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The Crimson Cafe

424 Lincoln St., Rhinelander, WI
1 715.362.8994
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Ranked #2 of 54 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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29 reviews from our community

96% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very cute place felt warm and cozy like being at home! Very friendly and great staff! Awesome Praline Melt Away was very good! :)

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St. Cloud
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great tasting food and large portions. May want to split a full sandwich with another. Strawberry smoothie was very tasty.

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Wisconsin, USA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is the type of restaurant ladies like to lunch at with good salads, soup & sandwiches. There is a cute little patio in the back with tables & umbrellas and it is nicely landscaped. This is easy to miss, the signage doesn't really stand out and it is in a former house. Parking is in the back, as is... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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