friendly. You will want to make reservations on Friday and Saturday nights, they get pretty busy.

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

They have a few of a variety of brewed beers. Got seated right away... started ordering a apperizer but we couldn't get them cuz u don't have them anymore.. why would u keep things on the menu if u don't have it anymore....so we looked...More

Thank 2CrazyOldTravelers
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great bar food, baseball on the televisions, cold beer. Their burgers live up to their reputation. It can get really crowded and there is a small kitchen, but it's worth it to try it.

Thank TJBramble
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Everyday specials. Bar atmosphere in the millwork district. Affordable and friendly. Easy parking but metered. Good food.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We eat lunch there about once a week and the service is friendly and the burgers are great! They also have a large menu with other great options!

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Tuesday is popular due to 2.50 burgers. If you want anything on it it's extra. But even loaded up it's a good value and a good burger.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were in the area at a local casino and asked a worker there to recommend a good local place to eat, and this is where he sent us. It was perfect for what we were looking for. We ordered the appetizer platter that comes...More

Thank jjacks70
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a Saturday evening and got seated right away. This is a typical bar with eating space. Our table ordered ribeye steak (very good) and grilled shrimp (tasty but a bit over cooked). Kalmes have a reputation of being great cooks so...More

Thank lynne G
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 23
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-582-8566
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Corner bar and restaurant with American style comfort food
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