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Food and restaurants in Madison

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Amazing beer selection. Fries are to die for. Varied menu that supports different price points. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the neighborhood Italian restaurant. It's consistently good food. Lombardino's is a long standing restaurant in Madison, so that tells you it is good and survives a competitive food scene, year after year. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
“Several locations locally and all are a lot of fun with really good WI beer!! Cool place to kill some time playing pool, shuffle board or darts. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super cool, airy space with lots of natural light, outdoor seating, great bloody marys, and really good food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're going to be more on the west side of Madison, or Middleton, this is another great spot that really tries to stay local with a rotating menu. Another one of our "birthday" / "special occasion" spots it's not as expensive as some places downtown, but definitely feels luxurious. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you like sushi, this place is within walking distance and it features good sushi and drinks”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“La Brioche is a favorite breakfast and lunch spot for quiet and elegant dining. Put your cell phone and computer away; they are not welcomed here. Heavy drapes and elegant table service make me imagine this is what it would be like to experience an English Tea. Nice place to bring your mom :) ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Love the atmosphere and the neighborhood! Go on a nice day and they'll have the garage doors open on the south side. Parking is a little tricky, but you'll find something with a little patience.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Casual, cozy coffee shop with delicious healthy food options and live music at times!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Good coffee for those who like coffee and like good coffee if you know what I mean.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“nice atmo, convenient location, great pastries, snacks and drinks, wine tastings too.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Carabou Coffee and Einstein Bagles. It's a chain, but it's right down the street at the bus stop.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Healthy meals and snack with a nice wine selection. Easy to walk to right around the corner.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Yummy lunches and other snacks as well as gourmet and gluten free bakery options.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“La Brioche is a favorite breakfast and lunch spot for quiet and elegant dining. Put your cell phone and computer away; they are not welcomed here. Heavy drapes and elegant table service make me imagine this is what it would be like to experience an English Tea. Nice place to bring your mom :) ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Carabou Coffee and Einstein Bagles. It's a chain, but it's right down the street at the bus stop.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Maybe the best bagels in town, get a baker's dozen or a bagel sandwich. I serve these for breakfast.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“counter-serve bakery/cafe chain serving sandwiches, salads & more, known for its bread & free WiFi”
  • 1 local recommends