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Red Rooster Cafe

158 High St, Mineral Point, WI 53565-1208
608-987-9936
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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- Jul 21, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
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English first
Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Classic early morning breakfast, with locals sitting at the counter. Everyone was pleasant, friendly, and the eggs benedict was just what we needed. Great iced tea!

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Heard the pasty was great. Left after a tasteless meal. The pasty had no flavor, the bread served with the meal was moldy. I will probably not return. I would question their health standards. Very embarrassed that I brought guests with me. Service was good, but should've comped my meal after telling her about the moldy bread.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

...not so much for the food, which is OK, but for the old-time feel of the place. There are regulars at the counter and at the tables, everyone seems to know one another and everyone is friendly. The standard breakfast fare was good, though we did not have the "pastie", which is what the place is knownfor.

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Chicago, Illinois
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225 reviews 225 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Cute diner with a rooster motif. We came for breakfast before leaving to see the House on the Rock (about a 40 min. ride, I believe). I had the quiche which was a little runny, maybe undercooked. My allergy with eggs kicks up big time if they are loose & phlegmy. Yep, close to it. So, needless to say, picked... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Being a native of nearby Benton, Wisconsin where pasty is a regular staple for church dinners, we were searching for a restaurant that served pasty when traveling home for a weekend. That is why we chose the Rooster Cafe. Atmosphere was is the norm is small towns I. The area. My mother and I ordered individual pasties while my husband... More

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Known for its Cornish food options, we gave the cafe a try. We had their pasty and while the crust was yummy, the filling was overcooked.

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My husband and I decided to try this place because we heard that we had to try their "Figgy Hobbin." We ordered and our soda came in cans (we would have preferred it if they had a soda fountain, but that isn't a deal breaker). We got dinner buns with our meal that had been thrown into little individual baggies... More

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Oak Park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

During a weekend get away to Mineral Point we became curious aout this local specialty. Being from Chicago and admitted "foodies" we were amused that we hadn't seen pasties in the city. I am glad we chose the Red Rooster Cafe as the place for our culinary adventure. It is a charming cafe and our pasties were quite tasty. They... More

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Small town diner feel. Serve breakfast all day, which I love. We tried their specialties: the pasty and figgyhobbin. Both were delicious. I personally recommend the individual pasty, as opposed to the pan style.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Home made biscuits, muffins and Wesh pasties! What's not to like? Well I have to admit that the pasties are not quite empanadas, I did have the opportunity to refresh my tastebud memory. Friendly, down home service, standard diner menu done well with Welsh originals make this a dependable breakfast/lunch experience on our repeated visits to Mineral Point. Limited tables,... More

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