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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$8 - $25
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Menu

MUNCHABLES
Our battered items are cooked to a golden brown in super-heated air ovens. 40% less fat than deep-frying!!
Dingle Bay Dip
A creamy, cheesy blend of seafood, artichoke hearts and garlic,heated to bubbly, and served with toasted bread
USD 8.5
Leprechaun Legs
Tasty green beans in a toasted-onion batter
USD 4.75
Sweet Potato Fries
thick cut wedges, a nice treat & delicious difference!
USD 3.75
Cheese Curds
lightly battered white cheddar nuggets, a chewy Wisconsin treat!
USD 5.75
Onion Rings
Large cut beer-battered rings
USD 4.75
Combo Basket
Irish Fries, Onion Rings, Cheese curds, served with our Bistro Sauce
USD 7.5
Irish Nachos
A fresh twist on an old favorite. A scoop of Irish Champ surrounded with chips and covered with cheese, green olives and bacon. A full meal deal!
USD 8.5
Ten Tasty Wings
Ten large chicken wings. Honey BBQ OR Spicy hot BBQ served with celery & blue cheese
USD 8.95
Kettle Chips
A big basket of crunchy kettle potato chips and a side of Bistro Sauce
USD 3.5
TRADITIONAL SOUPS & COLD PLATE SALADS
Dressing: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Caesar, Fat Free French, Italian, Thousand Island, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard. All Dressings are Gluten-free except Caesar
Irish Potato Soup
An Irish comfort soup that blends potato chunks with a bit of garlicand green onions in a cream sauce. From John's Great -Grandmother
Cup USD 3
Bowl USD 4.5
Irish Stew
An Irish classic- made from scratch: hand cut vegetables, potatoes, shredded beef, in a robust sauce. A Harrington family favorite
Cup USD 3.75
Bowl USD 5.75
Caesar Salad
Fresh cut romaine with croutons and Parmesan tossed in a creamy Caesar dressing.
USD 5.25
Add Chicken (gluten free) USD 3
Greens Salad
Freshly shredded romaine lettuce, with cheese, tomato and black olives. Your choice of dressing on the side
USD 4.25
Add Chicken (gluten free) USD 3
The Priest & the Nun
Freshly shredded romaine lettuce, sliced grilled chicken breast, topped with dried cranberries and walnuts. Served with a Raspberry Vinaigrette
USD 9.25
DINNERS & IRISH SPECIALTIES
An out standing selection of traditional Irish cuisine. Add a side of steamed broccoli for $1.25
Fish & Chips
Traditional, delicately battered Atlantic Cod over a bed of Irish Fries served with our own tartar sauce. Looking for lighter fare? Try a 2 piece Fish & Chips
USD 9.5
Bangers and Mash
Two Bangers (family-recipe Irish Sausages) served with buttered Irish Champ, gently sautéed onions and a side of Bistro mustard sauce
USD 12.5
The Irish Traveller
A steaming plate of hand-pulled corned beef and buttery Irish Champ
USD 11.95
Fish & Prawns
Two filets of our battered Atlantic Cod served with a half-order of Ale- battered shrimp, Irish Fries and our own tartar & cocktail sauces
USD 9.95
Prawn Plate
Ale-battered shrimp with Irish Fries and our homemade cocktail sauce
USD 10.95
Shannon Plate
A seasoned filet of wild Salmon topped with Dill sauce and served with buttered Irish Champ
USD 10.95
Banger & Beef
One Banger (family-recipe Irish Sausage) and a half order of our tender hand-pulled Corned Beef. Served with buttered Irish Champ, Bistro sauce
USD 11.95
Irish Champ
An Old Irish recipe for baked and mashed potatoes whipped up with garlic,and finely chopped scallions and topped with butter. Generally served as a side dish, but enough for a meal!!
USD 6
Add Broccoli & cheese OR Bacon & Cheese USD 8
Galway Pot Pie
Start with a big scoop of Irish Stew vegetables, layer on a generous serving of roast beef & pork, capped with a smooth layer of Irish Champ, then sprinkle with cheddar cheese & melted butter. Grammas' version of Shepherd's Pie!
USD 9.95
Bubble & Squeak
A generous serving of Irish Champ blended with cabbage & onions, topped with a halo of roast beef & pork, capped with melted butter & a bit of cheese.
USD 9.95
Try Corned Beef instead USD 10.95
SIGNATURE SANDWICHES & BURGER
Served with kettle chips. Substitute Irish Fries or Sweet Potato Fries for an additional $2. Add bacon to any burger $1.25. Add Potato Salad (gluten free) to any sandwich $1.25
Reuben
A true Irish-American classic. Our slow roasted corned beef, with Swiss, Thousand Island and sauerkraut on toasted marble rye
USD 8.75
Original Monarch
Hand shredded tender roast beef and pork, piled highon our signature bun
USD 6.95
Uncle Harry's Favorite
Our own roast beef sandwich with cheddar, bistro mustard sauce, chopped green olives, and thin sliced onion. It's a handful!
USD 7.95
Chickens are Restless
Grilled chicken breast, topped with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo
USD 6.95
Bistro Chicken
Grilled chicken breast with our zesty bistro sauce,lettuce and tomato
USD 6.95
The Johnny Burger
Grammas' hand pattied 1/3-pound, seasoned with love!
USD 5.95
Add a slice of real Cheddar, or Swiss for USD 0.75
West Coast (of Wisconsin) Burger
The whole thing mayo, lettuce, tomato, and Cheddar
USD 6.95
I Am Uncle Harry's Burger
A big, juicy burger with a thrilling combination of cheddar, bistro mustard sauce, chopped green olives, and thinly sliced onion
USD 7.5
Mushroom & Swiss
Our beef patty smothered in buttery mushrooms & Swiss cheese
USD 6.95
Black Jack Burger
Our burger with green olives, black olives and Cheddar cheese
USD 6.95
STONE BAKED HANDMADE PIZZA
Are You A Dragon Of A Different Color? Try a less traditional Garlic Butter base instead of pizza sauce, the same price
The Works
Sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, black olives
12-inch USD 16.75
16-inch USD 19.75
Chief's 38 Special
Triple pepperoni hiding out in layers of extra cheese. A shot straight to the heart!
12-inch USD 17.75
16-inch USD 20.75
Death By Pizza
Shrimp, sausage, onions, black olives, mushrooms, and extra cheese. (Current casualty count: 0)
12-inch USD 18.75
16-inch USD 22.75
Barbarians at the Gate
All for the love of meat! Sausage, pepperoni,hamburger, bacon, and Canadian bacon. (When you are done, we'll carry you out on your shield)
12-inch USD 15.75
16-inch USD 19.75
Chicken Royale
Looking for something REALLY different? Start out with a cool layer of ranch dressing, and then top it with chunks of grilled chicken, onion, and black olives. It's not really pizza...or is it?
12-inch USD 16.75
16-inch USD 20.75
The Hugger
Mushrooms, onions, green peppers, broccoli, black olives, and tomatoes. No wild animals died in the making of this pizza
12-inch USD 16.75
16-inch USD 20.5
The Irish Lad
Bangers & a generous topping of sauerkraut and onions. A one-of-a-kind Wisconsin Irish treat!!
12-inch USD 16.75
16-inch USD 20.75
Dragon's Breath
Double pepperoni, onions, green olives, and jalapenos or pepperoncini. Not for the faint hearted, and hope your friends understand
12-inch USD 15.75
16-inch USD 19.5
The Ol' Stand By
double sausage, double mushroom, double onion. Quite the classic! Add Bacon for a real flavor boost. Not very adventurous, but tasty!
12-inch USD 16.75
16-inch USD 19.25
Potato Famine
For the real Irish in the crowd. It's a buttered crust, topped with a thick layer of Irish Champ, cheddar cheese, and melted butter. Then, since the cholesterol meter is broken anyway - sour cream on the side
12-inch USD 16.75
16-inch USD 19.75
TAP BREWS
Take home a growler of any of our beers on tap & enjoy it at home!
FOUNTAIN BREW BEERS
Harrington's Irish Ale
a smooth pale red ale
Fountain Brew
original recipe light golden lager
Prairie Moon Red
ruby red lager
John Robert Porter
a dark, rich coffee Porter - Smooth
IRISH IMPORTS
Guinness
Harp
Smithwick's
a hearty red Irish Ale
Half & Half
Guinness floated on Harp
DESSERT
Now Featuring: Handmade Ice Cream from the Pearl in LaCrosse check out the flavors of the day! Ask About Our Cheesecake Creations as available!
Adult Ice Cream Drinks
Grasshopper, Brandy Alexander, Celtic Dream
USD 4.75
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The beer is good, several are brewed here using old recipes. I especially like the porter. The service is outstanding as is the atmosphere. They've really done a great job with the safety of patrons and employees during the pandemic. Stop in and support the...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nice experience for the first time back out to a restaurant. Such beautiful upkeep for this historic bar. Friendly and helpful staff. The food was delicious and came out at the perfect time. The beer, Picnic, refreshing and great for the summer. The...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 15, 2020 via mobile

