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The Idle Hour . .or two

214 N 6th Ave, West Bend, WI 53095-3397
+1 262-334-9600
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“reuben” (4 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups
214 N 6th Ave, West Bend, WI 53095-3397
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Went with friends to this restaurant for lunch. They had a nice little seating area outside, shades of Italy:} I had a Portabella Mushroom sandwich on a 7 grain bread and Mushroom Barley soup that was delicious. They had lots of different beers, but, had...More

Thank TravelinD1
Reviewed August 19, 2017

A good downtown place for soup and sandwich. Home-made soups are quite good. Also known for a selection of teas. Not fancy, but quite inexpensive.

Thank C E
Reviewed July 21, 2017

We stopped for dinner after spending some time at Music on Main in downtown West Bend. We had an excellent meal. We were able to hear the band while we enjoyed dinner. However due to sound system of the band, the front windows did rattle...More

Thank wcrowley2656
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Our family escaped a rainy morning at the farmers market and enjoyed a very nice breakfast. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered, from scrambled eggs with ham and hash browns to pancakes to toad in the hole. Very good coffee. Cash or checks only so come...More

Thank aatbender
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Stopped for lunch on Sunday and had some great sandwiches! The ham&cheese and reuben were very good as well as their pasta salad. Always fresh and delicious! The place has a very laid back atmosphere and you never feel rushed.

Thank rvadventures69
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

One of the best places to eat in West Bend. Family run, great food and hospitality. We came for a family reunion. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Yaninah13
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Thoroughly charming historic dining area with bright windows overlooking main street. My daughter and I joke that we're taking a mini European vacation when we enjoy the cozy outdoor seating area, with its high brick walls, rambling flowering plants and narrow alley views through to...More

Thank Zannah C
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This beautifully renovated gem on the Main Street of West Bend offers a clever twist on the luncheon sandwich: one can pick the sandwich filling and then have it on a bed of greens! Many in my party did just that for a healthy alternative....More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed September 5, 2016

This place may have "ok" sandwiches..but I learned first hand how "underhanded" the owners are. Customers should know (and I heard this from the owner himself!) the waitstaff gets NO tips..not shared, none. Not one cent. The owner said they "put it into a building...More

Thank loveourgirls
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We came here for lunch and my 9 year old immediately bee-lined to the puzzle they had going in the front room - so much better than a coloring page! Service was good, food was great (turkey sandwich, chicken salad on a salad, and reuben...More

Thank Shannon E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N 6th Ave, West Bend, WI 53095-3397
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  West Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 262-334-9600
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