Subway

801 W Wisconsin St
Sparta, 54656
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Food was fresh and very tasty! Got my whole order correct the first time and quickly! Very satisfied with the service and definitely will be back! I think one of the guys on our visit was new, but he was very nice and polite and it was nice seeing the rest of the staff pitching in to help him out!

(608) 269-1177

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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Ginny’s Cupboard

127 N Water St
Sparta, 54656
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I have seen these types of little spots in alot of revitalized downtown areas of small towns. With antique decor that serves quality lunch style food. This one sets itself apart in the food department. The bread they use on the sandwiches is homemade and it is delicous! They also make some great soups like the tomato bisque which really compliments the sandwiches they make. I am here for a few days for business and I see no reason to go anywhere else for lunch. I would be a regular if I lived in the area with their fair prices and great selection.
Really solid diner in downtown Sparta. Super cute location with great soups and sandwiches. If you're stuck at McCoy and want something other DFAC food, this is your spot. Get the Reuben, stay for the ice cream.
Good food, good atmosphere, fun and priced right.

(608) 269-6669

Salad, Cafes, Sandwiches

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Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

220 E Franklin St
Sparta, 54656
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Just got back from a long weekend at the Franklin Victoria Inn with my mom and grandma, and had a fabulous time. The Inn itself is really comfortable, clean, historic, and close to loads of bike trails. We booked two rooms. Each room had a nicely furnished bathroom (complete with amazingly comfortable robes and slippers), a little seating area, and all the supplies needed for a relaxing weekend. There was even a little beverage and snack area in the hallway-so we could grab a soda, cookie, or bottle of water at any hour of the day. The rooms are TV free (which was fine by me), but the Inn has a TV downstairs to share and portable DVD players available for those who want to watch a movie in their rooms. And, the sheets were really soft and wonderful (we have actually been thinking about ordering a few sets for ourselves). The breakfasts were always interesting and filling. My favorites (of the three breakfasts) included a coconut pineapple porridge and a wild rice quiche. Overall, the food was good, but not fabulous (hence the 4 star rating). We always had a fresh pot of hot coffee delivered to the refreshment bar at 7:30 every morning (which was a nice way to wake up) and they were able to bring our breakfasts to our rooms (which was a really helpful service for our group who couldn't do the stairs very often). Overall, this place is great and definitely worth a stop next time you are in Sparta!

(608) 366-1427

Bed & Breakfast

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Southside Saloon

716 Wolcott St
Sparta, 54656
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Better bring a serious appetite to this place. Quantities large enough for the hardiest of appetites and absolutely delicious. Cash only and in house ATM has been known to eat your cash.

(608) 269-5224

Cafes

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Best Western

4445 Theater Rd
Sparta, 54656
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This place is a roof over your head and that's about it. Front desk staff....surly and angry. I've never had someone treat me as a burden when I walked in. Barely got answers or input from the woman at the front she just wanted to throw card keys at me so she could get back to doing nothing. Pure attitude. In a town where a solid job is hard to find, I was shocked that the desk staff was so terrible at her job. The room was the second filthiest I've stayed in and I've stayed in a hostel in east Europe for 8 bucks a night. The carpets are less clean than a movie theatre in a struggling area. Also, dishonest billing staff. I stayed with a small dog (10 pounds) and well after I was out of the state there's over 100 bucks charged to my CC for an additional pet fee. Upon investigation the front desk woman said it was because my dog had destroyed a bed. This is a dog who cannot even chew a baby carrot with much success and she was never alone in the room during the entire stay. I guess someone just wanted and extra hundred off my back because I wasn't around to dispute it in person. Cowardly. Usually, I've had great experiences at BW but this places' management is the problem. AVOID this place and just go up the road to the next town.
what do you do when you pull a peyton manning* and decide to stay in the area to continue celebrating your friend's wedding weekend but every hotel in la crosse and onalaska is booked? why, grab the last room in sparta with an executive king bed, of course! not only did betsy come through for me in the clutch, but the room was both bigger AND cheaper than the room my companion and i stayed in at the hotel in onalaska (WITH the discounted wedding rate!) the room was clean, betsy was just as cheerful in person as she was over the phone, and the room accommodated all my needs, and then some. by that i mean..three tvs? towels on towels on towels? amurrica. i didn't really explore the grounds, but again, that's likely because i got exactly what i wanted:: a nice room with a comfortable bed to sleep in for the evening. if you're ever in the area and need a place to rest, give them a call and ask for betsy! -- *calling an audible, for those who might've been wondering.
We think for a Best Western this is superb. Nice staff, clean rooms and a hot breakfast. Would stay here again!

