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Driftless Cafe

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118 W Court St, Viroqua, WI 54665-1505
+1 608-637-7778
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always been pleased with the delicious meals served at the Driftless Cafe! We appreciate the fresh ingredients locally sourced and the top quality fare from the chef.

Thank Scott K
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live near the town, and there isn't a whole lot there...but this little gem, the Driftless Cafe is the best food within hundreds of miles, if not thousands! I had the tenderloin and it was amazing! the salad was out of this world, and we tried the cheese plate for dessert, amazing. I would say if you are traveling... More 

Thank Totully
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, good service, nice atmosphere. Remember your wallet... on the pricy side for a daily stop but if your treating yourself it's worth it

Thank Matthew P
Houston, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like to eat local, natural, and well, and I will definitely go back to the Driftless Cafe! The food was attractive, delicious, and unique, and I enjoyed the decor and photos inside. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank karlaowl
Williamsburg, Virginia
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312 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Was in town for a meeting and the visitor center recommended Driftless. Best advice I've followed. I enjoyed the Italian-French dip and several glasses of iced tea. If you're passing through, stop by. Highly recommended. I'll definitely be back.

Thank Bern R
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Organic, farm to table, freshness. The menu was so interesting I had to ask our server for an explanation and he was quite knowledgeable. The tenderloin delectable, tender, savory; encrusted with spices that burst forth flavor in the mouth. The greens were incredibly, the wait staff very attentive. The café is just that, very laid back and casual. Think earthy,... More 

Thank bpeppy
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I dined at Driftless for the first time tonight. We both ordered the tenderloin and it was incredible. We enjoyed a perfectly cooked gourmet meal, great service, and reasonable prices. The wine and beer selection is of good quality. We will definitely be back!

Thank RexMG2015
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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304 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Simply wonderful gem in quaint Viroqua. We split the chicken liver mousse with local fruit compote and toasted local bread, excellent. We had two salads, one a roasted zucchini with goat cheese on arugula, very good and fresh but the side salad with maple vinaigrette was the best. We both had the duck breast which came with brussel sprouts and... More 

Thank Popeyebird
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178 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is great food in a great setting in a great small town. We saw the cafe on Wisconsin Foodie and travelled to Viroqua just to visit this place. We were not disappointed and would do it all again. Great local producers create a unique menu everyday. If you are expecting a predictable item with a predictable taste then go... More 

Thank B0pper
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant is a renewed, old building, beautifully done. We were there for lunch and a bit disappointed with the limited menu. Although the wait staff was very attentive, the water brought to our table was warm, like right out of the tap. I am glad we made the trip to visit but would not return. We had the mac... More 


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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 W Court St, Viroqua, WI 54665-1505
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Viroqua
  • Phone Number: +1 608-637-7778

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