Buddy’s Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant has been serving excellent dinners from Dubuque’s North End District since 1998. Our courteous and professional staff is always prepared to provide you with outstanding customer service.
Stop In For A Bar Beverage – Stay For Dinner – Have An After-Dinner Drink
Family Owned & Operated
Terri Spiegelhalter has earned an outstanding reputation in the Tri-States for her commitment to homemade, high-quality entrees. Along with her son, Steven, they continue the standards and traditions set by Buddy.
Reputation & Reviews
We loved this place! At first, we were afraid to go in because it looked like someone’s old house. Boy, are we glad we stopped! This place is run by the people who own it and this place is a gem! Everything is made from scratch, including the salad dressings. My son, who refused to eat everything that was put in front of him while we were in Dubuque for a hockey tournament, actually ate everything that was put in front of him in this place. The steaks and broasted chicken were incredible! Tenderloin and Prime Rib were tops. This place reminded me of my grandma’s house. There were creamed cucumbers, homemade soup, homemade pasta salad, homemade everything. My husband loved his Prime Rib. The owner was our server and checked in just frequently enough to not be intrusive. Would definitely stop in again.
Old school supper club! Great food at reasonable prices.
Great food. The atmosphere is a throwback to the 70’s.
We found this place on Yelp. Very good. As expected. The Prime Rib and steaks are excellent.
Came in as we were passing through town. Food was amazing and staff was friendly and fast. We will definitely be back!
Took Jr out for steak and ribs here tonight. First time here. I read thru the reviews, skimmed thru the Negative Nancy’s, and determined this is where we are going to celebrate. We were immediately greeted and seated at a table. I noticed the bar on the way in. Angie was our server. Friendly and kind. We ordered the full slab of ribs and the large cut T-bone. You get the salad bar with the order. Everything tasted absolutely wonderful. Steak was delicious. Ribs were falling off the bone. You get one potato w the order so we picked fries and hash browns. Both were yummy. Angie filled our drinks as needed. Service was A+. Both of us said “that was delicious” when we finished. Everyone thanked us for coming in. We plan on coming back and bringing friends.
Love it! Friendly atmosphere. Always have nice conversations with bartender and/or wait staff. Had my rehearsal dinner there. Catfish Collars, Clam Strips and any steak is marvelous. Have a kid ask for the train to drop of candy!
Best steak I’ve had in years.
Best steak I’ve had at a restaurant in 20 years!
We come to Buddy’s Clubhouse for the best Prime Rib and Barbeque Ribs! And the salads and soups are fresh and delish! Everyone from coming in the door – from the bartenders to the wait staff – and other regulars – say “Hey!” Welcoming us and thanking us as we leave inviting us back soon! No matter how busy, they make everyone feel special and appreciated. The train up on the ceiling is amazing! Old-time looking bar and everything is immaculate and pleasant! For a comfort dinner family or romantic stop in! Thanks so much!
Great food, great service.
What a neat little place… Visit on Friday & Saturday for Prime Rib! Wow!
My grandson says it’s 4½ but friendly efficient service and obviously a local favorite. Food was plentiful. Having had ribs, broiled cod, and Prime Rib at our table. Would certainly recommend this though since I am a senior citizen!!
Food was great. Decor is really old-school. It has a real retro vibe.
Great atmosphere and the staff & fellow patrons couldn’t have been friendlier. Not fancy and not trying to be. Perfect for a memorable night out with family or friends.
Buddy’s Clubhouse was just as good as all the reviews say that it is. I came here on a Friday night with a group of 8 friends. I think we were seated early enough that we didn’t have to wait, but it filled up soon after. I got the fried fish special and was very pleased. I also really enjoyed the salad bar. For a small salad bar, there were many tasty things. The soup in particular was this incredible beef stew. I also liked their homemade salad dressings. They even have these cute little bites of what tasted like bread pudding. They were the perfect little dessert to finish up my meal. Service was great. It’s not a fancy restaurant, but you get plenty of attention from the server and never have to wait for a fresh drink.
Great service, awesome meal. Thank you Steve and Angie – we will be back! If you haven’t been here you absolutely have to go and enjoy.
Very good food! Most of us had steak. Very friendly, great staff. Waited a few extra minutes to get our table, but really nice bartender bought our drinks. Now that was awesome! Will go back again.
Stumbled across this little gem while in town for a concert. Had the evening special which was Prime Rib, cooked to perfection, juicy and tender. It came with a salad bar with all kinds of goodies. If in town again I know where I’m stopping!!
Wait staff was good, fast and friendly! Steaks were awesome!
OMG. This place is awesome! The decor is so cute. Very homey. Trains running across along the wall. I ordered the half rack of ribs. So tasty!! It was practically falling off the bone. The BBQ sauce was great. Just sweet and not overwhelming sugary. I paired it with the waffle fries. Great choice because they were lightly seasoned and very crispy. Recommend to everyone stopping in Dubuque!
Great little hidden out-of-the-way place. Excellent food and excellent staff. Highly recommend!
Been in the Dubuque area for over 10 years and just made it to Buddy’s Clubhouse. My only regret is not going sooner. Great staff, great menu, great food. Order the sirloin with mashed potatoes. Delish! If you want to really shop local, eat local, and support local – this is the place. I can’t get over our experience and can’t wait to go again!
Prime Rib was outstanding… best Prime Rib – non better. Great service, great food – love it. Great family-run restaurant!
Great food & friendly staff. We didn’t wait long for our food. Love the trains that go around the ceiling. Very nostalgic feeling.
Buddy’s Clubhouse was a little out of the way on Washington Street and the GPS seemed to try to get us lost, but it was worth the effort! It really is a corner bar and grill. Pretty much in a residential area of older homes. Nice long bar about 10 tables but a very large menu for a small place. It was Thursday, but they did have their Prime Rib to eat. The meat was very good, the baked potato was hot. We got the creamy horseradish sauce and we loved it. Angie was our waitress and she was very friendly. Not that I would eat it, but they have Liver & Onions and Angie said that “YES” they do sell lots of it. There was even a small salad bar which had a great garlic dressing!
Fantastic service… steaks are wonderful. They melt in your mouth.
Great Yelp find!! Such a great experience! Friendly folks and great food. I love neighborhood restaurants!
While looking like your local corner bar the food was great! My Prime Rib was awesome and my wife’s steak was very good. Salad bar was included.
Chelle W. L.
Great food (hand-cut steaks), charming neighborhood place, great service (thanks Mark and Steve)!
Carol R. M.
Dick & I had a great dinner last night. Our steaks were delicious and we enjoyed the salad bar. Everything was really good, including the drinks! We’ll definitely be back.
I love Steve! Food was amazing!
Ordered the Broiled Cod dinner special. It was fantastic. Highly recommend Buddy’s Clubhouse.
Great place, food and staff. Thanks Spanky.
This place is locally owned and fantastic. Been here several times and everything is always great. Service, food and very welcoming. Tried different things each time. Finished prime rib, salmon with orange drawn butter. Next time will be the ribs. They smell amazing! They finished the prime rib on the grill – brings a whole new level of flavor! A must try. Also for train enthusiasts and little kids there are two trains that run on the ceiling track about every half hour. Very reasonable pricing, even after COVID!
The good was amazing – the bar staff incredible – what a great night!