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Little Fat Gretchen

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$$ - $$$
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108 S Main St, Waupaca, WI 54981-1544
+1 715-258-0132
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun 06:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 19:00
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Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A homey, comfortable place with great food. As a Waupaca resident, I rate Gretchen's as one of our tasty treasures. The regular menu is good, and daily specials add a fine food flare. And very good pies! There's an added pleasure, because it's right next to the Book Cellar/Dragonwings Book Store, with an adjoining door. Food and books - it... More 

Thank BFW2012
Wausaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten breakfast here several times and have always had a great experience. The staff are friendly. Service is prompt, even when busy. Their baked goods are amazing. Love the mismatched seats and drink ware. Reminds of me of the old-time diners...

Thank moomoo69
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday my husband and I decided to eat at Little Fat Gretchen's after our cross country skiing. A sure sign of tasty food on the horizon is when there are no parking spaces available in front of a restaurant! We enjoyed the nostalgic feel of this cafe-- a lunch counter along the wall with old fashioned tables with the metal... More 

Thank Sue R
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is always great and the specials are yummy. Go couple times a month to eat lunch. Good service too!

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This place is always packed. Supposedly has great food. We waited over 30 minutes for our food. The kids were starving so when the food came out and the pancakes were all burnt they were forced to eat them anyway. Won't be going back.

Thank 2015ARGirl
Wausau, Wisconsin
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242 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

There is a true story behind the name of the restaurant. I won't spoil it for you. We enjoyed lunch here and had good food and good service. I had the special Greek flat bread, which was like an openfaced gyro bread, with gyro meat, olives, etc. Very tasty. My husband had a great meal, also. Our server was very... More 

Thank Ann G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Best place in the County for Breakfast... great service great food. Always greeted with a smile .. Small town good..

Thank horsehusband60
Neshkoro, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Little Fat Gretchen has it all. Retro/dinner look with a cute origin story, fantastic food, lots of choices with healthy, organic options (and not so healthy but tasty options), and excellent service. It's a little hipster but not pretentious. You can taste the love in the food. Highly recommended.

Thank Nicole O
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Happened upon Fat Little Gretchen and we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food. We will certainly make a trip back.

Thank soltfamily7
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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128 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was a great for lunch. It is fun retro style. Very clean and the service was above average. The food was good, and the sweet potato fries were way above average. I

Thank Chris C

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Accepts American Express
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 S Main St, Waupaca, WI 54981-1544
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waupaca
  • Phone Number: +1 715-258-0132
All of our bakery is homemade. With that in mind please give us a 24 hour notice when ordering desserts. We have very unique and delicious daily breakfast and lunch specials. We would love to serve you.

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