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Zanzibar Restaurant & Pub

228 Main St E, Menomonie, WI 54751-2541
+1 715-231-9269
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
American, Fusion, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
228 Main St E, Menomonie, WI 54751-2541
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

We started getting ideas from the hotel staff on good places to eat. This one came up and we cross referenced with TripAdvisor. A unique college town restaurant on Main Street. Once they started with us, the service was great. We had a very attentive,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David B
Robin M, Owner at Zanzibar Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

David B, Thank you for the review. We are very glad you enjoyed you time at Zanzibar and appreciated your dishes. We look forward to serving you again when you visit Menomonie again. Kind Regards, Robin Johnson Co-owner

Reviewed May 16, 2018

It took over an hour to get our food and the food ended up mediocre to poor. Granted my husband, daughter and I are foodies, but I was hoping for better.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Joyanne K
Robin M, Owner at Zanzibar Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Joyanne, We are sorry to hear your experience was not want we strive for. Thank you for the feedback and we will do our best to provide better service. Our menu has changed so we do hope you will give us another chance in the...More

Reviewed December 29, 2017

This is one of our very favorite date night places. We love to come here after having been to any kind of event at the Mabel Tainter. Drinks are SO creative and TOP NOTCH. We love to play backgammon right on the table. Never feel...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank DHolmen
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Zanzibar is a very unique restaurant for a small town. It isn’t bar food nor typical supper club. It has an inventive menu that changes depending on what is available. Every time I am in Menomonie I dine here. Every dish I have ordered is...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 478deannas
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

I visited for an early dinner on a weekday. I was promptly greeted. I was expecting a better restaurant atmosphere based on other reviews. This is more a bar atmosphere. They had a very limited selection of vodka, but seem to have more whisky. Interesting...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank RalphR193
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I have been visiting Zanzibar for the last 4 years and they have never failed to impress me with their creative concoctions of food and drink! They have a long list of martinis, which I like to try a different one each time I visit.Their...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Ready4Fun812
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

This is our "go to" restaurant when we want a great meal in Menomonie. We have never been disappointed here. Drove up from Florida this time. Just go and enjoy. Easy decision.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank C_Coll_233
Reviewed August 13, 2017

I had read about Zanzibar in a email I receive called "only in your state" and my state is Wisconsin. The title of one of the articles was "Unknown restaurant in little places that will surprise you". The title was accurate. Every bite of food...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank BellaItalia_8
Reviewed August 4, 2017

I have been to Zanzibar each summer over the last 5 years and it has always been a meal to look forward to having. This year was a different experience. I ordered the duck special. It was a nice dish. However, the reduced price as...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Mary H
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The atmosphere is very nice,. I love the location in downtown Menomonie. The staff and service are excellent. My favorite thing is their martinis. They have a large creative selection, and they are wonderful, best I've ever had. The food I thought was okay but...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Becky B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Main St E, Menomonie, WI 54751-2541
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Menomonie
  • Phone Number: +1 715-231-9269
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Description
Deep red walls and rich hardwood accents create an inviting and relaxing setting for an exciting, eclectic meal at Zanzibar. The menu contains numerous original contemporary American dishes with world influences. One of the popular items include lahvosh, an Armenian cracker bread topped with a three-cheese blend, veggies, and a variety of meats. Entrees are ever changing with your choice of sides. The bar can mix up hand-craft cocktails, over 65 kinds of martinis, and offers an unique wine list. They also create their own spice blends that are available to take home. Reservations are recommended.
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