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The Island Cafe

314 Onieda Street, Minocqua, WI
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Ranked #2 of 47 restaurants in Minocqua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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85% Recommend
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English first
Burr Ridge, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

How do you say Mom's kitchen without the cleanup? This is a friendly and fast paced neighborhood cafe with delicious food and huge portions. Pick out a table and seat yourself. Waitstaff appears quickly and your order is placed. If we lived in the area, we would be here weekly. Great place for breakfast but lunch was equally satisfying.

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Wisconsin, US
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We've been coming to the Island Cafe for years for breakfast. I've never had lunch or dinner there, but they do offer what looks like a good salad bar. They have delicious baked goods like muffins, greek desserts, etc.... I can only comment on the breakfast foods which are pricey but it's worth it to us with the variety of... More

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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate at the Island Cafe on a cool day. Because of the weather, the town was brimming with people. They have 2 serving areas, inside and outside. We prefer eating outside. There was a line out the door waiting for tables. After a bit of waiting, we were taken to a table. We asked if a table outside was... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great outdoor food so we could eat with our dogs there, and wonderful food!!! Generous quantities too!

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

From the service to generous portions of homemade breakfast food, this gem is worth the wait! And do not worry, the wait staff are not texting, the are using high tech order entry right at the table to reduce wait time and limit order errors.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stopped for lunch during the week with my Mom and three kids. Hummus was killer, and Mom loved her french dip. We sat on the patio outdoors and the staff was incredible attentive and friendly. Stumbled upon this one by luck, and would certainly go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I been coming up to Minocqua for 8 years and the 3/4 years we been eating at the island cafe at least 2 times in our trip. We stop here for lunch once we reach Minocqua after our 5 our drive and I love there food. I usually gets the French dip with mozzarella cheese on it and that is... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Amazingly, this cafe serves some of the best pastitsio, gyros, salad and baklava I have ever had. And the American food is excellent too. Unfortunately it is only open during the day now but don't let that stop you from enjoying a fantastic lunch or breakfast on the main drag of Minocqua.

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Shawano, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stopped the first day they opened for the season, and had an excellant lunch. Came back a couple days later because my wife and I enjoyed the espresso drinks so much that we had to have them again. Highly recommend.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We have eaten 3 times at this great little diner in downtown Minocqua. There are a variety of upscale dining choices each day in addition to the standard burgers,sandwiches and salads.I have had specialty grilled chicken breast dinners as well as great home made soup and very tasty salads on the small salad bar.Surprising variety and quality for a small... More

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