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The Crimson Cafe

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424 Lincoln St, Rhinelander, WI
+1 715-362-8994
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Waterford, Wisconsin, United States
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

My young daughter and I had lunch here before shopping the neighborhood. It was a cute cozy place, a former private home tucked in the middle of a neighborhood. Food was fresh and delicious and the gift shop inside was cute with soaps and jewelry and scarves, among other items.

Thank jlh2001
Eagle River, Wisconsin
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

Thank Ellie-Fredrickson
Caledonia, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Susan C
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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

Thank Katherine U
Wausau, Wisconsin
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256 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ann G
Rhinelander, wi
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank hodagmom
Port Charlotte, Florida
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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.

Thank chefstefwithanF
Gurnee, Illinois
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180 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 

1 Thank Lenora M
Reston VA
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202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank VAtraveller_11
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank KM L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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
"Espresso bar, gourmet sandwiches & salads, seasonal homemade soup, wine by the glass and specialty gifts".

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