We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Off the Rail Cafe

44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
+1 920-876-3655
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good28%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (36 reviews)
“sandwiches” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00All hours
Soups, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (149)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited many times over many years. Service is dependably good as is the food. Tony, the owner, is usually in-house, elbow to elbow with everyone else, hustling hard! It can get very busy and there can be a wait at times. I really...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this spot. Games for kids to play while you wait. Breakfast sandwich or lunch sandwich- everything is fresh and delicious. I love Starbucks Pike Place and was not sure I'd find anything comparable. This coffee is good!!!

Thank kayemk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hit the Rail for early morning coffee and couldn't resist the Egg puffs and Pastries. Service and food was great. Neat shop that is worth the stop.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the Osthoff and ate breakfast here twice. Much better prices! Despite the really busy 4th of July weekend, breakfast was quick and really, really good. The commuter sourdough bread was to die for! However, they don't have such a smooth operation for...More

Thank maskvg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very nice experience at Off The Rails with my wife and grandson. The bakery goods were vert tasty and the coffee "hit the spot". My grandson enjoyed his blueberry muffin and egg puffs. Then we were off to the Farmers Market.

Thank 89ironman
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for breakfast while in town. We both had breakfast sandwiches with eggs and bacon on some really good bread. My husband loved it. I did too but I needed more flavor so I added hot sauce. It was very...More

Thank 1971wiel
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped on our way from Sheboygan to Fond du Lac. Are outside as the day was sunny. You order inside, pay and they bring it out. Will go back.

Thank Arch15times
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

What a great place! The sandwiches were amazing! Super firendly folks! Highly recommend. The spin on a Reubens was really good and the locomotive was soon tasty!

Thank rvadventures69
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, great atmosphere and polite staff! We had a smoothie, brevet, bagel and egg puffs. We took a few desserts to go too.

Thank shellkreegs
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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.

Thank Dave L
Nearby Restaurants
Paddock Club Restaurant
163 reviews
.04 km away
Lola's on the Lake
153 reviews
.46 km away
Gessert's Ice Cream and Confectionery
36 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Road America
152 reviews
.35 km away
Aspira Spa
46 reviews
.44 km away
Fireman's Park
15 reviews
.71 km away
Farmers Market
9 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Off the Rail Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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: +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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing