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Aldo's Cafe

330 N Orchard St Madison, WI · 608.204.3943

A UW Campus Favorite
Aldo's Cafe is your quick and delicious solution for food on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Choose one of our grab-n-go options from our deli case or get one of our menu items. Aldo's offers a good breakfast selection as well, with fresh baked pastries and breakfast sandwiches to get your day started right.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Closed Tuesday, Jan 1 - Closed

Avenue Club and the Bubble Up Bar

1128 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI · 608.257.6877

Madison's Favorite Fish Fry
Fish Fry on Friday nights is a Wisco tradition, but we're so proud of ours that we serve it for dinner 7 days a week, and during lunch Monday through Friday.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Open (11AM - 3PM for brunch). Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open (until midnight) Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open (11AM - 3PM for brunch).

Bassett Street Brunch Club

444 Johnson St Madison, WI · 608.467.5051

All Day Brunch
Bassett Street Brunch Club is your downtown Madison restaurant destination for all-day, all-night brunch plus comfort food classics. Our menu features fun and familiar Mod-American cuisine revved up with a little style and sophistication. Besides brunch foods, we serve up yummy sandwiches, fresh salads and creative dinner entrees. We open our doors bright and early each day.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open (8AM - 4PM)

Canteen

111 S Hamilton St. Madison, WI · 608.285.5703

A vibrant, fast-paced taqueria and Mexican kitchen on the Capitol Square
Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week, as well as brunch and late night food on the weekends.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open (10:30AM - 2PM for brunch).

Carl's Cakes

110 Market St. Sun Prairie, WI · 608.825.3377

Madison's Most-Recommended Cakes
With over 30 years of baking experience, the Carl's Cakes team can plan and execute any special cake, no matter the style or the budget. Their exceptional cakes and delightful buttercreams have made Carl's Cakes the most recommended cakes in the Madison area.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Open (7AM to 3PM). Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open

Cento

122 W. Mifflin St. Madison, WI · 608.284.9378

Downtown Madison's Premier Italian Restaurant
Combining local ingredients with traditional Italian flavors and modern techniques, Cento combines Old World Italian traditions with modern techniques. Join us for handmade pastas and slow-roasted meats and pizza from our wood-burning oven. We have an extensive wine list, with over 150 bottles to choose from and over 20 poured by the glass.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Closed

The Coopers Tavern

20 W. Mifflin St. Madison, WI · 608.256.1600

Downtown Madison's Favorite Gastropub
The Coopers Tavern, located on Madison's Capitol square, emphasizes hearty, rustic dishes paired with with a bar menu that features over 28 tap beers and over 100 bottle varieties. At the helm of The Coopers Tavern is owner and General Manager, Peter McElvanna. McElvanna, a native Irishman, along with his wife, Amy Marsman.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open

Craftsman Table and Tap

6712 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave. Middleton, WI · 608.836.3988

Craft Food, Beer and Cocktails
A friendly neighborhood restaurant Located in the heart of Middleton. The menu features sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, and entrée specials inspired by local and seasonal ingredients. Our beer selection is extensive with 18 draught lines and over two dozen bottles. We feature the best of the local brews, as well as, some of the best craft beers from the rest of the world.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Open (11AM - 2PM) Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open (11AM - 3PM)

DLUX

117 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Madison, WI · 608.467.3130

Burger, cocktails and general swank
A half a block from the State Capitol, DLUX serves posh burgers and boozy shakes in a laid-back atmosphere just off the Square. At DLUX, our burgers range from The Standard (the best classic burger around), to creative, chef-driven burgers like the Farmhouse, topped with bacon, monterey jack cheese, fried green tomato, baby greens, and house made tomato jam.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open (11AM - 7PM) Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open (9AM - 3PM for brunch).

Eldorado Grill

744 Williamson St. Madison, WI · 608.280.9378

Savor Madison's Southwestern Style
Eldorado Grill is an ecclectic combination of Southwestern, Southern, and Interior Mexican cuisine with an upscale twist. With over 130 tequilas and mezcals on the menu, Eldorado has a margarita for everyone. From the classic Eldorado Margarita, to the Blazing Saddle, featuring our house-infused chili tequila, Eldorado has the best margaritas in town.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open

Everly

2701 Monroe St. Madison, WI · 608.416.5242

We're a casual, comfortable, eclectic neighborhood eatery on Monroe Street
We're bacon-serving and vegetarian-friendly. What we offer may sometimes be unfamiliar, but once you try it we'll win you over. We also take familiar dishes and update them with fresher flavors and creative ingredients. There is a 35 seat covered outdoor seating area, the first and only large full-service outdoor seating area in the Monroe Street neighborhood.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open (11AM - 4PM Lunch; 4PM - 5PM Happy Hour; 5PM - 9PM NYE Prix Fixe menu) Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open (10AM - 3PM Brunch).

