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“Kid approved!”
Review of Monk's Bar & Grill

Monk's Bar & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $12
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Monk's Bar & Grill has been known throughout the Midwest as THE place to go for a great burger and friendly service, since 1947! Here at Monk's we are committed to delivering exceptional food, beverages and service efficiently in a clean, friendly, sports-oriented atmosphere every minute of every day. We serve our fresh, home-style burgers in a clean, family-fun filled sports atmosphere. The Original! Where our famous burgers began, Monk's Downtown Dells has made Monk's a Dells tradition for more than 65 years! The historical value of the building plays a key part in making every dining experience memorable. Open daily at 11am, we offer our full menu until midnight, but the party continues until bar time every night! One of the oldest restaurants in the Dells area, Monk's tradition of great service from some of the friendliest staff in the area is what has kept business booming for over 60 years!
Plainfield, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Kid approved!”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Our 10 and 4 year olds wanted to return to Monks for hamburgers. The 10 year old claims it is the second best burger joint he has been to.

Monk's has all varieties of burgers. They are above average. It is rather hard to mess up french fries and the kids claim they were really good. Personally, they are fries, nothing special. The cheese curds were the best I have had.

Monk's is above average and will set a family of 4 back by approximately $50.

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“It's not a trip to the dells unless you go to Monks!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Monks is great! You have to go downtown to the original! Their burgers are filling and their fries are to die for. I had the cheese curds this last time, for my very first time and they were great! You have to love all the wisconsin memoribelia on the walls along with the police and fire patches from all around the United States. While you are there you have to get a purple monkey, their signature drink. I don't know what's in it but it tastes great! It's not a trip to the dells unless you stop downtown for a monks burger and a purple monkey!

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Western Springs, Illinois
2 reviews
“Relaxed and fun”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stopped in here because it was close to our hotel and we had a lot of fun! Great place for food, drinks, and to catch the March Madness tournament games!

Visited March 2013
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Westgate, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great burgers”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Fast seating and service. Great food and the burgers are big and juicy with lots of fixings . Love the large booths for family seating.

Visited February 2013
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chicago burbs
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Very average food & good service.”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We previously dined here every year as part of our tradition when visiting the Dells. After our most recent visit, we are now ready to give up on Monks & try some new restaurants. Although the service was good, the food was just average this time. I do appreciate that the restaurant has become very green & eco friendly by serving burgers on tissue paper (no paper plate, basket ...just a piece of tissue paper).

  • Visited February 2013
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MonksBar, Public Relations Manager at Monk's Bar & Grill, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for your honest feed back of Monk's Bar & Grill- Downtown Wisconsin Dells. I apologize that we did not meet your expectations, especially since you frequent this location and have given compliments before to us on Trip Advisor. We would like to hear more about your experience. Monk's prides itself on service and high quality food, and if you wouldn't mind sending an e-mail about less than satisfying experience to info@monksbarandgrill.com, our owners and management would be more than happy to speak with you. Thank you, again, for your feedback on our menu and service quality.
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