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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.

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In Sparta

Foxhole Pub: Great Food, salad bar, full bar and is a good Wisconsin supperclub.
10553 State Hwy 21, 608-269-6271. Hours: 11 am-9pm M-Thr, 11 am-10pm Fri-Sat, Closed Sunday

Sparta Family Restaurant:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Homemade, soup daily. Strives to bring the best possible food and service.  704 W Avon Rd. 608-269-3500.

Club Oasis: Wonderful food! Since 1939 this Restaurant with fine dining, full menu, full bar, salad bar daily specials. Reservation requested, especially on weekends.  11345 State Highway 21, (608) 269-2644. Open 7 days a week, serving dinner at 4pm.

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.  127 North Water St., 608-269-6669. M-Sat 6am-8pm, Sunday 9am-3pm

El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant:  Offering 2 locations the best Mexican in the town of Sparta!  223 North Black River Street and at the corner of Water St and Wisconsin St, 608-269-0547

Dorine’s Family Restaurant: offering homestyle cooking with fresh ground meats-never frozen, homemade cookies, pies, soups & salads. They have daily specials.
110 S. Water St, 608-269-8258

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.

Italiano’s Pizzeria and Restaurant:  authentic homemade pizza, Italian dinners, appetizers, full bar, just two blocks from our Sparta Inn!  We meet the new owners and ate there…Wonderful!  142 North Water St, 608-269-6393. Open M-Sat 4 to 9pm, closed Sunday, Eat In or Delivery

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, Eat In or Delivery.

Perch Lake:  American far including steaks, seafood, fish fry, and salad bar.  Outdoor summer seating available.  121 Rusk Avenue, 608-269-2278.

Purchase Alcoholic Beverages in Sparta
Westside Wine & Spirits- 7607 State Hwy 16. 608-269-1404
Fast Eddies Food, Gas & Liquor- 860 Highway 21 East, 608-269-2266
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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.


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)

Mary Cody’s Restaurant & Maggie’s Lounge:  Where comfort and classic dining meet!  205 Main Street, 608-783-0200. Hours Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Onalaska Angelini’s Pizzeria & Ristorante:  authentic homemade pizza, Italian dinners, sandwiches, appetizers, imported wines, beers, champagne. Main Street.


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