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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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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 47
    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
Good chili

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Skokie, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went for breakfast with friends -- many classic American choices with a twist. Great coffee. We didn't have any muffins but they looked huge and fresh baked. Is easy to drive by but a must go to for breakfast when in the area!

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Larsen,WI
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stopped for Sunday brunch and were wowed by the selections. Prime rib and eggs, Upscale omelets, Eggs Benedict with special twists, not your mama's oatmeal, Homemade muffins that make a meal were found along with the usual breakfast fare. Extremely fast and friendly service will keep us coming back.

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Woodruff, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
76 helpful votes 76 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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