5 Fantastic Riverside Food Finds In Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Trempealeau, WI

As with many Midwestern rivertowns along the banks of the Mississippi River, Trempealeau has a deep appreciation for farmers, the river, and the community. Many of the local restaurants embrace the same appreciations, and as a result they cultivate great dining experiences for locals and visitors alike. With locally sourced ingredients, a prime spot on the banks of the river, and a community full of welcoming, down home folks, the food experience in Trempealeau is one you do not want to miss.

Visiting Trempealeau is an experience all on its own with its picturesque historic mainstreet and prime scenic views of the Mississippi River. Top that off with a great meal at any one of the riverside restaurants and you’ll be left wanting to come back for seconds. Here, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served with a view, and these are a few local favorites to check out the next time you find yourself in town.

Sullivan’s Supper Club

If you love the classic Supper Club dining experience that you can only find in the Midwest, Sullivan’s Supper Club offers that sort of delightful dining atmosphere with a popular salad bar and an extensive menu featuring steak and seafood, among other choices. Fostering a specific ambiance and menu, Supper Clubs pride themselves on delivering a classy, but casual evening of dining with thoughtfully crafted food and drinks. At Sullivan’s, you will experience all of this and more, as the Club has been refining its menu and service since 1968. 

If you’re not yet convinced to plan a trip to Sullivan’s, you’ll have a hard time resisting after checking out the menu. Boasting hearty entrees, an abundant soup and salad bar, Irish Brown Bread Muffins, and a wide variety of sides including Irish potatoes, baked potatoes, fries, and vegetables, people come to Sullivan’s hungry and leave happy.

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You can’t talk about Trempealeau food finds without mentioning Liberty Peak Deli, which is a tiny quick-stop sandwich shop on Main Street. Serving out of a once used train caboose that was repurposed into a tiny restaurant, the deli provides a unique eating experience and atmosphere that relates to Trempealeau’s landscape. 

Liberty Peak Deli offers a variety of fresh soups, salads, and subs and is great if you’re in a hurry or just passing through on the Great River Road. You can build your own sandwich and salad by choosing from an abundance of fresh ingredients and options. Grab a bag of chips, a cookie, or a beverage and enjoy your food inside, or take it to go, either way, the food and service will make this stop a great food find. 

The Trempealeau Hotel Logo

Nestled right on the bank of the Mississippi River, The Historic Trempealeau Hotel, Restaurant and Saloon offers locally sourced cuisine made from scratch and a quiet spot to enjoy it. The Historic Trempealeau Hotel is one of the few survivors of a fire that broke out in 1888, and its historical presence and classic charm will embrace you.

The folks at The Historic Trempealeau Hotel offer modestly priced lodging options, signature food and drinks, and local, national and international live music while creating an experience that is representative of the Trempealeau area, complete with the beauty of the Mississippi and peacefulness of a river town. It is an experience that can only be found in small river towns like Trempealeau and one that is worthwhile to try the next time you find yourself in the area. 

4. River Cafe

Photo by River Cafe

River Cafe is located on the scenic Great River Road in Trempealeau and is a local favorite within the community. The menu consists of traditional breakfast and lunch items, healthy choices, and vegetarian options, as well as a few dishes originating from co-owner Maggie Breidel’s home country, England. River Cafe is a family-owned business that takes pride in serving traditional home-cooked food and providing friendly service, and it is definitely the place for a great breakfast the next time you find yourself in Trempealeau. 

If you love breakfast food, this is the perfect spot to curb those early morning or afternoon cravings, as they serve breakfast from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. If you’re around in the evening, on Fridays their hours extend into the evening to serve up dinner with the weekly fish fry. Of course, be sure to save room for delicious homemade cheesecakes, pie, muffins and cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth.

5. Hungry Point Bar & Grill

For lunch, dinner, or even just a drink, stop into Hungry Point Bar & Grill, located right on the Mississippi River. There’s a lot to enjoy at this fun and popular hangout on the river with great food, drinks, and a beautiful view of the water from the outdoor patio. Salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, various specials, and a long list of unique appetizers fill their menu.

Hungry Point serves up the classic bar and grill experience, with great brews, food, and service, and they top it off with a family-friendly environment and prime scenic spot on the water. If you love a casual, easy going atmosphere and a great spot to spend a little time with family or friends this is a perfect option for you to see a bit of Trempealeau and experience the community. 


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