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.

Tom's Burned Down Cafe

234 Middle Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850-0222
+1 717-747-6100
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“unique bar” (7 reviews)
“one of a kind” (6 reviews)
“fun place” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
234 Middle Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850-0222
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (105)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Hippie or not it's worth the stop just to take a look around. Not the tourist trap selling a lot of t-shirts and souvenirs. Here you'll find a bar and "stuff" hanging all over inside a huge tent. Music at times but basically a hangout...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I do not think I can actually convey our experience here, but I'll try. We stopped here mid afternoon just to check it out. We had heard about it and decided we couldn't possibly go to Madeline Island and not go here... (well, you can...)...More

Thank SPTrophyWife
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

It looks like a junkyard in a circus tent. Some friends told us it was "interesting", that it was. There are many signs posted, some witty, others just witless. There are stools at the bar or what looks like wooden storage boxes that people sat...More

Thank PA-22-108_pilot
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We saw this 'structure' during our wanders around La Pointe. At first instance, we thought it was the residence of some hoarder that was probably considered an eyesore by all of the other residents of Madeline Island. It was not obvious to us that it...More

Thank SolsticeCalgary
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We came to Tom's Burned Down Cafe on the recommendation of family who frequent Madeline Island. It was our first time here, and I absolutely loved the atmosphere and feel of this place. There's so much to look at and read and the music reminded...More

Thank Jenn B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you love Bayfield, but could use a break from the pretentious crowd working hard to convince themselves that they love art, B&B’s and public radio, the Burned Down Cafe is for you. Not only the funkiest spot in the Midwest, but gives most of...More

Thank RsHudson
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Before or after touring Madeline Island, you should stop at Tom's Burned Down Cafe for some liquid refreshment. Definitely a must see!

Thank SelenaP04
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place had a lot of fun. Bartender is married to a Tom I believe(the owner)and she was super fun and hilarious. This is place is super unique and must to stop at on Madeline Island.

Thank Jordan C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Worst place to go to, no body waits on you, your unable to get to the bar, waitress just keeps walking past you. Oh and that guy by the door entering the place, DUDE TAKE A SHOWER, i got sick from your stench. I don't...More

2  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Is it a dive? YES!! Is it unusual? Absolutely. Does it have a certain character and charm? Definitely. Great spot to see "Locals!"

Thank Gregg T
Nearby Restaurants
Beach Club
201 reviews
.12 km away
Grampa Tony's
116 reviews
.07 km away
The Pub at The Inn on Madeline Island
71 reviews
.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Madeline Island
181 reviews
.08 km away
Madeline Island Museum
71 reviews
.17 km away
Joni's Beach
9 reviews
.72 km away
Madeline Island Ferry Line
112 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tom's Burned Down Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Middle Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850-0222
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Pointe
  • Phone Number: +1 717-747-6100
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