Where to Shop in Monona

Whether you are looking for local markets, pet shops, clothing, jewelry, or home furnishings, Monona is where you can find a daily adventure awaiting you. You will also be supporting the local economy during your excursion. Here are some of the things awaiting you in Monona!

Retail Shops in Monona

  • Booth 121 - offers recycled items and has neat gift items.
  • Monona Antique Mini Mall - adorable items at good prices!
  • The Cozy Home - great selection of furniture.
  • Rosy Cheeks & Co. - inventory includes ballroom, ballet, jazz outfits, and shoes.
  • Karner Blue Candle and Supply - learn candle and soap making.
  • Veit Hoa Market - offers Thai, Chinese, Indian, and Japanese ingredients.
  • Tabby & Jack’s Monona - quality pet products, grooming and daycare.
  • Slow Roll Cycles - Bicycle Shop
  • Felly’s Flowers - Florist
  • Ignite Glass and Gifts - amazing selection of beautiful art.
  • Rutabaga Paddlesports LLC - retail offering rugged outdoor clothing, travel bags & watches.
  • Midwest Fine Jewelry - Jewelry Buyer
  • Reptile Rapture - pet store focusing only on reptiles.

When you are finished shopping, be sure to enjoy the many other things to do while you are in Monona.

Water Options

Monona has many places to enjoy the water during the heat of the summer.

Lake Monona Beaches:

  • Olbrich Beach - Large lakeside park with a full range of athletic & recreational facilities for all seasons.
  • Frost Woods Beach - Well-kept park with a beautiful view and small sand beach.
  • Schluter Beach - Cute beach with unique amenities.
  • Monona Community Pool

Food and Drink

You can start off your day with breakfast, end with a nightcap, and everything in between while in Monona.  There will be options for every member of your family. You cannot leave without trying the famous Wisconsin fish fries and cheese curds though! You have your choice of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops to experience. Here is a list of some of the dining at Monona:

  • Silver Eagle Bar & Grill
  • Tasting Room
  • Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery
  • Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
  • Toby’s Supper Club
  • Buck’s Pizza
  • Buck & Honey’s
  • Crema Cafe
  • Mr. Brew’s Taphouse
  • Rosie’s Coffee Bar & Bakery
  • Breakwater
  • Swad
  • Waypoint Public House
  • Monona Garden Family Restaurant
  • Off Broadway Drafthouse
  • Lake Edge Seafood Company
  • David’s Jamaican Cuisine
  • Fat Jacks Barbecue
  • Tully’s II Food & Spirits
  • China Star
  • The Tiki Bar on Lake Monona
  • La Rosita
  • Edo Garden Hibachi
  • Elie’s Cafe
  • World Buffet
  • Cranberry Creek Catering & Cafe
  • Fraboni’s Italian Specialties & Delicatessen
  • Rossi’s Pizza & Vintage Arcade

The Monona Lake Loop

Take some time to enjoy nature on the 13-mile paved path around Lake Monona. The best views in Dane County can be seen while you are running, walking, or biking on the path that runs through Madison and Monona. You can even rent out a bike at a BCycle rental location and along the way, you will find the Monona Bait & Ice Cream Shop for some tasty refreshments.

Monona has been inhabited by the Ho-Chunk for centuries. Monona is known for its effigy mounds made by this tribe. These mounds were built from 650-1200. Many of these were built in the shapes of animals, birds, humans, and mammals during ceremonial and burial rituals. The effigy mounds are a visual reminder of the proud Ho-Chunk people that farmed and raised families in this town.

Be sure to contact Monona Ministry of Tourism: PO Box 6264, Monona, WI 53716 (608) 416-1610 for further information and to learn more about the town's history, restaurants, shops, and places to stay.

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