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Crystal Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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126 N Main St, Iola, WI 54945-9120
+1 715-445-9227
06:30 - 19:00
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

As advertised, pie was incredible. We also had real food before desert. Country fried steak and mashed potatoes were very good. Also had a salad, which was good. Lettuce was fresh and the chicken had great flavor. Servers were all friendly and outgoing, even with a full restaurant on a Saturday afternoon. Will most definitely return.

Thank Rick H
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We've been twice. I had the country-fried steak and coconut cream pie each time. I have been very satisfied each time with the quality, value, and cleanliness. I wish the restaurant was closer to where I live. It's a nice country diner with authentic home style food. Make sure to leave room for a couple slices of their pie. Yes,... More 

Thank williammZ7491NG
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Great cafe setting and good food. Breakfast was GREAT!!! Good portions and great service. Dinner service a little slow, but still worth the trip.

Thank Diana F
Appleton, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This small town restaurant was very pleasant. Philly cheese sandwich and pie are great. So is the service. We will go back when we are visiting the area which is near family. My husband had the chocolate pecan pie and rated it very good!

Thank Sharon U
Waupaca, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our first time here was for lunch with a group of 13. My husband and I, looking for biscuits like we had when we lived in the south, had biscuits and gravy. Others had breakfast items (they serve breakfast all day), crab salad sandwiches, BLTs, and burgers. For us, the biscuits and gravy were so-so. The biscuits were crumbly and... More 

Thank bgonner
Amherst Junction, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The food you get for your money is good but prices can be a little steep for some items. It is awesome for its homemade pies but cookies too. You definitely do not leave hungry!! A must visit place if you are ever in Iola, WI.

Thank Darynda K
Germantown, WI
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This small town cafe serves up some of the best pies in Wisconsin. We have stopped here several times in the past year and have yet to be disappointed. The staff is very good and the other menu items are also top notch.

Thank gtch555
Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

In my opinion the reason to come to a small town is to get pie that is made by an actual person out of actual food. I tried the peach, the cherry, the coconut cream, and the key lime. Unfortunately didn't stay long enough to try more. Also I had one of the best breakfast sandwiches I have had in... More 

Thank Guineapigsrule
Green Bay
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

A dozen of us dropped in the Crystal Cafe before our golf outing at Glacier Wood. Our young waitress did great job of greeting everyone as they arrived. She made sure everyone had something to drink and somehow managed to get a food order from a group of guys who were more focused on sharing football stories. Every order came... More 

Thank John R
Lake Wales, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

After doing allot of hoofing at the classic car show....we worked up an appetite. What a pleasant experience this was. My hub had fish, real mashed spuds and gravy and cole slaw. They serve wine and beer, too. I had an egg salad BLT, super tasty. The waitress said...we are known for our pies.....I had their blackberry, best pie I... More 

Thank Barbara H

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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, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 N Main St, Iola, WI 54945-9120
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Iola
  • Phone Number: +1 715-445-9227

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