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Mary Cody's

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American, Pub, Gastropub
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205 Main Street, Onalaska, WI 54650-2948
+1 608-519-2200
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

When this restaurant first opened, the food and service were great. The last three times the service has been pretty mediocre at best and the portions were relatively small. I ordered a Caesar salad that was about the size of a side salad at Culvers. I also feel like the clientele are rather unfriendly. One table talked really loudly about... More 

Thank Lisa R
Kalispell, Montana
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

If you like bad service this is the place to go and especially if you love cold food. Shut this restaurant down.

1 Thank 652unhappy
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I was really hoping for more in this restaurant but the wait staff is very slow and does not pay attention to detail. I had to ask twice for my dinner roll, which was supposed to come with my wild rice meatball dinner. The waitress brought it when we were ready for the bill. When our order was taken, we... More 

1 Thank BONNIE W
La Crosse
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We have been here a few times. Usually OK. Not this time. The club sandwich had no mayo or tomatoe. I asked "should that be part of the sandwich?" She said yes, did not apologize, reluctantly brought 2 slices of tomatoe to add. I received the wrong soup, but just ate it. Half sandwich was a turkey avocado melt, had... More 

2 Thank Ruth K
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Met a family member for breakfast nothing out of the ordinary eggs, bacon, toast and coffee was ordered. Coffee was lukewarm asked for hot coffee, half of our bacon was under cooked at best and toast was on the edge of being burnt. The waitress, Tonya, asked what would we like? Why is this so hard obviously cooked bacon for... More 

2 Thank Tony7516
Onalaska, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Our waitress gets a grade of an F. Unfortunately, when you have a bad waitress it ruins the whole experience. She was waitressing and bartending. I asked her the specials she did not know. She disappeared for ten minutes. She came back and I asked her the specials again and she still did not know. We all ordered chips with... More 

Thank Betty S
Mary C, Owner at Mary Cody's, responded to this review

Betty, I sincerely apologies for the conduct of my server, and I appreciate you letting me know so I am able to correct this inappropriate service. We have always based our reputation as being hospitable and attentive to details, I hope that you will give us another chance. Mary More 

Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

You really can't go wrong here. I've eaten here numerous times and every time the food is great. From freshly made salad dressings to desserts and wonderfully cooked seafood and tasty appetizers, I highly recommend a visit to Mary Cody's!

Thank M0reTravelPlease
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

People in the area know of the culinary talents of Mary Cody, but out-of-towners may not be aware of this little gem. Food is great and the prices are very reasonable. We have really enjoyed their special occasion brunches. Small and intimate, but yummy.

1 Thank Lisa R
Kings Park, New York
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Perfect place for lunch, worth the drive past all the restaurant chains! Friendly staff, owner came out to check on us with our eastern accents.

Thank Marie D
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

When your server says, "it's just one of those days" as a last ditch attempt at a tip, you know the service was awful. This is nothing new, but when combined with terrible food, inaccurate orders, and a very long wait, it's just not worth it. I love to patronize our local restaurants, and have actually given this place several... More 

Thank SusieKay4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Main Street, Onalaska, WI 54650-2948
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Onalaska
  • Phone Number: +1 608-519-2200
Welcome to Mary Cody's Restaurant and Maggie's Lounge, a place where comfort and classic dining meet. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, locally renowned chef Mary Cody offers New American cuisine, using high-quality seasonal ingredients prepared in innovative ways, alongside classic American favorites. If you're looking for fine food in a casual, cozy atmosphere, you've found the right place.

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