Catfish Charlie’s

We offer casual dining in a spectacular waterfront restaurant!

Catfish Charlie’s River Club in Dubuque, Iowa was established in 2005 and has become the Tri-State area’s premier waterfront restaurant. That makes our site memorable, but it’s not the view alone that makes Charlie’s a must-visit restaurant.  Our menu offers a wide range of items including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, steaks, pastas, and the Dubuque Area’s largest seafood menu.

When you join us on Dubuque’s American Lady for a public cruise or a private charter, you will experience the work of Catfish Charlie’s culinary staff.  Executive Chef Tony and his crew provide us with delectable meals for which we on the boat’s crew take many compliments.

We locally source as many menu items as possible.  Our catfish is wild-caught in the Mississippi River when available.  The alligator and crawfish?  We had to find someone to provide us with them!

Life not spicy enough for you lately?  Charlie has dedicated a section of his menu for Cajun inspired food.  Crawfish Etouffee, Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, Shrimp and Crab Jambalaya, and Fried Oysters are headliners.


Every seat in the house has a view of the Mississippi River 

and the Dubuque Yacht Basin.


The “Riverview Deck” is a popular spot to have dinner and drinks, or just hang out and listen to some music from the occasional live performer.  Visit the Catfish Charlie’s website to see our music schedule.

Catfish Charlie’s loves and respects our Senior Citizens.  We have created a menu with 15 items which include sandwiches, pastas, seafood selections, and other dinners, with already discounted prices.  We have also discounted prices on rail drinks, draft beer, and house wines.  This menu is intended for those at 55 years or more and is served daily from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

If you want a restaurant setting, but still need some privacy, consider our private dining room.  It is modern, comfortable, and may remind you of sitting in the dining room of a fine house.  It can accommodate groups of up to 60 guests.

Over the past decade, Catfish Charlie’s food has become so recognized in the community that we now have multiple catering units available to provide you and your friends with a Charlie’s experience at your location.  When you’re looking to make an event remarkable, remember to give us a call!

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Catfish Charlie’s River Club
1630 E 16th St Dubuque IA 52001
Phone: 563-582-8600
Fax: 563.582.8601