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The Island Cafe

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314 Onieda Street, Minocqua, WI
715-356-6977
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Island paradise?

We had breakfast here. Our bill was $65 for 2 mimosas, 2 coffee(bitter)2 baklava, 1 tiramisu, 1omelette,1 cinnamon roll(huge and wonderful)bacon, American fries,3eggs and toast. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. It was packed when we were in and our breakfast came out quickly!! We would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Appleton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We arrived and didn't have chains for our bicycles so we sat outside on their patio. Beautiful day for it! The waitress came out and stated, "patio is closed today", then walked back inside. Nothing else was said. She didn't offer to seat us inside or anything. Just walked away rudely. It's a beautiful sunny Friday afternoon. We then contemplated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had breakfast here. Our bill was $65 for 2 mimosas, 2 coffee(bitter)2 baklava, 1 tiramisu, 1omelette,1 cinnamon roll(huge and wonderful)bacon, American fries,3eggs and toast. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. It was packed when we were in and our breakfast came out quickly!! We would definitely go back.

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Manhattan, Kansas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

On our recent vacation, my partner and I visited several area restaurants for breakfast before heading out to spend the day canoeing and kayaking on the area lakes. The Island Cafe had been recommended by friends, so we were looking forward to our visit. First off, we had to wait for over 30 minutes (at 10:30 AM on a week... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice family run business with traditional Greek favorites and more healthy choices. We typically stop for lunch and this time enjoyed two of the salads. They were huge, fresh and flavorful. We like the quaint outside covered eating area.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wow. The wait staff moves fast. The food is incredibly fresh. The menu is varied with classics and modern, healthy dishes. Really special. Different than the usual Northwoods fare.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We ate here for breakfast, service was very good, food was tasty and cooked to order. Stop here for a good breakfast.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ate breakfast here twice on our recent trip to Minocqua rather than enjoying the breakfast that was included with our hotel. Why? Adorable place with extensive breakfast menu. Many vegetarian options if you are so inclined. Serving my fresh squeezed OJ in a glass that was still warm (actually hot) from the dishwasher was a drawback although both of my... More 

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My family loved it. Had our baby along and they made us all feel welcome. Always love the chai tea and baklava. Yummy!!

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a very busy place on the Sunday morning we visited. The food was good but not way above average. I had the western omelette and I think it would have helped to have sauteed/fried the fillings a little longer to allow for some caramelization on the peppers, onions, and ham. Our waitress was very good though as she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We usually stop here on our way out of town, although we have also stopped in for lunch during our stay. We haven't had a bad breakfast yet. The fruit plate and cinnamon rolls are always well done! The basic breakfast menu makes for a filling meal. If you need a good and consistent spot, this is it. And if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 314 Onieda Street, Minocqua, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 715-356-6977

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?