102 King Street
The Tipsy Cow is best described as gourmet bar food. Excellent selection of craft beers and superb cheese curds. Downtown location means you take a nice stroll around the Capitol and burn off your Blue Cheeses and Bacon Fries.
20 W Mifflin St
An amazing list of draft beers complement their impeccable stick-to-your-ribs food. Poutine, anyone? Lamb shank? Yes, Please!
123 E Doty St
Now with 4 locations around the metro Madison area, the Dane is a great brew pub. This is a good choice for a group with varying tastes.
23 N Pinckney St
The joys of a traditional supper club, done to perfection. Lots of Wisconsin beers on tap, and a perfect (Korbel) brandy old fashioned (sweet or sour) to boot. Heritics may also be pleased with their gin OF. The #38, a summer sausage sandwich is a killer.
211 King St
Quirky little bar that tries to hide on King St. It almost dares you to discover it. Worth finding, though. Recommend the 3 cup chicken, or any of the dim sum. The drinks are also delightful.
106 King St
Hearty bowls of Japanese noodle soups plus sides & sake served in a narrow, zen-inspired space.
5801 Monona Dr
A favorite post-Canoecopia haunt of the Bagas, but delightful for anytime you're hungry. Can't go wrong with their White Pizza with Artichoke Hearts.
4124 Monona Dr
Cozy, counter-serve eatery offering up creative, area-sourced American fare for breakfast & lunch. It's delicious!
6007 Monona Dr
A casually elegant Indian restaurant featuring a variety of vegetarian options with an incredible daily lunch buffet.
2201 Atwood Ave
The specials here are often breathtakingly good. Their standard pub fare is very solid too. Nice collection of suds on tap. Excellent Walnut Burger for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.
2098 Atwood Ave
Authentic Laotian cuisine. They also have a sister restaurant on Williamson St. Love the Curry Squash and the spring rolls are a taste of freshness any time of the year.
2701 Atwood Ave
Stalzy's mission is to create real, hand-crafted food from scratch. They have an excellent fish fry and make the best Reuben in town!
2110 Atwood Ave
Sort of Himalayan fusion. Featuring a sublime dal and some of the best appetizers to turn into a full meal.
1524 Williamson St
A delightful, venerable tavern, with interesting twists on bar standards. We think the Sexy Fries (fried potato chips with truffle oil & grated Parm) are worth the trip and then some.
Roman Candle Pizza
1054 Williamson St
Terrific pizza; the Roman Candle is Spicy! Word on the street is that the other stuff is delish, but we've never tried it. ;)
1201 Williamson St
Great food at good prices. Try the Bob's Bad Breath Burger or the West of the Andes sandwhich.
Umami Ramen & Dumpling Bar
923 Williamson St
Didn't really realize why folks would willingly eat ramen until we went here. Amazing deconstructed pork buns.
1033 S Park St
Taqueria Guadalajara has the best, most authentic Mexican food in Madison! Enjoy familiar eats such as tacos & enchiladas in a petite, unassuming setting.
2500 University Ave
An Italian menu that shifts somewhat with the seasons, but never fails to please. Jim orders the pasta with sausage & rapini.
674 S Whitney Way
Their "out there" beers are typically amazing; "normal" beers are solid. Food is conservative, but satisfying.