Main Street Steak and Chop House
Main Street Steak and Chop House

Main Street Steak and Chop House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mainstreetchophouse.com/
  • Phone: (563) 588-8001
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking in the public ramp ($2.00) located directly behind the restaurant. The ramp entrance is located right next the restaurant entrance.
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Main Street Steak and Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.4
    Service2.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (5)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)romantic (3)neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • So close.....
    Mike1sEats
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The building is well appointed as were the staff but for a place labeling itself a chophouse there should be no question to the steaks. There were. Two medium rare filets were ordered and a medium and medium well done were delivered. The prime rib that was ordered was bland. Though there was a comp on the filets it was disappointing and hope this is addressed or the place will not survive. The appetizers were outstanding which was why the main course disappointed so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good Neighborhood Steakhouse
    jc9024
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I thought Main St Steak and Chop was a very good solid neighborhood restaurant. My wife and daughter both enjoyed it very much as well, the blue cheese beef app is an absolute must if you get a chance or would make a great stand alone for an entree.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We arrived early before our reservations and were seated immediately. The place was clean. The food was excellent. A bit on the pricey side, but within reason with other restaurants of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was cold. We waited Forever! Food wasn't that great and it was not the romantic steak meal I had hoped for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good bar
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our dining experience was not good. Terrible service and not very good food. Very nice bar, would go back only for drinks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great!!!
    Badgersonthego
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our steaks came out quickly and cooked to perfection. It's basically a sports bar, but very nice and our server was very good. We booked from out of town, so we were taking a chance. We left very happy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    ADNaperVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were spending one night in Galena and were looking for a place to have a good steak dinner. This fit the bill; the tomahawk rib eye we had was one of the best steaks I've ever eaten. We asked for medium rare and it was perfect. I say "we" because my husband and I shared the steak since it was 22 oz. For a small upcharge we were able to get a second potato and salad so we didn't share that (they come with the steak). Our server was a nice young woman and the restaurant is attractive. There was convenient on street parking across the way which cost us only 1 quarter for each 15 minute increment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Usually the dining experience is good. This evening the staff could not keep up to the full house. Resulting in slow service and food prep not the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was our anniversary. Galena has been our get-away town. We wanted a nice place to celebrate so chose Main St. online. We were delighted with the delicious meal, cooked to our order. Their cornbread was awesome! The service was very good, our waitress even took the time to take our picture. Sweet. We'd definitely come back, probably not as dressed up. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First of all I was very excited to dine at your establishment and was in awe at what you had done with the interior-lovely. However-I was very disappointed with the quality of food and service. One of our party rdered a blended margarita which took 10 minutes to make and it was placed in a martini glass (with the majority of the blended mixture still in the blender which was discarded.) My sister took 2 sips and it was gone and they were large sips! Our waitress was un-knowledgeable and nearly rude with answering questions.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the Main Street Steak and Chop House reviews archive.
  • AMAZING!
    kbham08
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was amazing! So flavorful, served HOT, completely worth your money! If you are visiting in Dubuque, this restaurant is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Do NOT over cook pork chops
    PorkChop
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I travel for work and according to the National Pork Board there’s some big, juicy news for pork lovers who still enjoyed a chop or tenderloin, even though it had to be cooked all the way through to near shoe-leather density: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has officially lowered the recommended cooking temperature for pork chops, roasts and tenderloins from 160 degrees, down to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Translation: Pork is now held to the same temperature standards as beef. That means, thanks to the new, lower safe cooking temperature for pork, your chops can now arrive on your plate tender and juicy – and even a little pink in the middle. I ordered my chop medium rare & it came out well done and cut like leather!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent downtown restaurant!
    AnniversaryCouple
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend and he didn't let us down. Beautiful old building in Dubuque; inside is gorgeous. The service was excellent and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummmmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Their tuna poke and beef and bleu appetizers were amazing.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The Friday noght bar crowd was so loud that they really ruined the business conversation that I planned to take place during dinner. The food was good, and the service was very good, but I won't plan to take clients here inthe future with so much noise coming from the bar.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique restaurant. We are
    Romance
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Unique restaurant. We are trying different restaurants in the area and loved this one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best in DBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    the new menu is great. if you want a great steak they have best in town. if you want a lighter side try their salad. the bar is wonderful and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was very good.
    VinnieVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The service was very good. The steaks were excellent. Problem the baked potatoes were underdone.My steak was perfect but my guessed asked for a medium steak. We had to send it back, My wife's steak was raw. Need help with the grill person. New menu is excellent for Dubuque. We will be back because all the problems are correctible.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous food
    10yearanniversary
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went there for something different. Tired of the "steak houses" in Dubuque, I heard about the main street chophouse and made reservations. The experience was awesome and the food and service was excellent too. Will definitely be returning and recommending to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was on a business trip with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I was on a business trip with a collegue and this resteraunt fit the bill nicely. This is a great spot for entertaining clients as the noise level was perfect for conversation. The service and food were great. I thought that the food was priced accordingly for my visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    luv2dine
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I went there with my husband. Had a good time. Parts of the meal were good, and other parts were inedible. It was way too loud, for a quiet date night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
    Dbqseekr
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    They have revamped their menu more appropriate to the city. Still some of the finest AGED beef in town, All 3 ordered to different degrees and each cooked perfectly. 2 added lobster tails which though small were moist and succulent. The Wedding Cake dessert was HUGE! ONLY disappointing food factors- small salad and lack of baked potato option. The martini's seemed small, but of excellent quality. Service started slow - 45 minutes to get a second drink and an hour before salad or bread, but very prompt after that. If you want conversation ask for a table/booth towards the back. The bar area can get quite lively and though the décor is beautiful, it's hard surfaced and reflective. 3rd visit and will return frequently.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try
    bling64
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my husband for dinner for his birthday and we had a wonderful time and dinner. The food was wonderful, service exceptional and the ambiance was beautiful! We have found a new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The steak and bleu cheese
    foodie84
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The steak and bleu cheese fondue was good. The steak was tender and juicy and the salads were fresh and satisfying. However, my husband had a strip steak that was tough and overdone. My filet was also charred more than I'd prefer as well as overdone. It seems like a good place to mingle with friends around the bar and have a drink and some appetizers. Overall, a nice atmosphere but I've had better steak elsewhere in town.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine dinner
    Stella
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a new waiter,first night, so he was a little off but dinner went fine. My meal was so-so but my husband loved his steak. It was very busy, our meal came out very fast, but then we waited 45 minutes for dessert. He apologized and we were fine with it. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we were expecting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Our service was not very good and it was not overly busy so that was a surprise and disappointment. The food was okay but did not WOW us for the price we had to pay. We won't be going back any time soon and would not recommend it to our friends for a night out on the town as they can get the same thing else where in town for less cost.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Revisit
    gourmetgoog
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We revisited the Main St Chophouse to see what the new menu (lower prices) was like. The menu has a limited entree list, with expanded selections in wraps, sandwiches, and burgers. Entrees are accompanied by the house salad and a baked potato (no other options were offered; e.g., veggies or other potato styles). The food was good, although there was a lack of any attempt to present the food in an attractive way. I will be going there for lunch this week, so will have a better idea if the lunch menu is better. I would probably not return here for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great Steak Joint!
    Fyrcap
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food, wine & service was superior. Good wine list. Very relaxing atmosphere. Staff was very informative, friendly and attentive. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    smarieberg
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Although I was initially a little shocked by the prices on the menu, the food more than made up for it! The servings were generous and it was so delicious! I am not a big foodie but I was very impressed! Our server was phenomenal and helped explain everything on the menu to us! I would highly recommend this to a couple looking for special night out and not worried about spending a little cash!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Robert
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Always the best for food, service, drinks, and desert
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and presentation
    conradVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    great food and presentation in elegant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner
    Midwestern22
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    So glad we found this restaurant on a romantic getaway. It was perfect. The ambiance and music were perfect. The food exceptional. Our server was very professional. We had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Service
    Jenn
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    My husband and I dined here to celebrate our anniversary. The food was fantastic. I highly recommend the chicken tortilla soup to start. WOW! Yummy! The service was great. Great location! I loved the modern decor. We will go again when we are in town!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We found this place by accident
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We found this place by accident on the internet and we are glad we did. Great dining experience. The service and the food are amazing. I had the Veal Chops and would recommend them to everyone.The baked potato could be a meal on it's own, would suggest sharing it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • compares with the Chiago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    We had a great experience. Equal to the great steakhouses we have enjoyed in Chicago and Phoenix.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steakhouse
    ChicagoCuisine
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We unexpectedly found ourselves in Dubuque and went to Main Street. We live just outside of Chicago and normally go to Gibsons, Ditka's or Chop House for steak, so our expectations were high. Main Street did not disappoint on food or service. Both the chopped salad and ceasar salad were great and served with homemade warm naan and dipping oil. The bone in ribeye was really "bone in" as there was a good foot of bone attached. The ribeye was cooked perfectly and very tasty as was the 12 oz filet mignon. Sides were very generous and delicious--mushrroms,mashed potatoes and mac and cheese. For dessert, we had a piece of strawberry swirled cheescake which lived up to the rest of the meal. Josh, our server was attentive and personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great new dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Main Street Steak and Chop was wonderful. Friendly people, beautiful atmosphere, lovely decor. Steak and lamb chops were perfectly prepared. Only negative - the baked potato was big enough for three! Attentive staff and great experience overall. Cant wait to go again and try something else on the menu. What a perfect addition to the dining scene in Dubuque! Yum!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find in the City Center
    MadArchVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Traveling through the area, found this Establishment. Great Prime Rib and grilled vegetables. Mashed Potatoes to salty more our taste. A bit pricey, but appropriate for a special occasion. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food,great environment!
    Yumbum
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Wow,What a steak and accompaniments ! A delicious dinner with perfect service. A great place to celebrate a special occasions or for that special business client. They understand great selection and the highest quality of food and service. Worthy of a few extra bucks for a memorable meal. Enjoy,Bon appetit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded my expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    I went to mainstreet with my girlfriends before a show at Five Flags. Great location and very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.