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“Excellent and varied menu” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Driftless Cafe

Driftless Cafe
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Viroqua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent and varied menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

We had two delicious evening meals at this excellent cafe/restaurant. It has deceptively simple décor, but the food is very imaginative, creative and delicious. Good and refreshingly different choices for vegetarians and excellent steaks and fish for this meat eater. Menu changes to give plenty of variety for both. Local farms provide much of the food for the restaurant. Can get very busy so plan ahead. Deservedly popular.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ColH22
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English first
La Crosse Wi
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Greattttt food in a simple setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We wanted our foodie kids from Chicago to experience local foods so if there is a better place around, we don’t know where... Driftless Cafe served us dinner fare that began with an amazing cheese plate and suggested wine. From there we all went with the best salad plate ever and delicious salmon and angus entrees. We ate well and left with enough for reminders of a fun evening the next day. So appreciated the list of local sources on the wall of the restaurant. Even though the restaurant decor is simple (and tables somewhat tight) we think the beautiful ride to Viroqua from La Crosse makes it a great destination.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LaCrosseWiLaura_S
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and OK Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

My wife and I needed lunch before a social gathering, so we stopped in the Driftless. I have eaten here a few times over the years. My wife ordered the quiche and I ordered the chicken panini. Both items were very tasty and nicely presented. Place was fairly busy for a Sunday noon and service was attentive for the most part. We will be back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GaryR547
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food...worst service I have ever had.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

I have been here before and have had good service. That is the reason we came back. We were a party of 8 and had reservations at 6:30. We arrived a few minutes early only to be told that it will be another half an hour wait. They had a party before us at our table. It took them over 30 minutes after our reservation time to get us seated. I have been at restaurants and been asked to leave because they needed the table for a reservation. I was outraged that the restaurant refused to even mention to the table that we were waiting outside in the heat. We were allowed to order early but they didn't put the order in until we were seated. After we finally got seated and ordered, it took them almost an hour to bring us our food. The service was inconsiderate and unexceptable. We were moments from storming out of the hot and obnoxiously loud restaurant. They will not be recieving our business again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Decorah, IA
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good food, IKEA atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

The food was served hot and fairly prompt, music was weird and too loud. Appreciated their serving local produce and commodities.

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