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The Monarch Public House

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
19 N. Main St., Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629
+1 608-687-4231
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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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 4 weeks ago

Upon arrival we were greeted with an overwhelming musty smell. Yes, its an old building, but, it was so strong it ruined my appetite. I ordered fish and chips, hubby ordered salmon, friends ordered fish and frawns. All of our food was tasteless, and the...More

1  Thank DanDeeHurd
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We were on a motorcycle ride through Wisconsin and had stopped at a Harley dealer. One of the staff recommend we ride through Fountain City and said if we did, we had to stop at The Monarch. We rerouted our trip baed on this recommendation...More

Thank Bryan R
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

After reading so many positive reviews, my husband and I were excited to try this pub as part of our honeymoon trip. When first arriving, we were impressed by the restaurant's unique scenery. However, this positive impression was quickly diminished by the apathetic demeanor expressed...More

1  Thank RissaPat
Reviewed 22 July 2017 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 17 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

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 5 July 2017

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 28 June 2017

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 25 June 2017

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 30 April 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$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, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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