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Cliff's Boathouse Cafe

301 Hamilton St, Racine, WI 53402-4952
+1 262-633-1767
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“potato pancakes” (54 reviews)
“fish fry” (24 reviews)
“perch” (3 reviews)
301 Hamilton St, Racine, WI 53402-4952
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple menu, nothing flashy. Just eggs and the usual breakfast fare. The potato pancake was good as was the service. Actually ordered a 2nd helping!! Took a detour on way to Milwaukee because this place was recommended and it lived up to the good rating....More

Thank vincentd972
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Thirty years ago, I walked to this place from our boat docked by the Coast Guard station at the mouth of the Root River. I can't count the number of times I have enjoyed their over-easy eggs cooked to perfection with way over-buttered toast and...More

Thank miguelacho1
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Went out for our traditional Friday night fish fry at Cliffs Boat House and as always had a great time. Fish and potato pancakes are always the best around. We compare Cliffs to every other place we go. Nothing has ever been close!

Thank DJ-JYW
Reviewed 18 June 2018

poor wait staff, cold food served after a long wait, they are new but they need a restaurant rescue fast!

Thank Hammett Clinic ... K
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Four of us had smelt fry with potato pancakes! Yum! The coleslaw was very good as well. I don't know of anywhere else in Racine that has smelt and it was very reasonable and very crispy. Some of the best potato pancakes I've had.

Thank Basshunter1
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Very tiny..be prepared for the possibility of a wait to be seated. Homemade chicken noodle soup was excellent! Service was very friendly but rather slow (under staffed??) Friendly customers. No broiled option...husband said smelt was good, my perch was dry but everything was greasy. Potato...More

Thank julieki
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Nothing fancy here. Just great service and excellent food. Make sure you get the potato pancakes. There is nothing about this place that will impress you, except the entire experience. The floor is cockeyed, the building looks like a garage. But the breakfast is fantastic...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Cliff's is a one of a kind gem & landmark for the locals of Racine! Expect a wait for the Friday Nights Fish Fry & the Sunday breakfasts especially after church! The Potato Pancakes are absolutely amazing. They're the best around here! A local delight...

2  Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Great Fiday Fish Fry. Excellent food but resturant is very small with limited seating. You will leave feeling good and full but smelling of grease and fish the rest of the day.

Thank nmloulaw
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Breakfast, lunch or Friday fish fry -- Cliff's is tops! Saturday or Sunday morning can be a challenge because of the wait, but that should not discourage anyone from standing in line -- it's so worth it. There is no bad item on the menu....More

3  Thank Thomas2647
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Jersey M
15 June 2017|
Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
No. Only Fridays, and only until about 8pm. They are more of a breakfast/lunch place. Friday fish fry starts at about 11:30 and goes til about 8.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Hamilton St, Racine, WI 53402-4952
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Racine
  • Phone Number: +1 262-633-1767
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