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Jen's Alpine Cafe & Soup Ktchn

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American, Cafe, Diner, Soups
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117 4th St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2148
+1 608-356-4040
06:00 - 15:00
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Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat - Thu 06:00 - 15:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We've eaten here many times, usually the soup. Last time in the soup was so salty neither of us could eat it. We were not offered a substitution or a reduction in the bill. We paid for two bowls of soup that we left on the table. If you want the soup, ask for a sample! If they won't give... More 

1 Thank Karen D
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I order take out from here often for lunch. The prices are great and so is the food. They always have a lunch and breakfast special. I love their chili

1 Thank mrs2013brandt
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

The turkey melt I had was very tasty. Plenty of turkey and just the right amount of crunch to the bread. Frank did his usual great job waiting on our table and the price was perfect.

Thank Steve P
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Jen's is a classic diner in a classic diner. Vintage restaurant with little to no remodeling in the dining room since, I don't know, the 40's? It's a step back in time. Love that Jen is in the kitchen cooking down home meals with little pretense. Very good soups, sandwiches, breakfasts, etc. This used to be my go to place... More 

Thank merri38
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255 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

I stopped to have lunch and was really happy about their fresh, healthy variete of Sandwiches and Salads. Nice place and nice people.

Thank aquamarina75
Clinton, Iowa
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I love this restaurant. When I lived in Baraboo this is one of the restaurants I would always bring visitors to. Great food at reasonable prices.

Thank skylite0
Chicago, Illinois
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344 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Located in town....one way street. Name is on the canopy outside below the big Alpine sign. We missed it the first drive by. When you open the door, you feel like you are back in time. Friendly wait staff. Cozy private booths....love the wood/mirror details.My husband ordered the Hungry Man's Breakfast which is 2 eggs,2 bacon or sausage, hashbrowns and... More 

Thank IllinoisKate1
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Jen's has a great old fashioned ambiance with a solid breakfast and sandwich menu. It's a nice place to relax. Everything is always great and they are known for their pancakes and homemade soups. What doesn't get a lot of attention is that they also have great pies.

Thank mrmagnetics
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is an old 1930s high-end cafe with the original decor. Lunch menu was mainly the usual burgers and sandwiches but there were a few surprises. I had the 'chili parfait' which was chili-con-carne layered with elbow macaroni, topped with cheese and sour cream. Not the very best chili I have had but quite tasty all of the same. Service... More 

Thank rclip
Delafield, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This place is a true representation of the days long ago in Baraboo. It is like stepping back in time for me. You know you are at a great place when the locals gather here. As people come thru the door most of them were greeted by name. it was easy to feel right at home....... I have been here... More 

Thank Tracy J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 4th St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2148
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Baraboo
  • Phone Number: +1 608-356-4040

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