Fresco

227 State St. Madison, WI · 608.663.7374

A captivating downtown dining destination
Fresco's modern American menu is an appealing mixture of updated classics and fresh, seasonal fare. Each dish is thoughtfully developed to match the offerings on the restaurant's diverse, sommelier-curated wine list. Perched on the top floor of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art on State Street, Fresco features the best view anywhere of downtown Madison and MMoCA's sculpture garden.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open (4PM - 11PM) Tuesday, Jan 1 - Closed

Hubbard Avenue Diner

7445 Hubbard Ave Middleton, WI · 608.831.PIES

Famous for Pie
The dessert cases at Hubbard Avenue Diner & Bakery are filled with the finest creations from baker Jason Harder - the Pie Guy. Iced cookies, brownies, and bars are drool-worthy while the most beautiful and special desserts are Hubbard pies. Hubbard celebrates their love of pie throughout the year with special seasonal pies, favorite classics, and unique new flavors.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Open (7AM - 3PM). Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open (9AM - 9PM)

Johnny Delmonico's Steakhouse

130 S. Pinckney St. Madison, WI · 608.257.8325

A timeless, downtown steakhouse
Steak reigns supreme in this restaurant - New York strip, rib eye, sirloin or tomahawk - are just a few of the different cuts Johnny Delmonico's proudly served. The staff is trained in all things steak and are able to customize any experience. The menu is a mix of robust, classic dishes with dashes of seasonal flavors..

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Closed

Luigi's Pizza

515 S. Midvale Blvd. Madison, WI · 608.661.7663

Pizza is the star at Luigi's.
An easy to navigate mix and match menu ensures the perfect pizza for any diners. The extensive ingredient list has resulted in some new favorite combos like the "Sequoya Bomber" - featuring a tomato sauce, artichokes, roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and Wisconsin mozzarella.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open

Market Street Diner

110 Market St. Sun Prairie, WI · 608.825.3377

Made-from-scratch
Market Street Diner serves classic diner food that will have you coming back for more. Wisconsin favorites, from a classic Reuben to a favorite meatloaf, are on the menu. Daily soup and sandwich specials and overflowing bakery cases keep diners coming back time and again.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Open (7AM - 3PM) Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open

Miko Poke

2701 Monroe Street, Suite 250 Madison, WI · 608.416.5241

Poke Bowls & Hawaiian Shave Ice
Fresh, healthy poke bowls and friendly, quick service at Madison's first and only poke shop. Every day we butcher whole fresh fish, chop fresh vegetables, slice and fry our purple sweet potato chips, and prepare every sauce from scratch. We make our shave ice syrups from real fruit, fresh juices, and real sugar or organic agave nectar.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open (11AM - 7PM) Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open

Monty's Blue Plate Diner

2089 Atwood Ave. Madison, WI · 608.244.8505

A familiar face on Madison's east side since 1990
Voted BEST Vegetarian Menu and Breakfast by Isthmus Madison Favorites. Monty's is a popular neighborhood gathering spot, busy all day. Home to a fab reuben, a fancy-schmancy hot fudge brownie sundae made with Sassy Cow Creamery ice cream, and, of course, the vegetarian meat loaf; try the Tex-Mex breakfast. Daily and nightly specials. Breakfast served all day, every day.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Open (7AM - 4PM) Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open

Steenbock's on Orchard

330 N. Orchard St. Madison, WI · 608.204.2733

Your best choice for dining on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus
Steenbock's on Orchard is located in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus. The menu is designed to highlight local and seasonal ingredients at their best. Locally-sourced meats, cheeses and vegetables from around Wisconsin. Easy to get to and only blocks from Camp Randall, Steenbock's is a perfect location for lunch or dinner.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Closed Tuesday, Jan 1 - Closed

Tex Tubb's Taco Palace

2009 Atwood Ave. Madison, WI · 608.242.1800

Tex Tubb's isn't called a Taco Palace for nothing
With over 25 different types of tacos, you'll never get bored. Not in the mood for a taco platter? We also offer burritos, tex-mex entrees and salads - and don't even get me started on brunch! We serve up lunch and dinner daily, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 24 - Closed Tuesday, Dec 25 - Closed Monday, Dec 31 - Open Tuesday, Jan 1 - Open