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“Great food. Lakside patio in summer, cozy fireplace in winter” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Back Porch Bistro

The Back Porch Bistro
283 Victorian Village Dr, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
920-876-3645
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Ranked #7 of 19 Restaurants in Elkhart Lake
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Plymouth, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great food. Lakside patio in summer, cozy fireplace in winter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Just had a great meal with friends. My wife had a mushroom stuffed ravioli, which she loved and ate every spec. Ditto with my special a pancetta, spinach, tomato and fresh clam fettuccini in a garlic beurr blanc. Outstanding.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Marinette, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tucked away good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It was very casual...fine for a family or a date. Service was excellent and the food was very good. We had a packing issue but it could be that we didn't know the hotel very well.

Visited May 2014
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Western Springs, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very Kid Friendly and Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our favorite thing about this restaurant was the little corner with the dollhouse and basket of blocks and legos for the kids! They also had some of the vintage bar games which were actually fun for my little guys (and $1 of quarters lasted quite awhile). Decor in there is really cute - lots of vintage stuff.
Dinner was good! We sat inside (right by the toys) - but the view of Elkart Lake outside is great. They have a few fruit-infused liquors. I got the rum with pineapple and ginger which was tasty. My husband got the whiskey with orange and said it wasn't great. Didn't have dessert but the menu looked delicious.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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chicago
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We were walking by when we heard some great music and stopped by for a drink...music was great and the waitresses did not push drinks which I thought was a plus!

Visited July 2013
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Chicago
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Roll the Dice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Our family has been regular visitors to Elkhart Lake for 10 years, and we have had some terrific and disappointing dining experiences at Back Porch Bistro. This use to be our favorite restaurant in town, along with the best view in Elkhart Lake in a charming home like setting. Unfortunately, the service is extremely inconsistent. We had one meal where it took close to 1 hour to get our dinner served. Depending on what night you go to Back Porch, you can have a 5 star or 1 star experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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