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.

Cliff's Boathouse Cafe

301 Hamilton St, Racine, WI 53402-4952
+1 262-633-1767
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“potato pancakes” (53 reviews)
“fish fry” (25 reviews)
“perch” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
301 Hamilton St, Racine, WI 53402-4952
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (82)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

poor wait staff, cold food served after a long wait, they are new but they need a restaurant rescue fast!

Thank Hammett Clinic ... K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had smelt fry with potato pancakes! Yum! The coleslaw was very good as well. I don't know of anywhere else in Racine that has smelt and it was very reasonable and very crispy. Some of the best potato pancakes I've had.

Thank Basshunter1
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very tiny..be prepared for the possibility of a wait to be seated. Homemade chicken noodle soup was excellent! Service was very friendly but rather slow (under staffed??) Friendly customers. No broiled option...husband said smelt was good, my perch was dry but everything was greasy. Potato...More

Thank julieki
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Nothing fancy here. Just great service and excellent food. Make sure you get the potato pancakes. There is nothing about this place that will impress you, except the entire experience. The floor is cockeyed, the building looks like a garage. But the breakfast is fantastic...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Cliff's is a one of a kind gem & landmark for the locals of Racine! Expect a wait for the Friday Nights Fish Fry & the Sunday breakfasts especially after church! The Potato Pancakes are absolutely amazing. They're the best around here! A local delight...

2  Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great Fiday Fish Fry. Excellent food but resturant is very small with limited seating. You will leave feeling good and full but smelling of grease and fish the rest of the day.

Thank nmloulaw
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Breakfast, lunch or Friday fish fry -- Cliff's is tops! Saturday or Sunday morning can be a challenge because of the wait, but that should not discourage anyone from standing in line -- it's so worth it. There is no bad item on the menu....More

3  Thank BridgetOzzie
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Dropped by Jimmy John’s but since it opened only at 10am, checked through TripAdvisor and found this lovely place about a 7 min walk. Very happy that we found this place and able to have a great start to our day with the lovely breakfast...More

Thank dynamic14
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We love this restaurant which is tiny and simple. The food is great and the price is right. The potato pancakes are excellent, a family recipe. It is a must stop for us when visiting.

1  Thank hjensen90
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is the perfect example of a place being so much better than it looks from the outside. We went there based on recommendations from Trip Advisor and weren't disappointed. It is a tiny little restaurant near the lake with not even 10 tables. Breakfast...More

1  Thank David P
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Racine
DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk
837 reviews
.57 km away
Riverside Inn Racine
21 reviews
3.85 km away
Fairfield Inn Racine
98 reviews
6.42 km away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Racine
14 reviews
6.56 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Salute Italian Restaurant
146 reviews
.59 km away
Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery
74 reviews
.46 km away
Yardarm Bar & Grill
88 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Attractions
Racine Zoo
275 reviews
1.56 km away
Hot Shop Glass
40 reviews
.49 km away
Racine Art Museum
71 reviews
.79 km away
Reefpoint Marina
27 reviews
.94 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jersey M
16 June 2017|
Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
No. Only Fridays, and only until about 8pm. They are more of a breakfast/lunch place. Friday fish fry starts at about 11:30 and goes til about 8.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Hamilton St, Racine, WI 53402-4952
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Racine
  • Phone Number: +1 262-633-1767
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