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The Kitchen at Arcadia Books

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102 E Jefferson St, Spring Green, WI 53588-9256
+1 608-588-7638
08:00 - 20:00
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Spring Green, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love stopping here for a sandwich! Old favorites and unique new flavors to choose from, they are always putting out something tasty. The daily specials are consistently delicious, seasonal, and indeed special. Well priced and good selection, great to grab for a picnic or to sit and enjoy the delightful cafe atmosphere.

Thank springgreener
Darlington, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went to a dinner before going to American Players Theater. The food was great and all local. Great homemade fresh noodles! Good coffee. It was a bit weird eating staring at the bookshelves, but we found some books we absolutely had to have.

Thank Lori N
Spring Green, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Combine a superb selection of soups and sandwiches plus amazing shelves of fascinating books, and you have Arcadia, the best bookstore around, in any season. Special meals offered on occasion (check website) and author appearances draw big crowds.

Thank grannygonebad
Housatonic, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Nice little bookstore! Had tea and a snack and wandered the aisles with my daughter. We had hoped to grab a light dinner but the selections were pretty uninteresting and look a little tired. The waitstaff was decidely not the Midwest "nice" we encountered elsewhere - she seemed annoyed by us...that was a bit of a sour note (thus the... More 

Thank Jessica H
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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411 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Found this place while traveling through Spring Green and needed a bite to eat. Got more than I bargained for, as I am a book lover and enjoyed the book atmosphere tremendously! Yes, I walked out with 4 books, but I also enjoyed some delicious soup and a glass of iced tea. You order at the counter - no menu... More 

Thank christine102262
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Wide choice of sandwiches, fruit, finger food and some desserts. Very casual and the offerings change daily. This is, as they say, a kitchen, not a fine dining establishment. But the people are charming -- the owner directs at APT -- and very accommodating. Take a book or two to peruse as you sit at an old table. Avoid play... More 

Thank Laura R
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This wonderful independent bookstore had to enlarge its cafe this year because so many people come to eat and stay to talk about books. Hearty, healthy sandwiches, lots of temptations, good coffee.

Thank Hebe51
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195 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

As my title indicates, this is a WONDERFUL bookstore - kind of a trip to the past when these little venues were ubiquitous. There are several places to sit and enjoy a read including a couple tables outside if the weather is nice. As another reviewer indicated, their cook is on maternity leave so the choices are pretty limited so... More 

Thank Genevieve K
Gaborone, Botswana
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A sign said the head chef is currently on maternity leave, so options are limited. Presumably in the next few months they'll be running as normal. I arrived around 2 pm on a Saturday and there were 3 sandwiches left, a few green salads, some other types of salads and picnic fare. I built my own salad with peach vinaigrette... More 

Thank Abby_Mapes
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Had a bowl of black bean sausage soup and my wife had an egg salad sandwich. We split a piece of lemon cage for dessert. We both had great brewed iced tea.

Thank arkansas11

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Restaurant Details

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US$2 - US$16
American, Healthy, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E Jefferson St, Spring Green, WI 53588-9256
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Spring Green
  • Phone Number: +1 608-588-7638

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