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Dubuque River Rides cocktail Prime-rib Ice Harbor Restaurant restaurant

Treat your sense to a dining experience on the water at Ice Harbor Restaurant. Take in a breathtaking and exciting view as you dine on irresistible food freshly prepared for you. Find the Mississippi River favorite dishes right on our menu!

Dine on food that's as good as our view


Enjoy a unique dining experience unlike any other. Dine in Dubuque's only restaurant right on the water! Ice Harbor Restaurant is on a barge similar to those used by the Army during World War II and it has been transformed into a wonderful dining experience where you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the port.


The Ice Harbor Restaurant is housed on a barge much like those used by the US Army on the Missouri River during the World War II. Such barges were for housing German POW’s who were used as laborers in flood control projects. The barge housed 70 prisoners and 12 US soldiers.


Today, we have turned this barge into a unique eatery that allows our guests to watch the hustle and bustle of the Port of Dubuque. It’s not unusual to see the working harbor in action as tugs pass in and out. It is also truly awesome to catch the glimpse of the majestic bald eagle in flight as it fishes in harbor.


Our specialties include grilled catfish, walleye, and other Mississippi River favorites. Our salads are sumptuous, and we have incorporated a lighter side menu for those who are calorie conscious. Below is a listing of some of our menu items to tempt your taste buds!

Take in history with your mouth-watering meal

 •  Grilled catfish

 •  Walleye

 •  Salads

 •  Burgers

 •  Deli sandwiches

 •  Children's menu

"The memories we have of that excursion will be talked about for quite some time."


Dive into your go-to appetizers, lunch, or dinner with our great menu. With tasty starters to share, a fresh salad, juicy sandwiches, a hearty steak, and  more your cravings will be satisfied. Click here to see our full menu!

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Find your menu favorites

Take the hassle out of your event by utilizing our experienced catering service for your next event. From wedding receptions, showers, corporate meetings, home parties, and more! Your guests will be treated to delicious food at a price that fits within your budget.

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Serve your guests sumptuous food with our catering


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