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

Glass Nickel Pizza Co. - Madison East

2916 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Great place. Pretty good pizza and I really like the sandwiches and salads. The price is a little high but the service is always good and the staff works...

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Original Pancake House 5518 University Ave, Madison
Original Pancake House
Breakfast • $$

Original Pancake House

5518 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705

The Apple pancake is the best breakfast you can get in wiconsin. Probably been here 20 times. The service is always great and the food is constantly on point....

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Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que 900 S Park St, Madison
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que
Barbeque • $$

Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

900 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715

The food was GREAT - as always!!!!! Tremendous BBQ.So why only a 3 Star rating?????1) The staff we dealt with were VERY unhelpful, not much in the way of...

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  • Superb617 Reviews4.6
Culver's 4401 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison
Culver's
Burgers • $

Culver's

4401 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716

Gotta love the flavor of the day... Especially in a waffle cone? we like to take the kids here although we usually take it to go to the nearby park because the...

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Benvenuto's Italian Grill Northside Town Center, 1849 Northport Dr, Madison
Benvenuto's Italian Grill
Italian • $$

Benvenuto's Italian Grill

Northside Town Center, 1849 Northport Dr, Madison, WI 53704

Just had a Friday takeout dinner. On time , perfectly done! We had the Cajun grill dinner for 4 and the salad. All of us were really impressed with the taste...

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Tempest Oyster Bar 120 E Wilson St Suite 3, Madison
Tempest Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$$

Tempest Oyster Bar

120 E Wilson St Suite 3, Madison, WI 53703

Tempest is a new favorite! Ambiance is phenomenal and everything we tried off the menu was exceptional. Wait staff was attentive and entertaining with spot-on...

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  • Superb314 Reviews4.6
La Kitchenette 805 Williamson St, Madison
La Kitchenette
French • $$

La Kitchenette

805 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703

As usual, La Kitchenette offers a comfortable atmosphere, superior but unfussy service, and terrific food. I would eat the Savoyarde crepes daily, waistline be...

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  • Superb211 Reviews4.8
La Taguara 3502 E Washington Ave, Madison
La Taguara
Venezuelan • $$

La Taguara

3502 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704

This is my favorite restaurant to visit when I find myself in Madison! We ordered the sweet corn pan came with pork and the pork belly w/ Yucca. Absolutely...

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  • Superb232 Reviews4.7
Naples 15 15 N Butler St, Madison
Naples 15
Italian • $$$

Naples 15

15 N Butler St, Madison, WI 53703

This was the best meal we have ever had. We LOVE this place & Salvatore! He made our meal & celebration a wonderful memory! We can’t thank him...

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  • Superb254 Reviews4.6
Eno Vino Downtown 1 N Webster St, Madison
Eno Vino Downtown
Wine Bar • $$

Eno Vino Downtown

1 N Webster St, Madison, WI 53703

Had a fabulous dinner at En Vino. Our favorite dish was the fried calamari, which was cooked perfectly. We also had the prawns, short ribs and goat cheese...

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  • Superb369 Reviews4.3
North and South Seafood & Smokehouse Madison 6604 Mineral Point Rd, Madison
North and South Seafood & Smokehouse Madison
Barbecue • $$

North and South Seafood & Smokehouse Madison

6604 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53705

CATERING FOR WEDDINGS REVIEWMy wife and I were married in June 2021 and North and South worked with us throughout the entire catering process. The tasting was...

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  • Superb224 Reviews4.6
Heritage Tavern 131 E Mifflin St, Madison
Heritage Tavern
New American • $$$

Heritage Tavern

131 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

As always, my favorite bites in Madison. The sour cream spätzle was extremely good. In addition, my entrée of lobster butter poached halibut was...

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  • Superb203 Reviews4.6
The Old Fashioned 23 N Pinckney St #1, Madison
The Old Fashioned
American • $$

The Old Fashioned

23 N Pinckney St #1, Madison, WI 53703

This s great place. Attended a wedding upstairs. The entire space is beautiful. The atmosphere is so relaxed considering you're directly across the...

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Lucille 101 King St, Madison
Lucille
Pizza • $$

Lucille

101 King St, Madison, WI 53703

We had reservations at 5 for 2 of us. We were sat immediately outside. At 5:25 no one had been to our table. No acknowledgment. No water. I flagged down...

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Fromagination 12 S Carroll St, Madison
Fromagination
Cheese Shops • $$

Fromagination

12 S Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703

Lovely cheese shop that a friend recommended to me. We went by to grab sandwiches and got a bunch of other goodies. For sandwiches, I wish they had a couple...

