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Our Purpose

At David Reay’s Modern Diner + Tavern, our mission is to improve the happiness of our guests, employees, and the communities in which we serve. We are all about friends, family, fun, and fresh fare using local and regional ingredients. We put a modern spin on the old-school diner experience and specialize in homemade comfort food and contemporary elixirs that brings people together for a great time. If you are looking for a perfect blend of home-style cooking and a lively tavern then look no further! Our #1 goal is that you leave our restaurant wanting to come back for more.

The Food

We make most of our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus from scratch using fresh, local & regional ingredients, high-quality cuts of meats, and real Wisconsin cheeses. Everything is made-to-order and served in a timely fashion. If you’d rather eat at home, our menu is available for delivery. Our weekend breakfast delivery service will get your day off to the right start.

Our menus cater to most diets including meat eaters, vegetarians, gluten-free, Atkins, and vegans alike! Don’t forget to check out our delicious dessert menu which includes ice cream from the award-winning The Pearl Ice Cream Parlor in downtown La Crosse, WI.

The Drinks

We offer 16 beers on tap mostly made up of Wisconsin and Minnesota craft beers. We have a wide selection of wines, whiskeys, vodkas, tequilas, and bottled beers. Our creative drink program offers unique libations that will quench anyone’s thirst – including homemade sodas!

The Specials

Dine-in Only. No carry out or to-go orders for Happy Hours.  These specials may be adjusted due to supply constraints.  Best bet is to give us a call or check our Facebook page.

David Reay's happy hour information.
Mimosa with and orange.


Rise & Shine Happy Hour

Every Saturday & Sunday from 8-11 AM

$4 Screwdrivers and $7 Screwdriver Flights
$4 Mimosas and $7 Mimosa Flights
$5 Bloody Mary’s and $8 Bloody Mary Flights

David Reay's - Friday Fish


Friday Nights are for Fish & Old Fashioneds at David Reay’s!

Every Friday from 4-9 PM

Enjoy $1 OFF our Fish & Chips! 2 pieces of 4 oz Hand-Battered or Lemon Peppered Broiled North Atlantic Cod, Battered French Fries or Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Coleslaw, and a Dinner Roll.

Feeling really hungry? Go with 3 pieces!

It wouldn’t feel like Wisconsin if we didn’t also offer an Old Fashioned special to go with our fish dinners.  Enjoy a Central Standard North Brandy Old Fashioned for only $5 during our fish fry!

The Atmosphere

Whether you are looking to have a night out with your family or watch the big game with your friends, we have the perfect atmosphere to suit your needs. With a modern-day, contemporary look, you will immediately be taken in by our large fireplace, historical pictures of the greater Onalaska area, great music, several large screen TVs, refurbished barn wood, booth seating in the dining area, high tops in the bar area, black subway tiles, and a 4 season heated patio that overlooks Lake Onalaska. We are confident that you will have a great time when you hang out at David Reay’s!

Location and Hours

We are located right in the heart of downtown Onalaska at Dash-Park on the corner of Main Street and Hwy 35.

Kitchen Hours

We are open for dine-in (we recommend enjoying our sweet open-air heated patio)!  We’ve spent hours training our staff to ensure our sanitation and safety procedures we have implemented are ready. We are taking our re-opening very seriously and will be a COVID-conscious business, with you and our team in the front of our minds.

Our current kitchen hours are as follows: 

Monday – Thursday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Breakfast Only), 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Breakfast Only), 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Our bar may be open until later than these hours nightly.

We have ample parking provided for our guests on Irvin Street (20+ spots), two parking lots across Hwy 35 (75+ spots), and on-street parking surrounding our restaurant (25+ spots).


We accept cash and most major credit cards.  We do not accept personal checks.

We accept reservations every day of the week in our dining room. (no reservations on patio except for large parties).  Please arrive for your table 5-10 minutes before your reservation. We will hold your table for 10 minutes past your reservation. In case of no show or late shows, table will be up for grabs after the 10 minute past reservation time.

Phone: (608) 519-9203

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