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158 High St, Mineral Point, WI 53565-1208
+1 608-987-9936
Today
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Family owned cafe located in historical downtown Mineral Point. Serving...
Family owned cafe located in historical downtown Mineral Point. Serving fresh Cornish pasty daily for over 40 years. Breakfast served all day. We appreciate your business!
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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traditional family diner style

The Red Rooster offers a very traditional diner menu in and old bank building on the main street in town (High Street). It's one of the places you can get an authentic Cornish Pasty (not a typo, rhymes with

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
pyrotom
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Shallotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Shallotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Red Rooster offers a very traditional diner menu in and old bank building on the main street in town (High Street). It's one of the places you can get an authentic Cornish Pasty (not a typo, rhymes with

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Leeds
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We've lived in northeast Iowa for 25 years, and must have made a dozen trips to Mineral Point mainly to eat at the Red Rooster. Having said that, I must make sure that my strong recommendation isn't misunderstood. First, this isn't "fine dining" in any sense. The place is clean and friendly, but its decor is basic and you're not... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had breakfast here and while it was good, the price was out of line. A venue for locals which is always fun to try.

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Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Okay, so pasties are not healthy and not particularly flavorful by nature. They were sandwiches the lead miners from this region packed inside their shirts as they left for the day. The Red Rooster serves those pasties in a home-made (lard, I think) crust. The pasties are filled with potatoes, beef, and onions. You can add chili sauce if you... More 

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Stanley, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I was so excited when we walked in, saw all the locals gathered around the counter and saw the extensive menu and daily specials but my bacon, asparagus quiche, contained no discernible bacon, was made with canned asparagus and had a soggy, disgusting crust. The quiche my husband and I throw together at home with a pillsbury crust is 10... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The service and food were ok, not great. Would not recommend the broccoli cheese soup.Senior menu was attractive for some of our group.Nice place to stop as you browse through the darling downtown area.

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Cedar Rapids, Ia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Despite other reviews, took a chance and discovered why it's been open 40 years. Well cooked food and friendly service. Looking forward to trying the to-go frozen pasties for dinner.

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Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When you walk in this restaurant you are bombarded with articles and honorable mentions that this restaurant has had over the years.. the key word here is HAD. Whatever they had in the past is sadly lost now. We had a simple breakfast eggs over medium and a vegetable scramble. It's hard to mess up eggs and they did.. the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our second visit to this very eclectic cafe right on the main drag in Mineral Point. The first time we tried the pasties, and this time just stopped in for warm Figgy Hobbin--oh, sooo good!

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the main reasons to come to Mineral Point is to experience some of the Cornish culture that still exists. That means trying some authentic Cornish food. Traditional Cornish Pasties (meat and potato in a pastry shell) and Figgy Hobbin (dough filled with raisins (figs) served with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 158 High St, Mineral Point, WI 53565-1208
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Mineral Point
  • Phone Number: +1 608-987-9936

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Family owned cafe located in historical downtown Mineral Point. Serving fresh Cornish pasty daily for over 40 years. Breakfast served all day. We appreciate your business!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm

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