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Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern

1023 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-1764
+1 608-325-6157
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We always come here when we are in Monroe. Love the sandwiches. The cheese selection for... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Rachel K
via mobile

Apparently this place is famous so we HAD to check it out and stop for lunch. So glad we did. It's... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Analiese J
Downers Grove, Illinois
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1023 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-1764
+1 608-325-6157
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We always come here when we are in Monroe. Love the sandwiches. The cheese selection for purchasing is great!

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Apparently this place is famous so we HAD to check it out and stop for lunch. So glad we did. It's an unpretentious landmark destination that's full of history. This place has unique decor (think maps of Switzerland, funny signs, deer heads, dollar bills tacked...More

Thank Analiese J
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A Monroe landmark and site of various TV specials from the Food Channel to a Larry the Cable guy episode; best cheese sandwiches, bratwurst and local treats, large beer selection and hands down the best staff in the state, Baumgartner's is a place to gather.

Thank ruukasu0808
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The place to eat before or after the brewery/distillery/cheese shop tours... The basic menu hasn't changed since 1931 and they have the "2nd Best Chilli" i have ever had. the beer selection on tap is phenomenal, the Limburger sandwich is 2nd to none, The wait...More

Thank robert b
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Always have to stop here when in Monroe, great foods to eat in or take away!! Great beer and cheese choices! An A+ must visit in the lovely town of Monroe, WI.

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The have a store store in front, booths to eat a good cheese sandwich with soup of the day! Bar in back, local hangout for the old timers Hear lots of old stores and the painting on the walls are something else!!! From the old...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We love Baumgartner's and it's a must visit when we take friends with us who have never been there before. It's always busy but they are friendly people and get folks seated as quickly as possible. They brought us drinks while we waited for a...More

Thank Donna0829
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Friendly people, great atmosphere, fast service! Great chili and sandwiches. Great beer choices! Will definitely stop by again!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the place to go for cheese and sausage although there is more to be had on the menu. There is a store in the front, a great epic mural on the wall and dollars on the ceiling. Great food.

Thank treesprite07
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

If you are ever in Monroe, this is a must stop for lunch. Get a cheese sandwich and a beer. Simply Wisconsin at its best. Great little gem of a place. Check out the map.

Thank sarahhemm
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