Located along the Mississippi, Dubuque attracts flocks of tourists due to its remarkable river-scapes. The city’s restaurants are ready to welcome those tourists with memorable meals and, more notably, excellent and friendly service. Read our guide to discover Dubuque’s 10 best restaurants.
An irresistible whiff of barbecue cooked meat lures passers-by on Dubuque’s University Avenue into Sugar Ray’s. Chef Raymond Sanders grew up with fried chicken and pork chops as a young boy in Chicago, standing next to his grandmother while she cooked wonderful family meals. He later ventured into the cooking business as a caterer for special events – his pork ribs were so tender and tasty and his sandwiches so exquisite that his services proved to be a success every single time. Eventually, Sanders opened Sugar Ray’s, his very own barbecue joint which is now one of the most popular spots in town for a fail-safe, stellar barbecue session.
Sugar Ray’s Barbeque, 1106 University Ave, Dubuque, IA, USA, +1 563 583 9590
Fans of gyros — the traditional Greek sandwich of rotisserie meats, salad vegetables, lettuce and tzatziki sauce wrapped in grilled pita bread — have one name to remember for their next trip to Dubuque. Zoro’s. This fast food joint serves the best gyros in town, prepared with pork, chicken or cheese. Whatever variant is preferred, customers will find in their hands a huge, delicious gyro that will keep them full for a good while, especially if they’ll have Zoro’s fantastic fries with the sandwich. Although gyros are the house’s specialty, Zoro’s also offers a range of no less tasty, typical fast foods such as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken wings and hot dogs.
Zoro’s Gyro, 1400 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA, USA, +1 563 557 5071