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The Brown Bag Deli Restaurant
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    Serving Monticello quality food for over 40 years!

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    Homemade soups & chili made fresh everyday

About Us
The Brown Bag boasts a large assortment of  sandwiches, hot delicious homemade soups, and fresh salads made daily.  Your meal is prepared using only the finest local & imported meats, cheeses & breads from Chicago & New York. Check out our daily specials or create your own sandwich or salad.
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Location & Hours
212 West Washington Street
Monticello, IL 61856

217-762-9221
BROWN BAG HAS REOPENED!
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 7pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm

Begin Taking orders at 9:30am
Closed: Sunday and Monday
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Specials

Specials are updated daily at 10:00am
Sandwiches
Sandwich Specials
Salads
Salad Specials
Soups & Extras
Soup Specials

 

 

MENU

Create Your Own
Sandwiches
  • Meats

     

    Fresh Baked Turkey, Bavarian Baked Ham, Chicago Seasoned Roast Beef, Salami, Smoked Honey Turkey

  • Cheese

     

    Swiss, Colby Jack, Cheddar, American, Provolone

  • Breads-Subs-Bagels

     

    Egg Bread, Nine Grain Wheat, Marbled Rye, Sour Dough, Onion Rolls, Ciabatta Rolls, Croissants, Pita Pockets, White Sub Bun, Wheat Sub Bun, Plain Bagels, Wheat Bagels, Everyhing Bagels

  • Condiments

     

    Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Sprouts, Spinach, Pickles, Mayo, Yellow Mustard, Honey Dijon Mustard, Thousand Island, Ranch Dressing, Zesty Italian

  • Served On

     

    on Bagel or Bread

    PRICE: $7.95

     

    on Croissant or Ciabatta

    PRICE: $8.95

     
  • On the Side

     

    available in season

    Avocado $0.95

     

    Assorted Chips $1.25


 
Mexican
Mexican
  • Mexican Club

     

    Fresh Baked Turkey and Crisp Applewood Bacon stuffed in a Flour Tortilla topped with Thousand Island Dressing, Melted Colby Jack Cheese, Fresh Lettuce, Tomato and Sour Cream

    price: $7.95

  • Taco Salad

     

    Seasoned Ground Beef, Grated Colby Jack Cheese, Salsa, Chopped Onion, Tomato, Black Olives and Sour Cream on a bed of Fresh Lettuce with a Side of Crisp Tortilla Chips

    Small: $8.95

    Large: $10.50

  • Burrito

     

    Seasoned Ground Beef, Refried Beans and Chopped Onion stuffed into Flour Tortilla Topped with Salsa, Melted Colby Jack Cheese, Fresh Lettuce, Tomato, Black Olives and Sour Cream

    price: $8.95

  • Bev's Burrito

     

    Seasoned Ground Beef, Refried Beans and Chopped Onion stuffed into Flour Tortilla smothered in Homemade Chili, Melted Colby Jack Cheese, Black Olives and Sour Cream

    price: $10.50

  • Bean Burrito

     

    Refried Beans and Chopped Onion stuffed into Flour Tortilla Topped with Salsa, Melted Colby Jack Cheese, Fresh Lettuce, Tomato, Black Olives and Sour Cream

    price: $7.95

  • Super Nachos

     

    Seasoned Ground Beef, Salsa, Melted Colby Jack Cheese, Tomato, Black Olives and Sour Cream piled on to bed of Crisp Tortilla Chips

    price: $8.95

For The Kids
PB & J
  • PB & Jelly

     

    Creamy Peanut Butter and grape jelly on egg bread

    price: $2.50

  • Cheese Toastie

     

    American cheese on egg bread toasted to a gooey goodness

    plain: $3.50

    w/Baked Ham: $4.50

    w/Crispy Bacon: $4.50

  • Cole's Nachos

     

    Kid sized nacho chips, taco meat, covered in grated cojack cheese

    price: $4.50

  • Mac & Cheese

     

    Elbow noodles smoothered in creamy melted cheese

    price: $3.50


       

    Make it a kid's meal!
    Add a small apple juice and chips

    For only: $1.50 extra

     
Specialties
Specialties
  • Tuna Salad

     

    by the Scoop: $4.95

    on Bread: $6.95

    on Croissant: $7.95

    on a Bed of Lettuce: $6.50

  • Egg Salad

     

    by the Scoop: $3.95

    on Bread: $5.95

    on Croissant: $6.95

    on a Bed of Lettuce: $5.50

  • Paula's Bagel

     

