The Brown Bag Bistro

$$ • Soup, Sandwich Shop

318 E Broadway, Alton
(618) 433-9933


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for The Brown Bag Bistro

We were in search of a carry-out lunch this afternoon as we returned from some outdoor adventure along the Great Rivers Greenway. We were happy to see that The Brown Bag Bistro hosted a walk-up window for ordering, as we are still avoiding dine-in experiences due to COVID. As we approached, however, we noticed that none of the staff had masks on (the girl taking orders at the window, the woman serving the outdoor seating area, nor the woman who delivered food from the full review

Delicious! Thanks for your reviews. Stopped by while passing through Alton. I tried the Adamo. Loved it! I upgraded for pasta salad on the side. Worth it! Looking forward to trying other items on the menu but not sure I can forego the Adamo. Craving another today but too far away to go for lunch.

This is a genuine sandwich shop, but the sandwiches are the best versions of the classical types. They're either upscaled expressions of old favorites, or gourmet edible art. I've tried 3 of the sandwiches currently in the menu, the meatball marinara, grilled veggies, and the turkey Reuben. All were excellent. Don't forget to visit the gift shop/candy store/fudgery/ice cream emporium for dessert.

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Monday 10:30AM - 3PM
Tuesday 10:30AM - 3PM
Wednesday 10:30AM - 3PM
Thursday 10:30AM - 3PM
Friday 10:30AM - 3PM
Saturday 10:30AM - 3PM
Sunday 10:30AM - 3PM

Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19. Please contact the business directly to verify hours and availability.