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The Monarch Public House

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
19 N Main St, Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629-8703
+1 608-687-4231
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“bangers” (12 reviews)
“corned beef” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
19 N Main St, Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629-8703
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best corned beef I’ve ever had! It was great food and atmosphere. We enjoyed the owner and his Irish jokes.

Thank Dianne G
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're ever in the Fountain City area, this place is a "Must-See"!! It never ceases to amaze me! My wife and I stopped in the Monarch Public House again in late April, 2018. "Netty" (Jeanette) made sure that we were accommodated with the best...More

Thank fullflaps2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveled to Cochran/Fountain City HS to watch our granddaughter play VB this last Saturday; on the way home I mentioned I could go for some lunch. The Monarch Public House had been mentioned by a co-worker, so we decided to stop! What a great place!...More

1  Thank Kalenap76
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We opted for a pizza over traditional Irish fare. We had the "Death by Pizza". Named for a woman who ate it and was allergic to shrimp. She was talk to the hospital and is fine. She continues to come here, just avoids this specific...More

1  Thank Sailuver
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The best aspect of this place is the atmosphere....the 150 year old building, the decor, and the live Irish music. Now the negative side...the " homemade " pizza, that they claim is the best on the Mississippi, is the usual Mid West, paper thin look...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I was so excited to bring my husband to the Monarch after seeing it on a girls trip but not being able to try it because it was closed that evening. It's a lovely historic building and very interestingly decorated, but it could use a...More

1  Thank Sup02
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We stopped by this place twice and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why it was so dead. Its listed as the oldest bar in Wisconsin and has a strong Irish theme. It's a beautiful old bar with a nice multi level...More

1  Thank tim s
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here and was so excited by menu. Lots of great looking items menu. The ambiance was good tho the smell of the building reminded me of a musty grandma house. Adorable old character building tho so it was cute inside. #1 clean the...More

Thank k s
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

It takes a lot for me to give a restaurant 5 stars. This is the second time I've been here and both have been great. Though it is an Irish Pub, I had the West Coast burger, awesome. My son had the Irish American burger...More

1  Thank RegionalEater
Reviewed 23 September 2017

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

2  Thank DanDeeHurd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Cuisine
Meals
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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 N Main St, Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629-8703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 608-687-4231
  • E-mail
Description
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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