We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $25
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Reviews (190)
Filter reviews
190 results
Traveler rating
125
27
18
6
14
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
125
27
18
6
14
Show reviews that mention
All reviews corned beef pizza fish stew rueben irish pub bubble and squeak irish potato oldest operating original beer the real deal great dinner great beer an appetizer wisconsin beers tavern
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed August 10, 2021

A wonderful vintage pub for drinks and food. The current owner entertained us with the story of the transformation of The Monarch Public House and its longevity. He invited us to walk around the basement bar area, which is still a work in progress. Friendly...female bartender also provided us with conversation about the area and nicely mixed cocktails. We did not eat, but the food being served looked very appetizing. A great place to stop on a warm summer afternoon.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed July 14, 2021

Beer, cocktails and food were delicious. Gluten free options available. Beautiful historic pub. Friendly staff. Enjoyed the outside deck. Bells were chiming during the dinner hour. Wonderful experience.

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed May 31, 2021 via mobile

The proprietor was lovely, we felt right at home. Enjoyed the outdoor deck greatly. If you like trains and barges you can see partial view of both from the porch. We just had a beer and house made chips - both good. There was a...sign outside that said “Open when gate open”,seems like sometimes they have expanded hours (we are here on Memorial Day.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed May 31, 2021 via mobile

Great beer and cocktails, good food and awesome hospitality in this historic pub. We made friends right away with the owner who kept us entertained all night with stories from Ireland as well as the historical significance of the Monarch. He also poured a perfect...pint of Guinness.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

John and his staff do a great job. Excellent service and great authentic irish cuisine. And the beer itself is worth the drive!

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

Quaint Irish restaurant with both Irish and American food choices on the menu. Prices were reasonable. We were here with another couple and we all enjoyed our food. Seating was spaced out to maintain social distancing. Server wore her mask.

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

Authentic Irish pub with dark woodwork and almost mysterious ambiance. What a great dinner! The “bubble and squeak” with corned beef was so delicious...impressive. When I asked for a “Moscow Mule”, our server suggested an “Irish Mule”....so glad she did. It was delightful. Not only...high end restaurants get five stars in my book. Even very old places in funky little towns get High ratings from me. This place delivers on food and service, for sure. Don’t miss it if you’re driving through Fountain City!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed August 25, 2020

Dark, dreay, deck was dirty and uncomfortable. The Rueben was just OK- was expecting better since this is an Irish Pub. My husband and fish and shrimp, both were undercooked. When their website says sit on 2nd floor deck and enjoy the river view. Nope-...a view of the street. When we first walked in a musty moldy smell was evident. We should of walked out.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

The staff was wonderful. They answered questions about wine (generous pours), allowed us to take pics in out of the norm places and we could order 1/2 orders on dinners. And the food was yummy!!!

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed August 16, 2020

Stoped in for dinner and were disapointed. We both had different items that were Irish Stew in some form. Both meals were bairly warm and sent back to reheat. They listed five tap beers but on my second beer they only had one beer left....not sure if there is a supply issue, but the other bar I went to had plenty of tap beers available.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?1  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Fountain Motel
71 reviews
.86 miles away
AmericInn by Wyndham Winona
138 reviews
5.35 miles away
Days Inn by Wyndham Winona
639 reviews
5.55 miles away
Express Suites Riverport- Conference and Event Center
153 reviews
8.43 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Wingdam Saloon & Grill
33 reviews
.10 miles away
The Golden Frog
53 reviews
.06 miles away
Rocco's Pub and Pizza
21 reviews
4.31 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum
40 reviews
.60 miles away
Seven Hawks Vineyard
26 reviews
.06 miles away
Rock in the House
40 reviews
.45 miles away
Mahnomen Trail
8 reviews
3.24 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Monarch Public House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Monarch Public House

Yes, The Monarch Public House offers takeout services.

The Monarch Public House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5