Restaurants In and Around Sparta, WI
The Sparta/La Crosse area is home to many great restaurants, varying from casual to elegant for lunch or dinner. Enjoy great food in Wisconsin’s No Smoking atmosphere! Menus for many of these restaurants and more are available here at the Inn.
Sparta Family Restaurant: Strives to bring the best possible food and service. We ate there, and the food was wonderful! 608-269-3500.
Club Oasis: This 1939 restaurant offers great food and daily specials. Reservation requested, especially on weekends. 11345 State Highway 21, (608) 269-2644.
Ginny’s Cupboard: Offering homemade soup and sandwiches, large stack sandwiches on homemade bread, and fresh house-made soups daily. Features a fully operational 1957 soda fountain serving Wisconsin Super Premium ice cream, an Espresso bar with coffee from around the world, and fresh bakery. 127 North Water St., 608-269-6669.
El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant: Offering the best Mexican in the town of Sparta! 223 North Black River Street, 608-269-0547,
Rudy’s Drive In: Based in La Crosse, Rudy’s Drive In recently opened a second location in Sparta. Enjoy food and a cool root beer right off the bike trail! 100 West Wisconsin Street, 608-269-2011.
Angelini’s Pizzeria & Ristorante: authentic homemade pizza, Italian dinners, sandwiches, appetizers, imported wines, beers, champagne and more, just two blocks from our Sparta Inn! Locally owned. 142 North Water St, 608-269-6393.
Greens Restaurant: and Bar is located at River Run Sparta Golf Clubhouse. Sandwiches, Sides, Salads, Pizza and Appetizers 608-269-7004. Menu available.
Slice of Chicago: Arguably the best pizza in Sparta. This locally owned restaurant serving pizza and pasta is receiving rave reviews! 507 West Wisconsin, 608-269-2181.
Perch Lake: American far including steaks, seafood, fish fry, and salad bar. Outdoor summer seating available. 121 Rusk Avenue, 608-269-2278.
In Cashton (20 minutes away)
Badger Crossing Pub & Eatery: 5-Stars! Old fashioned restaurant and bar with a diverse menu including Steak, Chicken, Crab Legs, Homemade Pizza and Pan Fried Perch. All meat is from an award-winning local butcher shop. 909 Front Street, 608-654-5706.
Back Door Cafe’ Revisited: 1223 Front St., a beautiful drive from the B&B. Amazing food prepared by their chefs. A very special treat and reservations are recommended ahead of time. Hours: Cafe’ are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday for dinner. Menu available. 608-654-5950
In Wilton (30 minutes away) in the middle of the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail
400 Main: (former Gina Pies R Square) Sandwiches, Pizza, Wraps, Ice Cream, Homemade Pie. Antiques and More….
Sunday- 9-4, Monday- 9-2, Tuesday Closed, Wednesday- 9-8, Thursday- 9-7, Friday- 9-8, Saturday- 8-8.
Hitching Post Bar & Grill: Western saloon atmosphere right here in Wisconsin!
412 Main Street, 608-435-6699.
Rileys Bar & Grill: Motorcycles welcome! 504 Main Street, 608-435-6552.
In Onalaska (25 minutes away)
Maggie’s On Main: We’ve eaten here, and the food is fantastic! Home-cooked tastes at reasonable prices. 205 Main Street, 608-519-2200.
In La Crosse (40 minutes away)
4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas: During the daytime we serve traditional lunch time fare as well as a limited selection of our tapas. In the evening, we transform into a chic, fun wine and tapas lounge! Enjoy the Mississippi River view! 608-782-8213
Kate’s On State: Californian Italian in an intimate setting. May be some of the best Italian in the Midwest with nightly specials and homemade desserts. Reservations recommended. 1810 State Street, 608-784-3354.
Hackberry’s Bistro: A People’s Food Co-op restaurant. Offering great food featuring local ingredients and organic options in a relaxed atmosphere. Open for Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch only. 315 5th Avenue South, 608-784-5798.
Open for breakfast and lunch daily.
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern: American cuisine of fresh seafood, steak, pasta, salads, and homemade desserts. Situated between the banks of the Mississippi River and bustling downtown. Enjoy the Piano Bar and Lounge with live music! 328 Front Street, 608-782-5400.
Piggy’s Restaurant & Blues Lounge: Featuring hardwood-smoked flown-in fresh seafood, ribs, chops, and choice steaks in the historic Pioneer Foundry Building. Reservations accepted. 501 Front Street South, 608-784-4877.
Freighthouse Restaurant: Downtown, A National Historic Site. La Crosse’s must visit! Premier steak and seafood restaurant. Amazing food and service. Extensive Wine List, Awards of Excellence. 107 Vine St, 608-784-6211
Yoko’s House: Japanese steak house experience with a large food selection, great atmosphere, and delicious food. We rate it a 10! 200 Main Street, 608-785-2288.
Fayze’s Restaurant and Bakery: A La Crosse tradition! A wide variety of menu choices in a comfortable atmosphere with a full in-house bakery on-site. If you don’t order dessert from the bakery, then take it home with you! 135 4th Street South, 608-784-9548.
Pearl Street Brewery: Wisconsin’s premier craft brewery since 1999. Come and see how our beers are brewed. Beer tasting room and brewery tours are available every Saturday from Noon-5pm. 608-784-4832