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.
Wall Art Sandwhich
Location & Hours
212 West Washington Street
Monticello, IL 61856


Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 2pm
Begin Taking orders at 9:30am
Closed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
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Due to the ongoing "stay at home" order the Brown Bag will host the following hours of business:

  • Wednesday - Saturday: 11:0am-2:00pm
    • Open for delivery and curbside pick up.
    • Delivery areas include Monticello, Bement, White Heath, Cisco and surrounding rural areas.
  • Sunday - Tuesday: CLOSED

To place an order call the Brown Bag after 9:30am. Cash or Credit only. 762-9221

Thank you!!



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




  • Sandwiches


    Salami, Fresh Baked Turkey, Bavarian Baked Ham, or Chicago Roast Beef

    Bagel: $5.95

    Bread: $6.95

    Croissant: $7.50

    Half Sandwich: $3.25

    Chips: $0.95


    Your choice of


    American, Swiss, Co-Jack, Cheddar, Provolone


    Mayo, Mustard, Lettuce, Tomato, Honey Dijon Mustard, Onions, Cucumbers, Sprouts, Grey Poupon

    Add Avocado: $0.95


    Bread or Toast:

    Egg, Wheat, Rye, Sourdough, Onion Roll, Kaiser Roll, Pita Pocket


    Plain & Everything
  • Gluten Free Breads


    We now have Gluten Free rolls, bagels and bread! Come try either White, Wheat or Cinnamon Raisin bread and Plain and Everything bagels today! We also sale by the loaf! White: $7.50, Wheat: $7.50, and Bagels: $6.50

  • Lettuce Wraps


    Come have your sandwich wrapped with crisp lettuce leaves!

  • Mexican Club


    Fresh Baked Turkey and Crisp Bacon stuffed in a Flour Tortilla topped with 1000 Island Dressing and Grated Co-Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Sour Cream, & Tomato.

    price: $6.95

  • Taco Salad


    Lettuce, Tomato, Seasoned Ground Beef, Grated Co-Jack Cheese, Salsa, Onions, Sour Cream, Black Olives, Side of Tortilla Chips

    Small: $7.95

    Large: $8.50

  • Burrito


    Seasoned Ground Beef, Refried Beans, Onions in a Flour Tortilla Topped with Salsa, Grated Co-Jack Cheese, Sour Cream, Black Olives, Lettuce, & Tomato

    price: $7.25

  • Bev's Burrito


    Seasoned Ground Beef, Refried Beans, Onions in a Flour Tortilla Smotherd in our Home Made Chili, Topped with Grated Co-Jack Cheese, Sour Cream, & Black Olives

    price: $8.50

  • Bean Burrito


    Refried Beans, Onions in a flour Tortilla Topped with Salsa, Grated Co-Jack Cheese, Sour Cream, Black Olives, Lettuce, & Tomato

    price: $6.95

  • Super Nachos


    Tortilla Chips Topped with Seasoned Ground Beef, Salsa, Grated Co-Jack Cheese, Black Olives, Sour Cream, & Tomato

    price: $7.95

For The Kids
PB & J
  • PB & Jelly


    Creamy Peanut Butter and grape jelly on white bread

    price: $1.95

  • Cheese Toastie


    American cheese on white bread toasted to a gooey goodness

    plain: $1.95

    w/Baked Ham: $2.95

    w/Crispy Bacon: $2.95

  • Cole's Nachos


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

    price: $2.95

  • Mac & Cheese


    Elbow noodles smoothered in creamy melted cheese

    price: $2.50


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

    For only: $1.25 extra

Brown Bag Specialties
Brown Bag Specialties
  • Tuna Salad


    with Lettuce & Tomato

    Bread: $5.95

    Croissant: $6.95

  • Egg Salad


    with Lettuce & Tomato

    Bread: $4.95

    Croissant: $5.95

  • Paula's Bagel


    Cream Cheese, Co-Jack Cheese, and Crisp Bacon

    price: $5.95

  • Honey Turkey Club


    Honey Turkey, Crisp Bacon, Co-Jack Cheese on Egg Toast with Mayo, Lettuce, & Tomato

    price: $6.95

  • Creamation


    Salami, Co-Jack Cheese, Sprouts, Tomato, Italian Dressing & Herb Cream Cheese on a toasted Bagel

    price: $5.95

  • Mary Greene


    Fresh Baked Turkey, Swiss Cheese, Cream Cheese, & Butter on a toasted Bagel

    price: $5.95

  • Toasted Bagel


    Plain, Butter, Cream Cheese, Herb Cream Cheese

    Plain/Butter: $1.95

    Herb or Cream Cheese: $2.95

  • BLT on Egg Toast


    Crisp Bacon on Egg Toast with Mayo, Lettuce and Tomato

    price: $6.95

  • The Veggie


    Melted Swiss Cheese, Tomato, Cucumber, Creamy Cole Slaw Topped with Grated Co-Jack Cheese & Lettuce in a Pita Pocket

    price: $6.95

  • The Veggie "2"


    Herb Cream Cheese, Co-Jack & Swiss Cheese, Honey Dijon Mustard, Tomato, Cucumber, & Sprouts on a toasted Croissant

    price: $6.95

  • Lite Veggie


    Fresh Brocolli and Carrots, Creamy Cole Slaw, Cucumber, Lettuce, & Tomato in a Pita Pocket

    price: $5.95

  • Hot Tuna Boat


    Tuna Salad & Gated Co-Jack Cheese on a toasted sub bun

    price: $6.95

  • Health Sandwich


    Fresh Baked Turkey, Swiss Cheese, Cucumber, 1000 Island Dressing, Tomato, & Sprouts on Wheat Bread

    price: $6.95

  • The Club


    Fresh Baked Turkey, Bavarian Baked Ham, Crisp Bacon, 1000 Island Dressing, Lettuce, & Tomato on toasted Egg Bread

    price: $7.25

  • Honey Berry Roll-Up


    Honey Turkey, Crisp Bacon, Grated Co-Jack Cheese, Mayo, Lettuce, Cranberry Suace in a Tortilla

    price: $6.95

  • 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


  • Pies by the Slice


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

    Slice of Pie: $3.95

  • Dagwood


    Chicago Roast Beef, Bavarian Baked Ham, Fresh Baked Turkey, Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, 1000 Island Dressing, Tomato, & Pickle


  • Club Sub


    Bavarian Baked Ham, Fresh Baked Turkey, Swiss Cheese, Crisp Bacon, Onion, Italian Dressing, Lettuce, & Tomato


  • Missi's


    Bavarian Baked Ham, Fresh Baked Turkey, Co-Jack & Swiss Cheese, Ranch Dressing, Cucumber, Lettuce, & Tomato


  • Karina's


    Fresh Baked Turkey, Co-Jack Cheese, Crisp Bacon, 1000 Island Dressing, Cucumber, Lettuce, & Tomato


  • Italian


    Bavarian Baked Ham, Pepperoni, Salami, Swiss Cheese, Italian Dressing, Onion, Lettuce, & Tomato



    Your choice of:


    White or Wheat Sub bun soft or toasted, and Sandwich can be Served Hot or Cold

  • Dinner Salad


    Lettuce, Tomato, & Grated Co-Jack Cheese

    price: $2.95

  • Deluxe Dinner Salad


    Lettuce, Tomato, Broccoli, Carrots, & Cucumbers

    price: $4.95

  • Chef Salad


    Lettuce, Tomato, Bavarian Baked Ham, Fresh Baked Turkey, Grated Co-Jack Cheese, & Hard Boiled Egg

    Small: $5.50

    Medium: $6.50

    Large: $7.50

  • Buzz Salad


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

    Price: $8.50

  • Spinach Salad


    Fresh Spinach, Crisp Bacon, Hard Boiled Egg, Fresh Mushrooms, & Croutons with a side of Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

    Price: $6.95

  • Side Salads


    Egg Salad: $2.95

    Tuna Salad: $3.95

    Cole Slaw: $2.50

    Fresh Fruit: $4.25

    Potato Salad: $2.95


    Available Dressings:
    Raspberry Vinagerette, Sweet and Tangy, Blue Cheese, Italian, Ranch, 1000 Island, Homemade Poppy Seed, Honey Mustard, Fat Free Raspberry Vinagerette


Small: $1.50

Medium: $1.75

Large: $1.95

  • Soft Drinks


    Serving Pepsi Products

  • Brewed


    Iced Tea, Sweet Tea, Sport Tea

  • More


    Half Iced Tea & Half Lemonade

  • Coffee


    Small: $0.95

    Large: $1.20


    Flavored Creamers
    French Vanilla & Hazelnut

  • Others


    Milk: $1.50

    Hot Chocolate: $1.25

    Hot Tea: $0.95

    Assorted Bottles: $1.95


    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 us:


212 West Washington Street
Monticello, IL 61856


Phone: 217-762-9221

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