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Lake Street Cafe

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21 S. Lake St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-2104
+1 920-876-2142
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Got there early and had long wait for both table and food. Our food was fine but my friend had lobster bisque and must have just wished lobster through it. Little disappointed this time.

Thank JohnF1949
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

They have good pub dishes and some local craft brews. Their dinner menu is good with some good specials and a decent wine list. There are several tv's to watch the game while you eat and hang out. It is very casual and has a good vibe.

Thank LMK101
Rockland, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

When we arrived with a big group (about 15 people) they said they could not seat us... some left, some of us stayed but we split up. I ended up sitting in a group of three. No big deal whatsoever, however when I wanted to order a soda to go with my meal I was told I would have to... More 

Thank funfamily7travel
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Food was very good. Everyone at our table enjoyed their food and there was a great selection off the menu. For the handicapped, there are two was to get into the restaurant. Steps are in the front and in the back of the restaurant there's a walk-in with no steps. The owner even came out to help me in since... More 

Thank 671cookiesb
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This was a very busy and popular restaurant on a Friday evening. The fish fry was really very good. After waiting for a half an hour we found out there was another dining room that was quieter and nicer and ask to be seated in there which they were able to do right away. So if you want a good... More 

1 Thank heidi-german
Chicago IL
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383 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Marcus, the happy host, sat us in the wonderful vintage room and we loved our first time visit! Yes it is noisy, yes sometimes there is a wait and yes it is worth it! Great ambience, wide selection of craft beers and really delicious above average pub food. Loved the Brussels sprouts appetizer andthe gigantic pork chop!

Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed yet another wonderful meal in this casual setting . Our appetizers were the grilled calamari and scallops. The scallops were tender and tasty. The calamari however wasn't cooked thoroughly and provided us both with a distasteful texture. The entree pasta was terrific, as was the flat iron steak. Of course their library selection of wine... More 

Thank Pork11
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Have been here probably 15 times. Has always been excellent. It amazed that every time we go the menu is different and always original. Be prepared this place is loud on a race weekend and busy.

1 Thank Douglas H
Staunton, Illinois
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had to wait in line, but it was nice and cool outside. The food was excellent, we were passing around taste to each other, it was so good. They also had a children's menu. We had a few drinks and the total bill for 6 adults and 3 kids was about $220.

1 Thank taralynn7
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting the Lake Street Cafe for over 10 years. At the beginning the service wasn't the greatest but the ambiance and food made up for it. Over the years, the food went from great to very poor. The service is horrible. This restaurant caters to large groups, as most of their customers are guests of the Ostoff,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 S. Lake St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Elkhart Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 920-876-2142

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