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The Crimson Cafe

424 Lincoln St, Rhinelander, WI
+1 715-362-8994
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (26 reviews)
“half salad” (3 reviews)
“paninis” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups
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424 Lincoln St, Rhinelander, WI
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Decided to get together with friends here for lunch and it was a great find! I couldn't decide what to order, so I decided to get extras and have a lunch ready for the following day. Well, that idea was unsuccessful! Instead, I ate the...More

Thank Ellie-Fredrickson
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Cafe food was very good, friendly service and a charming atmosphere. We enjoyed a glass of wine and delicious chicken croissants. Other menu items included hot sandwiches, salads and more.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The food here is awesome and the staff is very accommodating as I have special eating restrictions and they always get the right. The staff is also very friendly and the food is great

Thank Katherine U
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I love eating at the Crimson Cafe. They use ingredients that are different from the usual sandwich fare. Some of my favorites include the fig and honey (with mascarpone cheese), and a Greek sandwich with feta cheese. Yesterday, I had the chicken Caesar sandwich. They...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Serves pretty good food and has different offerings than other local restaurants. You need to go before or after lunch crowds. I think they could actually do away with a room dedicated to scarfs, mittens, jewelry, etc and make more seating.

Thank hodagmom
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Service is often lacking and it is usually quite cramped. Food is ok, given that it's in northern Wisconsin it's above average.

Thank chefstefwithanF
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We went to Crimson Cafe on the recommendation of a friend. There were two couples and we each had something different. The dining area would be a bit tight if they were crowded. If there are more than 4 people in your party, you probably...More

1  Thank Lenora M
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This place is hidden. It is on the street but the parking and entrance are in the back down an alley that looks more like a private driveway. The specialty coffees were wonderful, the berry salad and chicken salad peninni were also great. Good place...More

1  Thank VAtraveller_11
Reviewed 14 August 2015

When my mom and I go out for lunch, this is our go to spot. Wonderful staff and fresh food. I always get a half sandwich and soup.

Thank KM L
Reviewed 8 August 2015

This is a great little place with excellent contemporary food. Parking is in back, and it looks like a house. The soups are excellent and it feels like you're at a B&B. I have never been disappointed here

Thank nathanr466
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Do they have a website so you can see the menu and soup choices available? Thought about stopping , but would love to know what they offer.
18 September 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Lincoln St, Rhinelander, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Rhinelander
  • Phone Number: +1 715-362-8994
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"Espresso bar, gourmet sandwiches & salads, seasonal homemade soup, wine by the glass and specialty gifts".