We both had the broiled fish special, awesome! Also sampled the famous fish tacos which also are perfect! Fountain City beer is also superb!

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed December 9, 2019

We chose to meet our college son here (halfway between his school and home) on a Sunday. In Wisconsin, on a day when the Packers were playing. Were we crazy in choosing a bar? Probably, but we took our chances. The website says it’s the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

This is the oldest tavern in Wisconsin so for someone that likes history they will find it amazing. Many things have changed but the bar is original. The Irish fare was very good and the house original beer was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

We had a lovely supper here, wonderful ambience and great service made it a real treat for our family. We highly recommend the Irish dinners, and the Irish potato pizza is not to be missed! Good beers too. We look forward to coming back.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been coming to the Monarch for the last 20 years- we come maybe once a year or so. The owner remembers us and he is super friendly and takes time to chat with you. They have amazing sweet potato fries, great pizza and we...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019

The four of us all had the homemade sausage/ corned beef dinner and everybody loved it. The service was friendly and efficient. Beers were tasty. Highly recommended spot in a small town.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

Fairly hard to go wrong with potato soup but somehow they managed to do just that. Absolutely no flavor, very few chunks of potato (none in the cup my mom had!), no other vegetables. Tap water tastes like crap. Thankfully the fried green beans were...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

If you’re in Fountain City this is a must stop. The owner and all of the staff were amazing. The atmosphere is great....there is so much to look at in such a neat historical building. The staff chatted with us and made us feel right...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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