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Cafe Carpe

18 S Water St W, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-2027
+1 920-563-9391
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“jambalaya” (4 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups
$$ - $$$
18 S Water St W, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-2027
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Just off the main drag in Ft Atkinson. An old style bar with a limited but tasty menu. Worth the effort to find them. Only open during lunch & dinner hours. Will be a great lunch stop for us.

Thank Steveuj
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I love to get there early and have dinner. My favorite choices are the pizza, the chili, jambalaya, and their salads. The listening room is a wonderful place where you can really hear and see the musicians. Cafe Carpe is a unique place and it's...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Cafe Carpe is unique. It is located in an old building on the river. It has a charming screen porch area that is my favorite place to eat. There are musicians performing at Cafe Carpe some evenings. The food is homemade. The soups are especially...More

Thank nana20012004
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I have been coming to the Carpe for more than 30 years. It is my favorite place to eat, drink, and meet old friends, and the live music in the back room is a special bonus. The food is good, the atmosphere is aging bohemian...More

Thank CaptainMike1949
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This cafe serves fabulous soups, salads, and grilled sandwiches (the Tomato Reuben was quite a treat). The place definitely has a slight hippie flavor to it - if that's going to bother you, try a McDonald's instead. The back screened room was wonderful on a...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Cool little place , jambalaya was awesome.. Have a little venue playing in back room took out drinks and sang along! Cool place !

Thank skotlan
Reviewed 12 November 2015

What a great place to meet friends. A lot of socializing happens at the Carpe. The food is all homemade and amazing. Any soup on the menu is amazing. Love the pizza and Jambaiaya. The music is always great to hear on the weekends. Stop...More

Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We have been there previously and like the music and food, thought we would try it again this year. They had performance by JP Cyr, but did not stay. Had the most wonderful deep dish pizza there. Serves 2-4 people and that were positively correct,...More

Reviewed 8 September 2015

Came for the music, but I was hungry so I had some marvelous bean soup. And *that* was so good I had a salad with grilled meat on it. Very delicious, but rather expensive. I'm not sure about the price of the drinks; my friend...More

Thank ComradeCamper
Reviewed 3 September 2015

food, bar, live music. For blue grass and folk music fans. Has a screened porch overlooking the river. Music events need reservations. Food menu is limited but adequate. Nitely specials, sandwiches, salads. I like the quality of the food. A family operation.

Thank wedding201440
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 18 S Water St W, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-2027
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fort Atkinson
  • Phone Number: +1 920-563-9391
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