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Off the Rail Cafe

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44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
19208763655
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Closed
Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly staff, good food, good price. Great for a nice breakfast. Not much seating inside. A number of people were at outside tables, but weather was nice so not a problem.

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Thank Dave L
WI
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

From the soups to the sandwiches to the desserts and coffee.....you can't go wrong!! Kelly's soups are great any day, cold or warm! Great music fun staff....make this your breakfast and lunch destination!!!

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Thank WiTriguy
Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to grab coffee and a quick bite. Plan on a line. They are fast but it is a busy place. Great customer service and the food is yummy!!

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Thank Melanie S
oak park, il
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Best muffin. EVER. Hit out of the oven. It was yum yum. Cute place. Nice smoothies and sandwiches too

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Thank 4estflyer
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Was passing thru Elkhart Lake area and stopped in, the cafe is a charming spot, friendly and the food was delicious, we happened to beat the lunch hour rush which appears to be a local hangout. I would recommend stopping in for some soup (homemade) and artisan sandwich, fresh ingredients and nicely arranged. I would for sure stop in the... More 

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Thank Gskipp2
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Great food and owners are awesome. Even speak dutch! Except for the English man. Nice to talk about real football!

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Thank Jan t
Wisconsin Rapids
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Super cute little place with excellent food and very friendly staff. They have a very good variety on their menu and prices are reasonable.

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Thank Candace B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Dont let the small quarters scare you away.Busy little place. Everyone is super friendly. Food is very good!!

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Thank Erikahahn
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch as we arrived in town for our weekend at the Osthoff. The food was so good, we returned the following two mornings for breakfast. It has a big "locals" following. The building is the former train depot, moved from across the street. We enjoyed several fine meals in Elkhart Lake and there are many great... More 

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Thank Don R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very nice place, but was disappointed by the variety on the menu. Went there thinking it was more of a conventional diner, but its more of a coffee shop with breakfast sandwiches. food was good and the coffee was good as well, but not an eggs, bacon and hash browns kind of place.

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Thank Roger B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
Soups, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Elkhart Lake
  • Phone Number: 19208763655
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?