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Sunshine Family Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
+1 563-582-3090
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Dubuque, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great breakfast served anytime. good food, good prices, good service, off street parking, hearty meal.

Thank steve k
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not fancy just good. When in town we make a point to stop here for breakfast. Sometimes you need to take a chance or try somewhere different. Service was fast and prices were not to bad. I feel I Have to recommend this place.

Thank Terry1GO
Dakota, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we are in Dubuque, we always eat here for breakfast. Great place, and food. Prices are cheap, and service is fast.

Thank Randy P
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late breakfast on a Saturday morning around 11:30am. The chicken fried steak breakfast was a whole lot of food (3 eggs, American potatoes, 2 pieces of toast and a nice sized chicken fried steak with homemade sausage gravy). Thankfully it was really good food. You won't find it on the menu but it was recommended by our... More 

Thank Reeda C
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This corner diner has everything you would want for breakfast! Our party enjoyed eggs to order, bacon, ham, corned beef hash, hash browns with cheese and onions, coffee and juice. Service was quick and efficient, and food was ample in size, hot and delicious, We even had extra potatoes to take home. This is a wonderful find in downtown Dubuque.

Thank Robert W
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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366 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a classic "old school" diner that has great food and atmosphere. Service is always fast and friendly. Portions are large and prices are very reasonable.

Thank Michael H
Evanston, Illinois
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I am a Chicago person who likes diners, in Chicago and in New York City! They often have good simple food. Sunshine family restaurant has the atmosphere of a corner diner, but the food was below par. The french fries were heavy and greasy. The fish sandwich was inedible. All in all it tasted like low quality food service food,... More 

1 Thank Tracy T
Bethel Park, United States
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and we're in Dubuque and we're looking for lunch. This place was listed on TripAdvisor. It was a bargain. They have a senior menu and many items to choose on their regular menu. Home made soup, very good. Lunch specials also a bargain. Place has been there for many years, if you are in the stop for good... More 

Thank James S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Always fast, always friendly. Very simple and basic ambiance, could use a little updating on the inside, but let me tell you - nothing brings back memories of grandmothers cooking quite like this place. Pretty eclectic menu - ranging from breakfast sandwiches to hot open faced beef sandwiches smothered in gravy. Their Sausage Supreme Skillet is my favorite - seasoned... More 

Thank Meghan L
Moline, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stayed in downtown Dubuque and went for a walk to see what the area restaurants had to offer for breakfast. We stopped in and had a wonderful, hearty breakfast that was reasonably priced. The restaurant was a mix of both locals and tourist, but everyone was made to feel welcome. I would return to this restaurant and recommend it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-582-3090
been here for years, serve breakfast lunch and supper

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