Frequently Asked Questions

Check out some of the most commonly asked questions about Buddy’s Clubhouse.

No, reservations are not necessarily required at Buddy’s Clubhouse, you are encouraged to call ahead to ensure availability of seating at your desired time. We will do our best to accommodate your need/s.

Absolutely. Yes, Buddy’s Clubhouse is open to the general public. We are not a membership club-style restaurant.

Buddy’s Clubhouse
Hours of Operation

Please contact Buddy’s Clubhouse to ensure availability and/or place your reservation. Carry-Out Orders are always welcome. If the line is busy, please try again in 3-5 minutes.

Buddy’s Bar Hours
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Buddy’s Restaurant Hours
Wednesday 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Friday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Please bear in mind these hours may change – with or without notice.

What Does It Mean To “Char-Finish” Prime Rib?

Buddy’s Clubhouse offers our guests to try an exclusive option pioneered by Buddy himself. The kitchen at Buddy’s Clubhouse’s Restaurant cooks our Steaks, Burgers and Chicken breasts on a char-broiler gas grill – similar to what you may have at home – outside on your deck or in your back yard…

Buddy's Clubhouse Prime Rib Char-Broil-Finish-Option
Prime Rib @ Buddy’s Clubhouse w/ Char-Finish

While trying out recipes and experimenting with new menu ideas, Buddy & Terri would prepare various meals for their friends and family. Buddy, after he had brought his Prime Rib to temperature, would sear it on the char-broiler for just a moment or two – to lock in the natural juices and offer that unique, grill-mark texture.

Many of his family and friends were amazed & impressed by the unique flavor & texture and suggested it should be offered as a permanent menu option.

After positive feedback, it was agreed that we would definitely add it to our Menu as a complimentary Option for our guests to enjoy.

Does Buddy’s Clubhouse Offer Gift Certificates?

Indeed. Buddy’s Clubhouse issues Gift Certificates in any amount! Simply stop into the Bar during typical business hours and we will gladly assist!

Please keep in mind, our Gift Certificates are handwritten on paper – like a check – therefore treat them like cash!

Our servers and kitchen staff strive to get your steaks grilled to your liking…

If you are uncertain as to how to request your steak, we recommend ordering under-temperature, as our servers can simply take your steak back to our kitchen to place back upon our grill…

At times seating can be limited at Buddy’s Clubhouse, simply due to our small size & limited space – which as to why we encourage you to call ahead. 

Walk-ins are always more than welcome at our Bar & Restaurant, though keep in mind Buddy’s Clubhouse, as of 2021, we are rated to accommodate 60 people at given time.

Example Dining Room Diagram

Buddy's Clubhouse Restaurant Seating Diagram
Layout & Seating Diagram of Buddy’s Clubhouse Restaurant

Parking Information

Buddy’s Clubhouse is located at 2364 Washington Street in Dubuque, Iowa. Situated at the corner of 24th Street & Washington Street in Dubuque’s North End District.

Buddy’s has off-street parking available, in addition to a small parking lot across the street, behind Comiskey Park.

Or an additional public parking lot available South of our building – accessible from Washington Street – separated by a residential building – it is parking for the Bee Branch Watershed Project.