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Sunshine Family Restaurant

401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
+1 563-582-3090
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
401 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-7025
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the hash browns were good, there were many problems with the other dishes. The vegetables were canned. The restaurant used fake butter, generic condiments, cool whip, fake parmesan, and other short cuts. The desserts had an after taste. The sauces used thickeners. On the...More

1  Thank Paul4ejjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always like to stop here after the car show in Dubuque. The breakfast here is wonderful and the staff are really great and accommodating. The food is fresh and served hot in the endless coffees excellent. J had the business Men's breakfast eggs toast...More

Thank FastGirl39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i eat breakfast, lunch and dinner there no matter what time of the day it is it is the best for breakfast i love sausage gravy bis and a denver omelette yum yum and anything for lunch or dinner will do. very friendly staff but...More

Thank danigirlluv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is a little small but the staff was friendly and they have the best breakfast in the area. The sausage in the skillets were tasty. Nice palce

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a family who visits here often. They really like the breakfast menu so we decided to try lunch. We could not be more disappointed. Pros: the wait staff was very friendly. The dining room and the bathroom was...More

Thank beckster712
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re in the market for breakfast at a good ol’ diner...then step into the Sunshine. My family came here for a late Sunday morning breakfast. The place was packed, but we didn’t wait more than 5 minutes for a table as these guys looked...More

Thank Goblueprod
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My husband and I decided to head to Dubuque for some gambling and thought we would try a new restaurant instead of eating at the casino - not the best decision. From the reviews we thought the Sunshine Family Restaurant would be just what we...More

1  Thank Cheryl I
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Service was excellent and the food was great. Good portions, served hot and fast. The price is very reasonable and we will be going back.

Thank raceman61
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped after checking out from hotel..offers all menu items that you would want, from breakfast to dinner. Patty Melt was awesome, and by looking around room food looked awesome and sit by kitchen door and everything that came out looked delicious. Waitress we had just...More

1  Thank Don A
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Great place for home cooked breakfast! Staff is super friendly and the food was delicious! I always try to eat here when I visit Dbq.

1  Thank Kevin B
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Jim M
27 April 2016|
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Response from C H E | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea what is going on at the downtown site. Good food at reasonable prices. But, the management & some employees need a kick in the rear. I have stopped going there.
Nikki M
3 March 2016|
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Response from C H E | Reviewed this property |
All day.
6 November 2015|
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Response from C H E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no. BLT is good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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