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  • Superb141 Reviews4.8
Otto's Restaurant & Bar 6405 Mineral Point Rd, Madison
Otto's Restaurant & Bar
Mediterranean • $$$

Otto's Restaurant & Bar

6405 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53705

Went for lunch on a Tuesday. Ordered crab cakes, soup and sandwich. The crab cakes were lukewarm and dry like they ere leftover from a few days ago. Will not...

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Beef Butter BBQ 3001 N Sherman Ave, Madison
Beef Butter BBQ
Barbeque • $$

Beef Butter BBQ

3001 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Great experience here! Came on a Sunday for lunch after visiting the farmer's market next door. Brisket was out of this world... Everything we tried was...

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Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro 601 Junction Rd, Madison
Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro
Wine Bar • $$

Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro

601 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53717

Ever since the Downtown location opened (with those incredible views), we had forgotten how cool the Westside version is. Sensational service. The calamari and...

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Banzo 2105 Sherman Ave, Madison
Banzo
Mediterranean • $$

Banzo

2105 Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Dude. Insanely delicious Mediterranean food on the northeast side of Madison. Blessed be! I'm addicted to the chicken shawarma PLATTER. Those sweet potato...

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Short Stack Eatery 301 W Johnson St, Madison
Short Stack Eatery
Breakfast • $$

Short Stack Eatery

301 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703

Good food and nice atmosphere. A bit pricey for breakfast food. Won't hesitate to go again if i have a hankering for brunch food later than usual. Just...

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  • Superb200 Reviews4.5
Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant 1146 Williamson St, Madison
Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant
Laotian • $$

Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant

1146 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703

Lao Laan-Xang is my favorite restaurant in Madison! We’ve had large orders a couple of times and the staff has given us free bottles of wine because of that....

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Pizza Brutta 1805 Monroe St, Madison
Pizza Brutta
Pizza • $$

Pizza Brutta

1805 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711

The pizzas are delicious, but the sandwiches are beyond. The tonno is perhaps the best sandwich in Madison and a reason to make this a regular lunch...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.6
Casetta Kitchen and Counter 222 W Washington Ave Ste 30, Madison
Casetta Kitchen and Counter
Italian • $$

Casetta Kitchen and Counter

222 W Washington Ave Ste 30, Madison, WI 53703

Great food and love the atmosphere. Just too bad they're only open weekdays for lunch - I've recommended this place to people who literally...

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  • Superb122 Reviews4.8
Merchant Madison 121 S Pinckney St, Madison
Merchant Madison
Cocktail Bar • $$

Merchant Madison

121 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703

Great food- the special “grilled pork over picked vegetables” was excellent. Some crusty bread to enjoy sauce would have put it over the top. Chocolate...

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Isthmus Eats 313 W Beltline Hwy Suite #50, Madison
Isthmus Eats
Do-It-Yourself Food

Isthmus Eats

313 W Beltline Hwy Suite #50, Madison, WI 53713

I love how easy they make it to cook a variety of meals and customize it to your preferences and needs. They add personal touches to everything they do, and my...

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Pat O'Malley's Jet Room 3606 Corben Ct, Madison
Pat O'Malley's Jet Room
American • $

Pat O'Malley's Jet Room

3606 Corben Ct, Madison, WI 53704

I've been waiting fourteen months to return to the Jet Room for a diner breakfast. Covid made for a long wait, but two weeks following my second dose, the...

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Graft 18 N Carroll St, Madison
Graft
Fine Dining • $$$

Graft

18 N Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703

we got the fried cheve, short rib, scallops, grilled romaine, Mac and cheese, and finished with the pot de creme. If you like goat cheese... get the fried...

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Mint Mark 1929 Winnebago St, Madison
Mint Mark
New American • $$

Mint Mark

1929 Winnebago St, Madison, WI 53704

Delicious food, drinks, and great atmosphere! We went pretty late at night, around 9pm. It was pretty busy and we had to wait a little bit for a table but...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.6
Monona Bakery and Eatery 4544 Monona Dr, Madison
Monona Bakery and Eatery
Latin American • $$

Monona Bakery and Eatery

4544 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716

This is our new go-to date spot. The interior is cozy. The bakery selection is amazing and the staff are all very polite. You might wait a couple extra minutes...

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Monty's Blue Plate Diner 2089 Atwood Ave, Madison
Monty's Blue Plate Diner
Diner • $$

Monty's Blue Plate Diner

2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

I really enjoyed the food here. There were plenty of options for vegetarians. My brother, who is lactose intolerant, had an amazing vegan milkshake. They do...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

American in Madison
Bonfyre American Grille 2601 W Beltline Hwy, Madison
Bonfyre American Grille
American • $$

Bonfyre American Grille

2601 W Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI 53713

We appreciated Gena’s friendly and helpful attitude! PLEASE PLEASE bring your excellent crab cakes back as soon as the crab shortage is over! They are the...

