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The Crimson Cafe

424 Lincoln St., Rhinelander, WI
1 715.362.8994
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Ranked #1 of 53 restaurants in Rhinelander
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch
Description: "Espresso bar, gourmet sandwiches & salads, seasonal homemade soup, wine by the glass and specialty gifts".
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26 reviews from our community

96% Recommend
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The Woodlands, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This tiny tea room-type place is so unusual for Rhinelander. I found it on Trip Advisor and went for lunch - what a treat. There are clever plaques and jewelry and accessories for sale all over the place but go for the food and coffee drinks. It's the freshest and most unique salad or sandwich in town, for sure. Once... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

A great little place to have coffee or lunch. I enjoy the atmosphere of this former home turned coffee shop. The salads are delicious, the sandwiches delectable. Sea Salt Caramel Latte is my favorite! Stop in for an enjoyable treat!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My husband and I had lunch at the Crimson Cafe today on a recommendation of a gal from Lakeview Living and were totally pleased with everything! I had a half Roasted Red Pepper Pannie with a cup of Chicken Dumpling soup and it was delicious. They are also known for their latties and wines. This cafe is located in a... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a neat place we like to go for lunch. If you don't know where it is located it's kind of hard to find and the parking is not the best, but the food is worth it. The staff is very friendly. They offer a nice lunch menu and the prices are in line. If you are tired of... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Visiting the area with my partner, we stopped here because he had been here before and enjoyed it. It's a little tricky to find, as it's located in an old house mid-block, and parking can be a nuisance, but the experience makes up for it. The staff was exceptionally friendly, the coffee was good, and the muffins were tasty. The... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Easy to miss this converted house sitting mid-block. It faces a busy street just past a major intersection where watching traffic is, or should be, a full time job. There is a sign that lets you know it exists but parking quickly becomes a dilemma. Turn onto the side street and you have parking on one side of the street... More

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MaureenEB8994, Owner at The Crimson Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We truly appreciate every bit of feedback from our customers. Our parking can certainly be an inconvenience, but hope our menu and our service make up for it! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Maureen Brown Owner More

Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is a great place to go for lunch either alone or with friends. I usually get the veggie Panini with artichokes - wonderful flavor! The parking is very limited and the neighbors are usually around to make sure you don't accidentally park in their driveway. Often have to park down the block on a side street - that's the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

I guess it all depends on expectations. I was very disappointed with the quality of coffee served in this cafe. It really tasted to me like instant coffee but I was expecting a real Italian capuccino from freshly ground beans in a real espresso machine. The salads and sandwiches were quite good, though, and the atmosphere was quaint and homey.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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123 reviews 123 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

A quaint coffee house that serves a small offering of salads and sandwiches. The sea salt and Carmel latte was FANTASTIC! It was a big bonus for me because the wife loved it. The decor and fact the shop sells purses and other small items was a benefit to my other half.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I had Caesar chicken panini and it was very tasty, but needed a bit more chicken. Wife had chicken salad croissant and also thought it was tasty but needed more chicken. Neither was seriously short, just a bit more. Wine was very good and served at the right temperature. The ambiance is great and the service was outstanding. All in... More

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