Southwest Wisconsin Restaurants | Justin Trails Resort

Dining in Sparta Wisconsin

There are a number of excellent local restaurants to enjoy during your Wisconsin getaway in Sparta, only 15 minutes from Justin Trails Resort, as well as the charming town of Viroqua or the bustling downtown of La Crosse, each about 30 minutes away.

The Cotter Pin

Leon, WI, 608-487-8118
A cozy wine boutique with excellent comfort food. Panini pressed sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps and daily specials. Dog-friendly on the back patio.

Hours: Monday through Thursday 10:00 – 9:30 pm and 10:00 am to close Friday through Sunday.

Cork & Barrel

Sparta, WI, 608-487-9950
A comfortable atmosphere to grab a glass of wine, beer or bourbon. Our friendly staff will ensure you find something that you will enjoy..

Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Tuesday – Friday 5:00 – 10:00 pm; Saturday 12:00 – 10:00 pm 

El Vallarta

Sparta, WI, 608-269-0547
Casual Mexican Restaurant with a full menu. Awesome service!

Hours: Sunday 11:00 am – 8:30 pm; Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday & Saturday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

Franklin Coffeehouse

Sparta, WI, 608-633-5332
Freshly-brewed coffee and teas, with iced and hot options and stir-in favorites. Also, homebaked scones, cinnamon rolls, muffins and glueten-free cookies.

Hours: Closed Sunday; & Monday – Wednesday 6:30 am – 5:00 pm; Thursday & Friday 6:30 am – 7:00 and Saturday 7:30 – 5:00 pm.

Ginny’s Cupboard

Sparta, WI, 608-269-6669
Sandwiches, Soups, and Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain with outside seating. Dog-friendly on the back deck.

Hours: Monday – Saturday 6:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Italiano’s Pizzaria and Restaurant

Sparta, WI, 608-269-6393
Little Italy in the heart of historic downtown Sparta, WI. Italiano’s is the Coulee Region’s destination restaurant. Italian dinning at it’s finest.

Hours: Call for hours

Jake’s Northwoods

Sparta, WI, 608-269-6464
Full Menu featuring steak, chicken, fish, pasta, soup, and salad.

Hours: Closed Sunday & MondayTuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 3:00 – 10:00 pm

Rudy’s Drive-In

Sparta, WI, 608-269-2011 and La Crosse, WI 608-782-2200
Old Fashioned Drive-In with Hamburgers, Cheese Curds and Ice Cream.

Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Daily (April – November)

Slice of Chicago

Sparta, WI, 608-269-2181
Homemade pizza with dough prepared daily. Fresh vegetables, cured cheeses & leanest meats. Chicago style pizza offering a casual dine in or carryout experience.

Hours: Monday – Friday 4:30 – 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 3:00 – 9:00 pm

The Charmant

La Crosse, WI, 608-519-8800
Offers a wide variety of dining options onsite. The Charmant Hotel takes a thoughtful and sustainable approach to food and drink, sourcing from regional farmers and purveyors and working with local breweries and spirit makers.

Hours: Call ahead for hours…each dining option offers different hours.


La Crosse, WI, 608-433-2234
Uncomplicated food with intriguing ingredients and big flavors – locally sourced and seasonally driven

Hours: Sunday ClosedMonday – Saturday 5:00 pm – close

Piggy’s Restaurant

La Crosse, WI, 608-784-4877
Two unique restaurants in one location! Piggy’s Restaurant on the 2nd floor with the Blues Lounge on the lower level, both offer wide range of menu options with each one being full of flavor that will have you wanting to come back time and time again.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Saturday 4:00 – 11:00 pm and Sunday 4:00 – 10:00 pm

The Twisted Moose

La Crosse, WI, 608-782-9192
Menu includes some of the finest flavors of the North and some delicious “twists” on traditional comfort food, all served in a resort-like setting – log siding, a stone fireplace, woodsy décor & when weather permits, front windows that open up wide to the world outside.

Hours: Monday – Wednesday 11:00 – 9:00 pm, Thursday – Saturday 11:00 – 2:30 am and Sunday 11:00 – 7:00 pm

The Waterfront Restaurant

La Crosse, WI, 608-782-5400
Elegant restaurant offers the most dynamic dining experience in La Crosse, breathtaking riverside seating and the highest quality products. Great for romantic dinners!

Hours: Sunday Closed; Monday – Thursday 11:00  – 9:30 pm, Friday 11:00 – 10:30 pm and Saturday 4:00 – 10:30 pm

Dave’s Pizza

Viroqua, WI, 608-638-4000
Great pizza, buffet and salad bar. Gluten free options!

Hours: Sunday & Monday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Tuesday Closed, Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Driftless Cafe

Viroqua, WI, 608-637-7778
Farm-To-Table dining with a full menu. Outstanding!

Hours: Sunday & Monday ClosedTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11 am – 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am – 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tangled Hickory

Viroqua, WI, 608-637-3031
Fun Wine Bar & Bistro with a full menu. Great food and atmosphere!

Hours: Sunday Closed, Monday – Thursday 4 – 11:00 pmFriday & Saturday 4:00 pm – 2:00 am

Viroqua Food Co-op

Viroqua, WI, 608-637-7511
Deli serves 3 meals daily from the hot bar, with a soup and salad bar, made-to-order sandwiches and coffee, tea and espresso.

Hours: Sunday Closed, Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 11:00 pm, Friday 4:00 – 2:00 and Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 am

Borgens Cafe

Westby, WI, 608-634-4003
Homemade comfort foods for breakfast and lunch. Salad bar with locally sourced seasonal produce, complete with homemade soups and salads. Friday fish fry. Don’t forget the pie!

Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Friday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday 7:00 – 4:00 pm

Big Boar Barbecue

West Salem, WI, 608-612-0387
Home to the best BBQ in the North. We take pride in our savory, smoked barbecued meats and our friendly, casual atmosphere, and we use fresh and local ingredients whenever possible.

Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm daily

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