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Everly 2701 Monroe St, Madison
Everly
American • $$

Everly

2701 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711

I've been here twice, and both times I really loved what I got. I've only had their brunch food though, so I can't speak to dinner. They had a...

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  • Superb189 Reviews4.4
Jordan's Big Ten Pub 1330 Regent St, Madison
Jordan's Big Ten Pub
American • $$

Jordan's Big Ten Pub

1330 Regent St, Madison, WI 53715

This burger was FANTASTIC. Knoche's beef is so good. I had the daily special, which was a bacon deluxe (bacon cheeseburger with burger sauce, lettuce,...

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Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Madison
Luigi's Pizza 515 S Midvale Blvd STE 1, Madison
Luigi's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Luigi's Pizza

515 S Midvale Blvd STE 1, Madison, WI 53711

The Lasagna was Fantastic. I loved the way the sauce brought everything together. It was so good I almost ate the whole serving before taking a picture. So...

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Nattspil 211 King St, Madison
Nattspil
Pizza • $$

Nattspil

211 King St, Madison, WI 53703

My new favorite food spot in Madison!!! Very cool vibe in this place, the staff was super friendly and the food was amazing!!! No signage or anything outside...

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  • Superb140 Reviews4.4
Grampa's Pizzeria 1374 Williamson St, Madison
Grampa's Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Grampa's Pizzeria

1374 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703

Great food all around. Pizza is fantastic and the sticky ginger cake is my favorite dessert in Madison. Check out the date night on Tuesday for a really good...

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  • Superb122 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Madison
Tex Tubb's Taco Palace 2009 Atwood Ave, Madison
Tex Tubb's Taco Palace
Mexican • $$

Tex Tubb's Taco Palace

2009 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Ordered carryout for our first taste of Texas Tubb's Taco Palace. $85.00 or so for seven adults. Everyone enjoyed their food and we even had leftovers...

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Gloria's | Mexican Restaurant 610 Junction Rd, Madison
Gloria's | Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $

Gloria's | Mexican Restaurant

610 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53717

Good! The salsa was thin and great flavor. Guac had chunks but was oddly thin but still good. The tostada ceviche was fantastic. The chicken enchiladas had...

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Taqueria Guadalajara 1033 S Park St, Madison
Taqueria Guadalajara
Mexican • $

Taqueria Guadalajara

1033 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715

Steak burrito & chicken chimichanga were very good and the hot sauce was nice. The beef tacos were not our favorite. Would like to go back and try their...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.4

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Madison
Bonefish Grill 7345 Mineral Point Rd, Madison
Bonefish Grill
Seafood • $$

Bonefish Grill

7345 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53711

Had a lovely evening and the food was so great.Our server was a nice man who chatted with us and was very attentive through our meal.I had the pomegranate and...

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Miko Poke 2701 Monroe St #250, Madison
Miko Poke
Seafood • $$

Miko Poke

2701 Monroe St #250, Madison, WI 53711

Awesome Poké joint! I have never been disappointed with anything on their menu. You can also create your own bowl, so there are endless flavor combinations to...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.3
Seafood Center 712 S Whitney Way #2506, Madison
Seafood Center
Seafood • $$

Seafood Center

712 S Whitney Way #2506, Madison, WI 53711

Super friendly and helpful staff to help me locate fish that was safe for raw consumption. Good variety and selection of seafood and other seafood related...

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  • Superb96 Reviews4.6

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Madison
Thai Basil 6714 Raymond Rd, Madison
Thai Basil
Thai • $$

Thai Basil

6714 Raymond Rd, Madison, WI 53719

Hands down the BEST Pad Thai I have ever had. Since we moved we can't find anything like it. They have a spice scale of 1-5. The hottest I would ever go...

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Monsoon Siam 2045 Atwood Ave, Madison
Monsoon Siam
Thai • $$

Monsoon Siam

2045 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Very busy restaurant but they are on top of their game! Love the food and employee here (my brother works here). Jua is very welcoming and I think he loves his...

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  • Superb169 Reviews4.4
Sala Thai 36 S Fair Oaks Ave, Madison
Sala Thai
Thai • $$

Sala Thai

36 S Fair Oaks Ave, Madison, WI 53714

We absolutely love Sala Thai! We share it with all of our out-of-town friends and always recommend it when newbies move here :) Our exchange students over the...

