We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Island Cafe

314 Onieda Street, Minocqua, WI
715-356-6977
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“eggs benedict” (12 reviews)
“lox” (3 reviews)
“gyros” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
314 Onieda Street, Minocqua, WI
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (182)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The waitron forgot to bring one of the two soups ordered, so one person ate while the other waited. The drinks menu is not on the table automatically; they are doing themselves out of business right there. The "Daily Specials Menu" contained a truncated version...More

Thank Pe R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My last morning of a 3 day business retreat in Minocqua I came for breakfast to Island Cafe for recommended "great breakfast". My mocha was good but I was surprised how bland my Farmers Veggie omelet was. No seasoning , nothing memorable. Their menu was...More

1  Thank Rick C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I grew up in the northwoods and I know that there are tons of restaurants with awesome food, service and atmosphere. The island cafe is falling short these days. 1) they did *nothing* to help accomodate my gluten allergy 2) the waitress was prompt but...More

Thank Alberthana
Reviewed 6 days ago

We pulled our boat up to a dock and walked across the street. It's worth every penny. Great tasting, good portions, and quick & friendly service. We went 3 times for breakfast and once for lunch.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast. The eggs Benedict was one of the best I've ever had. Service was very good & they were kid friendly.

Thank brynb0n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holy crud is the food at this place is good. I had low expectations but I probably had one of the best belgian waffles ever. Their big cinnamon roll is indeed big and wonderful. Very, very affordable. On Sundays they have prime rib and eggs....More

Thank John R
George C, Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, so glad that you enjoyed everything !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never a disappointment....clean n friendly....fantastic breakfasts. Homemade bakeries and great coffee.

1  Thank Marjorie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a truly family run restaurant this is it. Breakfast menu is superior, the eggs benegits are number one with manages. The sandwiches are Hugh with fresh fruit. Homemade soups. So whenever I'm in town you can see me there.

Thank Sandy n
Reviewed 19 June 2017

My wife and I took and early morning walk this past Saturday and one of the few places open was The Island Cafe. Wasnt busy and we sat down for a coffee and had no real desire to sit and eat until we saw the...More

Thank Sean G
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I have loved this busy cafe for years, but my last visit was a huge disappointment with slow and surly service, terrible food (except Mediterranean sausage soup, gyros, and coffee). We visited for lunch two days ago with a family party of 5. They were...More

1  Thank williambQ719WL
George C, Chef - Owner at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Just read your review and was very surprised at what you wrote. I'm sorry you felt this way and commented as you did. My wait staff tries very hard to please and my kitchen staff as well. I remember this table as I usually come...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Minocqua Brewing Co.
493 reviews
.38 km away
The Boathouse
260 reviews
.13 km away
Albee's Yacht Club
89 reviews
.54 km away
The Vine Wine Beer & Cocktail Lounge
49 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bearskin State Trail
24 reviews
.25 km away
Northern Waters Distillery
17 reviews
.15 km away
Wild Side Flyboarding
21 reviews
.15 km away
Minocqua Pontoon Cruises
16 reviews
1.30 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
larollinstone
3 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Jeanne G | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast was a bit pricey when we were there, however we had one of the best breakfasts we have ever had. Yes oatmeal is expensive but you don't just get a bowl of oatmeal, it comes with something else. Probably an easy... More
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 13:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Onieda Street, Minocqua, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 715-356-6977
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing