Restaurants in Madison

Best Restaurants

Hạ Long Bay Restaurant 1353 Williamson St, Madison Vietnamese • $$
1353 Williamson St, Madison

“The service and food are top notch. This place is always busy, it's worth the wait. Pad Thai all the curries the pho and most everything I've tried are great.”

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4.9Superb975 Reviews
Original Pancake House 5518 University Ave, Madison Breakfast • $$
5518 University Ave, Madison

“This is one of those places that is so good you bring your family here when they visit town. I have been to the pancake house so many times I have tried nearly everything on the menu and have never had a bad experience. If I could give ten stars I absolutely would. Best pancakes I've ever had and make sure you don't miss the cheesy hash brown. Incredibly friendly staff and now that it's been remodeled there is absolutely no excuse to have not eaten here. Highly recommend!!”

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4.9Superb624 Reviews
Dotty Dumpling's Dowry 317 N Frances St, Madison Hamburger • $$
317 N Frances St, Madison

“The best burgers my wife & I ever had! It had been over 20 years since I was last here (different location), and it was amazing back then. I really wish I hadn't waited so long to return. The burgers, soup, shakes, and desserts are so good that it will turn a vegan into a meat connoisseur. This was my wife's first time ever eating here, and shortly after we left, she was already talking about what burger she wants to eat next time we come back. Thank you so much for an awesome visit! Our server Maria was extremely attentive despite being incredibly busy.”

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4.8Superb633 Reviews
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que 900 S Park St, Madison Barbecue • $$
900 S Park St, Madison

“I was looking for a barbecue restaurant in Madison near my hotel downtown. I chose Famous Dave's where closer to the hotel. It was very emptied when I walked in around 8pm, but a few staff were probably busy with takeaway orders, so I waited for a few mins until I was served to order. Since it was my first time dining at the famous Dave's, I asked for a recommendation after telling my favourite Barbie was ribs and beef briskets. Then I ordered 2 meat combos with 2 sides and a bottle of beer, sadly they didn't have any draft beer. I found a table next to the window and it didn't take long to get my food ready. The lady served the food to my table, well, I thought I needed to bring my food from the counter by myself. ?The rib was good, it was tender and moist and sauce was evenly covered on each rib. I think it's 85/100. But the beef brisket was too dry and I expected at least a bit of marbling and fat. The portion was good though. It is worth revisiting for the rib but definitely not for beef brisket.”

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4.8Superb549 Reviews
Glass Nickel Pizza Co. - Madison East 2916 Atwood Ave, Madison Pizza • $$
2916 Atwood Ave, Madison

“Outstanding pizza! Hands down, one of the best. Tried the new Pitmaster Pizza tonight and it was phenomenal. "Apples don't belong on pizza..., said no one ever"”

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4.7Superb897 Reviews
The Globe 309 N Henry St, Madison Asian Fusion • $$
309 N Henry St, Madison

“Nice little hole in the wall restaurant that serves up a wide range of dishes. As a spice lover, I appreciate the different levels of heat that are offered for the curries.”

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4.9Superb262 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

La Taguara 3502 E Washington Ave, Madison Venezuelan • $$
3502 E Washington Ave, Madison

“This restaurant is always suggested by my out of town family as the place they want to go when they visit. It is so yummy and I love how friendly the staff is even if I have no idea what I want!”

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4.7Superb354 Reviews
Finca Coffee 2500 Rimrock Rd #105, Madison Cafe • $$
2500 Rimrock Rd #105, Madison

“Wow! I live up the block and had no clue this was available. I'm not a coffee drinker.. But need a quality breakfast that is unique and fulfilling before work on busy mornings! This is the spot! Very clean and welcoming.. Who doesn't want real tacos in the morning!? The chicken quesadilla is packed with rice, meat of choice, cheese and i think 2 different beans.. and some of the best guacamole I've tasted!! It just works! They make it from scratch so give yourself time to sit and relax on the comfy couch in the well lit beautifully meshed authentic design and layout! I'm so happy there's something so good in the neighborhood! Go support! We need this place to stick around long term!Vegetarian options: No meat options available for every choice.Parking: They deliver and take preorders.”

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4.8Superb222 Reviews
Little Tibet Madison 827 E Johnson St #1506, Madison Himalayan/Nepalese • $$
827 E Johnson St #1506, Madison

“Loved everything I ordered. The bhajiya were crunchy and flavorful, and not oily. The mushroom and paneer momo were lovely. The outside of the dumpling was soft and chewy, the inside delicate. The vegetable soup was a surprise. I will be back!”

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4.8Superb198 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Casetta Kitchen and Counter 222 W Washington Ave Ste 30, Madison Italian • $$
222 W Washington Ave Ste 30, Madison

“Recently placed a catering order for an event. All of our guests were impressed with the food and went out of their way to ask where the sandwiches were from. This is one of our favorite lunch spots and we were impressed by the catering order and delivery. The chocolate chip cookies are fantastic as well.”

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4.8Superb195 Reviews
Glass Nickel Pizza Co. - Madison West 5003 University Ave, Madison Pizza • $$
5003 University Ave, Madison

“This is our favorite pizza place in Madison. We like to sit in the front of the restaurant with a view of the street (kind of dark in back). Good pizza and good service.”

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4.6Superb441 Reviews
North and South Seafood & Smokehouse 6604 Mineral Point Rd, Madison Seafood • $$
6604 Mineral Point Rd, Madison

“I am actually mad at myself it took so long for me to go in. This place is so damn good. The brisket is incredible and the pulled pork is even better. I came in at 9pm and the corn muffins were warm and soft still. I'll be back at the door 10am tomorrow morning lol”

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4.6Superb343 Reviews

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Heritage Tavern 131 E Mifflin St, Madison New American • $$$
131 E Mifflin St, Madison

“I absolutely love the restaurant!❤️ every meal I’ve had has been spectacular. Anyone I take there loves it. Such unique and creative ways to highlight meat. Try the assortment of deviled eggs… I heard it through the grapevine some new versions will also be coming soon! I’d go back simply for the eggs. Heritage doesn’t disappoint!”

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4.6Superb332 Reviews
Bar Corallini 2004 Atwood Ave, Madison Italian • $$
2004 Atwood Ave, Madison

“Bar Corallini is a favorite for us. We appreciate the vegetarian options very much. The food and drinks were delicious and our waitstaff person was knowledgable and helpful with menu choices. Thank you for all that you do.Vegetarian options: We appreciate that you have expanded the options.”

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4.6Superb318 Reviews
The Melting Pot 6816 Odana Rd, Madison Fondue • $$$
6816 Odana Rd, Madison

“Visited on Valentine's Day and was very impressed with how well everything went from the time we walked in the door throughout the whole night. Food was great and the staff was very attentive with our orders and questions. Will return again!”

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4.6Superb298 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Double 10 Mini Hot Pot 600 Williamson St E, Madison Chinese • $$
600 Williamson St E, Madison

“This was the perfect lunch during one of the snowiest days this winter. There’s a wide variety of selections, great broth choices, and sauce recipes to add to your hot pot. Friendly staff & reasonably priced. Would recommend!”

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4.7Superb164 Reviews
Ancora Cafe + Bakery 611 N Sherman Ave, Madison Brunch • $$
611 N Sherman Ave, Madison

“the decor is very sims build if you know what I meanthe hella Stella is good me and my bf randomly got addicted to it and came 3 days in a row.the drip coffee tastes like poison it was horrifying and undrinkablenot a drop of hot sauce or ketchup in any of the bottles on any of the tables but nobody died from that ever so that’s fine”

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4.7Superb162 Reviews
Mint Mark 1929 Winnebago St, Madison New American • $$
1929 Winnebago St, Madison

“This place has kind of a hipster/Ska vibe. The music they play sounds like it's from Tony Hawks Pro Skater. The food is on the smaller side in terms of portions. It was good but don't expect to be stuffed full.”

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4.6Superb243 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Sweet Home Wisconsin 910 Regent St, Madison Bar & Grill • $$
910 Regent St, Madison

“Cute restaurant with good wisconsin eats and drink specials. We went for lunch and had a great time. It would be a great place for those visiting students at UW to try some wisconsin cheeses and beers!”

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4.6Superb240 Reviews
Naples 15 15 N Butler St, Madison Italian • $$$
15 N Butler St, Madison

“I have never thought about crying after a meal before. This was an incredible experience. This was italian cuisine- not American Italian. Italian!!!! Beautiful presentation. The meat practically melted in the mouth.Good friends. Good laughter. Great waiter with lots of patience. Not easy to find. No fancy signs. Which makes me glad Because I will be able to return and still get a seat again without a wait...hmmmm maybe I shouldn't have reviewed this one”

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4.5Superb456 Reviews
Caspian Grill 707 S Gammon Rd, Madison Mediterranean • $$$
707 S Gammon Rd, Madison

“Wow! Kids have two big thumbs up and asked when we can go again. The steak and chicken thigh kabobs were amazing. Wonderful service! We will definitely be returning!!”

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4.6Superb227 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Jordan's Big Ten Pub 1330 Regent St, Madison Sports Bar • $$
1330 Regent St, Madison

“Jordan's is one of the best bars in the city. An excellent food menu with daily food specials, not to mention a Friday Fish Fry that could rival anyone else in Madison! An awesome atmosphere for any Wisconsin sporting event with Badger football GameDays being the crown jewel. Super friendly staff and just general great vibes any day of the week. I really can't recommend this place enough!”

