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The Island Cafe

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314 Onieda Street, Minocqua, WI
715-356-6977
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best in Town!

Absolutely fantastic! Order anything with confidence and enjoy. This is where "the locals" eat! Just for breakfast and lunch though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
John M
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Woodruff, Wisconsin
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Woodruff, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fantastic! Order anything with confidence and enjoy. This is where "the locals" eat! Just for breakfast and lunch though.

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Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The menu had a wide variety of offerings. They also have a tea menu. We only had chili which was somewhat pricy. The menu items I saw at other tables looked very good.

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Wisconsin, US
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We've been coming here for years as we have a year round second home. Although it is our "go to" restaurant (especially for breakfast) I'm getting rather perturbed at the prices and some of the servers. I used to think it was worth the extra $ for the great food. I think prices have gone up and for what? The... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant masquerading as a diner. We've been here a few times and every entree, soup, and sandwich we've had has been delicious.

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ORD
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Good quality Lox, bagel leaves a bit to be desired, ok if you get it toasted well. Big capers come with. If only they'd slice the red onion thinner this would be a very good bagel/lox breakfast. They also serve an Etouffee omelette, I'm not an omelette fan so I ask sometimes for the etoufee over their dense biscuits. Prices... More 

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Janesville
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice little restaurant with a down town location. We had breakfast and loved it. This will be on our must stop list when in the area.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We've been going to the Island Cafe for years. Their prices have continually crept up, but today was our last visit. $12.75 for a bowl of oatmeal....there are other options in town that don't gouge travelers.

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Hazelhurst, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Food is very good and everything is made with a gourmet flair. Be prepared to pay the gourmet price though - it will be worth it!!!

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Wisconsin
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A great place to eat… we go there frequently when we're in town because we know we won't get a bad meal there. Very good menu, salad bar is set up for lunch. GREAT fruit plates! Average service, could be a bit more friendly. I think this restaurant is owned and operated by people from Greece, and the waitresses are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Excellent omelets! Service bogged down this morning but I would highly recommend it in this neck of the northern woods.

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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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