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Unexpected Great Food in Classic Old Bar Downtown
This place is a hop skip from several hotels, and we were quite happy finding this place for dinner. So pleased, we returned for dinner for our second night in town. First night was very full during prime time, so we sat at the bar. Great low-key bartender, Mike, who’s the perfect combination of excellent info source on food and beer ... read more
pinegable via tripadvisor.com - May 23, 2022
Excellent Food and Service
In town for a conference and was recommended to try The Vault. Glad we did. The food was delicious, service was excellent, and the building was cool. Had the prime rib French dip for dinner and came back for lunch the following day. Got the Hawaiian chicken sandwich which was great. Dawn and Lydia provided excellent service. Will def ... read more
bbkc1 via tripadvisor.com - May 18, 2022
This place was recommended by our server Dawn who also is a hostess at 3 Mile House. All I can say is wow. The restaurant is a converted bank building which adds a little character. The food is by far the best I’ve had in a long time. I ordered the teriyaki wings and they were outta this world. Also the blue cheese dressing was homem ... read more
Von Burns via google.com - May 17, 2022
Awesome wait staff. Food was excellent. The timing of bringing out food was great.
Anthony Bartels via google.com - May 12, 2022
This place is great, straddles the years of old and new bringing all that New Dubuque Main Street has to offer. Great food and people. One recommendation, more jalapeños in the homemade poppers, they are just cream cheese balls!
Ryan Hornung via google.com - May 8, 2022
Great food and drinks!
Jordan Palmer via google.com - May 4, 2022
We were in town for a dance competition and we were able to walk here. The service was good and fast
We were in town for a dance competition and we were able to walk here. The service was good and fast and the food was really good. Hopefully we'll have another competition so we can come back and try some of the other items on the menu.
Lori M. via yelp.com - Apr 23, 2022
Food was great, server was fine, building is awesome. What more could we want? 😃 ... read more
Joel Ames via google.com - Apr 16, 2022
Service was fantastic. First restaurant I've eaten at since pandemic started 2+ years. Food was incr
Service was fantastic. First restaurant I've eaten at since pandemic started 2+ years. Food was incredible and ridiculous amount given! Absolutely no complaints! Ambiance is incredible. Forgot to clarify that we are primarily vegetarian and they accommodated nicely!
Lori D. via yelp.com - Apr 16, 2022
Great atmosphere and food !! Lots to choose from on the menu
Great atmosphere and food !! Lots to choose from on the menu ... read more
Cindy Ann Murguia via facebook.com - Apr 14, 2022
I did a weekend trip to Dubuque with my wife to check out the downtown, although there were tons of good eats and drinks this was by far the best experience so much so were go snagged drinks there twice that weekend.
Jonathan Cygan via google.com - Apr 3, 2022
I had the chicken and waffles which was excellent!! My groups food also had high reviews. The waitress was efficient and fun. We will definitely go back. If you all go try the pretzel!!
Julie Hammer via google.com - Apr 3, 2022
The food is great and the drinks are very good 👍 ... read more
Dennis Kollman via google.com - Mar 31, 2022
In town for the weekend and decided to try something local. Quick and friendly service. Food was exc
In town for the weekend and decided to try something local. Quick and friendly service. Food was excellent. Will definitely come back when I'm the area.
Derek G. via yelp.com - Mar 12, 2022
Great food. Great atmosphere.
Marlene Greene via google.com - Feb 10, 2022
Great food and great drinks!
Edgardo Cuellar via google.com - Feb 9, 2022
Hello good day,obviously this year 2021 has not been easy with the . Many have lost their jobs due
Hello good day, obviously this year 2021 has not been easy with the . Many have lost their jobs due to the PANDEMIC and i also lost mine too and i thought that was going to be the end of the world for me and my family until i came across the most amazing trader Mrs Sandra billy she change my life. billy has helped me earned more prof ... read more
Nhlobiso Masondo via facebook.com - Feb 9, 2022
Bring a coat if it’s winter! Brrr
Our biggest problem we had, along with several other guests we visited with, is that when the front door opens, which is very often, the temperature in the restaurant and bar area drop significantly. I understand it’s winter in Iowa but they need to find a way to minimize the impact by adding a 2nd door. Wine was good, cheese curds g ... read more
michaelvT5110DB via tripadvisor.com - Feb 2, 2022
The food was great. The staff was amazing.We had a great time. Try the Bees Knees.
