University of Wisconsin

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

Between its German heritage and being surrounded by rich farmland and large bodies of fresh water, you are sure to find plenty of hearty, fresh meals in Madison.  All restaurants listed are local establishments; staples in the community serving an array of world cuisine and area specialties.  Click on the restaurant name for location and more info.    

Restaurant NameTypeLocation

43 North

Contemporary American

Downtown Madison

AJ Bombers

Burgers

Downtown

Babcock Hall Dairy Store

Ice Cream, Breakfast, Sandwiches

Campus

Bellini's

Italian

Downtown Madison

Buck's Pizza

Pizza

West

Buck's Pizza

Pizza

East

Café Costa Rica

Costa Rican, Caribbean

Downtown Madison

Chautara

Himalayan, Napelese

Downtown Madison

Chocolate Shoppe

Ice Cream

Madison State Street

Dane County Farmer's Market

Farmers Market, Pastries

Downtown Madison

Der Rathskellar

Breakfast, Sandwiches, Beer Hall, Live Music

Campus

Dotty Dumplings Dowry

Sports Bar, Pub Food

Campus

Ella's Deli & Ice Cream Parlor

Deli, Breakfast, Ice Cream

East

Essen Haus

German

Downtown Madison

Fromagination

Sandwiches, Fondue

Downtown Madison

Graze

Localvore, International

Downtown Madison

Great Dane Pub

Brewery, Pub Food

Downtown Madison

Greenbush Bar

Italian, Pizza

Campus-South

Jordan's Big Ten Pub

Sports Bar, Pub Food

Campus-South-Stadium

L'Etoile

International

Downtown Madison

Lazy Jane's Café

Breakfast, Pastries, Coffee Shop

North East

Marigold Kitchen

Breakfast, Brunch

Downtown Madison

Mariner's Inn

Steak, Seafood

North

Memorial Union

Fast Food, Grill, Deli, Ice Cream

Campus

Merchant Restaurant

American, Local Craft

Downtown Madison

Michael's Frozen Custard

Frozen Custard

South West

Mickies Dairy Bar

Breakfast, Diner

Campus-South-Stadium

Myles Teddywedgers Cornish Pastries

Pasties

Madison State Street

New Orleans Take-Out

Cajun

Campus-South-Stadium

Nostrano

Mediterranean , Localvore

Downtown Madison

Porta Bella

Italian

Campus-East-State Street

Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ

BBQ

North East

Stadium Sports Bar & Eatery

Sports Bar, Pub Food

Campus-South-Stadium

State Street Brats

Sports Bar, Brats

Madison State Street

Steep & Brew Cafe

Coffee Shop, Bakery

Madison State Street

The Old Fashioned

American

Downtown Madison

The Plaza Tavern

Pub Food

Downtown Madison

The Tornado Steak House

Steak, American

Downtown Madison

Weary Traveler Free House

International, Brunch

North East