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Driftless Cafe

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118 W Court St, Viroqua, WI 54665-1505
+1 608-637-7778
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lemont, Illinois
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been going to the area for years and until recently, haven't tried this place. We should have, and now we will go back. Creative menu and very friendly service. I had the beef tenderloin dish which was done perfectly.I even liked the kale, no bitter taste. My wife had the scallops which were very good. How could a... More 

Thank BDG6610
Westby, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Our yoga group eats here every Tuesday after yoga. The food is healthy and nourishing as well as delicious! I have never had bad soup here, and the salads are varied and tasty. One of my favorites is the pork tacos! Yum

Thank chrisleinberger
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have been here on a handful of occasions when I am visiting the area. Sometimes the food and service is great, other times it is just terrible. It all depends on who is cooking and what noobs they have in the kitchen in between shifts. I overheard the cook saying he wanted to get out of there, so obviously... More 

Thank Mark B
Houston, Minnesota
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

What a great find! Fantastic chef, eclectic fresh local menu, stunning presentation.Menu varies daily; I had the Swedish meatballs - perfect balance of flavors. You can get vegetarian and vegan food. I went at lunchtime, and as the front room filled it became a bit noisy, but the food was so tasty I didn't really care. Did not have room... More 

Thank jiren2017
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had dinner at the Driftless Cafe based on the recommendation of friends while visiting the area. This is a gem of a restaurant that serves great food in an unpretentious and friendly local atmosphere. Our meals were excellent! We had the most tender, juicy, and flavorful swordfish that I’ve ever eaten. If you are planning a visit to the... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

After hearing about the Beard nomination on WPR for the Driftless Cafe's young Chef, we decided to revisit the restaurant last night. Chef Luke and his staff have produced a revelatory dining experience: imaginative, surprising and in every way delightful. Starting with the raspberry Bellini,, we ordered the Duck Goose Goose , a small plate of three different treatments of... More 

Thank James P
Seward AK
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was good, although it was better on previous visits. Nice atmosphere but noisy. Awesome real food from local farmers. You can't beat it if you are looking for real food and not processed.

Thank Seward_Cabins
Viroqua, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Driftless has a menu that NYC gourmets would envy. The food is fresh off the farm, prepared to perfection and the presentation is a delight to the eye. Diverse menu that changes every day. Lunch is plentiful, healthy and creative. Pricey for dinner with wine but worth it. The only flaw is the acoustics and young millennial seems to... More 

Thank kdahl2017
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Driftless Cafe is the best place to eat in Viroqua. Having said that, here is some more context. When you walk in, you will immediately notice the care taken in the building itself. From the handcrafted bar to the structural whole trees (originally installed by the architecture firm of the same name) to the local rotating artwork, it's easy... More 

Thank Arthur B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We love the Driftless Cafe. The Mac and Cheese is to die for. The burgers made from organic beef are the best we've ever tasted. There is always something interesting on the menu.

Thank dsloane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 W Court St, Viroqua, WI 54665-1505
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Viroqua
  • Phone Number: +1 608-637-7778

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