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Pancho and Lefty's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern
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1018 17th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-2005
+1 608-426-6116
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing every time we go there, from wait staff to food. Sometimes a wait but worth it just go to bartels tap and have a drink while you wait.

Thank kyle k
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great barbecue and good service. Usually they have good local beers on tap and some good specials. Shrimp tacos were spicy good.

Thank Kaylee B
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on a Tuesday night, figured it wouldn't be busy. We were wrong, the place was packed. Went with 7 people, 4 took the only table left, 3 ate at the small bar. Everyone's food was very good.

Thank geohohl
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Everything is good here, but we ordered the Shrimp n Grits. Truly good. Southerners say they're the best up here. Add a 16 oz PBR silo for $2.50!

Thank memerry
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat! It is a small restaurant that is big on flavor! Worth the wait. They will take your cell phone number and call you when your table is ready. You can walk around the historic square and visit the many shops. The food is amazing!

Thank Nicole c
Monroe, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you want a great selection of different foods to eat, this is the place to go. The burgers are so good.It's a really small eating area, so get there before noon to avoid a waiting line.

Thank Tina F
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great food and atmosphere. I always go there with my aunt and uncle every time I visit them from Las Vegas. Really great place!

Thank glsellers
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I'll keep this simple. If you find yourself in Monroe, WI, go get some BBQ here. The smell hits your nose the moment you walk in. It's a really small restuarant with really big flavor. The decor/colors are perfect for the vibe, which includes great servers. There are only about 10 tables of various sizes, but I was there on... More 

Thank EdT01106
Freeport, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Let me tell u about this place. It's tiny but the wait staff are so friendly and they try their best to get you a seat as soon as possible. The food is awesome. We ordered the ground rib-eye burger and it was fantastic! Fresh, hand-packed and served on a delicious bun. It's not a pretzel bun but sort of... More 

Thank CJK1960
Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We knew this was a hidden gem when we walked in and caught the fragrant smell of the smokey, BBQ goodness inside. We went on a Saturday during normal lunch time and there was a wait. The hostess took our cell and paged us once our table was ready which was less than 30 min. We had the BBQ sampler... More 

Thank NKD1273

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1018 17th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 608-426-6116
This is as small restaurant that packs people in. It has a small bar and you usually have to wait for a table. You can leave your number and they will call when a table opens up.The food is unbelievable. It's a place where other restaurant owners go to eat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?