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Driftless Cafe

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118 W Court St, Viroqua, WI 54665-1505
+1 608-637-7778
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing about the Beard nomination on WPR for the Driftless Cafe's young Chef, we decided to revisit the restaurant last night. Chef Luke and his staff have produced a revelatory dining experience: imaginative, surprising and in every way delightful. Starting with the raspberry Bellini,, we ordered the Duck Goose Goose , a small plate of three different treatments of... More 

Thank James P
Seward AK
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, although it was better on previous visits. Nice atmosphere but noisy. Awesome real food from local farmers. You can't beat it if you are looking for real food and not processed.

Thank Seward_Cabins
Viroqua, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Driftless has a menu that NYC gourmets would envy. The food is fresh off the farm, prepared to perfection and the presentation is a delight to the eye. Diverse menu that changes every day. Lunch is plentiful, healthy and creative. Pricey for dinner with wine but worth it. The only flaw is the acoustics and young millennial seems to... More 

Thank kdahl2017
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Driftless Cafe is the best place to eat in Viroqua. Having said that, here is some more context. When you walk in, you will immediately notice the care taken in the building itself. From the handcrafted bar to the structural whole trees (originally installed by the architecture firm of the same name) to the local rotating artwork, it's easy... More 

Thank Arthur B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We love the Driftless Cafe. The Mac and Cheese is to die for. The burgers made from organic beef are the best we've ever tasted. There is always something interesting on the menu.

Thank dsloane
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a unique and outstanding restaurant. Local and organic ingredients, new menu items everyday, great service - nice wine and beer selection - just an all around excellent place for lunch or dinner. The Driftless is the quality restaurant that you would expect normally to find only in a much larger city - prices are extremely reasonable considering the... More 

Thank telebender
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went as couples for a special evening. Our friends have heard wonderful reviews about the Driftless and wanted to travel to town to try it out. We had 2 specials: Duck and Pork dinners. Delicious! The men ordered the pizza and they finished our dinners too. Amazing presentation and just as delicious.

Thank Mary H
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We have always been pleased with the delicious meals served at the Driftless Cafe! We appreciate the fresh ingredients locally sourced and the top quality fare from the chef.

Thank Scott K
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I live near the town, and there isn't a whole lot there...but this little gem, the Driftless Cafe is the best food within hundreds of miles, if not thousands! I had the tenderloin and it was amazing! the salad was out of this world, and we tried the cheese plate for dessert, amazing. I would say if you are traveling... More 

Thank Totully
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, good service, nice atmosphere. Remember your wallet... on the pricy side for a daily stop but if your treating yourself it's worth it

Thank Matthew P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?