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Leif's Cafe

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904 N Railroad St, Eagle River, WI 54521
715-479-2766
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great family restaurant

This place is a great place to stop for a wonderful breakfast, a good lunch, or a light dinner. The staff is friendly. Sunday mornings can get really crowded so the wait time can get excessively long, but overall it's a good family restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Linda C
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Wabeno
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Wabeno
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a great place to stop for a wonderful breakfast, a good lunch, or a light dinner. The staff is friendly. Sunday mornings can get really crowded so the wait time can get excessively long, but overall it's a good family restaurant.

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Thank Linda C
Middleton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here in early December with my husband and daughter. There were about 4 tables in the entire place and two waitresses, they ignored us and laughed at my 7 year old daughter when she spilt her water on herself. The food took over an hour and when the whole experience was said and done we had been there... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth W
Eagle River, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Just love going here for breakfast, food is excellent and always served with a smile! We have dined here many times and it's always been great.

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1 Thank tcc5sanfran
Waupaca, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

For the best breakfast in Eagle River, go to Leif's Café. Sometimes there is a wait because the food is so good, but it is worth the wait. We have also had lunch there and it was excellent as well.

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1 Thank 4Sconnies
Wisconsin
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Since they are under new ownership the food has gotten SO MUCH better. I have tried many things on their menu from breakfast to dinner. They do a good job with a varied menu. I recommend eating here, you won't be disappointed

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1 Thank mysticgypsy
Illinois
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Leif's is a good local place where the parking lot is never empty because everyone knows where to get a good meal. We usually have breakfast there before heading out to the hiking trails.

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1 Thank planemech
Madison, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Went for lunch my first day in Eagle River. It is a classic small town diner and the food was good. I had the railroad sandwich, with turkey and grilled asparagus, which I thought was inventive. The service was friendly and fast.

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Thank eafalendysz
Eagle River, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had a good family breakfast at Leif's You can order lunch, breakfast and dinner foods. Fast service.

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Thank melissaw376
Davenport, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The breakfast is outstanding. Great meals reasonable priced. All three meals were awesome. At lunch twice. One lunch meal was great, but don't get the hot turkey sandwich. It was primarily dark meat and not the best. The sandwich was further warm, not hot. I admit, it was only one bad meal out of five eaten there, but on the... More 

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Thank KeithIowa
MN
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My wife and I had breakfast at Leif's on the week-end, sort of a long wait, but we expected that looking at all the cars in the parking lot. Once seated and served, it was great. Both of us had serving sizes that were too big to finish but we tried because the food was so good. The wait staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 904 N Railroad St, Eagle River, WI 54521
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eagle River
  • Phone Number: 715-479-2766

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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