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“Surprise find in Spring Green” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Driftless Depot

Driftless Depot
140 South Winsted Street, Spring Green, WI
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Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Spring Green
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan, Italian, Gourmet
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“Surprise find in Spring Green”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Driftless Depot is an organic deli in Spring Green, stocking local produce and frozen meats and fish. Sandwiches are available during the day.

It turns out that on Fridays, the owners create trout dinners with fresh fish from a local trout farm. Make your reservation by noon on Thursday, and come for dinner on Friday. Salad greens are local, as are the potatoes. Desserts include several types of gelato, or cheesecake.

Service was delightful, by young women from the area. Wine selections were made easy by the owner as he walked us through the kinds of wine we usually enjoy and then suggested "an oaky chardonnay."

We ate on the patio and the owners were aware that we had theater tickets later in the evening, so they watched the clock for us.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012 via mobile

Ride, obnoxious, pretentious service. I would never recommend it!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent, if limited. Best Coffee in SG!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Driftless Depot is a cafe/natural foods store on Hwy 23 in Spring Green. The grocery is the only place in town for fresh organics (other than the seasonal Sat. morning Farmers Market), and as such is well used by health-minded locals/foodies.

POSITIVES:
Best coffee drinks in town, hands down. The General Store and Arcadia are a bit hit and miss in this department.
Great and interesting sandwiches served during the day, made from prime ingredients.
Serves nice dinners on Fridays (reservations needed), trout and the like. They also have periodic special events, always with tasty entrees and appetizers. They often have music events on the outdoor patio or inside, mixed with food and wine/beer.
The owners are very picky with their selections and have great taste. Great ethical meat and cheese selection.

NEGATIVES:
Service is often a little slow, as the cafe is sometimes lightly staffed, especially in the off-season. Owners' attention to detail can sometimes slow service down.
Size of indoor cafe is a bit on the small side. Not a problem in warm weather, but can get crowded otherwise.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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