Breakfast in Onalaska, WI

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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 menu from scratch using fresh, local & regional ingredients, high-quality cuts of meats, real Wisconsin cheeses, and fresh baked breads. Everything is made-to-order and served in a timely fashion.

Our menu caters 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, Wisconsin.

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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.

David Reay's happy hour information.
David Reay's - Late Night Happy Hour Menu
David Reay's - Friday Fish


Friday Fish

Every Friday from 4-9 PM

2 pieces of Hand-Battered or Broiled North Atlantic Cod, Battered French Fries or Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Coleslaw, and a Dinner Roll with Honey Butter for $8.99.

Feeling really hungry? Go with 3 pieces for only $9.99!

David Reay's - Daily Features Menu
Mimosa with and orange.


Rise & Shine Happy Hour

Every Saturday & Sunday from 8-11 AM

$3 Screwdrivers and $5 Screwdriver Flights
$3 Mimosas and $5 Mimosa Flights
$4 Bloody Mary’s and $6 Bloody Mary Flights

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 now open for dine-in (we recommend enjoying our sweet 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 kitchen hours moving forward will be 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday thru Thursday and 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Friday & Saturday until further notice. Our bar may be open until later than this 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 American Express or personal checks.


We accept reservations every day of the week. 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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