Nestled in the heart of Wisconsin, Tomah is a culinary delight offering an array of gastronomic treasures.
From family-owned diners serving hearty breakfast to high-end establishments offering fine dining, Tomah has something to satisfy every palate.
As someone who has lived here for years, I'm excited to share my favorites, where the food, service, atmosphere, and overall experience have left a lasting impression.
Our aim is not just to guide you to popular eateries but to encourage you to venture out and experience the city's diverse culinary landscape for yourself
Brick Sip Haus
The sun had just started to set as I approached my favorite local watering hole, Brick Sip Haus.
The seed of excitement, planted early in anticipation, was a rush.
It was Friday evening, the perfect day for a laid-back night with friends, with excellent wine and smooth jazz in the background.
From the moment you step into Brick Sip Haus, you are welcomed by a friendly buzz of conversation and an impressive selection of wine, bourbon, and beer.
When I went there on a Friday evening, a live band was playing.
The mellow tunes of a 4-piece jazz band filled the room, adding to the already fantastic atmosphere.
The wine flight at Brick Sip Haus is a must-try.
You can select from three carefully chosen wines to offer a unique tasting experience.
But what truly sets Brick Sip Haus apart is the warmth of its regulars.
They are always ready with a friendly greeting, enhancing the welcoming atmosphere of this hidden gem.
It's not just a bar but a community hub where you can enjoy great food, excellent drinks, and fantastic company.
I still remember their grand opening night.
Despite the crowd, the service was top-notch, and the live music was unforgettable.
That night, they served a complimentary charcuterie board, which was such a hit that it found a permanent place on their regular menu.
Whether it's the end of a long week or the start of a great weekend, Brick Sip Haus is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a night out.
Every visit is a great experience, and I look forward to my next visit.
It was just a regular Tuesday when I decided to indulge myself with a little coffee break at my favorite spot in town, Natural Connection.
The moment I stepped in, I smelled the soothing aroma of fresh coffee beans wafting through the air, instantly making me feel at home.
My usual choice is their iconic Paula’s Peanut Butter Bars which are heavenly.
Pairing it with a cup of their specialty coffee, such as the Crème Brûlée or Bees Knees, elevates the whole experience.
It's not just about the food and coffee, though. Natural Connection offers a holistic wellness experience.
From essential oils and incense to supplements, it's a treasure cove for anyone pursuing health and harmony.
Most Tuesdays, I drop in for lunch and am never disappointed with their specials.
The falafel, baked ziti, and Veg Head wrap are my favorites.
Their soup options keep changing, and I must say, each one is a delightful surprise.
The other day, I had their cheesy broccoli/cauliflower soup, which was deliciously comforting.
The availability of organic tea and coffee beans makes it my one-stop shop in Tomah.
Yet, what keeps me coming back is not just the food and the shopping but the whole vibe of the place.
The beauty of the store, both inside and out, and the welcoming atmosphere make Natural Connection a truly special place in my city.
Oh, and did I mention the famous peanut butter bars?
Trust me. You wouldn't want to miss them.
The Baker’s Table
Let me tell you about a little gem in our town called The Baker’s Table.
As dawn breaks, a delicious aroma fills the air.
You can sense the inviting, warm smell of freshly baked pastries when you turn toward their street.
It's a homely place with a charming indoor and outdoor seating arrangement, perfect for a delightful morning catch-up or an afternoon lounge.
Their coffee is nothing short of spectacular.
I often start my day with a cup of their robust coffee.
Now, let's talk about the food.
Their breakfast burrito and caramel pecan bun are to die for.
Each bite bursts with flavor, making you crave more.
And if you're looking for a gluten-free option, their power balls are divine.
If you are a bread enthusiast or a pastry lover, you are in for a treat.
Their variety is impressive, from the fluffy pumpkin cinnamon roll to the moist raspberry peach scone.
Every item is freshly prepared and simply delicious.
Even non-coffee drinkers are looked after, with various alternative beverages on offer.
But my personal favorite?
Break your diet for their lunch menu.
It's a shame we sometimes miss out on this due to our busy schedules.
But trust me, it's worth making time for.
The Baker’s Table is more than just a bakery; it's a haven for food lovers and a testament to the spirit of small businesses.
It's our little slice of heaven right here in town.
Peking Chinese Restaurant
Trust me when I say that the Peking Chinese Restaurant is the unsung hero of Wisconsin's culinary scene.
It is a beacon of gastronomic delight that I've been privileged to experience countless times.
And every time, I embark on a journey of flavors.
It's not just a Chinese Restaurant but a little slice of the Orient in Wisconsin.
With its charming antiques and traditional elements, the decor immediately transports you to a cozy corner of Beijing.
But let me tell you about the food.
I've tasted Chinese cuisine from coast to coast, and nothing compares to the dishes served at Peking.
