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Zanzibar Restaurant & Pub

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228 Main St E, Menomonie, WI 54751-2541
+1 715-231-9269
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service, food, drinks and facility. Eclectic menu. Try the meatloaf filet. You will love it, over and over.

Thank Robert W
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Look to Zanzibar for special menus and great service. Chef Mark is very creative. It's one of the few restaurants around that includes black beans, cannelloni beans and kidney beans in their upscale menu. The wine list is enjoyable and affordable and there is always a specialty cocktail of the week. It's worth a visit.

Thank Cindy B
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Excellent drinks. Attentive service. Zanzibar is great place to dine before a show at the Mable Tainter. Love the seared tuna sandwich, lavash, steaks, sweet potato fries.

Thank random1974
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had 10 people in our group for a Wed. night and the service and food couldn't have been better. A good variety of appetizers and entrees set in a warm atmosphere made the event very successful.

Thank Richard L
Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Always have a wonderful time at Zanzi, food is fresh and delicious, portions are absolutely worth the money. Love eating there and having a few drinks with friends.. Lovely view from the balcony and just an all round fun place to be :)

Thank elainekay30
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food is great and a refreshing change from the everyday fast food and pizza that the area has plenty of. Drink menu is even better!!

Thank AmericInn M
Robin M, Owner at Zanzibar Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Thank you, we do have a diverse and unique menu that will be changing regularly in 2017 based on our chef's preferences and creative license. Looking forward to serving the guest of AmericINN. More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My early experiences with the Zanzibar where typically positive, good food, good service with moderate to high pricing for this area. Some times the quality of the food would I a little below par, recently I attended and the lunch was pretty good; No complaints. But I remember another time I went a few years ago which put me off... More 

Thank Gerralt
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I had the salmon, which was delicious. My husband had the meatloaf, which he thought was average. We both had a pumpkin martini which we thought were average as well. Good service.

1 Thank kmartinson4
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped by last week for Halloween ladies night out and had their special, pumpkin spice martini, which was to die for. Just a dallop of cream on the top. Along with a spinich artichoke dip with lavosh crackers. It totally made our night an unexpectied delight.

1 Thank DebBORFL2015
Robin M, Owner at Zanzibar Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Witches Night Out in downtown Menomonie is fun event for ladies in the area every year. Glad you were able to shop in our great independently owned stores, boutiques and restaurants. The Pumpkin Martini is a great fall favorite! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Wonderful place to have dinner with friends and family. Right on Main St, so has street parking. You will want to get there a bit early to ensure being able to find a place to park.

1 Thank Mpls_Me

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fusion, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Main St E, Menomonie, WI 54751-2541
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Menomonie
  • Phone Number: +1 715-231-9269
Deep red walls and rich hardwood accents create an inviting and relaxing setting for an exciting, eclectic meal at Zanzibar. The menu contains numerous original contemporary American dishes with world influences. Two of the most popular items, lahvosh, is an Armenian cracker bread topped with a five-cheese blend, veggies, and a variety of meats and Meatloaf Mignon (this isn’t your mama’s meatloaf). The bar can mix up hand-craft cocktails, over 65 kinds of martinis, and offers an unique wine list. The menu is very vegetarian friendly (any meal can be altered) and contains over 100 gluten-free options. They also create their own spice blends that are available to take home. Reservations are recommended.

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