The next time you and your friends have a few hours for a short road trip, you should head to Stone City, IA. Only a 50-minute drive from Dubuque, the General Store in Stone City offers a unique experience, combining good pub food, lengthy beer list, and good cocktails, an idyllic setting, and the opportunity to eat in a building featured in Grant Wood’s Stone City, Iowa painting. You can even stroll through the beautiful wooded area that borders the Wapsipinicon River after your meal. And if you happen to go on a Sunday afternoon, the restaurant has open mic from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.

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Residing in Dubuque, Sandra and Jim Evans have been married for 30 years and have raised two daughters. Currently, Sandra enjoys retirement, having taught upper-level high school English courses for 21 years in Southwest Wisconsin. As a “foodie,” she enjoys spending time in her kitchen cooking and loves to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in her backyard. Jim teaches marketing courses at Dubuque Senior, where he has taught for the past 35 years. He also teaches a college-level Customer Service class through NICC. Both Jim and Sandra enjoy dining out and trying new restaurants, which make them a good fit for the restaurant reviews.


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