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Corner of Milwaukee & Oneida Streets, (Hwy 51 South in Downtown Minocqua), Minocqua, WI 54548
(715) 356-3335
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You gotta try it!

Probably the most consistent place for great food at great prices, Very friendly owners and staff! You will not be disappointed !

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
John M
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Woodruff, Wisconsin
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Winona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is one of the best places to come eat, socialize and relax with friends. When we are in Minocqua we would stop by for a drink or dinner but we now make it a reason to go up north to see Mike (the bartender). He makes the best drinks and the wait staff is so efficient and welcoming -... More 

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Woodruff, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Probably the most consistent place for great food at great prices, Very friendly owners and staff! You will not be disappointed !

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Hudson, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Polecat & Lace is once of my favorite places in Minocqua. I love the feeling that you've stepped back in time as soon as you enter the door. There is always a server to meet you with a friendly smile and greeting. The wood paneled walls, heavy wood tables, lovely bar with stained glass chandeliers and beautiful staircase are some... More 

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Mosinee WI
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85 reviews 85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This was our last attempt to find a lunch in the area before resorting to fast food. Stopped at several other places only to find they are only open until 2:00. Menu limited mostly to sandwiches. They had a fish special for $15 & a ham-cheese & soup special. We normally would never go out for just a sandwich, however... More 

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This charming restaurant has been here for years. While nothing fancy you can count on a great meal. Great place to stop for a drink while busy shopping the wonderful shops of Minocqua. Very quaint setting...you will feel as if you stepped back in time. Never open on Sundays.

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Wisconsin
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife was refusing to go to this place because she said it sounded like a "strip bar." But she relented one night and we tried it out for dinner… the food was good, but a bit pricey… service was friendly. Overall, just ok.

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midwest
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Thirty years ago, my wife and I had our rehearsal diner at the Pole Cat and Lace, some years later we had my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary dinner there, each time was excellent. Yesterday, we tried to eat at two other places on the Island, we could not get a table, both places were packed. We walked into the PoleCat... More 

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Hutto, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The walleye was tender and delicious. One of our party had prime rib and it was cooked to perfection plus was at least 1 1/2 inches thick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had great service & food was good. Drinks were also great. Staff is very personable. Would definitely eat here again.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went twice. It was good both times. We had steak salad, chef salad, chili one trip, fried walleye for dinner another day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Milwaukee & Oneida Streets, (Hwy 51 South in Downtown Minocqua), Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: (715) 356-3335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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