Restaurant of The Week: Monk’s

You know the summertime season is near when Downtown Dells is filled with the intoxicating scent of Monkburgers! A staple of the Downtown Dells scene since 1947, a trip to The Dells isn’t complete without tasting an original Monkburger.

“Our recipe for our original Monkburger has been around more than 60 years, which is the same base recipe for all of our classics and gourmet burgers…always fresh meat, never frozen and our secret mix of spices.” Monk’s recommends first timers try the original burger with fried onions and melted cheese and we couldn’t agree more! The Original Monkburger bursts with flavor so incredibly good, you have to taste it before advancing to the gourmet burgers. It’s a rare find to discover a burger that can truly stand on its own, but Monk’s has done it for years and it’s why visitors and locals alike return again and again.

Wisconsin fans will love the interior as it is designed for Badger lovers! An incredibly popular sports bar year round, you can guarantee every major sporting event will be appearing on Monk’s many television screens. Have a special event coming up? The upstairs of the Downtown Dells Monk’s is an ideal space for upcoming birthdays, anniversary parties, graduation celebrations, and more!

Be sure to keep an eye on their event calendar for game day and other specials! The Downtown Dells location has wing and mugger night every Tuesday and Thursday where you can enjoy delicious, saucy 35-cent wings and wash them down with a $5 34-ounce beer mugger. The Wilderness Monk’s has Kids Nights, Ladies Nights, Friday Night Fish Fry, Saturday Prime Rib, and more.

The Wilderness location opened in 2006 and is the largest Monk’s to date! Continuing the original charm and famous menu, Monk’s at The Wilderness has a more sports oriented atmosphere with several big screen TV’s surrounding the spacious bar. SportsZone in the basement is where the rest of Monk’s 45 flat screens are located and is a fantastic event venue as well! The menu expanded for this location to include more burger, sandwich, pizza, and vegetarian options. Enjoy one of the new, mouth-watering menu items on the outdoor patio where you can enjoy the sunshine and a view of Wilderness Resort’s sprawling grounds.

If for some reason burgers aren’t your thing, you can never go wrong with any item off of their spectacular menu, as Monk’s has been a longtime dining favorite for a reason! Pull a chair up to the bar or relax in a spacious booth or table and let Monk’s capable staff take care of you and your hunger. This is a dining experience you will be talking about for quite some time!

For more information or to view the full menu, head to: www.monksbarandgrill.com. Happy eating!