(608) 269-2664

Hotels, Pizza

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Justin Trails B & B Resort

7452 Kathryn Ave
Sparta, 54656
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We were delighted to have been able to stay here. We have stayed in many B&Bs across the country but this was by far the most comfortable and warm. The service was courteous and kind, and the cabin we stayed in really did feel like the Little House on the Prairie, which it is appropriately called. We enjoyed the long conversation over breakfast and the delicious meal that was prepared. The granola was the tastiest ever! We got to spend time looking around the barn and hanging out with their two white Siberian huskies. Well worth the money!
Let me start with the good. The venue was beautiful. A friend of mine did her wedding here. Everything from the grounds to the barn was absolutely gorgeous. Loved it. However, we were treated very poorly by the owner/manager Donna. It all started a few months prior to the wedding. Having an open bar serving liquor, beer, and wine was not an issue when the contract was originally signed and deposit made. Few months in, no longer allowed liquor. Beer & wine only. We adjusted. Booking the room was a nightmare. As bridesmaids, we were told the Lona Suite and Presidential Suite would be for us. When I called to book, I was informed I HAD to book both Thursday and Friday (a Friday wedding). After being told that was part of the contract by Donna, the bride informed me this information was incorrect. We ended up having to stay but with a discounted price for Thursday. Great!...until we arrive. On two occasions, that I know of, Donna took it upon herself to take a gander through our rooms. She removed comforters as well as the matching pillows from both of the rooms I had rented for a fear of us purging on them. She continually did everything she could to make us feel uncomfortable, including complaining about the bridesmaids to some of the guests. There was to be another wedding this weekend and after speaking with that bride, we discovered she Allowed some things (like sparklers) for us but not for her. Donna was extremely contradictory on what was allowed and not allowed between the two brides. The day of the wedding, she could be found hovering and scowling at us. We felt extremely unwelcomed at Justin Trails. It's a shame since it is such a beautiful wedding venue. There are many other venues in WI very similar, cheaper, and just as beautiful. I feel you would have a much better time at another venue rather than dealing with someone who does nothing but complain the entire time you are on her property.
Fan-freaking-tastic. This is a gorgeous, sprawling property owned by Don and Donna Justin. It's a B&B complete with adorable private cabins. It's a campground. There's an epic disc golf course. There's an OG yet beautifully re-done barn on the property. Justin Trails boasts some of the nicest staff ever. It's a little too perfect, really. They also have llamas named Dusty & Rusty on the property. One of them has the most comical underbite. Some good friends of mine held their wedding at Justin Trails this last weekend, and it was fantastic. The picturesque backdrop of the rolling hills, the gorgeous venue space that is the recently refurbished barn, the staff... everything was almost out of a fairytale. Folks can stay in the cabins, though there isn't enough lodging to accommodate everyone. Solution? For those folks who don't feel like heading back to Sparta's nearby Super 8 or Days Inn, you can camp on the property for a relatively nominal fee. It's pretty great if you're an outdoorsy type. Lots of our friends' guests camped the night of the wedding, while many others were shuttled back their respective, nearby Sparta hotels. We hotel-ed the first night, and camped the next two. It was great. Dan, the GM/grounds manager, is fantastic. If you're looking to get away/plan a barn wedding/camp/B&B in west/northwest Wisco, this is definitely a great place to do just that.

(608) 269-4522

Hotels, Bed & Breakfast, Ski Resorts

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Rudy’s Drive In Restaurant

100 W Wisconsin St
Sparta, 54656
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Never disappointed always leave full and not broke. Thank you for keeping the drive in atmosphere and a tradition going. I am now a regular. Even on a bad weather day you can tuck underneath the awning and enjoy a great lunch.
Awesome root beer floats!!! I wanted to try more but we only went there for dessert. Great customer service.
I had to give it a star to rate it but the food was aweful. The burger was cold and the root beer float was made with flavored ice cream, probably because they didnt wait till the flavor syrup was clear from the machine when making it. The waitress forgot half our order and by the time we finished my entire family felt ill. I will not return.

(608) 269-2011

Restaurants

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Jake’s Northwoods

1132 Angelo Rd
Sparta, 54656
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The place was busy when we came in. We were able to get a table fairly quickly. But getting a waitress took a while for anyone to acknowledge us. Then the waitress we did get was very nice. The Walleye sandwich came out plain and bland. I had to ask for the stuff that should have come with it. My fries were cold and the sandwich did not have much taste. This is the second time we have been here and probably will not be back.
Just ate the walleye on the bun and beef vegetable soup. Fantastic food. Pretty tasty for a small restaurant, great service. Nice People. It's a nice change from your typical yuppie stuck up staff and customers. Will come back next time I'm in Wisconsin. Five stars.
Okay, but was expecting more. We stopped here based on decent reviews about this place from TripAdvisor and Yelp. Was expecting more of a supper club atmosphere for some reason (perhaps from the menu look online?) but was initially pleased by the pub feel of the place when we entered. The first thing that hit us as strange however was how quiet it was in the place, even being half full. We went to the bar and made jokes to the bartender (friendly enough gal) about if they had any music or a jukebox. She apologized and put up the satellite music up to about 1 and we could barely hear it but we didn't fight it and just laughed. We ended up deciding a bar table would fit our family of four best and ordered. The "must have" Jake's Eggrolls" were overfried but still zesty. My son ordered the Wisconsin Cheese Steak, my daughter ordered Steve's Grilled Cheese Sandwich, my wife the queen cut prime rib and me the turkey club. Daughter and mom also ordered the soup/salad bar. In short, my son loved his cheese steak (it was great based on my samples), the salad bar soup was very tasty, but otherwise your average salad bar, the grilled cheese was okay, but my daughter (who is a grilled cheese afficinado) didn't even want to waste time with the second half. Wife loved the prime rib and gave it a big thumbs up. My turkey club was strange- I have many in my day and there was some overpowering scent that we all tied back to the lettuce for some reason-- I ate 1/2 sandwich and thought I better not test my luck. The beers were okay (we had the horny goat watermelon wheat and Jake's Pale Ale). I guess overall we were all expecting more, but it meet our needs. But for $70 tab for four with 3 beers I think we could have done better. We heard and saw this place does a lot of catering, so perhaps their attention to food is moving that way vs. their restaurant. We will eat somewhere else next time in Sparta.

(608) 269-6464

American (New), Sandwiches

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McDonald’s

620 S Black River St
Sparta, 54656
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In total need of some coffee but after this customer service experience. I'll take my business elsewhere. A cup of coffee with a drop of milk please? "No! You have to use cream, if you want milk you need to buy a jug." That's what the manager said to me. So rude!!!

(608) 269-7451

Burgers, Fast Food

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Auntie Anne’s

1600 W Wisconsin St
Sparta, 54656
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(608) 269-0098

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