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Pancho and Lefty's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern
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1018 17th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-2005
+1 608-426-6116
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Brodhead, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kinda a small place but everyone loves it & it's usually packed. Just remember to bring cash as they don't take plastic!!

Thank lynneb852
Monroe, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing food, very small atmosphere, mom and pop, go off hours, its totally worth the wait or off hours

Thank Deb J
Monroe, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Date night at Pancho & Lefty's was perfect as usual. We sat in the front window seat - it was a very cold evening but it was so nice due to the heater blowing on our legs at our table. Very cozy. The staff never disappoints from the service to the food. Always wonderful. Side note: for Christmas this year... More 

Thank AmyGolackson
Monroe, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing every time we go there, from wait staff to food. Sometimes a wait but worth it just go to bartels tap and have a drink while you wait.

Thank kyle k
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Always great barbecue and good service. Usually they have good local beers on tap and some good specials. Shrimp tacos were spicy good.

Thank Kaylee B
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went here on a Tuesday night, figured it wouldn't be busy. We were wrong, the place was packed. Went with 7 people, 4 took the only table left, 3 ate at the small bar. Everyone's food was very good.

Thank geohohl
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Everything is good here, but we ordered the Shrimp n Grits. Truly good. Southerners say they're the best up here. Add a 16 oz PBR silo for $2.50!

Thank memerry
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat! It is a small restaurant that is big on flavor! Worth the wait. They will take your cell phone number and call you when your table is ready. You can walk around the historic square and visit the many shops. The food is amazing!

Thank Nicole c
Monroe, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you want a great selection of different foods to eat, this is the place to go. The burgers are so good.It's a really small eating area, so get there before noon to avoid a waiting line.

Thank Tina F
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great food and atmosphere. I always go there with my aunt and uncle every time I visit them from Las Vegas. Really great place!

Thank glsellers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1018 17th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 608-426-6116
This is as small restaurant that packs people in. It has a small bar and you usually have to wait for a table. You can leave your number and they will call when a table opens up.The food is unbelievable. It's a place where other restaurant owners go to eat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?