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Polecat & Lace

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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Average

The decor looked inviting - this is why we decided to try it. But, once we were inside the experience turned out to be average. The restaurant is in a good location, but you actually cannot see outside if you sit near the window - unlike other restaurants in the area where you can enjoy the view... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Vlad043
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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WHEATON IL, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old classic feel . The staff is knowledgeable. The food above average. A handy downtown location. The soup is excellent. The locals know this is a good spot.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The decor looked inviting - this is why we decided to try it. But, once we were inside the experience turned out to be average. The restaurant is in a good location, but you actually cannot see outside if you sit near the window - unlike other restaurants in the area where you can enjoy the view while having your... More 

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1 Thank Vlad043
Little Chute, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Awesome pub and food. Very tasty burgers and delicious drinks to boot. You cannot ask for more than that!!

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Thank KcWazzup
Wiesbaden
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87 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a unique eatery with a very rustic appeal. The walls are adorned with antlers, various stuffed animals and so on. Along the sides are booths with wooden benches - no pillows - so the seating is a bit hard. The food is very good and I would certainly recommend this place. The service was prompt and friendly as... More 

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Thank RGKwi
Milwaukee, Wisconsin usa
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112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Went in mid afternoon to check out the menu. Asked about any specials. Bartender was do rude we left and never went back.

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1 Thank Lizbeth123
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

One of the classic Minocqua places to eat. Supper Club atmosphere, moderately higher prices, but food is consistently better than average.

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Thank Stevencoles
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This restaurant is always good and consistent. It has a "old english pub" feel to it but the menu is more supper club fare. The service is always prompt and friendly, they do a great job of training their staff here. The menu is varied , try the Chicken Kiev , it is one of my favorite selections here. The... More 

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Thank Dr R F G
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Very quaint atmosphere, definitely had the up-north feel! Service was responsive, courteous and friendly! The tenderloin steak was amazing! Ice cream dessert drinks were incredible! Definitely would recommend 😊😊

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Thank Nick P
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The menu is outdated. The building is very nice, and could really have a great following. My son ordered a Steak. I came on a piece of white toast with american Cheese. Kinda weird. My meal was bland, just had the flavorings of the restaurant menus of the 70's. I think Minoqua can do better. There are many more places... More 

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1 Thank Dan T
Pecatonica, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I make the trip to Minocqua several times a year. I drive 260 miles one way to get there. I have always had a great meal and friendly staff to care of me. I was last there on last Thursday and I'll be driving up there this weekend for the prime rib dinner with my wife and a another couple.... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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