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The Crimson Cafe

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424 Lincoln St, Rhinelander, WI
+1 715-362-8994
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07:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Decided to get together with friends here for lunch and it was a great find! I couldn't decide what to order, so I decided to get extras and have a lunch ready for the following day. Well, that idea was unsuccessful! Instead, I ate the soup, sandwich, and the 1/2 salad... and didn't need dinner! The 1/2 salad is large,... More 

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Thank Ellie-Fredrickson
Caledonia, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Cafe food was very good, friendly service and a charming atmosphere. We enjoyed a glass of wine and delicious chicken croissants. Other menu items included hot sandwiches, salads and more.

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Thank Susan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The food here is awesome and the staff is very accommodating as I have special eating restrictions and they always get the right. The staff is also very friendly and the food is great

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Thank Katherine U
Wausau, Wisconsin
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243 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I love eating at the Crimson Cafe. They use ingredients that are different from the usual sandwich fare. Some of my favorites include the fig and honey (with mascarpone cheese), and a Greek sandwich with feta cheese. Yesterday, I had the chicken Caesar sandwich. They use a variety of specialty breads for their sandwiches, and their cheeses are generally a... More 

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Thank Ann G
Rhinelander, wi
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Serves pretty good food and has different offerings than other local restaurants. You need to go before or after lunch crowds. I think they could actually do away with a room dedicated to scarfs, mittens, jewelry, etc and make more seating.

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Thank hodagmom
Port Charlotte, Florida
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Service is often lacking and it is usually quite cramped. Food is ok, given that it's in northern Wisconsin it's above average.

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Thank chefstefwithanF
Gurnee, Illinois
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180 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We went to Crimson Cafe on the recommendation of a friend. There were two couples and we each had something different. The dining area would be a bit tight if they were crowded. If there are more than 4 people in your party, you probably could not sit together at one table. Everyone felt their choice was delicious. I had... More 

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Reston VA
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198 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

This place is hidden. It is on the street but the parking and entrance are in the back down an alley that looks more like a private driveway. The specialty coffees were wonderful, the berry salad and chicken salad peninni were also great. Good place for lunch---mostly women.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

When my mom and I go out for lunch, this is our go to spot. Wonderful staff and fresh food. I always get a half sandwich and soup.

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Thank KM L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

This is a great little place with excellent contemporary food. Parking is in back, and it looks like a house. The soups are excellent and it feels like you're at a B&B. I have never been disappointed here

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Lincoln St, Rhinelander, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Rhinelander
  • Phone Number: +1 715-362-8994
Description
"Espresso bar, gourmet sandwiches & salads, seasonal homemade soup, wine by the glass and specialty gifts".

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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?