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The Brown Bag

212 W Washington St, Monticello, IL 61856-1653
+1 217-762-9221
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“soups” (13 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
212 W Washington St, Monticello, IL 61856-1653
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In Monticello on business, a local took me here. I loved their soup, Wicked Thai and ordered carrot cake to go with it. Plenty of seating here and lots of options on the menu. An art gallery is on the second level.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank B2493DYkathyl
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on our way through....great food...pie is very good as well. Would highly recommend if you are in the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 552jacke
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Love their food! Pulled Pork Fri is my absolute fave! With the Chipotle BbQ sauce. Staff is always friendly. Coleslaw is yummy! They have great food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mandy S
Reviewed October 11, 2018

I have frequented this deli more times than I can count. Love the owner & her crew's personalities. Today I had the turkey bacon sandwich on egg bread, and it was quite delish! Sandwiches, salads, and desserts to choose from that will satisfy your palette.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank L V
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

I had the Bonnie's Turkey Salad on a croissant. Big chunks of Turkey, grape halves, walnuts, and celery on a fresh croissant. I also had a piece of Black berry pie with a flaky crust. I have dined here several times and cannot wait to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The Brown Bag Deli Restaurant offers a wide ranging menu of homemade sandwiches, salads, pies and soups with quality ingredients in a “family friendly” atmosphere. Prices are most reasonable and the counter service is personable and helpful. The chocolate cream pie I consumed was ridiculously...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sinclaired
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

The Brown Bag is a long-time of ours. There are many choices to pick from and daily specials. Two of my favorites is the Veggie or the Veggie Lite. Both are fresh and filled with vegetables and slaw. Round the meal out with one of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Allzz10
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A great place for a variety of food choices that are homemade with sandwiches, salads, soups and of course delicious pies, cakes and cookies. They have daily specials and the staff is always friendly.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank acollins218
Reviewed April 30, 2018

If you are looking for convenient deli downtown this is the place to go. The atmosphere is friend. There are several sandwich choices, soups, chili ,a big selection of pies & cookies to choose from. Several places to sit. The building is very rustic so...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank dakotajude73
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Even though there is a line the wait is short and the staff is very friendly. The food comes fast and everything so far has been very good. The selection is out of this world. Something for everyone for sure. It took me a long...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank lldavis907
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W Washington St, Monticello, IL 61856-1653
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: +1 217-762-9221
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