    Colby Jack Cheese, Crisp Applewood Bacon and Cream Cheese on a Toasted Bagel of your choice

    price: $7.95

  • Honey Turkey Club

     

    Sliced Honey Turkey, Colby Jack Cheese, Crisp Applewood Bacon, Fresh Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo served on Toasted Egg Bread

    price: $7.95

  • Creamation

     

    Salami, Colby Jack Cheese, Herb Cream Cheese, Fresh Sprouts, Tomato and Zesty Italian Dressing on a Toasted Bagel of your choice

    price: $7.95

  • Mary Greene

     

    Fresh Baked Turkey, Butter, Cream Cheese and Swiss Cheese on a Toasted Bagel of your choice

    price: $7.95

  • B.L.T.

     

    Crisp Applewood Bacon, Fresh Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo served on Toasted Egg Bread

    price: $9.95

  • Toasted Bagel

     

    Plain/Butter: $2.95

    with Herb or plain Cream Cheese: $3.95

    with Peanut Butter or Jelly: $3.95

  • Veggie

     

    Melted Swiss Cheese stuffed into a Pita Pocket with Tomato, Cucumber, Creamy Cole Slaw, grated Colby Jack Cheese and Fresh Lettuce

    price: $7.95

  • Lite Veggie

     

    a Fresh Brocolli and Carrots mixture stuffed into a Toasted Pita Pocket with Tomato, Cucumber, Creamy Cole Slaw and Fresh Lettuce

    price: $6.95

  • Veggie 2

     

    Herb Cream Cheese, Colby Jack and Swiss Cheese, Tomato Cucumber, Fresh Sprouts and Honey Dijon Mustard on a Toasted Croissant

    price: $7.95

  • Hot Tuna Boat

     

    Creamy Tuna Salad topped with Melted Colby Jack Cheese piled onto your choice of Toasted Sub Bun

    price: $7.95

  • Health

     

    Fresh Baked Turkey, Swiss Cheese, Tomato, Cucumber, Fresh Sprouts and Thousand Island Dressing served on Nine-Grain Wheat Bread

    price: $7.95

  • The Club

     

    Fresh Baked Turkey, Bavarian Baked Ham, Crisp Applewood Bacon, Tomato, Fresh Lettuce and Thousand Island Dressing stacked onto three slices of Toasted Egg Bread

    price: $9.95

  • Honey Berry Roll-Up

     

    Sliced Honey Turkey, Crisp Applewood Bacon, Grated Colby Jack Cheese, Fresh Lettuce and Cranberry Sauce stuffed into a Tortilla

    price: $7.95

Extras
Extras
  • Chips

     

    Complement your sandwich with a side of chips.

    Bag of Chips: $0.95

  • Sandwich, Salad, & Soup Toppings

     

    Need a bit more to top off your meal? Help yourself to Pickles, Jalopeno and Banana Pepper Slices, Homemade Croutons, and Crackers

    Complimentary

  • Pies by the Slice

     

    Choose from a daily selection of homemade fresh pie slices from Pies by Inge

    Slice of Pie: $3.95

Submarines
Submarine
  • Dagwood

     

    Fresh Baked Turkey, Bavarian Baked Ham, Tender Roast Beef, Swiss Cheese, Tomato, Pickle, Fresh Lettuce and Homemade Thousand Island dressing on a Sub Bun of your choice

    price:$7.95

  • Club Sub

     

    Fresh Baked Turkey, Bavarian Baked Ham, Swiss Cheese, Crisp Applewood Bacon, Tomato, Red Onion, Fresh Lettuce and Zesty Italian dressing on a Sub Bun of your choice

    price:$7.95

  • Karina's

     

    Fresh Baked Turkey, Crispy Applewood Bacon, Colby Jack Cheese, Cucumber, Tomato, Fresh Lettuce and Homemade Thousand Island dressing on a Sub Bun of your choice

    price:$7.95

  • Missi's

     

    Fresh Baked Turkey, Bavarian Baked Ham, Swiss and Colby Jack Cheeses, Fresh Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber and Creamy Ranch dressing on a Sub Bun of your choice

    price:$7.95

  • Italian

     