Jennifer Barnes-Seger via google.com - Jan 23, 2022
We had a great experience for being a first time there…, Awesome and friendly staff…. Food was deli
We had a great experience for being a first time there…, Awesome and friendly staff…. Food was delicious.. (need a little seasoning in your auju, pretty blah for prime rib French dip)…. I recommend you stop in and enjoy your day or night. We will be back again soon….. Had an awesome waitress and hope to have her again for future (J ... read more
J.T. Davis via facebook.com - Jan 8, 2022
Food was great, service was top notch and friendly.
Tim Zauche via google.com - Jan 5, 2022
Good place to grab a steak or a burger, maybe just apps. Drinks are really good and a cool atmosphere. Friendly staff.
Steve R. via google.com - Dec 30, 2021
We ate here for the first time tonight and it didn't disappoint! We stared with the onion rings and
We ate here for the first time tonight and it didn't disappoint! We stared with the onion rings and they where homemade dipped in batter and amazing. I got the Vault burger and that was really good. I don't finish it as it is huge but it was really good! My husband got the French dip and said that was good as well! We Wouk for sure v ... read more
kathy o. via yelp.com - Dec 29, 2021
Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with my wife and two young children. Two of us enjoyed excellent burgers
Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with my wife and two young children. Two of us enjoyed excellent burgers (mine had Canadian bacon and a fried egg), plus we all split a giant, warm, pretzel. Most of us had leftovers. And as we watched the first significant snowfall in Dubuque of the season (3 days after Christmas), it was a charming and rel ... read more
Ryan Morrison via facebook.com - Dec 28, 2021
Delicious! Went for our 12 year anniversary and the atmosphere was great, food excellent and server very attentive. Would definitely go again!
Julia Krogman via google.com - Dec 17, 2021
Nice vibe, broad menu, good cocktails and food. Enjoyed drinks here for certain. Food is pretty tast
Nice vibe, broad menu, good cocktails and food. Enjoyed drinks here for certain. Food is pretty tasty - cheese curds were great! Crab stuffed mushrooms and jalapeño poppers are not what you would think - they are made as large balls and deep fried, good but not great, a bit heavy. Vodka Penne with shrimp was tasty. Salmon entree also ... read more
Amy A. via yelp.com - Dec 7, 2021
I highly recommend!! Amazing service, great food and beautiful atmosphere.
I highly recommend!! Amazing service, great food and beautiful atmosphere.
Katie Jordan via facebook.com - Dec 4, 2021
First time and the food was amazing and the service was awesome!
First time and the food was amazing and the service was awesome!
Kara Edmonds via facebook.com - Dec 3, 2021
We took friends from out of town on Saturday. Melissa was our sever and she was exceptional. The atm
We took friends from out of town on Saturday. Melissa was our sever and she was exceptional. The atmosphere is very nice, the food was terrific and that hUGE pretzel for four was amazing!! The entire evening was very enjoyable. We will go back for sure and hopefully Melissa will be working. She was exceptional, on the ball and just a ... read more
L F. via yelp.com - Nov 28, 2021
Great Food! Great service... No Excuses... they were on the ball! We will return!
Patrick Quinn via google.com - Nov 20, 2021
The good was wonderful. The service...our waiter was Alex...was exceptional. Make sure to save room for dessert....they are fabulous.
JoAnne Beecher via google.com - Nov 20, 2021
Ambieance was nice. Not busy while we were there. Jennifer was our server & took great care of us. Thought it was a bit pricey but will definitely visit again.
