O’Riley & Conway’s Irish Pub
214 W Milwaukee St, Janesville, WI 53548
Mon Closed, Tues-Thur 3pm-10pm, Fri 11am-12am, Sat 8am-12am, Sun 8am-10pm
Tucked in the middle of the Jackson and Franklin Street block on Milwaukee Street is O’Riley & Conway’s Irish Pub. Prior to being O’Riley and Conway’s, the small building was home to Quaerna’s Tavern, initially erected on Franklin Street in 1933 just several days after Prohibition was lifted.
After World War II, Oscar Quaerna reopened his tavern at 214 W Milwaukee Street. The liquor license holds the title as Janesville’s eldest, yet still active, and still property of the Quaerna family.
Oscar’s grandson, Ed, and Ed’s nephew, Joe, are the current owners of O’Riley and Conway’s. Ed is a history teacher at Franklin Middle School who has history working at Quaerna’s with his father, Ed Senior.
Forty-four-year-old Joe resides in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin and makes a living in the floor and tile industry. After Quaerna’s closed for renovations in 2009, the two men decided to add some Irish flare by adding tile and parquet floors but kept the tin ceiling and authentic bricks to maintain the original mood of Quaerna’s.
1603 E Racine St, Janesville, WI 53545
Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun Closed
Italian House has been serving the community of Janesville genuine Italian cuisine since 1987. Aside from a gorgeous dining room with dark stained wooden tables and chairs, Italian House provides wireless internet and a sixty-inch television to keep you amused while you dine.
With a large wine and beer menu as well as a personal buffet menu, Italian House has just the dish you’re looking for this afternoon. If you are seeking a caterer for your next event, contact Italian House for your wedding, graduation, or even corporate party!
With a capacity of seventy-five in their banquet room, rent the whole restaurant to enjoy a quality meal with one hundred forty-nine of your closest friends! Call the number provided to make your reservation for Italian House today!
101 E Milwaukee St, Janesville, WI 53545
Mon-Thur 10:30am-12am, Fri 10:30am-2am, Sat 9am-2am, Sun 9am-12am
Right on the corner of Milwaukee and Main, drafthouse is a just a block away from the beautiful banks of the Rock River. Whether you’re a live-long-local or it’s your first time in Janesville, drafthouse is the down to spot to step foot in.
With a bright, modern interior, drafthouse represents the Mitten State by keeping twenty-four beers on tap from Wisconsin exclusively. Opposed to spacing everyone out, drafthouse has four communal tables to be allow guests to break bread and make friends with folks who were once strangers.
Every Monday through Thursday between three and six o’clock in the afternoons and from ten at night to close, come on down with your friends and take advantage of drafthouse’s “hoppy” hour!
2020 E Racine St, Janesville, WI 53545
Right on Business US-14, Charlie’s Place is the perfect spot to stop before your business meeting. Grilling up modern American cuisine in a welcoming, neighborly setting, you have to experience the Charlie Burger.
If Chicken wings and cheese curds are more your style, Charlie’s has those, too. Catch a break and throw a round of darts or just sip a drink on the patio. Just down the street from the Blackhawk Golf Course, Charlie’s is the ideal location to grab some grub before or after any outing.
1219 Mt Zion Ave, Janesville, WI 53545
Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun Closed
Luke’s Deli is located right on the corner of Mount Zion Avenue and Ringold Street. If you’re seeking a casual spot that can prepare food to go, look no further.
Check out their top fifteen to get a quick idea of what most regulars are ordering when they stop in at Luke’s. Order any one of their sandwiches, soups, sides, wraps, salads, burgers, dogs, or even seasonal or daily specials online!
If you need a boxed lunch for any group of twelve to six hundred guests, Luke’s Deli is able to fulfill your order. Contact Luke’s Deli via Facebook Messenger or call before ten and after two to personally speak with Luke about the details of your event and catering.
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