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The Island Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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314 Onieda Street, Minocqua, WI
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

We really liked Island Cafe! Cheerful friendly atmosphere and charming waitress (so early in the morning!) All in our party liked the food and generous portions. My husband and I shared the Huevos which were excellent.

Thank gmcgrane
Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the recommendation from a merchant up the street. Happy we did. The service was immediate, friendly and sincere. The food was very good although slightly pricey. Will plan to go back several times. A diamond in the rough!

Thank Ron R
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The food was yummy and had a Greek flair... the inside has an old world vibe, comfy tables & chairs. The omelets were yummy and their salads & sandwiches were also very pleasing... Loved the homemade potato soup! save room for desert... homemade goodies & coffee... our waitress was very efficient & helpful, even though she was super busy! Would... More 

1 Thank Atticangel1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Great breakfast and reasonably priced. Service was great and the food was delicious. Portion size was just right and they were fast.

2 Thank Judi H
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

First of all we came shortly before 12:00 PM and they were not sure if they could serve us lunch. After some discussion they said "OK" to lunch at this point we should have left but decided to give it a try. It seems like it is a family run business and not one person was friendly. We were a... More 

2 Thank deb91960
Arlington Heights, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Nice and busy brunch spot in downtown Minocqua. Food was good. I wish the wait staff liked me a little more.

1 Thank jkeefe18
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Always like to patronize the locals. Great little restaurant downtown. A bit of a wait, but anywhere good is like that. Great menu. Food was great. Recommended for that small local feel. Enjoyed it alot.

1 Thank Tim S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Island Cafe has someone of the best food in the Minocqua area. It's especially popular for breakfast and brunch. They offer a number of 'healthier' options, and include nice little touches like fruit with your breakfast and fresh flowers on the tables. It doesn't offer much in the way of ambiance, but the food more than makes up for... More 

1 Thank Joe B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very busy place and yet the wait staff is very pleasant and efficient. Try the veggie benedict for its fresh taste and uniqueness. Open only for lunch and breakfast, but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

1 Thank Tom R
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The cafe has been part of Minocqua for a long time. It continues to be s great spot for breakfast or a break from shopping in town. Reasonable prices. Can be crowded early on weekends.

1 Thank Hcwi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Onieda Street, Minocqua, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 715-356-6977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?