The Egg Drop soup is a revelation, a flavor explosion in every spoonful.
It's a comforting, hearty bowl of soup that I swear by.
The cherry on top?
The unbelievable prices.
You'd expect to pay a fortune for such quality food and service.
But no, the prices at Peking Chinese Restaurant are just as charming as the place itself, making the whole dining experience an absolute delight.
Yes, friends, Peking Chinese is our little secret gem.
A place where food, ambiance, and service come together in perfect harmony, creating a dining experience that will leave you wanting more.
"Sometimes a night out needs more than just drinks and food."
Einstein's, nestled in the heart of our town, has become my go-to spot whenever I need a break from my daily routine.
Located on Badger Drive, this local hotspot is hard to miss.
Walking into Einstein’s, you first notice how immaculately clean it is.
It's like a breath of fresh air, quite literally.
The food at Einstein's is always a delight.
The pulled pork, tater tots, and fries are perfectly cooked.
They also have some of the best fried potatoes in town.
The servings are generous, and you'll leave with a full stomach and a satisfied smile.
It's not just a bar; it's a wholesome experience.
Oh, and they have a pool table, too, if you're in the mood for some fun.
Einstein’s is more than just a place for me.
It's a little piece of home away from home.
My love for this place runs deep, and I find myself walking back to it repeatedly.
Mandy's Cafe & Deli
One thing that can lure me out of bed before sunrise is the smell of freshly brewed coffee and the promise of a hearty breakfast from Mandy's Cafe & Deli.
Trust me, the early start is worth it!
Here's the deal: their Deluxe breakfast set, complete with ham and eggs, is not just your basic breakfast. It's a morning feast.
But don't forget to order the pancake with it.
That pancake, my friends, is where the magic happens.
Perfectly fluffy with an irresistible golden-brown hue, this pancake is what dreams are made of.
Now let me tell you about their eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon - it's divine.
The dish could easily score a 10 out of 10 on any foodie's scorecard.
The Canadian bacon is deliciously smoky, and the eggs are perfectly cooked.
Don't even get me started about the Hollandaise sauce.
The service at Mandy's is as comforting as their food.
Warm and welcoming, they make their customers feel right at home.
On a rare occasion, you might get your eggs and bread on the wrong plates, but nobody's perfect.
And the food always makes up for it.
But the natural cherry on top is their coconut custard pie.
It's a slice of heaven you'll devour before you even take a snapshot of your Instagram.
Every bite is a burst of sweetness, creamy custard, and flaky crust that's too good to resist.
I mean, who needs a photo when you have the memory of that taste etched in your mind?
So, if you're in the area, visit Mandy's Cafe & Deli.
From their mouthwatering breakfasts to their homely service, they are a gem you wouldn't want to miss!
BP Smokehouse BBQ
I've lived within a stone's throw of many a BBQ joint, but something about BP Smokehouse BBQ keeps me coming back.
Its rustic interior, dressed in corrugated metal decor, is so inviting that you can't help but feel at home.
My usual order here is the smoked brisket sandwich – it may not look hefty but don't be fooled. It's enough to satisfy your cravings.
And I can't resist the crowd-pleasing baked beans, which are always a tangy, sweet delight.
Now, let's talk about the pièce de résistance – the cornbread.
Oh, the cornbread!
It's slathered with honey and provides the perfect sweet ending to my meal.
It's so good that I usually order an extra piece to take home, not that it lasts long once I've walked through my front door!
Of course, BBQ isn't all that they do well.
They specialize in all manner of American comfort foods, which reminds me that I need to try the creamy mac and cheese that's been recommended to me more than once by fellow patrons.
If you are a BBQ lover or love good food in a comfortable setting, you should try BP Smokehouse BBQ.
It might just become your new favorite spot as it has become mine.
"I can't believe this is happening again," I thought as I bit into the perfectly cooked chicken topped with a generous layer of melted cheese at Cancun Bay.
If there's one thing that feels like a warm hug during a busy day, it's the food served here.
One of my favorite things about this small Mexican restaurant is the consistency of the food.
Whether it's the queso fundido that makes my mouth water every time I think about it, or the delectable tamales and beef chimichanga, every dish is a masterpiece.
Priced reasonably, the affordability of the food does nothing to undermine its quality.
That's what adds to the charm of this place.
You can indulge in Mexican cuisine without burning a hole in your pocket.
Not to mention, the shrimp dinner is a revelation of sorts.
The flavors explode in your mouth, transporting you to a beachside hut in Mexico.
Moreover, the beans and rice are always perfectly cooked - never too mushy or dry.
Cancun Bay is not just about food.
It has a vibrant ambiance with good music that keeps your foot tapping.
And if you are in the mood for fun, they've covered you with alcoholic beverages.
