Timmerman’s: Sunday Brunch on top of the Bluff

So there’s this Supper Club in East Dubuque, Illinois by the name of Timmerman’s.  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!

On a Sunday morning between 9.30am – 1pm, Timmerman’s 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 of course 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)!

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

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!

Timmerman’s being a Supper Club is 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).  It was fairly busy but there were always tables available.  As I mentioned it was snowing when I visited.  We were 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

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