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: Sunday through Thursday 10:00 am– 10:00 pm and 10:00 am – 12:00 am Friday and Saturday.

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: Wednesday – 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Thursday – 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Friday – 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Saturday – 12:00pm – 10:00pm

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

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

Footjoy Farm and Brewing

Melvina, WI, 608-654-5662
With a focus on heritage, landrace, ancient grains, and old time barley varieties, we grow 100% of all the grain in every beer, hamburger bun and pizza crust. Check their Facebook page on Thursdays for the weekly special.

Hours: Call for hours

Dorset Valley Schoolhouse Restaurant

Wilton, WI, 608-343-5889
Located in the heart of Amish Country, in a historic one room schoolhouse built in 1848, you will find home cooking at it’s finest. A peaceful setting full of character and charm. The Sparta/Elroy bike trail is just a short distance from the restaurant. 

Hours: Call for hours

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.

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.

Lovechild

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

La Crosse Bierhaus

La Crosse, WI, 608-519-5217
They offer a large selection of premium German beer as well as fine German cuisine including Wursts, Schnitzel, and Kassler Rippchen (smoked pork chop). Thursday’s-Saturday’s come in for late night fun with live DJ’s playing your favorite hit music!

Hours: Call for hours

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: Call for hours

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: Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 9:00 pm: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

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