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Kalmes Breaktime Grill and Spirits

1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
+1 563-582-8566
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“gouda burger” (3 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
“prime rib” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
1097 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001-5026
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Visited with 4 couples on a Saturday for lunch. Their special was a pork-T most of us ordered that item. Served with French Fries and Cole slaw. Nice lunch. Good service. I enjoy trying their different craft beers. Get place, I will be back soon.

Thank Goodscout
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Great spot with excellent burgers, but could have been a bit quicker and more accommodating at lunch time on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank zunguy
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Heather makes the best Cosmo and Moscow Mules. Ribeye sandwich, sweet potatoes topped with maple syrup, fish sandwich and burgers are great! They have the best homemade noodles but they go fast! So worth the stop!!!

Thank JanKWheeler
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I was in Dubuque for a gig and was looking for a cool laid back local bar grill.. I drove around the area from my hotel and found Kalmes.. Walked in and was immediately greeted by the bartender and there were a few people in...More

2  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Huge assortment of burgers. I had the green olive burger with swiss served with fries. My buddy had the gouda burger with grilled onions and mushrooms. It was heaven! I also appreciate the flavored ketchup and friendly service. Charming space.

1  Thank Bonnie O
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Chicken is wonderful as are the burgers. Not very friendly staff but service is good. Located in the heart of the city and has a good selection of beers on tap.

Thank c s
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

By far the best prime rib I've ever had! My husband liked the liver and onions and we enjoyed the large selection of draft and bottled beer and the atmosphere. Kalmes could become one of my favorites!

1  Thank llfie
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Tuesday lunch special, cheap burgers. Regular burgers are even better, Hawaiian burger was messy but awesome.

Thank Jake H
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Consistently very good, the service is friendly and the price is right. I suggest to order the daily special, especially the pork tenderloin.

1  Thank adelio93
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for supper and came back again later for night cap. Both times service was outstanding as well as the food and drinks. When we arrived for our night cap, the kitchen had just closed, however the staff still made us appetizers. If you...More

4  Thank jwheels1990
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Corner bar and restaurant with American style comfort food