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Driftless Cafe

118 W Court St, Viroqua, WI 54665-1505
+1 608-637-7778
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tenderloin” (17 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 W Court St, Viroqua, WI 54665-1505
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We read about the Driftless Cafe online and looked forward to trying it out on our visit to Viroqua. The restaurant was very comfortable and the staff friendly. We found a lot of items on the menu that we liked. It was tough to only...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is one of the reasons we moved to the Driftless. Luke is a fantastic chef and Ruthie is a great host. The menu is ever changing. We recommend this restaurant to all of our bed and breakfast guests. They are always blown away.

Thank Cate G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard lots of good things about the Driftless Cafe, so we took a little road trip down to Viroqua to check it out. We were not disappointed. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful - simple but lovely, it almost has a Scandinavian...More

Thank Jolsongoude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this cafe, we had fabulous salads and tender, delicious tenderloin. Always enjoy coming here, I just wish we could come more than once a year. Our server was a little standoffish but maybe they get tired of us city folk dropping in and making...More

Thank hittheroadusa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viroqua is a unique little town with a great culinary background. The farm-to-table concept has been perfected in the Driftless Cafe. Friends who own a retreat near Viroqua raved about the Driftless Cafe, so we finally explored it ourselves. Do not expect a fancy place...More

Thank Bermusat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the thin crust Italian Sausage pizza. Fresh Italian sausage and pesto on a thin crust was very good. Service and atmosphere were good as well.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Just go. We've done dinner there that easily rivalled celebrated restaurants in the great metropolises. We've done lunch, which takes a more self-effacing "just folks" turn. So good. And because it's Viroqua, smack dab in the middle of Next-to-Nowhere, Wisconsin, attitude is left at the...More

Thank Kasebrot
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I just brought 23 people to the Viroqua area for the sole purpose of eating at The Driftless Café. Once we were in Viroqua, we saw just why Luke and Ruthie Zahm came home to open this laidback-wear your jeans-gourmet-James Beard nominated restaurant. What a...More

Thank Vic P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Amazing a little town like Viroqua has such a great restaurant. Out in the middle of nowhere, Viroqua is not exactly a destination town but thanks to the Driftless, maybe it is now! The menu is quite limited. You would do well to check out...More

Thank Tourmalinequeen
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We came to explore the Driftless area and knew about the Driftless Cafe, so it was high on the list. A group of 9 of us ate there and we all were thoroughly pleased with the meal. We shared a charcuterie tray and then everyone...More

Thank kayteeMilwaukee
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28 October 2016|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure since I am not from the area. Just passing through. Sorry
6 June 2016|
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Response from Bobbye S | Reviewed this property |
They have a wonderful farm to table menu....great soups from scratch up to steaks...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 W Court St, Viroqua, WI 54665-1505
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Viroqua
  • Phone Number: +1 608-637-7778
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