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All 33 Sparta Restaurants

Ginny's Cupboard

127 N Water St, Sparta, WI 54656-1738
608-269-6669
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Ranked #3 of 33 Restaurants in Sparta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stopped in for some soup and were not disappointed. It was homemade and tasty. The waiter forgot to bring a beverage we ordered, but we let it go (not charged for it). It's an attractive, soda-shop-style setting with local flavor--looks like a pleasant spot for ice cream in the summer.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Ginny's is good but it lacks some things. I have been here several times to get different experiences and I just can't get on board. The menu is lacking options in my opinion and a couple of times I went the sandwich was awful. I do think they have a great atmosphere and the soda bar is very cool.

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Spencer, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We love Ginny's and it's owner Deb. It's like a step back in time with the vintage décor. Fun.Fun.Fun. It has a simple menu of sandwiches, paninis, soup and salads. We have always had good food. Also has drinks, coffees and ice cream. After you eat stop across the street at Deb's shop Maiden Wisconsin for some fun shopping of... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Fun place to stop while in Sparta. Coffee was quite good. Menu is fairly simple, soup, salads, sandwiches. We had one of their Paninis and a regular sandwich with cups of soup and coffee for under $20. Many choices in bread types. Pleasant service. Check their schedule since they're only open until 3 on Sunday.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

While in the area for biking, we ate twice at Ginny's.. We really enjoyed the chicken chili, which you can order in various ounce sizes--I think it was 8, 12, 16, and 20 ounces. We liked it so much that we had it both times we were there. We also enjoyed a great caramel/pecan roll along with one of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We heard good things about this place so we scoped it out. We liked the nostalgic decor that lined the walls. We came in and sat down at a table. The server brought water in a timely manner. He took our order, we ordered the special of the day and root beer floats. A different guy brought the meal and... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Brought some visiting family here for lunch while on a walk in Sparta. A bit slow -- we got there during a rush, but servers managed pretty well. Our group had a reuben, chix salad sandwich (on veggie bread which is their best), roast beef sandwich and mac n cheese (Kraft), a shake and a banana split. Food came surprisingly... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was part of a group of four biking the Elroy-Sparta trail, that had lunch at Ginny's. it's a soda fountain with old-time shakes, malts, phosphates and soda pop, and with a selection of sandwiches, panini, soups and more, plus some great desserts. Recommended to us by proprietor of Amil's B&B in Wilton, Ginny's is a good place to break... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is not a "normal" cafe. It has a few sandwiches, and or the same sandwich as a panini. So no burgers, staple cafe fare. The atmosphere is nostalgic... Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal + soup. On the other hand my soup was cold, and Ruben was mehhh.

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West Salem, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you want great tasting food, a fun, laid back atmosphere, and small-town, unique dining experience, be sure to eat at Ginny's. The first time I stopped in Sparta (13 years ago), I asked some locals where would be a good, local diner to eat lunch. They didn't know! I ate at Subway. So, I'm here to tell you to... More 

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

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