Mike Olsen via google.com - Oct 20, 2021
We've done carry-out a few times since they opened but hadn't dined in due to COVID. We didn't realize that they did reservations (I checked their website but didn't see anything indicating they did) and stopped in on a Friday night with another couple, hoping to try them in person. The hostess was understanding and took our name whi ... read more
Gregory Miller via google.com - Oct 16, 2021
We've done carry-out a few times since they opened but hadn't dined in due to COVID. We didn't reali
We've done carry-out a few times since they opened but hadn't dined in due to COVID. We didn't realize that they did reservations (I checked their website but didn't see anything indicating they did) and stopped in on a Friday night with another couple, hoping to try them in person. The hostess was understanding and took our name whi ... read more
Greg M. via yelp.com - Oct 16, 2021
Had really good time here. Great food. Good beer selection. Friendly staff.
Katharine Howard via google.com - Oct 12, 2021
Beautiful space, excellent service, and ginormous pretzel!! Arrive hungry this place has good food and lots of it. The cocktail menu was something special, they did an excellent job with unique and delicious drinks.
Marcy Kyser via google.com - Oct 10, 2021
Food was very good and so was the waitress.
Patrick Doherty via google.com - Oct 8, 2021
Wonderful relaxing ambiance during lunch time. Excellent drink menu. The Lavender Bees Knees is my new favorite drink but the Bourbon Old Fashion was a favorite!! Dinner time this place can be pretty busy. We had a delicious lunch and came back for appetizers. Everything was delicious and every seat in the house is a good one.
Elizabeth Melissa via google.com - Sep 27, 2021
Came here after disappointing experience at a down the street bar. Wow what a difference. Great bar
Came here after disappointing experience at a down the street bar. Wow what a difference. Great bar great atmosphere. This place is really cool. Bartender was great very attentive all the way thru. Drinks where good in good size glasses. Menu had a lot of good sounding food. I just needed an appetizer. First ordered the cheese and me ... read more
Vince O. via yelp.com - Sep 26, 2021
Its was ok.
Marcus Stallings via google.com - Sep 18, 2021
Service was great and food was delicious! Will definitely go again!
Service was great and food was delicious! Will definitely go again!
JoAnn Weitz via facebook.com - Sep 4, 2021
Had a very nice lunch with friends. The chicken salad I had was delicious. Everyone else liked their meals as well. Waitress was very nice and very attentive. We will be back.
Nora McCarville via google.com - Sep 3, 2021
A neat place with good food at a fair price. It was a bank previously, and it's interesting to see the design elements and items related to that. In addition, it presented some other history about the town.
Ian McKilligan via google.com - Aug 30, 2021
was the best Rueben Ssndwich I have ever had. piled hight with corned beef.
was the best Rueben Ssndwich I have ever had. piled hight with corned beef.
Cindy Korman Schwendinger via facebook.com - Aug 28, 2021
Great food ... read more
Joe Fuchs via google.com - Aug 27, 2021
We had a very nice lunch here. The ambience is very cool in an old bank. The wait staff is professional and prompt. We enjoyed our sandwiches at lunch time. I had the Cuban and it was delicious, however, it wasn’t put through a panini press…so it is a Cuban at that point? Either way it was good. We also had their desserts which wer ... read more
Todd via google.com - Aug 22, 2021
excellent food...best tenderloin bites
excellent food...best tenderloin bites ... read more
Eric Olson via facebook.com - Aug 21, 2021
Excellent food and service ... read more
Frank Salwolke via google.com - Aug 7, 2021
Beautiful bar and restaurant in historic district! The food was scrumptious! I had generous portion of flaky delicious cod with mashed potatoes made in heaven and salad with best ranch dressing I've ever had. The Final Word cocktail was delightful! Lauren our waitress gave great service. The manager is a good man involved in each asp ... read more
chris gebert via google.com - Aug 6, 2021
We came for the pretzel but they had dessert at the front door that looked better! After we ordered some the waiter said that was sold out, so we got the giant pretzel anyway. It was awesome! Definitely more than we could eat.
