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Off the Rail Cafe

44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
+1 920-876-3655
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (38 reviews)
“sandwiches” (36 reviews)
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Soups, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
44 Gottfried Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
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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
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this stop. We were staying nearby at the Ostoff, they assured me that Off The Rail DID NOT have anything gluten free. I am so glad that we went anyway. What a great local spot. The staff was incredibly friendly and menu, decorating and...More

Thank tedact
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Cute little spot; order at the counter and they bring you your food. Limited hot breakfasts, with pastries available also.

Thank SB1114
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Had lunch and everything was awesome. The El was very tasty. Nice quaint sandwich shop with very good prices.

Thank chisel007
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We have visited many times over many years. Service is dependably good as is the food. Tony, the owner, is usually in-house, elbow to elbow with everyone else, hustling hard! It can get very busy and there can be a wait at times. I really...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We love this spot. Games for kids to play while you wait. Breakfast sandwich or lunch sandwich- everything is fresh and delicious. I love Starbucks Pike Place and was not sure I'd find anything comparable. This coffee is good!!!

Thank kayemk
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Hit the Rail for early morning coffee and couldn't resist the Egg puffs and Pastries. Service and food was great. Neat shop that is worth the stop.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We were at the Osthoff and ate breakfast here twice. Much better prices! Despite the really busy 4th of July weekend, breakfast was quick and really, really good. The commuter sourdough bread was to die for! However, they don't have such a smooth operation for...More

Thank maskvg
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Had a very nice experience at Off The Rails with my wife and grandson. The bakery goods were vert tasty and the coffee "hit the spot". My grandson enjoyed his blueberry muffin and egg puffs. Then we were off to the Farmers Market.

Thank 89ironman
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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