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Unique stop

Starting as a fish shop the owner has expanded to include all kinds of specialty items. Something... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Food and Wildlife

Wonderful place to get some local food to snack on and wildlife to cook up. Great staff and... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible4%
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304 S Prairie St, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1723
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting as a fish shop the owner has expanded to include all kinds of specialty items. Something different every time I walk in there. You can spend all kinds of time just looking at the cool items in the store. If Mike is in he...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Riv_Rat66
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to get some local food to snack on and wildlife to cook up. Great staff and beautiful building with historical displays. Great cheese and dips along with gator jerky and more! Have been a couple of times and looking forward to going back!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Prodiver1812
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Not many places like this anymore. Fresh fish from the river right into the smoker. Turtle meat and smoked catfish are just a few items. Many other fish to choose from. Worth the drive and many motels in area to stay at.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fishindude2015
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Okay so this place is a hoot. Get some crab dip and some deviled shrimp which are family recipes of the owner I think. I always bring some back home. There’s a lot of stuff - really weird stuff - that I wouldn’t eat here...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tetonsnow
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of great smoke foods!!! Good cheeses and you’ll find all sorts of odd souvenirs. They have some samples out so you can try them. You can even find snapping turtle meat!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stephaniek600
Reviewed 28 August 2018

You have to see this store. Photos of monster fish paper the walls, many caught by owner Mike Valley. Rare products, including fresh smoked fish. The cheese selection is wide, and Thursday afternoon is when you can get squeaky fresh cheese curds! Look for Classic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ddhitchcock
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Our family does not like fish but the cheese is worth it! Interesting store that is worth a visit. Store is a must when visiting the area

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JillB360
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This place is GREAT! We stopped last minute and the staff accommodated us w/o hesitation! We bought many different jerky and cheese curds. All were delicious!...nice and fresh! Staff is super friendly and helpful! Will definitely go back even if it is out of my...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank victoriah788
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We stopped on Memorial Day weekend to get out of the heat. The place was great. Tons of meat and cheese options (very interesting ones like alligator). We purchased some smoked cheese and it was amazing. I definitely recommend this unique shop as a must...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kmbrown021393
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Taking the scenic route back to Minneapolis from Chicago, we came across the Valley Fish & Cheese House in Prairie du Chien and decided to stop and visit. Found it was a great funky little smoke house with really tasty smoked products (I use products...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank chenx019
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