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Off the Rail Cafe

44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
+1 920-876-3655
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tuna melt” (3 reviews)
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8:00 am - 2:00 pmAll hours
Soups, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place because we were enjoying a beer at the great micro-brew next door. The micro-brew doesn’t serve food but the bartender encouraged us to order from Off the Rail Cafe and we could eat it at the bar. So we ordered our...More

Thank D986CRdavidr
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This place is worth going out of your way for even if you weren’t planning to go to Elkhart Lake!!! They do everything right there...haven’t had anything that wasn’t delicious but the Freight Train is my favorite.. I get mine with English mustard. Tell them...More

Thank Nortsider
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a great local bakery/cafe. They have pastries, breakfast sandwiches, interesting lunch items and even a T-shirt if you want a souvenir. We sat outside both mornings and enjoyed a hot drink and hot breakfast sandwich as a crisp morning began to warm. This...More

Thank I2947RHgregb
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Very cute resturant. It is a bit tiny and their breakfast consists of mostly breakfast sandwiches. The smoothies are delicious!

Thank Maripat01
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We happened by Off the Rail on a walk before reading any online reviews. We noticed a lot of traffic in and out and decided to give it a try. We were back 3 times during our weekend stay! We had breakfast and lunch and...More

Thank lscahc
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My wife and I were taking a morning walk near Elkhart Lake's City Center and decided to try this interesting place for a cup of coffee and whatever breakfast we could find. We certainly lucked out here as the coffee was bold and delicious and...More

Thank Tichiganblues
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Yum! I had the Scotsman lox and bagel one day and the oatmeal the next. I would love the recipe for the oatmeal. Great atmosphere . We ate outdoors and watched the parade of people going to the farmers market or walking their dogs.

Thank Napervillia
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this stop. We were staying nearby at the Ostoff, they assured me that Off The Rail DID NOT have anything gluten free. I am so glad that we went anyway. What a great local spot. The staff was incredibly friendly and menu, decorating and...More

Thank tedact
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Cute little spot; order at the counter and they bring you your food. Limited hot breakfasts, with pastries available also.

Thank SB1114
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Had lunch and everything was awesome. The El was very tasty. Nice quaint sandwich shop with very good prices.

Thank chisel007
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Elkhart Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 920-876-3655
  • E-mail
Off The Rail is a cozy breakfast/lunch restaurant located in the heart of Elkhart Lake. We offer fresh, made-to-order, hand-crafted sandwiches and soups as well as coffee, beer and wine. Family run and a fun vibrant atmosphere will have you feeling right at home in this historical building. Custom Free Wi-Fi available.
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