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Polecat & Lace

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Corner of Milwaukee & Oneida Streets, Hwy 51 South in Downtown Minocqua, Minocqua, WI 54548
+1 715-356-3335
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We happened to come here on a Wednesday night at 8:00pm in Winter. This town is dead during this time. The restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere slightly between the Northwoods and an English pub. With real linenplacemats and napkins. Despite being only 2 of the 6 people in the restaurant the experience was enjoyable. We got the roasted1/2 duck and... More 

Thank Michelle P
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

The food was ok, but this place is amazing! It is like walking bake in time! The waiter was nice, as was the owner, but they were overshadowed by how cool the interior of the building is.

Thank yoink02
Owatonna, Minnesota
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157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Took a day trip over to Minocqua because we haven't been there for several years and wanted a quick but not fast food lunch. While driving through the quaint downtown area my husband seen this little place on the corner and seen the reviews were good so decided to try it...so glad we did!! What an absolute gem! It was... More 

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Went to Polecat and lace with friends and had a good meal, good atmosphere. Good food, I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank oldcar52
Davenport, Iowa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Polecat offers excellent homemade food, daily specials, homemade soups, great service, and a charming place to eat.

Thank KeithIowa
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We try to come here on our annual trip to Minocqua. They've never disappointed us. We're always met at the door with a smile. Tonight I had the broiled scallops (the menu says in butter, but I chose not to have the butter.) They were MOST yummy with just spices on top! My husband enjoyed his broiled haddock. The dinners... More 

Thank siants2016
Woodruff, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We frequent this restaurant and we've never been disappointed. We like to go on Saturdays because they have great prime rib! Friday Fish fry is great and the bar is always busy too! The service is always phenomenal and their baked French onion soup and breaded ravioli are staples for us. I hear they also make the best old-fashioned in... More 

Thank Average_Mom89
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I visited Polecat & Lace after walking past earlier in the day, and was intrigued. I entered following a party of older gentleman & ladies, and was immediately seated. I was brought water, dinner rolls and a menu. Although I only eat fish, I listened to the specials. A spotted cow and the walleye was for me. It included a... More 

1 Thank Jen T
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211 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

A group of us went to the Polecat & Lace while visiting Minocqua. Some of us found our meals to be all right while others found their meals to be less than average. I will only be directly commenting on the meal that myself and partner had. The deep fried cheese curds were a little dry. The Mushroom Ravioli with... More 

Thank Tony R
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This place is unchanged in almost 40 years. Menu has also changed precious little. The food is always reliable. It is a bar style atmosphere, but the food is full restaurant style. Prices are inline with local standards which is reasonable by big city standards. Mike keeps one or two decent beers on tap. I would recommend for a casual... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Milwaukee & Oneida Streets, Hwy 51 South in Downtown Minocqua, Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-356-3335

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