Their margaritas are a must-try!
Cancun Bay is a place where every visit feels like the first time.
The food, the service, the ambiance - everything falls into place perfectly to create an experience worth remembering.
If you haven't been here yet, you're missing out on a gem in our city.
Smitty's Overtime Inn
You're in for a memorable evening when you enter a place like Smitty's Overtime Inn.
The cozy ambiance, the clinking of cutlery, and friendly conversations fill the room with a pleasing warmth that's hard to find elsewhere.
I usually grab the prime rib queen cut, a tempting delicacy that fills you up just right.
And trust me, their onion rings are a must-try.
They have this crunchy exterior and an explosion of flavors that make you reach for another and then another.
And the best part?
The waitstaff is always cheery, ready to help, and pays great attention to your needs.
They have this homely feel to them that never fails to comfort you.
Speaking of the atmosphere, it's a local hangout.
You'll often find the regulars engaged in animated conversations, adding to the lively spirit of the place.
Smitty's is my favorite haunt for its food, people, and homely vibe.
Cantina 5 Sportsbar
Grab your friends and get ready to be delighted by the tantalizing flavors at the Cantina 5 Sportsbar.
There's a reason why this gem is a favorite hangout spot in town, and believe me, it's not just sports!
I'm a bit of a foodie, and let me tell you - the food here is top-tier.
The wings are succulent, probably the best in town.
They've got this fantastic, sticky glaze that keeps you returning for more.
But don't stop there!
The tacos al pastor are a must-try too.
Paired with their classic Margaritas, it's a match made in heaven.
Oh, and don't even get me started on the dirty fries with chipotle sauce.
They are so good; they should be illegal.
The service at Cantina 5 Sportsbar is beyond compare.
You're treated like family from the moment you step in.
And then there's the vibe.
It's lively. It's modern. It's inviting.
The music sets the mood right, and the atmosphere is always exciting.
I've brought a large group several times, and we've always felt welcomed.
In short, Cantina 5 Sportsbar isn't just a sports bar; it's a memorable experience that will leave you craving more.
Trust me. You won't regret a visit to this spot!
Superior Family Restaurant Dino's
What's better than starting your day with a good breakfast?
Nothing, I tell you!
It was a crisp Sunday morning when I decided to pop into my favorite local spot, Superior Family Restaurant Dino's.
This place has a certain charm that always draws me in.
Stepping in, I was greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere, all with a nostalgic touch.
The decor was impeccably clean and added to the charm, and the walls were decorated simply with a couple of TVs.
The focus was on the food, not the decor.
The service was exceptional.
I ordered my usual - a classic breakfast with their famous hash browns.
The food was, as always, fantastic.
The hash browns were especially delightful, crispy on the outside yet perfectly fluffy on the inside.
On another visit, I ventured out of my comfort zone and tried the chicken fried steak while my partner had a chicken tender wrap.
The dishes came with fries and a tasty navy bean soup.
The chicken fried steak was perfect, and the wrap was just as delicious.
Superior Family Restaurant Dino's may not serve lunch items before lunchtime, but they more than make up for it with their selection of breakfast dishes.
It's easily one of the best breakfast experiences in town and a place I'm proud to call my local favorite.
Every morning, there's one place in Tomah, WI, that's constantly abuzz – Greenwood Cafe.
There's something comforting about the warm lights flickering under the taxidermy and the sound of the grill sizzling with burgers and breakfast fare.
The Greenwood Cafe is where locals and regulars gather, sharing stories over black coffee and the daily paper.
The walls are decked out in hunting trophies and wood paneling, and you'll see years' worth of quiet moments and hearty laughter.
The food is exactly what you'd expect from a homely country diner, always served with a smile.
Their country-fried steak is a personal favorite, its seared crust enveloping the tender, juicy meat within.
If you're here early enough, do yourself a favor and try the Belgian Waffle Special – so good, you won't even need to reach for the syrup!
The prices might raise eyebrows, mainly if you're used to the big city diners.
But I assure you, every dollar spent here is worth it.
The food, the ambiance, the folksy charm, and the fantastic service all come together to create a breakfast experience uniquely Greenwood.
While the Greenwood Cafe might look a little dated to outsiders, it's a timeless treasure to us locals.
So, the next time you pass through Tomah, WI, stop by for a cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast.
This place is our little slice of heaven, and we are glad to share it with you.
One sunny afternoon, I decided to drop by the Crow Bar.
Always a pleasant spot to relax, this little place tucked in the corner of our town has a cozy atmosphere that's hard to beat!
The chairs are comfy, perfect to unwind after a long day.
Just something about its vibe makes me want to stay a while.
The Crow Bar is an excellent spot for a quick bite and a drink.
The Carlton Restaurant & Lounge
Ah, the sweet sounds of soft jazz and the savory scent of delicious food.
