Cranberry Creek Cafe and Grill catered my friend’s wedding in Madison and the food was phenomenal. They did a great job with the presentation and making sure that everyone had enough to eat. So the day after the wedding, a group of us went to check the place out for lunch.
Cranberry Creek Cafe is located at 1501 Lake Point Drive in Madison, Wisconsin.
The place was a large open family style restaurant. If you have ever been to a Perkins or an IHop, the layout was kind of similar to those places. I guess it was not what I was expecting for atmosphere.
They offer their guests a mixture of large booths or tables to sit at. The walls, carpeting and booths are a dark cranberry color with tan mixed in to give it some difference in color.
Decorations are simple with only a few paintings hanging on the wall.
The waiting area is really cozy and features a stone fireplace, with a large leather couch and leather chairs to relax at.
The menu at the Cranberry Cafe really surprised me. With being a family friendly type of cafe, I did not expect for them to have such amazing creations. I thought they would have your basic chicken fingers and fries, liver and onions, B.L.Ts, or cheeseburgers. Well this definitely was not the case here.
Examples of breakfasts —
2 x 2 Combo with 2 eggs, 2 sausage links and 2 pancakes
Hearty Irish Oatmeal
Examples of sandwiches —
Portobello, bacon and avocado with Swiss cheese and mayo
Turkey, artichoke and avocado with Swiss cheese and mayo
Peppercorn steak with caramelized onion and a zesty bistro sauce
Chipotle bleu cheese burger
Examples of entrees —
Orange chicken Dijon with artichokes and bacon served on rice pilaf
Linguini with clam sauce in a delicate cream sauce
Eggplant parmesan with marinara sauce, Swiss and parmesan cheese
The quality of their food was amazing. The menu stated that all of their sauces and dressings were made by hand, which in these days is rare to find. They also baked their bread and ground their coffee fresh on a daily basis.
Breakfast ranged from $2-$8
Lunch ranged from $7-$8
Salads ranged from $7-$8
Dinners ranged from $6-$10
So as you can tell, everything is very reasonably priced and you are served a generous sized portion of food.
Monday through Fridays from 10:30am-8:30pm
Saturdays from 8am-8:30pm
Sundays from 8am-8pm
Cranberries Cafe does do catering for events like meetings, wedding, parties and so on. My friend was so happy with the meal at the wedding and many people complimented on the food and she didn’t spend a ton of money on it. If you need a catering in the city of Madison, make sure you check into this place.
It is a nice family style restaurant that serves some amazing food. I can speak from experience on having food catered from them and from eating at the restaurant. They did a great job on both!