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Catfish Charlies

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1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
+1 563-582-8600
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just tried the ribs and chicken and it was good. They now offer their own craft beers. Service was good as well.

Thank packers000
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasted like it was fresh off the boat, Catfish Charlie's was amazing! A small town feel, dining on the pier, and excellent service and food. We enjoyed calamari as an appetizer (my husband is well traveled and said this was the best calamari he has ever had!). I ordered crab stuffed shrimp in a light parmesan sauce with their three... More 

Thank Quinn C
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This was my fourth visit to Charlie's over several years. It is a relaxed and pleasant place overlooking an inlet off the Mississippi River. I have had several very good seafood dishes here. This time a very good Shrimp Alfredo dish. To begin, I had a tasty local beer called Good Old Potosi. Charlie's has recently started brewing its own... More 

Thank Tom Z
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Our large family with kids to seniors came. Great food, wonderful service, very reasonable prices for what we got. We weren't rushed, had a very nice family outing.

Thank Randy C
Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We went Friday night as a group of all ages. The parking lot was dimly lit , one of our guests tripped over a cement parking barrier , nocked out unconscious . We had to call 911 , Firetruck & ambulance came with lights & sirens ... Not one employee , manager came out to check on us before or... More 

Thank cheesemakers
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We went in for a brunch buffet this morning. The brunch started at 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. We arrived at 11:30 a.m. The place was relatively empty with the exception of very noisy and obnoxious patrons in the bar area. They were horribly loud and disturbing. We asked our server if we could move to another table where it... More 

Thank Ginny F
Dubuque, IA
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198 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The menu is diverse. Choose sandwiches, Ribs, chicken, steaks, Pasta, shrimp etc. A little for everyone. I usually get the pork tenderloin sandwich. I consider this one of the best in the state. Burgers are good and the hand cut fries are excellent. Brews their own beers and all coctails available. Great service. Can't go wrong with Charlies.

Thank Goodscout
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a subtle nautical decor located on the river by the marina and ice rink. Was pleasantly surprised they have a very inviting 55 and older menu with many choices and most meals less than $10.00. We ordered off the main menu. Those prices were very reasonable as well. We had the blackened catfish meal and the bourbon... More 

Thank Becky W
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I ordered the Fried Grouper which was excellent. Fairly limited choices for fresh fish and sea food but it's hard to get here in the Midwest. Sides could be more exciting. Wish they'd expand on a few more entree's.

Thank Patti M
Cascade, Iowa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Their food is amazing and varied do not let the name fool you this is not some just fish place! Although they do have a wonderful seafood Alfredo that is second to none. But the steaks are marvelous too!

Thank julianasjem

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1630 E 16th Street Ext, Dubuque, IA 52001-2306
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-582-8600

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