Le Croissant Bakery & Restaurant

235 W Pleasant St
Portage, 53901
Reviews:
The service was great, coffee was excellent. It was so nice to sit outside, relax and enjoy our food. I will definitely be back again !!!
Food is so fresh and honest! Excellent coffee. Look for bakery just out of the oven every morning. Crepes are one of our favs! Also has a cute porch for relaxing sipping when the weather is nice.
Ha, if you're in Portage, Wisconsin AND looking to Yelp for some guidance, then this place is hands-down your best bet. The food is good and somebody took the time to think about the menu. Most places in town order a bunch of crap from the distributor and heat it up. This place is not one of them. If you live in town and haven't been there yet, you should probably go soon before that D-bag Richard Lynn figures out a way to ruin it.

(608) 742-5466

Bakeries

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Portage Asian Cuisine

123 E Cook St
Portage, 53901
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This place is great! Haven't had a bad thing there yet! The foods great, staff is fun and friendly, the prices are cheap for a sushi place. I had the same meal in a major city it was half as good and twice the price. NOTE: Drink:Try the Hot Sake Sushi: you can't go wrong with their take on spicy tuna rolls. Appetizer: fried Tofu is always a big hit at my table.
Outstanding sushi!!! Everything I ate was extremely fresh and tasty. The salmon shashimi, tempura roll, portage roll we're all top notch...It's the best sushi I've found in wisconsin.
Sushi? In Portage? Nice! One visit here -- good food, good prices, decent service, acceptable atmosphere (get rid of the soda cooler in the dining room, though...). I'll be back. You want to eat here!

(608) 745-9031

Japanese, Sushi Bars, Italian, Greek

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Cathay Garden

238 W Cook St
Portage, 53901
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Fantastic food and friendly staff. As noted by other reviewers, the decor leaves a little to be desired, but it wasn't terrible. Same entree choices as most strip mall Chinese joints, but MUCH better quality. The sesame chicken and sweet and sour chicken were both all white meat and fried to perfection. Would definitely return.
It's pretty good "bad Chinese food." The lunch specials are ridiculous cheap. Meat, rice, egg roll, soup and fortune cookie for south of 5 bucks. I usually get the General Tso's chicken which is always pretty good. Overall the price is really good for lunch, but food's just average. Service is sometimes lacking--I had a waitress listening to music through an ear bud once. Generally service is friendly though.
3.5=overall Meh. There was one server who Kept up nicely. Beef n scallops Smelled Wonderful but fell short in taste. House soup is awesome! We will try another establishment if we have the pleasure of visiting Portage again.

(608) 742-6453

Restaurants

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Portage Cafe

111 West Cook St
Portage, 53901
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Great food, especially the breakfast. Old diner experience, the kids loved sitting on the swivel stools at the counter. The staff is friendly and welcoming.
The chili is delicious!! Reuben is great too! Enjoyed sitting at the counter and chatting with the cook. Must try if you like the small diner atmosphere and food.
Get the Meatloaf Sandwich. It will change your life. Or at least make your day.

(608) 742-0969

American (Traditional)

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The Corner Pocket

301 DeWitt St,Ste 1
Portage, 53901
Reviews:
I ordered the pesto tomato basil panini and it was very good! Boyfriend ordered a 1/4 burger and he said that was very good as well. Food did take a little longer than I expected it would take so we ended up having to box it up and take it with us. The server was very nice and accommodating. Prices were a tad on the high side for bar food.
First off, we went for a late lunch around 3:00. We were the only customers so we received excellent service! We had the Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms, which were very good. I had a Marmalade Burger and it was delicious. A little sweet, a little tangy with yummy grilled onions. I chose sweet potato fries and they were done perfectly. Excellent choice for lunch. Would definitely recommend it.
Townies mixed with tourists...always a bad combo. Not because of any real danger here, just awkward drunk people from both groups. Music was bumpin' loud, lots of 'moms' out on the dance floor...uh yeah.....and super drunk former frat boys trying their hardest to look tough and impressive...check please! Service was slow due to it being packed. But no real fault with service here.

(608) 742-3270

American (New)

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B&B Hitching Post

2503 W Wisconsin St
Portage, 53901
Reviews:
I made a more recent trip! Update time. Despite coming in shortly before close (which I hate doing, because...y'know, it's kinda a dick move), the server was super friendly and attentive. My friend and I both had a lasagna special. It was really saucy. I enjoyed it. The salad bar is pretty well stocked, even later in their dinner service. It seems like they're on the right track. +1 star.
This place is surprisingly good! I have known of B&B Hitching Post for some time now. I have family that lives in Portage and we would often forget about this being option when we wanted to dine out. We decided to try it one night during the week and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, quality of the service, and the cleanliness of the place. Everything was perfect. The soup and salad bar provided many options. The menu had tons of different choices. I had Cod which is available any night of the week, it was really good! Another family member also ordered Cod. The third person decided to try the chicken strips and he described them as home made and VERY good quality. The waitress was very personable and even had a southern twang to her accent! She was quick to provide the check when asked too. The only thing that kept me from giving them 5 stars was the fact that we never received our appetizer, cheese curds. We asked for them and requested we get them first. We never did get them, when we received our food we decided to forget about it. They weren't on the check either so we didn't get charged. Generally I'd say something but we celebrating an occasion for a family member and I didn't want to sound like I was complaining. We will be back for sure!
Enjoyed the prime rib. The food was okay for the most part, since it can be considered as an Olive Garden with its unlimited soup and salad buffet style. The overall feel of a local diner or restaurant. In addition, there was a very eccentric waiter. Since this place is in the middle of nowhere, I would most likely come back if I am around the area.

