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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for breakfast on a Friday morning in May. Wasn't super busy. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was cool, too, since the building used to be an old bank.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 24, 2022

We stayed over in Manitowoc while hiking the Ice Age Trail. Having breakfast at Dali’s was a big part of our fun weekend. They were quite busy when we walked in, yet right away the waiter/host gave us a friendly greeting. The ambiance reflected the...building’s banking era, with gilded pillars and high ceilings, yet with a warm sense of welcome. The food was delicious. What impressed me most was a sign in their window inviting those in need to come inside for a cup of hot soup and breadstick. Warm hearts to go with their warm, friendly cafe.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

Always are treated exceptionally, the service is fast and friendly, prices are great and the food is phenomenal. Truly a hidden gem! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 21, 2021 via mobile

I do not like to leave negative reviews but hoping the cafe takes this feedback and makes changes. We attempted to have breakfast here yesterday morning, we were seated promptly. That is where our experience ended. We sat for 35 minutes without being offered a...water or coffee. At one point we had notified a waitress that we were ready to order, her reply was “I am not a waitress I am just helping.” She could have at the very least brought us water/coffee which she did for other tables. After wasting 35 minutes we got up and left and let the waitress know how terrible the service was. Her reply was “I am the only one working & doing the best I can.” Another table within earshot piped in saying, “we have been waiting 45 minutes.” My suggestion is, only seat the amount of people you can serve in a reasonable time frame or be upfront & let the consumer know that it will be a longtime prior to being served. I understand places are short staff, but, honesty is the best policy.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2020 via mobile

Very friendly service and staff. Great atmosphere and environment. Low prices/charging rates. Very tall ceiling.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

This was our first time here. We stopped at another place nearby. It was a long wait. So we saw this place so we checked it out. So glad that we did. Beautiful place inside, it used to be a bank a long time ago....The staff was very friendly. The service was good. Only one waitress, she did an awesome job. They were busy. Our food was very good.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 21, 2020

Very nice, friendly, family restaurant. Great steaks, salads, and breakfast offerings. Place is an old bank in very spacious building, COVID friendly, and is clean and modern in every way. Should be No. 1 in Manitowoc.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 27, 2020

Fancy atmosphere and wonderful food choices for very reasonable cost. Service was great also. Breakfast and lunch only. Some day we will go back for lunch to see if it is as good as breakfast. Deserts looked really good too.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Good food and service but was disappointed in the portions. I ordered a skillet and it was the smallest skillet I’ve ever had and I eat skillets often.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

After spending the night on the USS cobia at the Maritime Museum my son and I came here for breakfast and were surprised by the big beautiful space. We ordered fresh squeezed orange juice and he had blueberry and cream cheese stuffed French toast and...I had a veggie egg scramble. All of our food was delicious. The hash browns were that perfect combo of crispy and soft.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

I'm going to be honest, I haven't tried anything other than the eggs Benedict every single time I'm here but I'm the kind of person that if I like something, I'm going to order it every time. It's also the same every time which I...appreciate in a restaurant. The waitresses are always very nice. The atmosphere is fantastic too - it's a beautiful little restaurant. I do see that they serve beer there but I would LOVE to see champagne on the menu for mimosas.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

We had lunch at Dali's before boarding the SS Badger to begin a long road trip. The interior of the restaurant is bright and well decorated. Our server was friendly, courteous, and helpful. Our food was promptly served and very good. Finally, the price was...more than reasonable for two people on a travel budget. We recommend a stop at Dali's.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

The staff enhanced the visit. The breakfast was average. I don’t necessarily see a reason why I would return. There are other places in town with more interesting fare.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

We stopped here after an unexpected visit to Manitowoc and were so happy with our experience that we returned the next day for breakfast again. The atmosphere was calm and relaxing with nice background music. We tried the Greek and Sausage skillets as well as...the Eggs Benedict Florentine. All were excellent and prepared perfectly. The eggs served on top of the skillet were ordered as "over medium" and were just right both days. The choice of breads available with the skillets was impressive. Our waitress both days was gracious and attentive.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

I'm a local and dined at Dali's for the first time today. I was highly impressed with the atmosphere, the excellent service, the quality of the food, and the overall value for what I was served. I had the Hawaiian Melt and it was delicious....It came with fries and a cup of home made soup for $7.49.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Dali's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5