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Off the Rail Cafe

44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
+1 920-876-3655
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  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Livandbellasmom
Reviewed 22 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 Paul and Linda J
Reviewed 14 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 14 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
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We happened by Off the Rail on a walk before reading any online reviews. We noticed a lot of traffic in and out and decided to give it a try. We were back 3 times during our weekend stay! We had breakfast and lunch and...More

Thank lscahc
Reviewed 13 September 2017

My wife and I were taking a morning walk near Elkhart Lake's City Center and decided to try this interesting place for a cup of coffee and whatever breakfast we could find. We certainly lucked out here as the coffee was bold and delicious and...More

Thank Tichiganblues
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Yum! I had the Scotsman lox and bagel one day and the oatmeal the next. I would love the recipe for the oatmeal. Great atmosphere . We ate outdoors and watched the parade of people going to the farmers market or walking their dogs.

Thank Napervillia
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 10
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
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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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