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Cliff's Boathouse Cafe

301 Hamilton St, Racine, WI 53402-4952
+1 262-633-1767
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“potato pancakes” (52 reviews)
“fish fry” (23 reviews)
“soups” (4 reviews)
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301 Hamilton St, Racine, WI 53402-4952
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this restaurant which is tiny and simple. The food is great and the price is right. The potato pancakes are excellent, a family recipe. It is a must stop for us when visiting.

Thank hjensen90
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is the perfect example of a place being so much better than it looks from the outside. We went there based on recommendations from Trip Advisor and weren't disappointed. It is a tiny little restaurant near the lake with not even 10 tables. Breakfast...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Was it Cliff himself, who greeted and seated us immediately? Was is he who prepared our potato pancake perfection? Was it the owner or his namesake who checked in with us, after our hearty breakfasts arrived? I don't know. But the experience at Cliff's Boathouse...More

Thank TeeSue
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Cliff's is the place you want to be for potato pancakes or Friday Fish Fry. Local Racine folks know this for sure. The service is definitely top-notch as well as the food. A word of advice.....on weekends you might want to either get there early...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Probably a little over rated at times but still very good. If you like potato pancakes they are outstanding as is the entire breakfast menu. If I have 1 small complaint it is this after a recent visit. I ordered ham and eggs which was...More

Thank karl a
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Expect a wait to get a table but it is so worth it. It's a small place but they are doing something right for sure! It must be the nice staff and the food is great too.

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Cliff's menu is simple but delicious and made to order. Service is prompt and friendly. If you are in a hurry, you can chew fast. If you want to chat with a friend, your coffee cup will be refilled. And the prices are unbelievably low....More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I would recommend anyone in the area of downtown Racine and hungry for breakfast during the weekend try this place out. Potato pancakes are awesome!

Thank jettatdi03
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Went here as a 2nd choice as 1st place we picked was packed and wanted to know if we had reservations. We were glad we ended up here. While a small establishment, it is family owned and service was fabulous! Potato pancakes are one of...More

Thank bchlvr92
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The decore is baseballl shabby chic..if that is a term. The guys who waiter know everything about the Brews and Bears. No matter what you get, it's good, it's hot and alot. The potato pancakes are a meal in themselves. They are outstanding. Get the...More

Thank wisconsinwanderer
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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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