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4.6Superb218 Reviews
Hot-n-Spicy 4602 Monona Dr, Madison Laotian • $$
4602 Monona Dr, Madison

“It was my first visit today, and I'm definitely planning to go back. Located inside of a well stocked grocery (filled with loads of items and pantry staples that tend to be out of stock or never stocked at other, larger markets), the staff was wonderful and friendly. The gal who took our order was considerate, even to the lousy and rude couple inside the store at the time. The food is beyond! Everything that was ordered was greatly enjoyed by all members of my party, not a single miss in the whole bunch.”

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4.6Superb216 Reviews
Yako Sushi House 515 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison Japanese • $$
515 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison

“We were absolutely in love with this place. The atmosphere is cozy and quaint. The service was top notch, including awareness and proper hospitality in regards to an allergy at the table as well as the server making sure our experience was going well (letting us know items on our plate, giving recommendations and asking for feedback after the meal). We’ll be back for more in the future. 12/10 would recommend to anyoneDietary restrictions: I have celiacs disease and once I shared this, the server was knowledgeable on this and made extra clear what items I would be okay to eat and adjusted requested rolls to match my restriction”

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4.9Superb89 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Tokyo Sushi 1133 Williamson St, Madison Sushi • $$
1133 Williamson St, Madison

“I had Salmon and shrimp fried rice. The salmon was nasty so I just pushed it to the side and enjoyed the shrimp fried rice. The service was fine. The atmosphere was delightful with nice soothing music. Nice little spot. And the price is righttttt. Very reasonable ?.”

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4.6Superb204 Reviews
Fairchild 2611 Monroe St, Madison Fine Dining • $$$
2611 Monroe St, Madison

“This was the first time that my fiancee and I visited Fairchild but it definitely won't be the last!Morgan offered impeccable service and he ensured that we had a wonderful and seamless dining experience. He was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable about the menu and food.The food was absolutely delicious. For a starter, we had the hickory smoked sturgeon, which was beautifully presented and had great flavors from the sturgeon, radicchio, and creme fraiche.I ordered the New York strip, which was very tender and cooked perfectly and came with a piece of beef short rib that just melted in the mouth. The braised chestnuts had great flavor and wonderful texture as well.My fiancee ordered the riso nero which had lobster, scallop, shrimp, clam, and black rice in a rich, delicious broth. The combined flavor of the seafood with the broth was fantastic, and it came with a few slices of baguette which we happily enjoyed with the flavorful broth.For dessert, we opted for the pumpkin panna cotta - beautifully smooth and creamy with a delicate pumpkin flavor and just the right amount of sweetness.Overall, we had an incredible experience at Fairchild and we look forward to going back soon!”

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4.8Superb106 Reviews
Delta Beer Lab 167 E Badger Rd, Madison Brewery • $$
167 E Badger Rd, Madison

“Friendly staff, cool vibe, well executed beers end to end from the flagship IPA to the goses and the barleywine. You cannot go wrong here if you are in the Madison area.”

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4.7Superb137 Reviews
Stadium Takeout 1517 Monroe St, Madison Chicken Wings • $$
1517 Monroe St, Madison

“Super tasty American food just like you'd find in Chicago or Philly. Food is made to order which means it's hot. The fries are fantastic. We had a Chicago dog and a Philly cheese steak. The dog beats the quality Portillos in Wisconsin. The Philly could be improved with either more meat or less bun. Did I mention the fries were fantastic.The staff was friendly and chatty. One aspect that took much away from my experience was the state of the restroom, just eeeeww! Glad I used it after I'd finished eating. Please clean it.”

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4.9Superb83 Reviews

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Sardine 617 Williamson St, Madison Bistros • $$
617 Williamson St, Madison

“Probably the best brunch and service experience we had in Madison. ? Food, drinks and pastries were delicious! The service was great and would recommend to others who are visiting Madison.”

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4.5Superb328 Reviews
Cadre Restaurant 2540 University Ave, Madison French • $$
2540 University Ave, Madison

“Kathy and Evan have provided a truly memorable experience. Fae and I were celebrating a combination Anniversary and Valentine's Day. Couldn't have had a more pleasant evening! Our waiter Jeremy, was outstanding, as was the supporting staff.The Piedmotse Soup was incredible, as was the Petoncles en Rivesaltes (among the best Scallops in Madison), seared Duck and the Gatau Banyu.Put Cadre Restaurant on your go to list.”

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4.6Superb186 Reviews

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