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The Wild Hare Cafe

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104 Governor Oglesby St, Elkhart, IL 62634
+1 217-947-2100
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“wild game” (3 reviews)
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104 Governor Oglesby St, Elkhart, IL 62634
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous little town, charming people and the best coconut cream pie. Make sure you visit the cemetery!!!

Thank RoyRon M
Reviewed August 3, 2017

I stopped in to a little town a mile or two off the freeway looking to have a local café style lunch and was blown away by the oddest café / antique store hybrid I've ever seen. The friendly proprietors from South Africa have decorated...More

Thank peter k
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while traveling. It is a bit off the highway but worth it. The soup really stood out. I had split pea and ham and it was great. The sandwich was good. Wife had chicken and rice soup and a quiche with bacon...More

1  Thank GuidoTheKilerPimp
Reviewed October 11, 2016

The Wild Hare Cafe was a pleasant surprise whereas not only does it have dining, but some really nice, unique items for sale and Route 66 memorabilia. It was here I found a signed copy of John Weiss's book "As the Story Goes" for about...More

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

A complete surprise. Restaurant is in a great bldg decorated from top to bottom. Service is prompt and very polite. Menu has a number of items you don't see in most restaurants. I had a great cup of tomato soup with excellant grill cheese too...More

Thank dennis n
Reviewed June 12, 2016

I have been here several times and never disappointed! This is a quaint gift/antique shop with a restaurant with in it. The gift/antique shop (Horse Feathers) is charming and pretty good size contained in two large rooms from what is left of the old bank...More

Thank EWL60
Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

An interesting, fun atmosphere. The food here is home made and very good. I had asparagus quiche (I could have eaten the whole pie as it was sooo good!), side salad, Moroccan salad, & butterscotch pie. The sides could be bigger portions but they were...More

1  Thank Valerie S
Reviewed August 20, 2014

This cafe is nestled in a store. You can order your local farm fresh food (as much as possible) and then browse in the store while you wait. Our server was the Owner, an Irish gentleman that couldn't be more charming. He reminded me of...More

1  Thank happyd829
Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are on I-55 heading either to Springfield/St. Louis, south or North to Bloomington-Normal or Chicago, take the exit to Elkhart and stop for lunch at the Wild Hare. You will not be disappointed. This eatery is not only adorable but the food is...More

1  Thank advisor59
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Unique luncheon spot. Located inside an antique gift store (towards the back of the building), this place is worth visiting just to enjoy the vintage glass, plates, and general stuff, but the food was also different and tasty. I had a platter of different salads...More

2  Thank CynthiafromOhio2011
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Restaurant Details

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Meals
Lunch
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Governor Oglesby St, Elkhart, IL 62634
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elkhart
  • Phone Number: +1 217-947-2100
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