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Eau Claire, WI
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Expect a long wait for your food

Food is always good, but it always takes so long to get it. If your in a hurry, don't come here. It took forty minutes to get our food today, which is way too long in my opinion. I asked for crispy bacon, but my hash browns came out crispy instead kind of like French's crispy onions, I couldn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
seewisconsin
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WI
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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WI
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Food is always good, but it always takes so long to get it. If your in a hurry, don't come here. It took forty minutes to get our food today, which is way too long in my opinion. I asked for crispy bacon, but my hash browns came out crispy instead kind of like French's crispy onions, I couldn't even... More 

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We met friends for breakfast and all 4 of us loved the food, service and great atmosphere. When we walked in we were surprised how small the area was. We then learned that there were 2 other dining areas. The place was full to capacity but we were not rushed to eat and leave. A great variety of menu choices.... More 

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Stacy, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wonderful breakfast/brunch spot right on the river with a wonderful variety of dishes from traditional bacon & eggs to crepes, skillets and omelettes.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great place for Sunday Brunch. I had breakfast quesadilla with fresh salsa and guacamole. My buddy had the Omega Scrambler with salmon, eggs, and avocado. My other buddy, the hearty eater, had 3 pancakes (each as big as your face) and the make your own omelette (comes with hash browns). Everything fresh and plentiful!

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Have been here several times over the years! Food is awesome no matter what you get! I have not seen the wait times that others have experienced, but could very well be the case when they are really busy! It is a popular joint for young and old! I had the Yeti and my wife had the Eau Claire Housewives... More 

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Eau Claire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I hear a lot of people whining about wait times, cold, blah blah blah. Apparently they've never been to a restaurant somewhere where it's busy. It's very simple, if you wait until 10 to have breakfast, you will have a long wait. If you get there, say, 30 minutes after the place opens, you will be seated and on your... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Our experience was awful: *The restaurant was so cold we needed to wear our jackets the entire time. *We waited an hour for our food to arrive. *When it came, my BLT was so cold it seemed like they got it out of the refrigerator. *After telling the server it was really cold, she said that's how itt is served--really???... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I ended up having to pay full price for a meal I didn't even eat. I ordered the Sweet Potato Hash Special. It's supposed to be topped with two over easy eggs; but, when it came out, over 35 minutes after we ordered, the eggs were so overcooked I could barely eat them. After my first bite, I asked the... More 

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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Make sure you give yourself at least 2 hours for this restaurant if you eat here on a weekend. The food was the best I have ever seen and eaten for breakfast at any restaurant. Everything on the menu was good. There was no skimping on ingredients and I will certainly eat here again the next chance I get. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Food was excellent. Location was unique. Be aware that coffee refills were extra. Difficult time deciding what to order. Would recommend for a leisurely meal with friends.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eau Claire, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Café
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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