Nathan Weiser via google.com - Jul 24, 2021
Cool place! Great staff and awesome appetizers!
Cool place! Great staff and awesome appetizers!
Roger Townsend via facebook.com - Jul 18, 2021
Excellent food and staff! Filet that I cut with a butter knife! Not to mention the best old fashio
Excellent food and staff! Filet that I cut with a butter knife! Not to mention the best old fashioned I've ever had outside of the great nation of Wisconsin! Definitely a 5 star rating!!!
Phillip Mitchell via facebook.com - Jul 17, 2021
Delicious chicken Florentine! Adequate service ... read more
Tressie Laney via google.com - Jul 17, 2021
Nice, friendly staff. Food was tasty and hot. Good variety on the menu. Full service bar. Staff was professionally dressed but customers casual to dress casual attire welcome. Would definitely stop in again when in Dubuque!
Shelly MacBean via google.com - Jul 17, 2021
Toby was great! Awesome place.
Rick Quist via google.com - Jul 16, 2021
Excellent food and super friendly staff!!!!
Nikita Chandani via google.com - Jul 13, 2021
Great place, good atmosphere and service was good. Will visit again ... read more
Casey Melver via google.com - Jul 10, 2021
First time there. Food was good. I'll go again. But probably not on my favorite list.
Sandy Clark via google.com - Jul 8, 2021
Great food and generous portion sizes!!
Great food and generous portion sizes!!
Jenny Kingsley Morales via facebook.com - Jul 7, 2021
The best food!!!! Absolutely amazing!!!!!!
The best food!!!! Absolutely amazing!!!!!!
Dalena Thomas via facebook.com - Jul 3, 2021
we stopped into this bar a little before 10 o'clock. After we sat down and order our drinks we notic
we stopped into this bar a little before 10 o'clock. After we sat down and order our drinks we noticed the bar closed at 8 PM. The bartenders were more than happy to make us two delicious drinks. Great drinks! Perfect for the prices and we will definitely be back to eat!!
Molly R. via yelp.com - Jun 25, 2021
Great management. I had an issue with a meal and the manager came and was extremely personable and apologized for the inconvenience.
Thomas Jacobs via google.com - Jun 19, 2021
We found The Vault on our first night in town and it was so good we went back two more times before our long weekend was over. We highly recommend the French dip and Old Fashioned!
Brandi via google.com - Jun 18, 2021
Forgot to comment on the tartar sauce...I never like it but the vault makes it homemade and it's del
Forgot to comment on the tartar sauce...I never like it but the vault makes it homemade and it's delicious!
Gail B. via yelp.com - Jun 13, 2021
The food i got was incredible!
HaazMatt via google.com - Jun 12, 2021
We stopped for lunch after visiting the Mississippi River Museum. The service was quick and very friendly. My husband got a burger that he said was good. I had the Apple Feta Salad and it was delicious. The ranch dressing that came with our boys chicken tenders was wonderful.
Michelle M via google.com - Jun 10, 2021
Visited twice in one day and definitely plan on returning. Great ambiance (beautiful interior, clean restrooms), good food and drink. Portions are Midwest-generous and the appetizer pretzel is a show stopper. Thank you, Vault, for making a weary traveler’s day.
Mariana “Mare” Grohowski via google.com - Jun 6, 2021
The last word is fantastic. Chicken Gouda salad was perfect, light, and filling. Great atmosphere g
The last word is fantastic. Chicken Gouda salad was perfect, light, and filling. Great atmosphere great vibe. come out and support.
Jack Cole via facebook.com - Jun 1, 2021
The food was good the service was excellent and even on my special order nachos they got every detail right ... read more
M Sacco via google.com - May 27, 2021
Wonderful salads!
Rachel Starbuck via google.com - May 21, 2021
Friendly staff and delicious burgers!!! Cute atmosphere.
Friendly staff and delicious burgers!!! Cute atmosphere.
Brenda Hansen McBryde via facebook.com - May 20, 2021
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