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Mary Cody's

American, Pub, Gastropub
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205 Main Street, Onalaska, WI 54650
608.519.2200
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to Mary Cody's Restaurant and Maggie's Lounge, a place where...
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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great surprise.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Marie D
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Kings Park, New York
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Thank M0reTravelPlease
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 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.

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Thank Lisa R
Kings Park, New York
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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.

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Thank Marie D
Onalaska
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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 

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Thank Mamasuekitty
Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant is in the space of an embroidery shop where I once worked, so I had to check it out. Wow, can you say "gutted the building?" However nice it is, it feels like so many other dark wood, heavy bar stool places I've seen. There is some flair with flowers and it is nicely appointed, but nothing unique.... More 

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Ohio
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161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

In town on a quick business trip, and was happy to find a nice place like Mary Cody's. It is at the corner of Rt 35 and Main St, parking is just on the street. It's a small place with probably a dozen tables and a small bar area that faces the sidewalk. They have a nice selection of food... More 

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Mt Prospect
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch. They had a nice variety of selections for lunch. I had the black and bleu, and my daughter had the soup and sandwich combo. Everything tasted great. The waiter was very friendly. The decor was relaxing.

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Thank Family4231
La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We go often, and everything we try is something special. I especially look forward to the seasonal features and trying the innovative and upscale ways she prepares even the most basic comfort foods. On this visit, I tried the tenderloin. It was set on a demi-glace with a combo of roasted red peppers and blue cheese on top. I requested... More 

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Thank Netski_M
La Crescent
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We decided to try something different for our Friday fish restaurant. Well different is what we found and I'm glad we did! Fabulous atmosphere beautifully decorated with a wine flair, right down to the table candles (oil lights in wine bottles). All you can eat fish; we chose baked and battered. The batter was great-light, whipped, nothing heavy or oily... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Main Street, Onalaska, WI 54650
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Onalaska
  • Phone Number: 608.519.2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Gastropub

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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