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Ginny's Cupboard

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127 N Water St, Sparta, WI 54656-1738
608-269-6669
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Worth the stop.

I have been here a few times and will return. The ice cream and drinks are great. Sandwiches are good, wish they had a few more to choose from. Get the veggie bread! It has great decor and atmosphere. I just wish the wait staff was a bit more prompt. It has always felt understaffed which not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Autumn S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have been here a few times and will return. The ice cream and drinks are great. Sandwiches are good, wish they had a few more to choose from. Get the veggie bread! It has great decor and atmosphere. I just wish the wait staff was a bit more prompt. It has always felt understaffed which not only causes slow... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I've been to Ginny's Cupboard a few times, mostly for ice cream. The food is pretty good, although I'm not really a sandwich kind of guy. However, the ice cream is really good. I speak specifically about Zoreo. Zoreo is some sort of magnificent chocolate ice cream with various chunks of chocolate and Oreo pieces that are wonderfully soft. I'm... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A fun place for breakfast and lunch. Decorated with all of the things you lived with in the 60's so it was fun to look around. The food was good and the wait staff enjoy their jobs. Makes for a sure thing when you need a good meal and a pleasant place to eat it.

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A friend and I went to Ginny's the night before we did the Sparta-Elroy bike trail. The Italian (homemade) sodas were GREAT! The decor brought back memories. The guy behind the counter was friendly and welcoming.

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I spent 30 days in Sparta (the month of Jun) and Ginny's became the lunch place of choice. Everything, from the breads to the soups were fresh and homemade. Stop in once and you will become a regular!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very nice home town experience. Take a step back into the past. Great food & great atmosphere. Always worth the trip to Ginny's. Black Thunder coffee and the home made pastries are for sure a hit.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great interior! Wonderful homeade breads! Excellent sandwiches! Great malts and shakes. Cute little shop area with old time favorites.

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Bangor, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Love Love Love...food, coffee, atmosphere...great people working with spirit and kindness. Recommend to friends and family. Stop by if you are in town.

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Rudolph, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have been here before and the food is always excellent. We usually have half a sandwich and a cup of their delicious soup. Today we stopped in for a shake - mine was a vanilla shake with a shot of espresso - so good. The service is great. We love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A great atmosphere with antiques and retro decor and exceptional servers. Taste homemade soups, sandwiches, bakery and breakfasts reasonably priced. Always a great inviting, consistent spot for coffee, bakery and casual and business lunches.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 N Water St, Sparta, WI 54656-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Sparta
  • Phone Number: 608-269-6669

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm

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