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

Jarochos: Mexican Restaurant, Authentic Mexican food. 620 Industrial Dr. Suite 8, Sparta (608) 487-8200. Amazing Mexican food, great service, 5-stars by our guests.

El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant:  Authentic Mexican food in Sparta!  223 North Black River Street, 608-269-0547. Great Food!

Foxhole Pub: Great Food, salad bar, full bar and is a good Wisconsin supper club.
10553 State Hwy 21, 608-269-6271. Hours: 11 am-9pm M-Thru, 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. 6am – 9pm 7 days a week

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 Tuesday thru Sunday at 4pm. to 9pm

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

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

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. Hours; Mon-Fri 4:30pm to 9pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-9pm

Jake’s Northwood’s Restaurant: (608) 269-6464, Hours; Tues-Fri 11am – 9pm,
Sat 3pm – 9pm, closed Sun & Mon.

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

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. Seasonal

Sparta Steak House: 701 Industrial Dr. (608) 269-6300. Open Tues – Sat 5pm-close
Great Steaks, Seafood, Pasta and Sandwiches. Full Bar

Lake View (NEW):  steaks, seafood, fish fry, and salad bar.  Outdoor summer seating available. Evenings 4-9 pm,  121 Rusk Avenue, 608-269-2278.

Great Wall Buffet: All day Buffet, 516 W. Wisconsin. Closed Mondays

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
Purchase Beer and Wine in other area Sparta stores too.

In Tomah

Burnstad’s European Village & Restrauant– Imagine you are on vacation in a small village in central Europe. The restaurant has amazing comfort foods – both old world favorites and native finds. The pub has classic cocktails, regional beers and wines.

In Cashton (20 minutes away) very good!

Badger Crossing Menu Pub & Eatery:  5-Stars!  Menu  – 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. Open everyday 11 am – close

In Viroqua (40 minutes away) but…the best drive for great food…

Driftless Cafe‘: Farm to Table, seasonal menus are posted on Facebook.
118 W Court St. 608-637-7778. Owner and Chef Luke Zahm.
Hours:Tues-Thrus 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. We have had many guests go to the unique place and love the food and love the place! Well worth the drive!
Meet their farmers*

In Wilton (30 minutes away) in the middle of the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail

Lonestar Bar & Grill: Western Sports Bar saloon atmosphere right here in Wisconsin!
504 Main Street, 608-435-6554

Hitching Port:  Sports Bar, Motorcycles welcome!  412 Main Street, 608-435-6699

CREAMERY ICE CREAM & MORE: 413 Main Street, Wilton, 608-435-0003. Hours: Open Daily 11 am – 8 pm. Appetizers, Hot Dogs, Wraps/Salads, Ice Cream, Sundaes & Treats! Open Seasonal

In Onalaska (25 minutes away) there are many more..

Ground Round: Grill and Bar, located in Onalaska (608)783-9300.

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. Opening New Place by the rivers edge in Onalaska.

**There are many larger chain restaurants to eat also in Onalaska.

In West Salem (15 minutes away)
Features Sports Bar & Grill; VERY Good! 1425 State Hwy 16. (608)786-9000.

In Bangor (on La Crosse River Bike Trail)
Purple Cow Sweetshop & Cafe 608-406-4419. 16 flavors of super premium ice cream, panini sandwiches, grilled wraps & salads. Closed Mondays

Best of La Crosse 2016 Food & Drink – click to see list

In La Crosse (25 minutes away) this list is some of the highlights, but many more….

~Le Chateau! Bienvenus!  French cuisine restaurant.  Our restaurant offers the perfect balance of ambiance and fine French cuisine, with European style atmosphere. Visit our Menu page often to keep up to date with our seasonal cuisine. Call for reservations, Phone: (608) 782-6498, Hours: Monday – Saturday from 5pm – 9pm. Location: 410 Cass Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

~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.

~Dublin Square Irish Pub & Eatery:  Irish Fare, Appetizers, Sandwiches, Build Your Own Burger, Soups, Salads, Wraps, Desserts. 103 N. 3rd Street, La Crosse 608-519-2509. Full Menu and daily specials are on line at 

~The Old Crow: Just opened in 2015! Open daily 11 am. Appetizers, Signature Sandwiches and Burgers, Flat Bread, Soups/Macs, Salads, Full bar and Beers.
100 S. 3rd Street, La Crosse, 608-519-5400

~The Mint: The farm-to-table style eatery has a menu that changes frequently and focuses on local and seasonal ingredients. 1810 State St, La Crosse, WI,
(608) 519-5011. Open Tuesday thru Sunday. Very Good Food!

~Three Rivers Lodge: Amazing view of the MIssissippi River, summer eating outside, wonderful menu.  Open Lunch and Dinner. Relax, Drink and Eat and outside eating. 111 Front Street,
La Crosse 608-793-5018

~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.

~Charmant: New, The Restaurant serves rustic French–inspired cuisine in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Utilizing the best of the season’s offerings, the dishes emerging from the open kitchen are fresh, simple, and down-to-earth. A large outdoor patio, open as the weather permits, provides a spectacular view of the Mississippi River. 101 State St. La Crosse, 608-519-8800

~Freight house Restaurant: Downtown, a National Historic Site. La Crosse must visit! Premier steak and seafood restaurant. Amazing food and service. Extensive Wine List, Awards of Excellence. 107 Vine St, 608-784-6211

~Fayez’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.

~4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas: Online menus. 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.

Great Harvest Bread Company: Fresh sandwiches and breads all day. Open Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM -6:00 PM & Saturday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 58 Copeland Ave,
608-519-5450 Find them on Facebook too!

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

Lovechild: 300 S. 3rd Street, La Crosse (NEW)