Unable to dine in at Catfish Charlie’s with COVID-19 restrictions still in place, we missed the lovely view the river setting offers, but we were still able to carry out a great meal. At some point in the future when it is safe, we will once again be able to frequent our favorite locally owned establishments.

Charlie refers to Catfish Charlie’s as a river-themed restaurant with casual dining that is 100% made-from-scratch cooking. And, he takes the definition of ‘scratch’ a bit farther than others given that they do their own butchering, fishing, smoking, and even make their own andouille sausage.

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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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