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Red Pines Bar and Grill
Ranked #1 of 61 Restaurants in Onalaska
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of the great bike rides in the Coulee area of Onalaska is no doubt the Great River State Park Trail – miles upon miles of well-groomed, flat trail that skirts along Lake Onalaska at Brices Prairie and on its way through Midway, Holmen and eventually Trempealeau on the Mississippi River. Good eats can be hard to come by along this long stretch, but Red Pines Bar and Grill, just minutes off the trail on Cty. Rd. Z, is a perfect bikers' rest stop. Situated overlooking one of the back sloughs of Lake Onalaska, there are few places that can as easily capture the essence of the Coulee Region lake living from its outdoor seating arrangement. Known for its pizza, we enjoyed a Key West salad, including a well-seasoned and cut selection of chicken, and a very good cup of daily special vegetable soup along with a build-your-own-style turkey sandwich on marble rye. Watching the sun flicker over the lush backwaters of Lake Onalaska in the background while sipping a Sierra Nevada made the few extra bike peddles worthwhile.

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Thank Troy H
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Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Pizza had no taste, really. I mean it wasn't inedible, but I've had a lot better. The couple 2 tables from us commented that their steaks were very good. So, just order something else besides the pizza. Also, the server (Brittany) was nice enough, just didn't seem into her job on this night.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a pretty good restaurant in a little spot out of town. We went on a summer evening and enjoyed relaxing on the patio. The patio overlooks a sand volleyball court and Lake Onalaska. It was fun to watch young children frolicking in the sand. The indoor dining area is dominated by a big bar right in the middle which is pretty typical for rural restaurants in WI. The high ceiling makes for a noisy environment and most diners seemed to enjoy the socializing. I had the fish fry special which included two pieces of haddock (served batter fried, pan fried or blackened) and also two large shrimp. The cole slaw was oil based and very fresh. Most people I talk to say the food is good and reasonably priced and they like the fact it is cooked fresh on site.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Red Pines is a great place to go for very good food at a great price. The service is always good and the staff are very friendly. On our last visit, they made it hard to order from the menu, they were roasting a hog outside and the aroma was wonderful. The view out over Lake Onalaska is wonderful whether you sit inside or out.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited on May 22, 2014. Nice bar/restaurant. Large windows to take in the outdoors. A porch with seating is also available. I had the brisket sandwich and sweet potato fries. The brisket was tender and the fries were tasty. Would definitely go again.

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