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Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern

1023 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-1764
+1 608-325-6157
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Iconic cheese shop and restaurant in Monroe

My wife and I have been coming to Baumgartner's in my father-in-laws hometown for years. It is a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Fun, fun, fun!

While roaming the unique square in Monroe, we stopped in Baumgartner's for a drink. They had an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, Illinois
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1023 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-1764
+1 608-325-6157
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I have been coming to Baumgartner's in my father-in-laws hometown for years. It is a great place to find arcane cheeses that are tough to find elsewhere. Mind you, prices are not low; but, the selection is great and the staff is...More

Thank Orso52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While roaming the unique square in Monroe, we stopped in Baumgartner's for a drink. They had an artist painting a mural which was fun to watch. There are several neat murals throughout the tavern. While we didn't eat here, we watched them prepare tray after...More

Thank Goldensxfour
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not been to Baumgartner's in probably 25 years and decided to have some lunch and cold drinks (Spotted Cow) while in town. As soon as I walked in I recognized the place from many years before and the food, service and atmosphere were...More

Thank bafcaf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let's be honest, I wouldn't buy cheese here since it's more expensive than other local places. But if you were a tourist I could see why you would. That being said, this place is a Monroe staple and it's so worth a stop for a...More

Thank gina208
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a unique place, so full of character. And great cheese! Our server was so friendly. We couldn't believe the cheap prices on some of their beers (Zombie Dust on tap for $5.50? WOW!) They don't do a lot but what they do, they do...More

Thank Empowers13
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We headed to this place right after our brewery tour. We needed a quick bite to eat before heading home. This was fast and fun. Service was friendly and the food was amazing!! Try the salami sandwich!!

Thank Ashlee R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The people here are very friendly and helpful. They sell a surprisingly large selection of local cheeses.My husband bought one of their T-shirts, and it cost less than we expected, so we were pleasantly surprised. Stop in if you happen to be in Monroe, Wisconsin....More

Thank Kat H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Quaint pub that serves cold cheese sandwiches and beers. The food was simple but fresh and good. Great place to make a stop while in Monroe.

Thank chueppe
Reviewed 29 May 2017

While we came to visit the cheese shop, we were impressed with the atmosphere of the tavern. We arrived a noon to a long line of people - always a good sign. We decided not to wait, but the people coming out said it was...More

1  Thank Pamela B
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!

Thank Rachel K
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