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126 N Main St, Iola, WI 54945-9120
715-445-9227
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6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    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
What a treasure!

EXCELLENT FOOD! Enjoyed every morsel and I'm coming back tomorrow. Atmosphere was homelike and the food tasted like Gramma's.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Mary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

EXCELLENT FOOD! Enjoyed every morsel and I'm coming back tomorrow. Atmosphere was homelike and the food tasted like Gramma's.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Have had many meals here over the years. The food is always good, the service is always prompt and friendly. Just a nice Lil cafe with very reasonable prices. A must when you are in the area.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I have stopped here before and it as before is a great little restaurant to stop at for a light lunch this way you can make room for a little desert and like their sign says "Pie to Die for", they are not kidding. If you want home made pie warmed with a little ice cream You... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The burger was really good, the coconut cream pie was out of this world. Iola is a little out of the way of most places but it's really worth the stop.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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162 reviews 162 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

After hearing about the Crystal Cafe from locals and we were passing thru Iola we stopped to have lunch. As they serve breakfast all day my husband ordered the Farmers Omelette which he declared to be the best he had ever eaten. He choose the homemade white toast and raved about that and the berry jam, again homemade. I ordered... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

wow! what a tough decision it was to choose the soup to go with the Monday snack shop special (for those of us who are under 50 and not eligible for the $5.00 senior buffet across the way) with my grilled cheese sandwich. hmmmm.... chili?... always awesome... split pea soup?...always delicious and hearty... oh and uhm navy bean and ham?...... More 

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Boone
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We stopped late on a Sat afternoon -place was quiet and service at counter was quick and friendly! We ordered a bacon cheese burger & philly cheesesteak sadwixh-burger was crispy on the edges from the griddle-a little less done would have been better but the thick sliced bacon was a perfect topping. Philly cheesesteak was some sort of thin sliced... More 

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Iola, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Quality of food has gone down, while the prices go up. They need to concentrate on the food they serve more than the new updated decor.

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Simple, home-style food at reasonable prices. The server was wonderful. We had also had pie and that was ok but could have been better.

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Springfield, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I've been dozens of small town cafes in the past two years. This rates as the best food so far. The lady there was as nice as she could be. Maybe, she read the earlier post. Neat little town!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 N Main St, Iola, WI 54945-9120
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Iola
  • Phone Number: 715-445-9227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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