So Timmermans Supper Club in East Dubuque, Illinois is one of my favourite places to make an absolute pig of myself! It sits high up on top of a bluff that partly overlooks the Mississippi River. From the outside it doesn’t look like much, but once inside, the restaurant is surrounded with windows and you’re greeted with a pretty awesome view!
Timmermans Supper Club Sunday Brunch
On a Sunday morning between 9.30am – 1pm, Timmermans Supper Club is open for Brunch in the style of an ‘all you can eat’ buffet! The wait staff show you to a table (of course everyone wants a table next to the window!) and take your drinks order. Glasses of iced water are free but any other drinks cost extra.
Coffee is served in a fancy glass and is bottomless and for once, it’s nice tasting coffee (us Brits aren’t really a fan of filter coffee) and if you ask for tea, you receive a tea pot and a bowl full of a whole range of different flavoured tea bags to choose from! They also serve $3 mimosas (complete with a cherry!).
The majority of the food is laid out on hot plates and platters in the following stations (sample of the dishes offered):
Hot breakfast – bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, waffle sticks
Live Omelette station – Cooked on demand with choices such as: ham, mushroom, cheese etc
Pastries & Breads – Danish pastries, donuts, bagels, bread (including a toaster)
Fruit, Veg & Salads – Platters of pineapple and different types of melon, vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli with dips, mixed bowls of salad, fruit salad cool whip fluff mix
Lunch – Fried chicken, sliced ham, taco bar, mash potatoes
Dessert – a HUGE selection of various pies (cherry, lemon meringue, pumpkin, cheesecake etc), hot apple crumble, ice cream, chocolate sauce, cool whip, strawberry puree…yes I had ice cream for breakfast…!
The staff are all very friendly and chatty. Our waitress pointed out a tree in front of the window where two bald eagles usually live. It was snowy and cold when we visited but we still saw one in the distance, apparently in the summer they are flying around constantly!
Timmermans Supper Club is also open in the evenings for dinner. I think it would be a nice place to catch the sunset as the windows face westbound! It’s quite an expensive restaurant, the buffet brunch was $16 an adult (with the drinks on top). The brunch is always fairly busy but there were always tables available. I’ve visited a few times now, the first time we visited I was worried that we wouldn’t be able to get up the steep hill that leads up to the restaurant but it was literally the clearest road we drove on all day!
Location: 7777 Timmerman Drive East Dubuque, IL 61025
You can find their evening menu and opening times on the Timmermans Supper Club website.
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