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“Favorite local restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Genesee Depot Cafe - CLOSED

Genesee Depot Cafe
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Favorite local restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Genesee Depot Cafe offers a very casual menu in a 19th century railroad depot setting. They have focused on the history of years past in this charming little restaurant and maintain a railroad motif. The menu is casual wholesome home cooked food. You will find my family there most Sunday mornings for breakfast and Friday for dinner. The food is good, the price is right and the staff is super friendly and attentive. Of all the restaurants we could go to in the area this is our favorite.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank FreeSpirit250
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21 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Elmhurst, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in a country town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Was heading up to Northern Wisconsin. Stopped at a gas station 20 miles away and they recommended "a quaint little place by the railroad tracks that is worth the drive". It was once a train depot. We were greeted as we entered by 2 or 3 employees. The place was packed, but we were given an awesome homemade doughnut and cup of coffee while we waited for a table. The meal was great, the girls who waited on us, (they tag teamed all of the tables) were friendly, cracked jokes and were very sweet. There was a young man cooking all by himself, and boy does he knock the food out quickly. Everything was delicious. We will be back again and have recommended this little hidden gem to our friends.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MaryPat V
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A great place to enjoy a meal and a smile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

I used to go there on occasion. It was a decent place for breakfast. Now with new ownership they add more creativity in menu items and specials. The staff is friendly and attentive. This is a wisconsin style cafe (not Greek like other review suggested, have no idea where that came from). If you go in non peak hours, you get the pleasure of talking with the staff. It's like Cheers with a meal ! Give it a try under new ownership!

Helpful?
5 Thank james h
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Delafield, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Stop!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast...a little bit before noon. The place was pretty busy with locals...always a good sign. I had the country fried steak which was delicious. Our food came in a timely fashion and our waitress's bubbly personality kept us smiling and entertained. The atmosphere is cute inside with lots nostalgic railroad decorations that took us back to a bygone era. They even had a door chime that made railroad noises when patrons entered.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank OLAPMonkey
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Jefferson, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great little place for a good meal!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

When I was little my parents used to take us here for breakfast after church! Delicious! Since it has changed hands and they have some great breakfast and lunch choices. They do serve dinner, but I have not had the experience of enjoying that. The fresh made donuts are a must!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Abeauchamp
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