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Polecat & Lace

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Corner of Milwaukee & Oneida Streets, Hwy 51 South in Downtown Minocqua, Minocqua, WI 54548
+1 715-356-3335
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started out with a house glass of wine, which tasted better than most wines twice the price. The owner was sitting next to us and it was obvious that he cared about every patron that walked into his establishment. The bartender is an absolute gem! I'd go back just to visit with her again. The timing of dinner was... More 

Thank Troy Celena S
Woodruff, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Polecat and Lace has great food, service....in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. The menu is varied with something to please everyone's palate!

Thank jfarrow1940
DeForest, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Worst service ever! Off season for Minoqua and the restaurant was NOT busy. Two waitresses, one buser and one bartender. We waited forever for our server, Karen B. to greet us, then after she said she would be back in 2 minutes, 15 minutes later she finally came back. Friday fish fry was was blah, scallops were blah and the... More 

Thank K-JSpringBreak2013
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We happened to come here on a Wednesday night at 8:00pm in Winter. This town is dead during this time. The restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere slightly between the Northwoods and an English pub. With real linenplacemats and napkins. Despite being only 2 of the 6 people in the restaurant the experience was enjoyable. We got the roasted1/2 duck and... More 

Thank Michelle P
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The food was ok, but this place is amazing! It is like walking bake in time! The waiter was nice, as was the owner, but they were overshadowed by how cool the interior of the building is.

Thank yoink02
Owatonna, Minnesota
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172 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Took a day trip over to Minocqua because we haven't been there for several years and wanted a quick but not fast food lunch. While driving through the quaint downtown area my husband seen this little place on the corner and seen the reviews were good so decided to try it...so glad we did!! What an absolute gem! It was... More 

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went to Polecat and lace with friends and had a good meal, good atmosphere. Good food, I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank oldcar52
Davenport, Iowa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Polecat offers excellent homemade food, daily specials, homemade soups, great service, and a charming place to eat.

Thank KeithIowa
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We try to come here on our annual trip to Minocqua. They've never disappointed us. We're always met at the door with a smile. Tonight I had the broiled scallops (the menu says in butter, but I chose not to have the butter.) They were MOST yummy with just spices on top! My husband enjoyed his broiled haddock. The dinners... More 

Thank Ruth P
Woodruff, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We frequent this restaurant and we've never been disappointed. We like to go on Saturdays because they have great prime rib! Friday Fish fry is great and the bar is always busy too! The service is always phenomenal and their baked French onion soup and breaded ravioli are staples for us. I hear they also make the best old-fashioned in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Milwaukee & Oneida Streets, Hwy 51 South in Downtown Minocqua, Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-356-3335

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