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Leif's Cafe

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904 North Railroad Street, Eagle River, WI 54521
+1 715-479-2766
05:00 - 20:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 05:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 20:00
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Alton, Illinois
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At least twice a year, I visit Eagle River and Leif's is a must. Breakfast, lunch - doesn't matter. Great value, great food, great service. You can always count on Leifs to deliver the best.

Thank Lynden S
Eagle River, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is usually excellent but when there is a problem, they should compensate in some way to the customer, especially someone who frequents the establishment on a regular basis.

Thank kenjoan1951
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Leif's is a local diner that has been there for decades. It's a busy place and can be difficult to get into for breakfast during the summer season. Leif's serves really good egg skillets, omelettes, pancakes and the like. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Leif's also serves lunch and dinner till 8:00 pm.

Thank LizBethob
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We tried this restaurant for lunch based on other reviews and nothing else was open on a week day during the off season. The food was alright but the server was not very friendly or quick.

Thank Brad A
Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped for breakfast on a Saturday a.m. and it was very busy but we were seated right away. Service was very fast and the food was good. It's part of a longer building so you have to look for the sign. Restaurant is larger than it looks from the outside.

Thank PlantManager530
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The food was very good and reasonable. Very friendly service also. It was in a good location-was right next door from our motel so we didn't have to drive anywhere.

Thank Audrey K
Machesney Park
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick home cooked meal for lunch with friends. The food was served quickly and was very good. Our waitress was friendly and offered her preferences for lunch and deserts. Would like to try breakfast next time!

Thank Tracy B
Rosholt, Wisconsin, United States
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted a different spot for lunch and checked the restraint reviews on Trip Advisor. We chose Leif's and were very pleased. Our wait staff was excellent, providing service when ever needed without being overbearing. My husband had a Rueben and he said it was the best he had ever had. And he is a Rueben fan. I had a... More 

Thank Jo-Ann G
lawrence, kansas, usa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

First, the service was fine but we waited a very long time for our meals especially when there were only about 6 diners all of whom already had their meals. When our order finally arrived, my son's Reuben was hot and my hot roast beef sandwich was barely body temperature. The hot roast beef was not sliced roast beef as... More 

Thank b b
Spokane, Washington
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

While visiting in the Eagle River area recently, I enjoyed breakfast at Leif's with my family. My brother, who lives there, actually eats breakfast at Leif's every single morning so that was my initial recommendation -- and I really liked it too. I had a traditional breakfast sandwich with egg and biscuit and sausage and it was delicious. My husband... More 

Thank Mary K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 904 North Railroad Street, Eagle River, WI 54521
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eagle River
  • Phone Number: +1 715-479-2766

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