What awaited me when I stepped into The Carlton Restaurant & Lounge?
For the uninitiated, this is no ordinary restaurant. It's a community hub where friends meet, laughter abounds, and memories are made.
Having heard rave reviews about their Reuben Sandwich and Fish Fry, my friends and I couldn't resist ordering them.
The Reuben was delectable, filled with flavor and zest, while the moist and flaky fish melted right in our mouths.
But it's not just the food that makes The Carlton a standout.
The drinks here are worth their weight in gold.
I recommend their range of cocktails, especially when enjoyed in the company of friends and good music.
The highlight of the night, however, was the live band.
Their tunes got people off their seats and onto the dance floor.
It was a sight to behold, locals and tourists mingling, all barriers forgotten in the face of good music and great vibes.
The Carlton Restaurant & Lounge, with its fabulous food, lively music, and unparalleled service, is a place you can't afford to miss.
It encapsulates the community's spirit and has become my go-to spot for a fun, fulfilling night out.
The Break Room Sports Bar & Grill
Do you have those days when you're craving some good old pub grub?
That's when I head to The Break Room Sports Bar & Grill.
It perfectly blends a casual, laid-back atmosphere and surprisingly impressive food.
Last Tuesday, I had one of those days.
I had been working on a project all day, and I was starving by the time I finished.
I decided to treat myself and headed straight to The Break Room.
The moment I walked in, I was engulfed in the comforting murmur of friendly chatter, the clink of pool balls, and the low buzz of the game playing on the TV screens.
I'm usually a burger guy, but I decided to try something different that night.
I ordered their newly introduced Prime Rib nachos, a decision I still pat myself on the back for.
It was a mound of crunchy tortilla chips, topped with generous chunks of juicy prime rib, melted cheese, and jalapenos, and drizzled with their special sauce.
I washed it down with cider, a new addition to their drink menu.
The little things make a local hangout stand out, and The Break Room knows how to do it right.
Whether you want to indulge in tempting food or enjoy a game on their screens, The Break Room Sports Bar & Grill is a local treasure offering a little more than your typical bar and grill.
Murray's on Main
If you're ever in Tomah craving a hearty meal, I have a gem for you - Murray's on Main.
Don't let the humble exterior fool you. Once inside, you would be welcomed by a spacious, clean, and inviting atmosphere, perfect for a family dinner or a business meeting.
Trust me; this place is a local secret that won't stay a secret for long!
Their menu is as diverse as it gets, serving items from Mt Dew Zero to a spicy burger that would test your spice tolerance.
Now, if you're a dessert lover like me, you'd wish you had a separate stomach for their tempting dessert options.
One little tip, leave room for dessert; you won't regret it!
The bar at Murray's is also a delight.
With an outstanding stock of all your favorite drinks, a free pool, and a charming view, it's perfect for winding down after a long day.
Oh, and don't miss out on their unique glassware.
I once had my drink served in a slanted glass, adding a fun twist to my night out.
So, if you're in town and looking for a memorable dining experience, go to Murray's on Main.
Just remember, the secret's out now.
Don Cinco de Mayo Cantina
Town life hasn't changed since Don Cinco de Mayo Cantina popped up.
This quirky, colorful house-turned-cantina serves classic Mexican dishes that brighten up even the cloudiest day.
The stuffed pepper was a flavorful surprise, bursting with a mix of spices and textures that had me hooked.
But the arroz con pollo was the real hero - beautifully cooked and brimming with flavor. It was Mexican comfort food at its best.
If you're a fan of chips and salsa, you're in for a treat.
Theirs have a freshness that makes them genuinely addictive!
I've also heard great things about their steak quesadilla from a friend – it's a must-try.
But the highlight of my visits here is their jalapeño margarita - a refreshing blend of flavors packed with a jalapeño punch that doesn't fire your mouth.
The perfect companion to the Mexican street-style Al Pastor tacos that I can't seem to get enough of.
Don Cinco de Mayo Cantina is not just about fantastic food; the service is always top-notch.
And with its vibrant decor, you'll feel like you've stepped into a Mexican fiesta.
Next time you're caught between Minnesota and Milwaukee, stop here.
It's always a good time at Don Cinco de Mayo Cantina!
Mr. P's Bar & Grill
There's nothing like the charm of a cozy, local spot that serves up good vibes and even better drinks.
That's precisely what you'll find at Mr. P's Bar & Grill in Tomah.
What struck me about Mr. P's is the welcoming ambiance.
The good times are constantly rolling, with upbeat music setting the mood.
I cannot express my thanks enough that I live in a town like Tomah, surrounded by such a fantastic array of restaurants.
Each one is unique, serving a range of delicious foods from around the globe.
Enjoy our town's diverse flavors and cozy hangouts!