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Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern

1023 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-1764
+1 608-325-6157
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Going back in time and we loved it!

What a unique place, so full of character. And great cheese! Our server was so friendly. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Crystal Lake, Illinois
So glad we stopped here!

We headed to this place right after our brewery tour. We needed a quick bite to eat before heading... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashlee R
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“local brews” (3 reviews)
“funny signs” (2 reviews)
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1023 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-1764
+1 608-325-6157
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a unique place, so full of character. And great cheese! Our server was so friendly. We couldn't believe the cheap prices on some of their beers (Zombie Dust on tap for $5.50? WOW!) They don't do a lot but what they do, they do...More

Thank Empowers13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We headed to this place right after our brewery tour. We needed a quick bite to eat before heading home. This was fast and fun. Service was friendly and the food was amazing!! Try the salami sandwich!!

Thank Ashlee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The people here are very friendly and helpful. They sell a surprisingly large selection of local cheeses.My husband bought one of their T-shirts, and it cost less than we expected, so we were pleasantly surprised. Stop in if you happen to be in Monroe, Wisconsin....More

Thank Kat H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint pub that serves cold cheese sandwiches and beers. The food was simple but fresh and good. Great place to make a stop while in Monroe.

Thank chueppe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we came to visit the cheese shop, we were impressed with the atmosphere of the tavern. We arrived a noon to a long line of people - always a good sign. We decided not to wait, but the people coming out said it was...More

1  Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 13 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
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