(608) 742-8208

American (Traditional)

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Billie’s Place

220 W Cook St
Portage, 53901
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A surprisingly friendly local watering hole. Things have been going pretty rough for me lately. I was in Portage on sorta a whim, placing myself in the care of close friends and family to help deal with a few things. I ended up going bar hopping with my best friend and a bud from high school that I haven't seen for awhile. We're about as different, the three of us, as people can be in terms of personality and I think it's fair to say we all had a pretty decent time. Drink options are pretty standard. Nothing to write home about there. I was a bit hesitant to stop in here at first because the crowd seemed a bit on the older side. Some folks closer to our age filtered in as we drank our drinks. The crowd was pretty friendly and struck up some great conversation about football and folks we all knew from around town. (Full disclosure: We found out halfway through our drink that the bartender was the mother of someone we went to high school with and we ended up sharing a lot of laughs relating to that. He wasn't a close friend or anything, but it's worth mentioning.)

(608) 745-1144

Dive Bars

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Don’s Wagon Wheel

N9091 County Road Cx
Portage, 53901
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This place is a classic wisconsin bar. This place is loaded with cheap stiff drinks, ugly women and an all around good time, that only a wisconsin county bar can provide.

(608) 742-2933

Restaurants

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A & W Drive In

717 E Wisconsin St
Portage, 53901
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Cheese curds are yummy. Service is extra attentive. I love that you can walk across the street and view the water. Fun place to kick back and enjoy delicious food with excellent service.
We stopped here after a day at Jordan Lake, thinking it would be cool to eat at a drive -in to complete the experience. The three of us ordered the #6 cheeseburger combo, upgraded fries to cheese curds, and got a root beer float instead of just an A&W root beer thst came with the, mini corn dogs & fries, and the #7 double burger combo. The staff was very friendly and efficient with taking our orders. The orders arrived shortly thereafter. The root beer float was a frosty treat, bubbly root beer topped with a soft swirl of ice cream. The fries were comparable to a small size fries from a fast food chain. The corn dogs tasted like they had been in the freezer for too long, the burger patties also tasted like old, stale, mystery meat. The burgers were completely unremarkable. It contained cheese that had no form, as the liquid tan off of the burger, two pickles, and ketchup. To summarize: AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!! WE GOT FOOD POISONING that night and felt miserable to say the least. If you must go, stick with the chiller menu and fries, skip everything else because you will get sick!
A&W is A&W, so not going to write about the food. Only thing I would suggest about the food is to absolutely get the cheese curds. But what I wanted to write about was the service here. It's really the only reason we stop here when passing through. They bring your food out and take care of you. Ketchup, a soda refill, whatever it is, it's better service than I've had a quite a few sit down restaurants. And they are genuine and friendly. Been to other A&W's where it seemed like a McDonalds, something is different about this one. Stop in for sure if you have the opportunity.

(608) 742-5759

American (New)

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Suzy’s Steak & Seafood House

2711 County CX
Portage, 53901
Reviews:
Surprisingly great. We went on a Thursday night to celebrate two birthdays. Our party had six adults and two children. None of us were from the Portage area, it was a central meeting location that none of us had been to before. Loved the crab dip platter on the table to start. Our waitress was not only attentive and accommodating but really went above and beyond. My parents wanted to share the steak and shrimp and not only were they cool with that for no extra charge they have them both the soup starter, and served it on two plates with equal amount of side potatoes on each. We all enjoyed our food. The special was steak and shrimp which multiple people had and enjoyed. The cheese soup was delicious. The kids meals were very large and I'm pretty sure the leftovers served as a full meal for my brother in law the next day. To top it all off both birthday boys received free brownie ice cream sundaes with enough spoons for everyone to share! The bill was a reasonable $121 for all people and included multiple beers.
Suzy's did a nice job accommodating our dinner for nine. I cannot speak for the rest of the party, thus, my rating is based on my meal. When in culinary arts school, my chef said to judge a chef by his or her ability to correctly prepare vegetables. I ordered the stir fry and the vegetables were cooked to death thus, they had a mushy texture and little taste. Keep working at it chef! Other than the vegetables, the service was great and others seem to enjoy their meals.
Everything was great. The best clam chowder I have ever had. The beer batter fish was light and crispy without the grease.

(608) 742-8400

Seafood, Steakhouses

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