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The Monarch Public House

19 North Main Street, The Great River Road, Fountain City, WI 54629
+1 608-687-4231
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good14%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“corned beef” (16 reviews)
“bangers” (12 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19 North Main Street, The Great River Road, Fountain City, WI 54629
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I luv unique. I luv creative. I luv good food, good drink and good service. This terrificl irish gem delivers! The atmosphere alone us worth the drive! The cuisine? It is scratch made, delicious, generous and authentic. If this joint was located in MSP one...More

Thank Ted Z
Reviewed September 24, 2018

I have eaten here 3 times and the food has always been delicious. The Leprechaun legs are the best, ever.

Thank Gabriel G
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We had eaten a late lunch but wanted ‘something’ before we called it a day. Wow. The Beef sandwich and beef stew were absolutely 5 star winners. The potato soup was good too. We enjoyed the ambiance and stories from the owner. The waitress was...More

Thank Vickie W
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on our way up to Red Wing. It was also on our iconic bars list. Jack, the owner, was very gracious. He gave us a tour, shared the history of the building and his Irish heritage. Very cool place. We didn’t eat,...More

Thank Tara K
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We went to the Monarch to have lunch for a 60th birthday. We were taking pictures in front when the owner came out and told us we couldn’t come in unless we were quiet. We weren’t loud and and asked him if he wanted us...More

4  Thank mooneye911
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We have been to this place several times and love it. The owner and staff are super friendly the food is fantastic. I would think if you had a bad experience there you prefer upscale restaurants in mpls or at Paul area. Myself I prefer...More

Thank bettylcarn
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We had an awful experience here last week. First impressions - we were greeted by an awful smell upon entering the building, very musty. Also, we were there at dinner time on Thursday night and there was only one other table eating. These were our...More

1  Thank Fencelover
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We at lunch today to celebrate my husband's birthday and Father's Day. Noticed this quaint place the previous Sunday on an afternoon excursion. WOW, the beer is cold, the food hot and delicious! Between the four at the table, bangers and mash, shepherds pie, Irish...More

Thank Liz K
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Wife suggested this Irish themed pub for lunch, as I like this kind of thing. First impression was a dark bar be-speckled with icons from old Éire. Server was prompt and delivered a properly poured pint of Guinness. Tasted a bit off, perhaps this neck...More

Thank Hobnail
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the Monarch for a beverage on a hot afternoon. Very friendly staff. A great looking menu of Irish specialties. Local beers.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 North Main Street, The Great River Road, Fountain City, WI 54629
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 608-687-4231
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An 1894 tavern and restaurant with original bar, back bar and furnishings. Ongoing restoration and expansion since 1995 has brought the glory and beauty of this historic building and business. The Menu celebrates the owner's Irish ancestry and family recipes, complimented with an assortment of craft brews from the 1856 Fountain City Brewing Company. A family oriented friendly service that adheres to the true Irish Pub atmosphere.
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