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Carlos O'kelly's

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1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002-2262
+1 563-583-0088
11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were looking for a place with gluten free options in Dubuque for lunch. We have passed the sign many times but have never stopped. We should have kept driving today. We were seated by a woman with a frown. The table behind us had three woman and 4 kids. One of the kids was allowed to run down the... More 

Thank Chris L
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My mother-in-law loved what she ordered. Don't remember what it was called, but it had spinach and mushrooms and was on the smaller portions menu. I had the margarita fajita chicken and the chicken was flavorful; there was just too much sauce and melted cheese. It was soupy. Enjoyed the margaritas. Our server was nice and worked hard to get... More 

Thank Karen H
Kansas City, Kansas
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Typical chain restaurant. Quality food and a family atmosphere. Our server, Ann, was a hoot! Not only was she quick and efficient, we ended up having a nice, short conversation about kids, etc.

Thank Frank X
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Carlos O'Kelly's was visited out of convenience and proximity to our hotel. My peers enjoyed their food, but my fish tacos lacked presentation. Though they tasted fine, it would not be something i would order again. The chimichangas were very good though. I would also recommend getting a jumbo margarita. 👍

Thank Kate W
Antioch, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Looks fancy outside, but inside you will feel at home. Good food and good amount of it. Love their salsa and queso.

Thank Sue W
Dubuque, Iowa
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I expected this to be a typical franchise restaurant experience---but was very pleasantly surprised. There are a lot of creative and distinctive dishes on the extensive menu. Our waitress could not have been more accommodating.

Thank Shawnfeb_7
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

They closed the one down in my hometown so I was happy to see they were still open in Dubuque. The food is always good regardless of what the "it's not authentic" snobs say. Very reasonably priced and always filling... Nice attentive staff.

Thank Jason C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

A meal for two, with tip, cost about $29. Not one dish was tasty, including the salsa and chips. The entrees were not enjoyable. Fast food places would be a better choice. Food from a gas station would be about equally good

Thank Ronald S
Des Moines, IA
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275 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

My husband and I really like the chimichangas here. They all closed in Des Moines so when we were traveling it was nice to be able to enjoy again. The chips were kinda stale that night but otherwise the service was great, food was quick and hot and very reasonable. Makes me miss the ones back home. If we were... More 

Thank deegeegirl
Wisconsin Dells
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Good change of pace when not wanting the usual offerings in Dubuque. Best Chili Con Queso. around. Have to get Nachos when you go here. It is big enough to have as a meal. Margaritas go great with the meals as well.

Thank Jesse D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002-2262
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-583-0088

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?