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Off the Rail Cafe

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44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
07:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Tue 07:00 - 15:00
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was passing thru Elkhart Lake area and stopped in, the cafe is a charming spot, friendly and the food was delicious, we happened to beat the lunch hour rush which appears to be a local hangout. I would recommend stopping in for some soup (homemade) and artisan sandwich, fresh ingredients and nicely arranged. I would for sure stop in the... More 

Thank Gskipp2
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and owners are awesome. Even speak dutch! Except for the English man. Nice to talk about real football!

Thank Jan t
Wisconsin Rapids
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super cute little place with excellent food and very friendly staff. They have a very good variety on their menu and prices are reasonable.

Thank Candace B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dont let the small quarters scare you away.Busy little place. Everyone is super friendly. Food is very good!!

Thank Erikahahn
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch as we arrived in town for our weekend at the Osthoff. The food was so good, we returned the following two mornings for breakfast. It has a big "locals" following. The building is the former train depot, moved from across the street. We enjoyed several fine meals in Elkhart Lake and there are many great... More 

Thank Don R
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very nice place, but was disappointed by the variety on the menu. Went there thinking it was more of a conventional diner, but its more of a coffee shop with breakfast sandwiches. food was good and the coffee was good as well, but not an eggs, bacon and hash browns kind of place.

Thank Roger B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Right by the train tracks in town. They have a few tables outside and some inside. Food is freshly baked and made. The egg, sausage and cheese bagel or english muffin sandwiches were absolutely delish. The coffee is freshly brewed. They have sirius with spectrum channel cranking for your enjoyment. Good place to stop and refuel your insides.

Thank LMK101
Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Unique environment. Great salad and sandwiches. Great service. Try the tea. So amazing I bought some.

Thank Mark K
Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place has many yummy options and great coffee too. You order at the counter and they bring it your table. We sat outside on a beautiful, 70 degree Sunday morning. Very good baked items- highly recommend their muffins and granola bars. Egg dish special (strata) was fantastic too. Relaxing, friendly vibe.

Thank cmarieleo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The food was great. I had a tuna melt... came with chips. And a Carmel hot apple cider sooo yummy. The atmosphere was so cute!

Thank lori f

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Soups, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
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: 19208763655
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.

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