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The Monarch Public House

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in Fountain City $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
19 N. Main St., Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629
+1 608-687-4231
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“bangers” (10 reviews)
“corned beef” (13 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19 N. Main St., Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the clucker pie and most of the vegetables were almost raw and the rest of it just wasn't that tasty. Waitress was attentive and the atmosphere was nice, but I feel overcharged for food that I could make better at home.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Took a Saturday drive to check out The Monarch and it's home brews, and Irish food. It didn't disappoint. My craft John Robert Porter was great. The corned beef, potatoes and Rueben were awesome. Bar/Restaurant was ornate with Irish decor. Hosts were friendly and polite....More

Thank 796mike
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We have stopped here on 2 different trips touring the Great River Road. We were pleased with both visits. The Irish Pub atmosphere is beautiful! Very friendly service by John Harrington the owner and his staff. We had his Fish and Chips the first visit...More

Thank Keithscars
Reviewed 6 April 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. great place to bring friends and guests from out of town. very memorable experience. Great food, beautiful decor, fun stories - get the owner talking - he is a riot!!

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A true Irish pub. Live Irish music both Friday night and Saturday for St Patrick's Day. Great Irish food plus regular menu. Very friendly customers, staff and owners. Unique decor depicting local heritage as well as Irish heritage. Outdoor dining when weather permits in summer...More

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch on a Saturday...he always likes wander into Irish pubs if ever we happen by one, and this feels like the real deal!!! High, tin ceilings...authentic Irish "artifacts" and objects on the walls, beautiful old bar. Great atmosphere....More

Thank Mons1989
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a small irish pub in a small town. Irish fare. we had fish and chips, which were very good. On Saturdays and sometimes on Thursdays they have an Irish band. Excellent! They also brew their own beer, which is above average. Just of...More

Thank hugh s
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were out just driving around for the weekend and stopped at this place because it had an outdoor seating area and it was a beautiful November day. We asked for our traditional beers and to our surprise were told they don't sell traditional beer...only...More

Thank KWTW6
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Jack was fantastic and gave us a tour of the grandness of the Monarch even before opening! We stopped back a few hours later and were further razzle-dazzled by "Netty" (Jeanette) who made sure that we were accommodated with the best of food (try the...More

Thank fullflaps2010
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent big Irish pub in a small Town the Bangor's are to die for as is the champ the music was conducive to thoughts of home and leaving me with a very settled disposition maybe it was the dragon that did it great place and...More

Thank Annie C
LookinAllOver, General Manager at The Monarch Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Thank you for the kind remarks. Leaving you with thoughts of home is our goal and we will look forward to seeing you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 N. Main St., Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 608-687-4231
  • E-mail
Overlooking the Mississippi River, at the foot of Eagle Bluff, the tallest point on the river. Wisconsin's oldest operating tavern and original to 1894, also features The Absolute Rock Bottom Pub and is home to the 1860's recipes of The Fountain City Brewing Co.
15 Foot pressed tin ceilings, hardwood floors and hand carved back bar, tables, etc.
Soon to be listed on the National Historic Register.
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