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“Good Food; Fun Spot”
Review of Ginny's Cupboard

Ginny's Cupboard
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Sparta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Naperville, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good Food; Fun Spot”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I was part of a group of four biking the Elroy-Sparta trail, that had lunch at Ginny's. it's a soda fountain with old-time shakes, malts, phosphates and soda pop, and with a selection of sandwiches, panini, soups and more, plus some great desserts. Recommended to us by proprietor of Amil's B&B in Wilton, Ginny's is a good place to break up a round --trip ride from Wilton to Sparta and back. Be aware that it's a bit more than a mile from the Sparta Chamber facility on bike trail into downtown to eat at Ginny's, so you'll add about 2 1/2 miles to this leg of your ride.

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English first
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pleasant”
Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

It is not a "normal" cafe. It has a few sandwiches, and or the same sandwich as a panini. So no burgers, staple cafe fare. The atmosphere is nostalgic...
Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal + soup. On the other hand my soup was cold, and Ruben was mehhh.

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West Salem, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best place for lunch in Sparta, WI”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you want great tasting food, a fun, laid back atmosphere, and small-town, unique dining experience, be sure to eat at Ginny's. The first time I stopped in Sparta (13 years ago), I asked some locals where would be a good, local diner to eat lunch. They didn't know! I ate at Subway. So, I'm here to tell you to EAT AT GINNY'S! Delicious sandwiches and home made soups. May I suggest the White Chicken Chili? My personal favorite! A memorable dining experience for sure.

  • Visited June 2014
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Wheaton, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
344 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“NICE HOMETOWN CAFE......................”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Turns out this place was just as described on Tripadvisor. Home cooked food, ice cream and soda bar and a laid back atmosphere. If you're in a hurry, this place is not for you! Home made soup is good and the sandwiches were fresh and tasty. Don't look for a check to be brought to the table as everyone just goes up to the cash register to pay, they seem to know what you've eaten.
Won't hesitate to return!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Waupun, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

The ice cream shop is a very unique place to explore. My husband and I shared a malt that was huge!! It's a must if you are visiting Sparta!!

Visited June 2014
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