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“Great Food and Great Fun!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Street Cafe

Lake Street Cafe
Ranked #8 of 21 Restaurants in Elkhart Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$36
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
McHenry, IL
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

My friend and I ran across this place during a spa weekend at The Osthoff. We decided to walk into town for dinner and saw the menu in the window. The prices were cheap so we decided to take a chance. We were so glad we did. It was busy so we sat at the bar and had a couple of drinks and an appetizer. The bartenders were very friendly. We ordered the Artichoke Spinach dip and it was seriously the best Artichoke Spinach dip I have EVER had in my life. The food was great, the service was great and the atmosphere was very fun. It is a short walk from all of the Elkhart Lake hotels. I highly recommend that you eat here!

Visited May 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by it's cover.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Read good reviews about this place and thought we would check it out during our vacation. Parked across the street and it looked more like a local bar and wondered how good it would really be and if it was visitor friendly. Once inside we were greeted by a friendly hostess who seated us. Katie was our waitress and was just super! Very helpful with menu suggestions and with local information and things to see during our visit. Had a buffalo pizza and a burger and both were excellent and not your standard fare. More like fine culinary food! Pizza was from a brick oven and so tasty. Thanks for suggesting Spotted Cow after asking my preferences! Now one of my favorite beers. :-) There was a decent crowd there during our visit and it seemed like they had plenty of help. Atmosphere was cool and friendly. Bathrooms clean. Certainly a highlight of our vacation. Thanks again Katie, would love to come out and see you again!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank R J
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Sarasota, Florida
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Wow, what a wonderful surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We were in Elkhart Lake at Road America doing some testing and never before have we enjoyed such wonderful food near a race track! The servers were outstanding and fun, Amy and Sweet Melissa. The food was innovative, smartly presented, and very flavorful. The dessert menu was equally as good with a nice variety. The restaurant itself was a throwback to a Norman Rockwell painting and old Americana.

Lake Street Cafe is worth the trip even if you're not a racer. We''ll see you later this year.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cupcardriver
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good but waitress should offer up more info!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Good food and rating would probably be higher but extremely disturbed that waitress kept asking my KIDS if they wanted refills on their sodas. The waitress should have mentioned that refills were NOT free. $12 for two kids drinking soda (with mostly ice) is ridiculous!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kath C
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Dayton, Ohio
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very Nice Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

I was walking from the Osthoff and checking out the town. I am so pleased that I walked into this restaurant. The food was very good, nice atmosphere and great service. If I am ever in town again I will definitely return

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank browns_1950
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