New Glarus Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in New Glarus

April 14, 2018 Giuseppe Pratt

New Glarus is a village in Green County, Wisconsin, United States at the intersection of Wisconsin Highways 69 and 39. It has a population of 2,172 according to the 2010 census. Since 2000 it has had a population growth of 2.9 percent. The village, and the town that surrounds it, were named after the canton of Glarus in eastern Switzerland. The community was founded in 1845 by immigrants from that canton and was incorporated in 1901.
Things to do in New Glarus

1. Glarner Stube

518 1st St, New Glarus, WI 53574-8908 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, German, Swiss, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 26 +1 608-527-2216
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 310 reviews

Glarner Stube

Reviewed By lovetochill10 - Lockport, Illinois

Glarner Stube met and exceeded our expectations. The dining room is quaint and the decorations were fun to take in. The menu offers entrees, salads and sandwiches. We went with the bratwurst sandwich and grilled pork tenderloin sandwich, both were served with your choice of side. We had the Roseti which was big enough to share. Pork tenderloin was nicely seasoned and perfectly cooked. Waitress was friendly and packed our leftover Rosti for us in a package that would fit nicely in our cooler, simple but kind gesture. They serve New Glarus on tap and if you do the brewery tour you get a token for a free small New Glarus beer to be redeemed here.

2. Fat Cat Coffee Works

606 Railroad St, New Glarus, WI 53574-9538 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Fat Cat Coffee Works

I have visited the Fat Cat Coffee Works 8 or 9 times in the past couple years, including 3 times in the past week. Great place - needs to be reviewed!

Reviewed By normalwriter - Normal, Illinois

Though our B&B provided breakfast, we wanted to try out this new place--at least new to us since our previous visit. From the moment I walked in and saw the ban on cell phones, I LOVED this place. Great small batch coffee, roasted right down the road in Madison, lays the foundation for a great place, as do cookies the size of your fist and daily pies and a great selection of breakfast sandwiches. They even include oatmeal and yogurt parfait for the more healthy-minded diners.

We loved the eclectic table seatings and went upstairs to a neat alcove where we could wind up a really fun New Glarus trip. The waitstaff at Fat Cat Coffee knocked themselves out being professional and courteous and friendly.

I am so excited that there's a happening place like Fat Cat, where I can get that oft-needed jolt of caffeine and a "clean, well-lit place." As a writer, I see this is the kind of hangout where ideas flow.
Great place. Visit today.

3. New Glarus Bakery

534 1st St, New Glarus, WI 53574-8908 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 608-527-2916
Excellent
76%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

New Glarus Bakery

Reviewed By Calmac3 - Crystal Lake, Illinois

Forget all those grocery store bakeries and get to this bakery on First Street in New Glarus---not a large place, stocked with display cases of amazing breads (we bought the Swiss, Egg Braid and Apple Loaf) cookies (rum balls and all sorts of butter cookies), donuts (try the turtle!) Morning Buns, and the famous chocolate oat bars!!! (I loved those!!!) Get there early because the items go fast! Reasonable prices.

4. Sugar River Pizza Company

700 Railroad St, New Glarus, WI 53574-9539 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 608-527-5000
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Sugar River Pizza Company

Reviewed By apachebeaver - Chicago, Illinois

It seems the owners responses get rude and testy if you give a less than stellar review. A good restaurant owner should be able to accept constructive criticism and not get so defensive. That said, here goes.....
Pizza is better than Ticinos which isn't saying much. Granted we're spoiled being used to great Chicago pizza though I suppose for the area it's probably the best available.The wait was long and service was spotty. Won't be back.

5. Sweet Street Bakery

N9229 Old Madison Rd, New Glarus, WI 53574-9739 +1 608-527-2253
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Aimee K - Atkins, Iowa

Smells so good when you walk in and then it is very hard to decide what you want to try. Great selection of tasty treats.

