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The Crimson Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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424 Lincoln St, Rhinelander, WI 54501-3534
1 715.362.8994
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Summit Lake WI
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

LOVE the Crimson Cafe! Scrumptious salads with in season ingredients, a variety of delicious panini like sandwiches, lots of outdoor seating for a sunny summer day and lovely indoor seating arrangements make it one of my favorite north woods places to have lunch with a friend.

Thank Ann H
Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Very good eats and such a cozy place to have a bite to eat and shop too. The staff is friendly and efficient, love eating here when I want to relax and have a good sandwich, my favorite is the Chicken Salad Croissant, it's totally delicious. It's just another awesome little place to visit while spending time in Rhinelander.

Thank dfh430
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

The absolute best place to get coffee and sandwiches in town. Just wish they were open for dinner too. Small place, but lots of things to shop through while waiting for meal and/or coffee. Not bad wait times.

Thank ksilvermoon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I had lunch here on a Monday afternoon. The panini sandwiches we had were well made with good bread and flavorful. The prices were very reasonable, the staff was friendly and the decor was nice. The only thing was I would have liked another choice of side instead of just chips.

Thank ejpupnorth
Menasha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

A darling spot for lunch and gift shopping. I took my daughter and two grand daughters here and they were so accommodating making special sandwiches and fruit for the girls

Thank FWHauser
New York
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is my favorite place to get lunch. You can have a delicious and healthy salad and grab some cute things from the boutique as you go. Perfect lunch spot.

Thank SarahSesaw
Waterford, Wisconsin, United States
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

My young daughter and I had lunch here before shopping the neighborhood. It was a cute cozy place, a former private home tucked in the middle of a neighborhood. Food was fresh and delicious and the gift shop inside was cute with soaps and jewelry and scarves, among other items.

Thank jlh2001
Eagle River, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Decided to get together with friends here for lunch and it was a great find! I couldn't decide what to order, so I decided to get extras and have a lunch ready for the following day. Well, that idea was unsuccessful! Instead, I ate the soup, sandwich, and the 1/2 salad... and didn't need dinner! The 1/2 salad is large,... More 

Thank Ellie-Fredrickson
Caledonia, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Cafe food was very good, friendly service and a charming atmosphere. We enjoyed a glass of wine and delicious chicken croissants. Other menu items included hot sandwiches, salads and more.

Thank Susan C
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The food here is awesome and the staff is very accommodating as I have special eating restrictions and they always get the right. The staff is also very friendly and the food is great

Thank Katherine U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Lincoln St, Rhinelander, WI 54501-3534
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Rhinelander
  • Phone Number: 1 715.362.8994
"Espresso bar, gourmet sandwiches & salads, seasonal homemade soup, wine by the glass and specialty gifts".

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