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Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
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DIAMOND'S CAFETERIA. One of Dubuque's favorite restaurants, Diamond's had the motto "The Finest in Foods." The restaurant was located at the corner of 9th and Main STREETS and,according to the postcard, was air-conditioned by Frigidaire.

The 1957 through 1966 Dubuque City Directory listed 902 Main.

Diamond's main dining room and soda grill. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
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