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The Brown Bag

212 W Washington St, Monticello, IL 61856-1653
+1 217-762-9221
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“soups” (9 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
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American, Soups, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
212 W Washington St, Monticello, IL 61856-1653
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The food here is delicious, but you may have to stand in line quite a while. I recommend Bev's burritio, but I haven't had any issues with anything else. The pie's are excellent.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Brown Bag boasts a large assortment of sandwiches, hot delicious homemade soups, and fresh salads made daily. They use only the finest local & imported meats, cheeses & breads from Chicago & New York. How lucky this small midwestern town is to have a...More

Thank DeweyRay
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch while in town for a wedding. There were five in our party, two vegetarians. We were served quickly and expertly. The food was freshly made to order. Delicious pies as well. I would definitely return if I'm ever in...More

Thank nancadd
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I stopped in with a friend for lunch and were very pleased with our food. It is a typical deli; order at the counter & they'll bring your meal to you. Everything is fresh: sandwiches, soup, salads. The pies for dessert are home-made, so leave...More

Thank otdred1
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I had the Veggie #2 which was delicious! I wish they included chips or fries and pickles along with the sandwiches but oh well, they do let you have a free pickle. The veggie #2 was on a toasted croissant with herbed cream cheese, thin...More

Thank DarkSideHasCookies
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A rare find. Found to be one of a kind Deli with fresh baked pies without the frills. Friendly service and reasonable prices. Delicious food with a great selection. Great Name.

Thank M6442RZsharonb
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This place is an icon! I have been coming here when I visit Monticello since I was a child and honestly not much has changed, and I LOVE it! Unique sandwich options and pies to die for! If you go anywhere near Monticello, stop in...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Leslie and her staff are so fun to do business with! The food is great, desserts fromPies by Inge sold at the brown bag are also amazing!

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here while visiting the Train Museum in Monticello, IL. It was a very unique and charming eatery with great choices. They are apparently popular since they were very busy. The staff was super friendly. We will definitely go back again when in...More

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Great place for sandwiches, soups, and salads. You place your order at the counter, wait for it, sit down and eat, and bus your own table. Pies are remarkable too. I always eat there when in the area.

Thank Gary S
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Takeout, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W Washington St, Monticello, IL 61856-1653
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: +1 217-762-9221
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