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Jen's Alpine Cafe & Soup Ktchn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner, Soups
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117 4th St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2148
+1 608-356-4040
06:00 - 15:00
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Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat - Thu 06:00 - 15:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Jen's is a classic diner in a classic diner. Vintage restaurant with little to no remodeling in the dining room since, I don't know, the 40's? It's a step back in time. Love that Jen is in the kitchen cooking down home meals with little pretense. Very good soups, sandwiches, breakfasts, etc. This used to be my go to place... More 

Thank merri38
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252 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

I stopped to have lunch and was really happy about their fresh, healthy variete of Sandwiches and Salads. Nice place and nice people.

Thank aquamarina75
Clinton, Iowa
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

I love this restaurant. When I lived in Baraboo this is one of the restaurants I would always bring visitors to. Great food at reasonable prices.

Thank skylite0
Chicago, Illinois
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261 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Located in town....one way street. Name is on the canopy outside below the big Alpine sign. We missed it the first drive by. When you open the door, you feel like you are back in time. Friendly wait staff. Cozy private booths....love the wood/mirror details.My husband ordered the Hungry Man's Breakfast which is 2 eggs,2 bacon or sausage, hashbrowns and... More 

Thank IllinoisKate1
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Jen's has a great old fashioned ambiance with a solid breakfast and sandwich menu. It's a nice place to relax. Everything is always great and they are known for their pancakes and homemade soups. What doesn't get a lot of attention is that they also have great pies.

Thank mrmagnetics
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is an old 1930s high-end cafe with the original decor. Lunch menu was mainly the usual burgers and sandwiches but there were a few surprises. I had the 'chili parfait' which was chili-con-carne layered with elbow macaroni, topped with cheese and sour cream. Not the very best chili I have had but quite tasty all of the same. Service... More 

Thank rclip
Delafield, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This place is a true representation of the days long ago in Baraboo. It is like stepping back in time for me. You know you are at a great place when the locals gather here. As people come thru the door most of them were greeted by name. it was easy to feel right at home....... I have been here... More 

Thank Tracy J
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

The atmosphere reminds me of what my grandma us to take me to when I was a kid. The booths are cool, a little tight if you have excess weight, but they have tables too. They have a lot of antiques throughout the café and it makes it homey. The food is outstanding. I eat here alone or with business... More 

Thank JimAllen29
Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

I had the broccoli/turkey/cheddar cheese grilled sandwich and it was super tasty! The soup was hearty and homemade and the waitress genuine and friendly. Would definitely recommend walking around the square in Baraboo and having lunch here!

Thank Sarah E
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I've been to this place twice and both times I ordered the special. This time it was chicken and dumplings; last time it was salmon patties, a delicacy that is very rare in these parts. Both specials were excellent. I also enjoyed the hamburger vegetable soup. With a coke (free refills) the bill was just over 12 bucks. Jen's may... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 4th St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2148
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Baraboo
  • Phone Number: +1 608-356-4040

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