We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1023 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-1764
Phone Number:
+1 608-325-6157
Website
Today
08:00 - 02:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 02:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 86 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Love it

We always come here when we are in Monroe. Love the sandwiches. The cheese selection for purchasing is great!

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Rachel K
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 86: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We always come here when we are in Monroe. Love the sandwiches. The cheese selection for purchasing is great!

Helpful?
Thank Rachel K
Downers Grove, Illinois
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Apparently this place is famous so we HAD to check it out and stop for lunch. So glad we did. It's an unpretentious landmark destination that's full of history. This place has unique decor (think maps of Switzerland, funny signs, deer heads, dollar bills tacked to the ceiling, and a huge painted mural above the bar) and unique food (if... More 

Helpful?
Thank Analiese J
Monroe, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A Monroe landmark and site of various TV specials from the Food Channel to a Larry the Cable guy episode; best cheese sandwiches, bratwurst and local treats, large beer selection and hands down the best staff in the state, Baumgartner's is a place to gather.

Helpful?
Thank ruukasu0808
loves park
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The place to eat before or after the brewery/distillery/cheese shop tours... The basic menu hasn't changed since 1931 and they have the "2nd Best Chilli" i have ever had. the beer selection on tap is phenomenal, the Limburger sandwich is 2nd to none, The wait staff is the best, the fun of having your dollar thumbtacked to the ceiling for... More 

Helpful?
Thank robert b
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Always have to stop here when in Monroe, great foods to eat in or take away!! Great beer and cheese choices! An A+ must visit in the lovely town of Monroe, WI.

Helpful?
Thank Ben H
Orange Park, Florida
Level Contributor
132 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank Barbara F
Beloit, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Donna0829
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank Laura C
Northern Illinois
Level Contributor
155 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

Helpful?
Thank treesprite07
algoma, wi
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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.

Helpful?
Thank sarahhemm

Travellers who viewed Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern also viewed

 

Been to Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?