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Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Madison
Dotty Dumpling's Dowry 317 N Frances St, Madison
Dotty Dumpling's Dowry
Hamburger • $$

Dotty Dumpling's Dowry

317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703

Good and fresh food. A bit pricey for a burger considering they don't come with sides, but they are tasty. Service was great and very friendly staff. I...

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DLUX 117 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison
DLUX
Hamburger • $$

DLUX

117 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703

As other reviewers have mentioned, this place has a killer atmosphere! I enjoyed the creative layout just as much as the food.I tried the toasted marshmallow...

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MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes 571 State St, Madison
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes

571 State St, Madison, WI 53703

I wish to give my compliments to MOOYAH Burgers and specifically to Rodrigo for crafting one of the best burgers I've ever had in my life! No joke. I came...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.5

Indian Restaurants

Indian in Madison
Taste Of India 2623 Monroe St #150, Madison
Taste Of India
Indian • $$

Taste Of India

2623 Monroe St #150, Madison, WI 53711

This is one of my most favorite restaurants ever! We have been going here since my kids were little. They have always been so incredibly kind to them. And...

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Swagat Indian Restaurant 707 N High Point Rd, Madison
Swagat Indian Restaurant
Indian • $$

Swagat Indian Restaurant

707 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717

BEST ONE!!!! It was a great experience of fine dine and best tastes served on the plate. If you are crossing Madison while you are on a road trip and want to...

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Maharana Indian Restaurant 1707 Thierer Rd, Madison
Maharana Indian Restaurant
Indian • $$

Maharana Indian Restaurant

1707 Thierer Rd, Madison, WI 53704

Maharana is AMAZING. My partner and I enjoy getting delivery from them via EatStreet and it is on point every single time. We love the butter chicken and...

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Italian Restaurants

Italian in Madison
Nonno's Ristorante Italiano 704 S Whitney Way, Madison
Nonno's Ristorante Italiano
Italian • $$

Nonno's Ristorante Italiano

704 S Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711

This restaurant totally floored me. We went here on a whim for a friend's birthday and had Mateo as our waiter. He was funny as hell, timely and...

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Lombardino's Restaurant 2500 University Ave, Madison
Lombardino's Restaurant
Italian • $$

Lombardino's Restaurant

2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705

Wow! Didn't think I could find Italian cuisine this fine outside Chicago or New York (or maybe Rome). The dishes are exceptionally well prepared and...

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Cento 122 W Mifflin St, Madison
Cento
Italian • $$

Cento

122 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Fantastic service and the best Italian food I've had in the U.S. Even the cocktails were fantastic! My friends and I had four different meals and an...

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Tornado Steak House 116 S Hamilton St, Madison
Tornado Steak House
Steak House • $$$

Tornado Steak House

116 S Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703

Father's Day dinner, had the 20 Oz. Bone In Tenderloin and hash browns. Service was excellent, the steak was tender but very dry. I would recommend a...

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Johnny Delmonico's Steakhouse 130 S Pinckney St, Madison
Johnny Delmonico's Steakhouse
Steak House • $$$

Johnny Delmonico's Steakhouse

130 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703

Our server, Kerry H., was OUTSTANDING! Very helpful in assisting with wine and food selections. Blue cheese topping overpowered the steak, but everything else...

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Rare Steakhouse 14 W Mifflin St, Madison
Rare Steakhouse
Steak House • $$$$

Rare Steakhouse

14 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Went for our anniversary dinner. Our waitress provided complimentary Prosecco for a toast. Every part of the dinner was well prepared and served from soup to...

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Weary Traveler Freehouse 1201 Williamson St, Madison
Weary Traveler Freehouse
Bar & Grill • $$

Weary Traveler Freehouse

1201 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703

Small menu but great, fresh food. Something for everyone, including meat eaters, vegan, and gluten free. Nice ambiance and attentive waiter. Would eat there...

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Tipsy Cow 102 King St, Madison
Tipsy Cow
Bar & Grill • $$

Tipsy Cow

102 King St, Madison, WI 53703

Absolutely fabulous burger for the price (I had the lamb burger)! The goat cheese curds were the best cheese curds I've ever had (not overly greasy like...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.4
Off Broadway Drafthouse 5404 Raywood Rd, Madison
Off Broadway Drafthouse
Bar & Grill • $$

Off Broadway Drafthouse

5404 Raywood Rd, Madison, WI 53713

I'll just say go here! Lots of beer choices if you are into beer and always great food. Not a huge menu but they have a special every day too. Plus good...

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  • Good185 Reviews4.2