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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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6:30 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, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Love. LOVE.

Friendly and polite little jerks. Definitely go when I have time with friends, need a place for a quick meeting, or family. Wouldn't mind seeing more on the menu, but it works.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Loving C
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Sparta
via mobile
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Sparta
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and polite little jerks. Definitely go when I have time with friends, need a place for a quick meeting, or family. Wouldn't mind seeing more on the menu, but it works.

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Thank Loving C
Chicagoland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to give Ginny's Cupboard a try after seeing an ad in our hotel room's guest book. Easy to find and plenty of parking. Stepped inside and it was a step back in time: tables and chairs from the 1950s (maybe the 1940s), interesting memorabilia on the walls, and original soda fountain counter. Really broad menu, but unfortunately, they were... More 

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Thank CJ T
Sparta, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

very interesting place - a travel back in time to the days of soda fizzes, milk shakes. Unique sandwiches, good homemade soups, quaint atmosphere, many things to look at in the setting and décor. Reasonable.

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Thank Dorothy G
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We don't live in the area but have somehow wound up at Ginny's a few times. Cute place with good coffees, teas, and sandwiches. There is limited seating but we've always gotten a place.

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Thank McTamara
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The menu is simple with sandwiches, soups and salads. I had the white chicken chili with freshly made loaf bread and it was amazing. Love the atmosphere of the place with older signs and a real soda counter. They seemed to have a nice selection of deserts, too. I had a chocolate frosted brownie that will bring me back. Best... More 

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Thank Scott P
Wisconsin
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Fresh and tasty sandwich, homemade cheddar and potato soup, delicious chocolate malt, and the BEST Dutch Apple Pie I have ever had!

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1 Thank gypsyrunaway
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We biked into town from the Elroy-Sparta bike trail. Ginny's has a good selection including sandwiches, soups and salads. We each chose a salad for our lunch. Each salad came with a slice of bread. Good tasting. We would stop in again.

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Thank Peg C
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great Coffee and ice cream. Panini Sandwiches are really good, and the nostalgic atmosphere is neat.

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Thank Ryan H
Chicago
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I've eaten lunches here many times on bike trips through Sparta. Ginny's is from another era, an old time fountain and café that are difficult to find these days. Large selection of very good sandwiches, coffee drinks and ice cream desserts. Dinner is also served. Under same family ownership for many years and very friendly service. A great lunch spot.

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Thank Ronald E
Sheboygan, WI
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here with my parents. It was busy so we sat at the bar as those were the only seats available for three. I feel like they were maybe a little under staffed, but besides that, the lunch was good. I like that the sandwiches are design-your-own as I'm a picky eater. Place has a nice antique-y... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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