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Jen's Alpine Cafe & Soup Ktchn

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117 4TH St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2148
(608) 356-4040
Today
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A nice surprise.

A nice surprise. A stranger on the street recommended this little café. When we walked in I was almost ready to walk out as it just seemed so dated BUT we really are glad that we sat down and stayed. Very clean. Excellent service - thank you Franklin - and good, reasonably priced food for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A nice surprise. A stranger on the street recommended this little café. When we walked in I was almost ready to walk out as it just seemed so dated BUT we really are glad that we sat down and stayed. Very clean. Excellent service - thank you Franklin - and good, reasonably priced food for a family. Recommended!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here for lunch on our way up to the Dells. The front isn't much to look at, but the interior is beautiful. The tall wooden booths are great for privacy and conversation but the mirrors on the end of the booths help to provide an open feel. The food is solid diner food. We had a mix... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were hoping for a classic Wisconsin Friday fish fry, with something more than frozen cod that we can get back home in MN. We asked around and were stymied until we found out that Jen's has, in addition to cod, Milwaukee style peach (with "a little more beer in the batter") and smelt. I had the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The decor reminded me of I thought a town diner would have looked like at the turn of the last century. We would recommend the breakfast food.

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a place to have a good breakfast after 3 days of camping. Drove around downtown Baraboo and found Jens. Upon entering, I was taken back to yesteryear. Truly a charming place! Everything was as it was when it opened 3 owners ago. The booths were a work of art hand built in 1930 and still in fantastic condition.... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you're in the mood for soup...this is the place...Jen has 5 different home made soups each day...one better than the next and always one vegetarian soup....breakfasts are terrific and her home made desserts are definitely worth a try...just off the Square in Baraboo, WI

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

An interesting menu that makes the food sound like it will be beautiful but when the food comes out... not so good-looking, nor did it taste good. We had a longer-than-normal wait, the burgers were well done and firm - I'd say overcooked. This place uses the fancy breads and buns but our group doesn't care for the harder buns... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We tried three different soups. Curry lentil, vegetable with ground beef and beans, and nacho soup. Loved the spicy nacho soup flavor. Can't wait to go back. Franklin our waiter was super sweet.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We tries a few other places in Baraboo but couldn't understand why this isn't TOP rated. The cinnamon bun alone is truly the best I have ever had. And I have eaten a lot of them. The coffee was great, the eggs and bacon, and everything else was fresh and delish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful woodwork, friendly staff, and a great menu with wide variety. Homestyle cooking, breakfast available all day, super sandwiches and wraps... and the hand blended shakes and malts are AMAZING!! Counter seating makes getting shakes or solo dining fun too.

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Additional Information about Jen's Alpine Cafe & Soup Ktchn

Address: 117 4TH St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2148
Phone Number: (608) 356-4040
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Baraboo
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 4TH St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2148
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Baraboo
  • Phone Number: (608) 356-4040
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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