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Polecat & Lace

Corner of Milwaukee & Oneida Streets, (Hwy 51 South in Downtown Minocqua), Minocqua, WI 54548
(715) 356-3335
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Ranked #22 of 47 restaurants in Minocqua
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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58% Recommend
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English first
Holland, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We liked this restaurant. It is dated to be sure, but the ambiance is nice. More importantly, it struck me as much cleaner than many similar places. The food was not spectacular, but it was good and seemed fresh The value for the money seemed fair. The service was a little slow, but I think it was an attempt not... More

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Good food and better service. For the Friday fish fry, the perch is the best choice. Wish the potato pancakes were made fresh instead of frozen from a box. Steaks are average.

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Chillicothe, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I recently went to Polecat and Lace with my family while on vacation. I would have rated terrible if it weren't for the drinks, the old fashion's were excellent. However the food is way overpriced. Our server was nice but she was obviously new and had to ask the man behind the bar almost every question we had. The owner?... More

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107 reviews 107 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I know this place has a long history in town, but I think the bar has been raised and they have not kept up with the changes. I am all for tradition, but like all things you do have to adapt to the changes. I recently visited Polecat & Lace on a week night for a solo dinner. The place... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food was good but I was very hungry and on the road for work. It came recommended by the hotel staff. I had one of the nightly specials. The service was fast and friendly (it was a quiet night) . Dinner was shaping up to be a good experience! Then came the bill. There were up charges for the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Great atmosphere, service and food! Always a must go when in the north woods. Great owner who cares about his customers.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Loved the Prime Rib - Ordered the large portion thinking I would take some home but couldn't stop myself from finishing. The baked potatoe was overcooked and then oversteamed - not edible, and all they had for salad was iceberg lettuce. So while the shrimp cocktail was good and my husbands filet was good the side dishes were not. Too... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Have eaten here a good number of times and always been happy with our food. We think it is a very charming place. Of course if you are walking around Downtown it is so convenient too. We stop usually for lunch. Always offer a nice noon special. Would recommend it.

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Geneva, IL
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We always make a point to have dinner(s) here. Probably could be described as a supper club, but they'e open for lunch, too. Good variety on the menu, great soups, and a staff that always makes us feel like family they haen't seen in years!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I always stop for lunch when we are in the NORTHWOODS on vacation, its become a ritual. We love talking to the older lady that bartends, she has been there forever. We usually have lunch at the bar and then my wife takes off to all the shops while I have another beer and visit with our... More

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