This week’s featured restaurant is The Moracco Supper Club. The Moracco has been a Dubuque family owned and operated restaurant for over 40 years. They are best known for their traditional American food and their cocktail menu, which can be enjoyed in the dining area that seats 160 people or the lounge that seats 28.
The Moracco is expensive, but let’s be honest, you deserve this meal because you’ve been working so hard. The menu ranges from appetizers, steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta, sandwiches and a Kiddie Korner. All dinners include your choice of French fries, hash browns, baked potato, wild rice or a vegetable, soup or salad, and bread. Sandwiches include your choice of potato. For $1 more you can substitute onion rings for the potato. You can also add blue cheese crumbles for another dollar if you would like.
They have two specials on Monday, followed by one for each day they are open. Monday is roast beef and small ribeye, Tuesday is chicken, Wednesday is ribs and chicken, Thursday is small ribeye, Friday is cod fish, and Saturday is prime rib and petite cut prime rib.
Before your meal, placed on each table is a basket of crackers and dips. These dips include cheese, ham salad and chicken salad. I would recommend any of their steaks (go on Saturday and get the prime rib special) or even the chicken. I always get the steak and take my brother’s chicken leftovers back to campus for later. Unfortunately, the leftovers are never as good as when it is first served.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald names The Moracco “The Best Steak and Seafood in town.” Moracco is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Because there are typically reservations for private parties, showers, anniversaries, birthdays, business meetings or funeral lunches during the day and on Sundays, it is recommended that you call ahead of time to secure a table early. Their private party reservation options are perfect for an “end of the season dinner.” The Moracco also provides gift certificates that are perfect potential presents for the upcoming holiday season. They are located at 1413 Rockdale Road in Dubuque, Iowa. This is only one mile south of the Grand River Center, Diamond Jo Casino, and The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.