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Thorpedo Restaurant

102 West Hill Street, Thorp, WI 54771
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Ranked #1 of 9 restaurants in Thorp
Most recent review
- Jun 18, 2014
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29 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The name is funny...the service and food Great! On the way to Escanaba MI, we stopped at the Thorpedo for a quick lunch. My companion had the Patty Melt, on marble rye, with lots of onions (onions make any meal great!). It was a fresh and satisfying sandwich. My choice was the Strawberry Short cake. The size of this treat... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were traveling across the state of WI on Hwy. 29, so before we left we searched online for a couple of options for restaurants. This one seemed to have good reviews, so we tried it and it was exactly as described. Very clean, good food, great home made soup and reasonable priced. It just has the feel of mid-western... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We get back and forth to the Twin Cities quite often and many times plan our trip to be in Thorpe, WI, near a meal time. The Thorpedo Restaurant is your quintessential family owned highway restaurant. No, it is not a greasy spoon but, a great little restaurant. On our way through we have many times had the great, varied... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

If you are looking for a non fast food restaurant to stop at about half way between the Twin Cities in MN and Green Bay, WI, this would be a good choice. The food here is pretty good. They have an interesting "twist" in that most meals come with a cup of home made soup as the default side in... More

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Medford, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Thorpedo Restaurant is a nice clean Restaurant along HWY 29 between Eau Claire and Wausau, WI. It has been there ever since I was young and we always went there because it was open 24 hrs in the past. Now it has changed a bid, was remodeled nicely and still serves great food for a reasonable price! The breakfasts... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We've eaten here several times. They offer fairly good food. Another reviewer called it a "roadside greasy spoon family restaurant" and that is an accurate way to describe it. There's nothing outstanding about the food, but it is usually pretty good. Occasionally I've run into something that was very bland or way too salty. The service is not stellar and... More

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Next to Packerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great atmosphere, Great food, Great service, and Great prices...... I believe this should get my point across! Thorpedos is a hometown restaurant at its finest. A long established reputation of outstanding food and service is well deserved. If you are every traveling in western Wisconsin be sure to stop!

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Bellevue, Wisconsin, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I am all about little roadside greasy spoon family restaurants off the highway, this is no exception. All 5 of us ordered something different and left happy. A very variety filled menu with soups sandwiches and breakfast served all day! Service was a it slow, but thy were busy.

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Wind Lake, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Great place for soup and sandwich and daily specials. Friendly service and clean restaurant. A favorite among locals and those traveling on Hwy. 29

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Saint Louis, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Having grown up in central Wisconsin during the 50's and 60's, this ex-restaurant critic in the central mid-west, has hoped for a wonderful, old fashioned fish fry in WI. Yes there are some that are passable: Kegel's in Milwaukee, Butterfly near Beloit, Gullivers in Wausau, etc., etc. But even the best of them fail to produce what a great fish... More

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