    Bavarian Baked Ham, Sliced Salami and Pepperoni, Swiss Cheese, Fresh Lettuce, Red Onion, Tomato, and Zesty Italian Dressing on a Sub Bun of your choice

    price:$7.95

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  • All subs are served on your choice of a White or Wheat Sub Bun, toasted or not toasted and hot or cold

Salads
Salads
  • Dinner Salad

     

    Grated Co-Jack Cheese and Tomato on a bed of Lettuce with your choice of Dressing

    price: $3.50

  • Deluxe Dinner Salad

     

    A fresh Broccoli and Carrot mixture, Cucumber and Tomato on a bed of Lettuce with your choice of Dressing

    price: $4.50

  • Chef Salad

     

    Fresh Baked Turkey, Bavarian Baked Ham, Grated Co-Jack Cheese, Tomato and Egg on a bed of Lettuce with your choice of Dressing

    Small: $6.50

    Medium: $7.50

    Large: $8.50

  • Buzz's Salad

     

    Chopped Chicken Breast, Mixed Fresh Fruit, Parmesan Cheese and Toasted Pecans on a bed of Lettuce with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

    Price: $9.95

  • Spinach Salad

     

    Crisp Applewood Bacon, Chopped Egg, Homemade Croutons and Fresh Mushrooms on a bed of Fresh Spinach with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

    Price: $7.95

  • Side Salads

     

    Egg Salad: $3.95

    Tuna Salad: $4.95

     

    Available Dressings:
    Ranch, Sweet and Tangy, Poppy Seed, Thousand Island, Zesty Italian, Rasberry Vinaigerette, Balsalmic Vinaigerette, Honey Mustard, Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigerette

Drinks
Drinks

Small: $1.75

Medium: $1.95

Large: $2.20

  • Soft Drinks

     

    Serving Pepsi Products

  • Brewed

     

    Iced Tea, Sweet Tea, Sport Tea

  • More

     

    Lemonade,
    Half Iced Tea & Half Lemonade

      
  • Italian & French Soda

     

    $1.50

      
  • Coffee

     

    Small: $1.25

    Large: $1.50

     

    Flavored Creamers
    French Vanilla & Hazelnut

      
  • Milk

     

    Small: $1.30

    Large: $1.60

      
  • Others

     

    Hot Chocolate: $2.00

    Hot Tea: $0.95

    Assorted Bottles: $2.75

     

    Add Cherry, Vanilla, Blackberry, Peach or Rasberry syrup to any drink for $0.50

 

 
Pies By Inge

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  • Welcome

    Pies by Inge is based in historic downtown Monticello Illinois. Our families have been baking pies, cookies, cakes, and other baked goods for many generations. Now, we bring our extensive collection of delicious down home recipes to your customers or family.  We have provided baked goods to Monticello and the surrounding areas since 1990. The business began with an emphasis primarily on pie, but now offers a wide selection of desserts to tempt any sweet tooth.

     
  • Quick Pick Pies

    If you have an event come up suddenly or just run out of time to make your own dessert, give us a call to see if we can help.  We try to keep a variety of frozen premade pies for just those times. We also have a selection of frozen cakes and bars available.  The varieties of pies are constantly changing so please call The Brown Bag at 217-762-9221, and they can tell you the current inventory.

     
  • We Only Offer the Best

    We make everything fresh from scratch in small batches using only the finest ingredients. We bake the old-fashioned way without the use of preservatives or stabilizers so our desserts are meant to be enjoyed fresh from the oven. Two days' notice is appreciated for most orders. So if you need a dessert for Saturday, please call us by Thursday evening.

     

 

 
Help the Renovation

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  • Part of Historic Downtown

    The Brown Bag has been a part of the Monticello community for the past 43 years and we are proud of the service and food we provide but the building is another matter! The building is one of the oldest in town and it is starting to show it's age. The restaurant has been privately owned and operated since the beginning and the family is struggling to come up with the funds to make the necessary improvements. We feel that the Brown Bag is a part of the town, community and people's lives!

     
  • Donate Today!

    It is exciting to think about the community pulling together to help one of its own! I hope any of you that have ever enjoyed a meal with us or have happy memories at the Brown Bag is excited to join us in restoring it to its former glory! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you!

    Donate to the restoration of the Brown Bag Restaurant at GoFundMe.

     

 

 

 
Contact
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212 West Washington Street
Monticello, IL 61856

 

Phone: 217-762-9221
 

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