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Off the Rail Cafe

44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
+1 920-876-3655
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (38 reviews)
“sandwiches” (37 reviews)
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Soups, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So, a dozen of us walk in for breakfast. We love this place. The menu, the patio, the vibe. We are all ordering food and beverages. And the person at the register actually nearly yelled at one of my colleagues for bringing in the free...More

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 21 April 2018

My wife and I made a day trip from Milwaukee to spend some time in Elkhart Lake. We timed the trip to arrive in time for breakfast at this place. The restaurant is small with limited inside seating, but when the weather is nice there...More

Thank Jim and Delmy G
Reviewed 31 March 2018

This place has quite a history. The building itself was the original depot located across the street where the current, yet old train depot now historical site, is. when it was moved it became the feed store, part of the feed mill. At some point...More

Thank MeMeDaVinci
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Super yummy breakfast sandwiches! Terrific vibe with great music. Really good service too! I could go everyday.

Thank Livandbellasmom
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

From the coffee to the baked goods to the soup and sandwiches.....everything is great and fresh and always consistent! If there’s a line...wait!! The staff is friendly Nd efficient!

Thank WiTriguy
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We had just come from the Old World Christmas Market. We arrived about 1:00pm. Every table was taken (there aren’t that many to begin with) and another couple was ahead of us. You could tell that at three of the tables the people were long...More

2  Thank ChillyNose
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We found this place because we were enjoying a beer at the great micro-brew next door. The micro-brew doesn’t serve food but the bartender encouraged us to order from Off the Rail Cafe and we could eat it at the bar. So we ordered our...More

Thank D986CRdavidr
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This place is worth going out of your way for even if you weren’t planning to go to Elkhart Lake!!! They do everything right there...haven’t had anything that wasn’t delicious but the Freight Train is my favorite.. I get mine with English mustard. Tell them...More

Thank Nortsider
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a great local bakery/cafe. They have pastries, breakfast sandwiches, interesting lunch items and even a T-shirt if you want a souvenir. We sat outside both mornings and enjoyed a hot drink and hot breakfast sandwich as a crisp morning began to warm. This...More

Thank I2947RHgregb
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Very cute resturant. It is a bit tiny and their breakfast consists of mostly breakfast sandwiches. The smoothies are delicious!

Thank Maripat01
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, 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.
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