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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, shown below is our very own record holder, the "world's largest tenderloin"!
Lary Walter, aka "1 R" -- and not Larry -- knows a thing or two about how to operate a successful sports bar and grill. For several years this Monona-area native operated 1 R’s St. Olaf Tap, selling great food and drinks, and building his business by expanding its popularity with folks from around the county as well as neighboring counties. But "1 R" was ready to branch out into a new more food-related venture and, when that opportunity arose in late-2014 to open a brand new restaurant & bar establishment in Monona . . . he took it.
Because Lary grew up around Monona and attended MFL MarMac Community School, he cares for and is deeply committed to the Monona residents, fellow business owners, and this part of Northeast Iowa. Lary has made a major financial investment in Monona and he plans to continue to grow his business, provide the friendliest customer service and best-tasting food, give back to Monona-area non-profit organizations, and help grow the Monona community to keep it the thriving, progressive, beautiful place it has been since he was a kid growing up here.
Since opening its doors on January 20, 2015, R Place Sports Bar & Grille has been serving new and traditional American diner food from its menu, daily buffets, and Sunday brunches. R Place has been enjoying a steady flow of new and returning customers, and always appreciates it when a customer refers their friends to visit R Place.
R Place's kitchen is open from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday, offering noon and nightly specials; and, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sunday. Of course on Tuesday - Sunday, our bar stays open longer than 9 p.m. We take reservations, walk-ins are welcome, and our two large areas are a great size for groups with a family atmosphere for children. Or call ahead with your take-out order & we'll have your food ready for your pick up.
Some times you just may want to dine and savor our offerings in a more-private, sit-down atmosphere. While at other times you may enjoy our livelier bar area to watch televised sporting events, play bar games, and socialize with your friends or meet new ones!
R Place Bar & Grille also serves a delicious, one-of-a-kind in Monona, very filling Sunday brunch buffet that comes with all fixin's and . . . on top of all this . . . you get your choice of a large homemade blueberry or butter pecan or original buttermilk pancake, fresh dairy butter, and syrup or applesauce. And, with all of this at such a reasonable price, you may have to question your server to see if he or she has correctly tallied up your bill!
Ready for your next FOOD CHALLENGE? Well, R Place has three new food challenges for you. We hear they may involve a 20 oz. beef patty + 10 oz. of toppings or a 24 oz. breaded tenderloin or a Hell Fire challenge with a grilled tenderloin and fiery hot sauce!
All brave winners receives a T-shirt, on-site reward and exclusive photographic notoriety on display at the restaurant. Stop in to 1 R's place to see what he's got cookin' for you, get in line to compete, or merely sit back, relax, and cheer on your competitive friends as a spectator.
Covering the walls of the dining room and bar area are over 100 framed photographss of various sports teams from our area throughout its history, namely, "Monona School", "Monona-Luana School", Monona-Farmersburg-Luana School or "M-F-L Community School", and "MFL MarMac Community School" which welcomed Marquette-McGregor's Mar-Mac School in 1992. If you're an alumni or know of someone who is, it's fun to look around to find them on R Place's "Wall of Fame".
NOTE: Menus below are shown here only to give you an idea of our wide selection & reasonable prices, both of which may change from time to time but always remain competitive in the area.
Call us to host and cater your next party, class reunion, wedding rehearsal special dinner, etc. We'll do all of the work . . . clean up the dishes too . . . so you don't have to lift a finger.
Please join us in historic downtown Monona for:
great * fun
great * friends
great * family atmosphere
great * helpful service
great * home-cooked meals, appetizers, & refreshments
at R Place Sports Bar & Grille!