6. Kennedy's Ice Cream & Grill

400 Railroad St, New Glarus, WI 53574-8897 American +1 608-527-4663
Excellent
93%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

Kennedy's Ice Cream & Grill

Reviewed By RoadTripfromIL - Rockford, Illinois

We stopped at Kennedy's on our way home from hiking. The employees were all very friendly and welcoming. My husband liked his black bean burger, our son enjoyed his kid's meal of a grilled cheese on goldfish-shaped bread, and my chicken salad sandwich was good too! We ate inside at the counter, but there was also seating outside and even a patio on the roof. After we ate dinner, we ordered ice cream and took it to one of the outdoor tables to enjoy the sites. Thanks for a great meal!

7. Cow & Quince

407 2nd St, New Glarus, WI 53574-9625 Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 21 +1 608-527-2900
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Cow & Quince

Reviewed By Rachel O

Returned to this gem in new glarus for their Sunday brunch over a year after our first wonderful visit! Brunch options were great! Enjoyed the ham sandwich, blt, and pickled veggies (pickled strawberries were amazing!). Staff is so friendly and everything is cooked right in front of you! Don't miss this great modern/local treasure on your next trip to new glarus!

8. New Glarus Hotel Restaurant

100 6th Ave, New Glarus, WI 53574-9650 Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards German, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 37 +1 608-527-5244
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

New Glarus Hotel Restaurant

Enjoy the charm and hospitality of Switzerland without leaving the States! Discover Swiss specialties like Geschnetzeltes, Cheese Fondue à la Neuchatel, Beef Fondue Bourguignonne, Rösti, and more! Pair your meal with your spirit of choice-try one of our wines from the diverse landscape of Switzerland or a locally-brewed hero like Spotted Cow. Dine, drink, and relax in the glow and ambiance of our charming dining room, or experience the New Glarus villagescape against our welcoming interior balcony

Reviewed By meken - Shannon Ilinois

On our trip to Madison Wisconsin we decided on the way home we wanted to eat again in the Swiss town of New Glarus. We have not eaten in this restaurant in a while and wanted the taste and feel of Europe in Wisconsin. You won't be disappointed with anything in this Hotel Restaurant.

9. Kristi's

119 5th Ave., New Glarus, WI 53574 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, American, Seafood Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 39 +1 608-527-2012
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

Kristi's

We have had a great 4 years and are looking forward to many more to come. We serve a varied menu ranging from burgers, sandwiches, salads for lunch. Steaks, Seafood and other items for dinner all with a mexican flair. We have a full bar and serve New Glarus Brewing Beers on draft, margaritas with fresh lime juice and your favorite cocktails.

Reviewed By JanetScottB - Franklin, Wisconsin

We stopped for lunch on our tour through SW Wisconsin. Our first choice was closed so we gave Kristi's a try. It's a very cute Victorian style house on the hill with a nice balcony for outdoor setting. Beers and lemonade were very good. We had the Portabella Sandwich and the Crabcake sandwich, one with cole slaw the other with fries. Service was prompt and pleasant. It was a great way to spend a leisurely lunch. Definitely would come back.

10. Tofflers Pub & Grill

200 5th Ave, New Glarus, WI 53574-8703 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 608-527-2490
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 116 reviews

Tofflers Pub & Grill

Tofflers is the place for great local beers, good food, family dining, relaxing afternoons and rocking evenings. -Enjoy daily lunch and dinner specials and homemade soups -Have a cold New Glarus beer on tap -Relax in our outdoor patio and beer garden -Check our website for live music and upcoming events -Watch all your favorite sporting events -Celebrate your birthday or special event in our private banquet room

Reviewed By Cubs_Fan007 - Chicago

We came here a couple times during our trip to New Glarus. The outdoor patio is great! Extensive beer menu and very cheap mixed drinks....an old fashioned is like $4....food is decent, good wait staff and reasonable prices. I would come back!Thanks for the positive review. We'd love to know how to get that 5th star, short of becoming a Cubs fan. :)

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