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The Monarch Public House

) #1 of 8 Restaurants in Fountain City $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
19 N. Main St., Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629
+1 608-687-4231
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“bangers” (11 reviews)
“corned beef” (13 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19 N. Main St., Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very diverse menu at the oldest continuous service bar in Wisconsin. My kids enjoyed the fish and burgers off the kids menu. I had a great piece of salmon and their local Monarch brew. We will stop again when we go through the area.

Thank widesmile
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place to get a good meal before embarking on a day of wine tasting. It did not disappoint. The building has great character and history. The food is top notch--if you can stand the heat, order the Dragon's Breath pizza--it is the...More

Thank T I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very pleased with the authentic Irish fare we had at The Monarch Public House, Fountain City's oldest bar and restaurant. My beloved had Bubble and Squeak - a piping hot dish of mashed potatoes, butter, cheese, roast beef, cabbage and onion. It was...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Irish bar and restaurant has been open for years. It has a beautiful original ceiling and bar. There is a lot of space and tables. Waitstaff was good. All 3 of us ordered different things. Nothing was very good. Sweet potato wedges were not...More

1  Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This café was recommended to us from our local hotel manager, and we're glad that he did. We got there on a quiet evening and were served immediately. Very attractive interior. Friendly folks serving us. They make their own bangers (sausages) on the premises, from...More

Thank Stevestanga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the clucker pie and most of the vegetables were almost raw and the rest of it just wasn't that tasty. Waitress was attentive and the atmosphere was nice, but I feel overcharged for food that I could make better at home.

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Took a Saturday drive to check out The Monarch and it's home brews, and Irish food. It didn't disappoint. My craft John Robert Porter was great. The corned beef, potatoes and Rueben were awesome. Bar/Restaurant was ornate with Irish decor. Hosts were friendly and polite....More

Thank 796mike
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We have stopped here on 2 different trips touring the Great River Road. We were pleased with both visits. The Irish Pub atmosphere is beautiful! Very friendly service by John Harrington the owner and his staff. We had his Fish and Chips the first visit...More

Thank Keithscars
Reviewed 6 April 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. great place to bring friends and guests from out of town. very memorable experience. Great food, beautiful decor, fun stories - get the owner talking - he is a riot!!

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

A true Irish pub. Live Irish music both Friday night and Saturday for St Patrick's Day. Great Irish food plus regular menu. Very friendly customers, staff and owners. Unique decor depicting local heritage as well as Irish heritage. Outdoor dining when weather permits in summer...More

Thank Julie O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 N. Main St., Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 608-687-4231
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Overlooking the Mississippi River, at the foot of Eagle Bluff, the tallest point on the river. Wisconsin's oldest operating tavern and original to 1894, also features The Absolute Rock Bottom Pub and is home to the 1860's recipes of The Fountain City Brewing Co. 15 Foot pressed tin ceilings, hardwood floors and hand carved back bar, tables, etc. Soon to be listed on the National Historic Register.
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