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Best things to do in Monona

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cafe
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“This little place reminds me of Portland, Oregon. Local and delicious food and very relaxed atmosphere”
8local recommendations
Cafe
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“Delicious coffee and cafe-style food options. Voted Best in Monona many times and is certainly a community favorite! ”
6local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“The have the best coffee! JBC (Johnson Brother's Coffee Roasters, is a local coffee roaster with international awards for best coffee! They also have a lovely bakery and sandwich menu. ”
3local recommendations
Natural Feature
“When I want to take my bike to restaurants by the capitol, I like to take the bike path here. I drive along the lake and past the Monona Terrace. It's a great bike ride.”
4local recommendations
Restaurant
“This elegant Indian restaurant is absolutely delicious, and the service is always impeccable. If you enjoy Indian food, you have to stop by for dinner or for their unlimited lunch buffet! ”
4local recommendations
Bar
“Great happy hour, good pub food, and a lovely outdoor area facing the Yahara wetlands ”
6local recommendations
Bar
“Great food, reasonable prices, wide selection of beer and drinks. The mussels are delicious!”
5local recommendations
Park
“A favorite local space for children, there's lots of interactive exhibits and natural trails to enjoy outside of the center. ”
2local recommendations
Store
“Old fashioned custard shop. Tasty burgers, fries, banana splits & hot fudge sundaes!”
2local recommendations
Bar
“No food. They do coctails and beer well. Owned by Hawk of Hawk's Bar and Grill on State Street, but much more "East Side". jademonkeybar.com”
4local recommendations
Moving Company
1local recommendations
Restaurant
“Think "Chipotle" but locally owned. Nothing fancy but a seriously solid, tasty burrito.”
2local recommendations
Bakery
1local recommendations
Bar
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“Delicious Jamaican restaurant in a little hole-in-the-wall building is a Monona institution. We recommend the jerk chicken or the jerk pork with beans and rice! ”
1local recommendations
Farmers Market
1local recommendations