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Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern

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Address: 1023 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-1764
Phone Number: +1 608-325-6157
08:00 - 02:00
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The oldest and best eating, and cheeses

The have a store store in front, booths to eat a good cheese sandwich with soup of the day! Bar in back, local hangout for the old timers Hear lots of old stores and the painting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Barbara F
Orange Park, Florida
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Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The have a store store in front, booths to eat a good cheese sandwich with soup of the day! Bar in back, local hangout for the old timers Hear lots of old stores and the painting on the walls are something else!!! From the old country

Thank Barbara F
Beloit, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Baumgartner's and it's a must visit when we take friends with us who have never been there before. It's always busy but they are friendly people and get folks seated as quickly as possible. They brought us drinks while we waited for a table this past weekend. We were in and out in no time and the food... More 

Thank Donna0829
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly people, great atmosphere, fast service! Great chili and sandwiches. Great beer choices! Will definitely stop by again!

Thank Laura C
Northern Illinois
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138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the place to go for cheese and sausage although there is more to be had on the menu. There is a store in the front, a great epic mural on the wall and dollars on the ceiling. Great food.

Thank treesprite07
algoma, wi
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

If you are ever in Monroe, this is a must stop for lunch. Get a cheese sandwich and a beer. Simply Wisconsin at its best. Great little gem of a place. Check out the map.

Thank sarahhemm
Muskego, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very unique place, but the menu selection, price, and food quality are average at best. We will try other places next time we are in town.

Thank Scott B
Russellville, Arkansas
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My husband really wanted to stop by this store and tavern after reading reviews. It is just as it says. A very small cheese store and a tavern. Looks pretty much like this picture. We didn't get anything to eat as the reviews for that were not so hot. The only really cool thing was all the dollar bills on... More 

Thank Dan31903
Niagara Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

What a treat to sit at a table on the sidewalk overlooking the square, listening to the courthouse music. The lindberg cheese on rye with onions and mustard is a special treat. And the fun friendly service makes it even more special. This is a must stop for us when traveling to WI.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Made an overnight pit stop in Monroe, just to visit Baumgartner's. The town itself is enchanting, and with places like Baumgartner's it's no wonder why. From the minute I walked in the door I knew this was gonna be good! Proceeded to the bar where I was greeted by a couple of the bartenders and shown the ropes on the... More 

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Arlington, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We met as a group here on the advice of a colleague. Great advice! The menu is both a throwback to the simpler days of the Baumgartner's first days, and a nod to current times. One side has changed little since the beginning, with choices of cheeses and/or salami on bread, cold cuts like in the old days. The other... More 

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