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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Jake's Supper Club has been a favorite of the locals for many years. There's a separate dining room for those wanting a more formal setting or take a seat at the large circular bar. There are also high tops and booths in the bar to get a bit more comfy and watch some sports. There's also some slot machines in case you're feeling lucky! There are set daily specials which you can see in the photos I added. My favorite is the Prime Rib. In the summer, there is a large outdoor Tiki Bar which has a beautiful view of the river. Casual attire is fine. Go and enjoy! ***CLOSED TUESDAYS”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
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“CRAFTED IN MENOMONIE IDEAL STOP FOR YOUR BREWERY STOPS PLAN ON ENDING UP AT LUCETTE FOR WOODFIRE PIZZA. LOCATED RIGHT OFF OF THE RED CEDAR TRAIL IN MENOMONIE”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“THE MABEL TAINTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS IS AN HISTORIC VICTORIAN THEATER. CHECK OUT THE THEATER EITHER BY TOURS OR YOU SHOULD REALLY SEE A PERFORMANCE. IF YOU LOG ON LINE MABELTAINTERCENTERFOR THE ARTS YOU CAN SEE WHAT PERFORMANCES AND GET TICKET INFO ON LINE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHECKING THE THEATER OUT”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Zanzibar offers the best food in Menomonie, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. You may wish to call for a reservation.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“A DOWNTOWNMENOMONIE LOCAL STOP! THE BURGERS ARE OUTSTANDING ALONG WITH OTHER GREAT SELECTIONS. WE LIKE TO SIT OUT BACK IN THE PATIO AREA. THEY DO OFFER A SUNDAY BRUNCH WHICH IS VERY NICE AND THE FRIDAY FISH IS POPULAR THERE TOO.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“DOWNSVILLE! OUR BREAKFAST STOP, NOT OPEN ON SATURDAY BUT CHECK IT OUT FOR A DOWN HOME BREAKFAST OR LUNCH”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Hiking, Skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, great cross country skiing. Lots of wildlife.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“THIS IS OUR FAMILIES FAVORATE LOCAL PLACE FOR FISH ON FRIDAY. WISCONSIN FISH FRY'S ARE A MUST TO TRY BUT WE LOVE THE PARMESAN GARLIC BAKED FISH HERE AT THE WATERFRONT. BUT GET THERE EARLY THE PLACE IS BUSY AND YOU WILL WAIT FOR DINNER. THEY HAVE OUTDOOR SEATING OVERLOOKING LAKE MENOMIN SO IF YOU GET THERE EARLY CHECK THE OUTSIDE DINING.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“I've been told "The Buck" as the locals call this place, serves the best cheese curds in Menomonie. Be sure to order a Spotted Cow Ale to go along with them. Did you know that Spotted Cow is made right here in Wisconsin and is not shipped out of state so enjoy it while you can!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“DOWNSVILLE! BAR & GRILL, WE ENJOY THE FRIDAY FISH AND SATURDAY STEAK OR PRIMERIB AND IT'S SO CLOSE TO THE RENTAL!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“DOWNTOWN MENOMONIE- STOP IN FOR A HEALTHY MEAL AT THE LUNCH BUFFET OR SHOP FOR ORGANIC FOOD, VEGGIES OR WINE. YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO SHOP AT THE MARKET! CHECK IT OUT!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Winery
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Big market closest to our property with nearly everything and open 24 hours.”
  • 1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
“THE RED CEDAR TRAIL IS AN OLD RAILS TO TRAILS COMPLETELY GROOMED FOR BIKING AND OR CROSSCOUNTRY SKIING. YOU CAN WALK FOR FREE OR IF BIKING YOU WILL NEED A BIKE PASS FOR THE WI TRAIL SYSTEMS. YOU CAN ACCESS THE RED CEDAR STATE TRAIL FROM THE DOG TROT BY BIKE OR DRIVE- HEAD SOUTH ON HWY 25 1/4 MILE TO DOWNSVILLE. YOU WILL SEE A PARKING LOT AND SHELTER AREA . HEAD NORTH TO MENOMONIE OR SOUTH TO DURAND OR FURTHER TO EAU CLAIRE”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Great walking, biking trail along the Red Cedar River. Rails to Trails conversion.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Campground
“WE ARE LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE RED CEDAR RIVER WHERE TUBING, KAYAKING OR CANOEING ARE VERY POPULAR. AT IRVINGTON CAMPGROUND YOU CAN CALL AND RENT A KAYAK OR TUBE ENTER AT THE BOATLANDING THERE AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL NATURE ALONG THE ROUTE, YOU WILL SURELY SPOT NUMEROUS BALD EAGLES. THEY PICK YOU UP IN DOWNSVILLE AFTER YOUR RIVER ADVENTURE AND TAKE YOU BACK TO IRVINGTON TO YOUR CAR! CALL AHEAD IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO RENT EQUIPEMENT AS THEY ARE BUSY. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Jake's Supper Club has been a favorite of the locals for many years. There's a separate dining room for those wanting a more formal setting or take a seat at the large circular bar. There are also high tops and booths in the bar to get a bit more comfy and watch some sports. There's also some slot machines in case you're feeling lucky! There are set daily specials which you can see in the photos I added. My favorite is the Prime Rib. In the summer, there is a large outdoor Tiki Bar which has a beautiful view of the river. Casual attire is fine. Go and enjoy! ***CLOSED TUESDAYS”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
“CRAFTED IN MENOMONIE IDEAL STOP FOR YOUR BREWERY STOPS PLAN ON ENDING UP AT LUCETTE FOR WOODFIRE PIZZA. LOCATED RIGHT OFF OF THE RED CEDAR TRAIL IN MENOMONIE”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Zanzibar offers the best food in Menomonie, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. You may wish to call for a reservation.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“A DOWNTOWNMENOMONIE LOCAL STOP! THE BURGERS ARE OUTSTANDING ALONG WITH OTHER GREAT SELECTIONS. WE LIKE TO SIT OUT BACK IN THE PATIO AREA. THEY DO OFFER A SUNDAY BRUNCH WHICH IS VERY NICE AND THE FRIDAY FISH IS POPULAR THERE TOO.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“THIS IS OUR FAMILIES FAVORATE LOCAL PLACE FOR FISH ON FRIDAY. WISCONSIN FISH FRY'S ARE A MUST TO TRY BUT WE LOVE THE PARMESAN GARLIC BAKED FISH HERE AT THE WATERFRONT. BUT GET THERE EARLY THE PLACE IS BUSY AND YOU WILL WAIT FOR DINNER. THEY HAVE OUTDOOR SEATING OVERLOOKING LAKE MENOMIN SO IF YOU GET THERE EARLY CHECK THE OUTSIDE DINING.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“DOWNSVILLE! BAR & GRILL, WE ENJOY THE FRIDAY FISH AND SATURDAY STEAK OR PRIMERIB AND IT'S SO CLOSE TO THE RENTAL!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Friday night is fish fry night. Great. This place has indoor and outdoor seating.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“DOWNSVILLE! WE LOVE TO STOP AT CUBBIES FOR PIZZA AND A SPOTTED COW! YOU CAN CALL AHEAD AND PICK UP YOUR PIZZA AND BRING BACK TO THE FARMHOUSE OR DOGTROT! ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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