Europa Haus Restaurant and Bier Stube – A Slice of Authentic Germany in the Heart of Dubuque

by Teri Link

Have you ever found yourself with plans to go out for dinner and searching for the newest, coolest restaurant to try? Next time you are in that spot, instead try thinking about the opposite: the longest standing, possibly overlooked, family-owned restaurant. Dubuque has been blessed with several new and unique restaurants as of late, but we shouldn’t forget some of the older, tried and true, and very delicious establishments that have served not only us, but possibly our parents and grandparents as well.

We recently dined at Europa Haus Restaurant and Bier Stube, where charm meets German comfort food in the heart of Dubuque’s North End. This hidden gem captures the essence of traditional German cuisine, delivering a rich and flavorful experience with a personal touch. Joe and Sylvia Weiblinger have been the proud owners of Europa Haus since 2002, when they took the reins from founder George Moeller. Inspired by their love of German restaurants and bars in Chicago, but intrigued by the slower pace and more welcoming atmosphere of Dubuque, Joe and Sylvia were excited to relocate to the Key City and put their own twist on the well-established German bar and restaurant on Rhomberg Avenue.

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