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The Lazy Oaf

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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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1617 N. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53704
+1 608-441-0370
11:00 - 02:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Surprised by negative reviews. We've been there twice now and have been really happy with our food and the service. Vegetarian options at a sports bar menu Fantastic! Yes, busy but attentive to us! Try it out for yourself sometime.

Thank Melissa R
Madison, wi
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great, upscale bar food. Delicious pizza made with local crust in a stone fire oven. Patio is wonderful in the summer. Great nightly specials on drinks. Happy hour specials.

Thank Urbanmutant
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Went in to check it out, heard good things about the place but it was one of the worst experiences ever. Waitress took the drink order then decides to start playing gambling machines! We waited over 20 minutes then flagged another waitress down. Staff very interested in themselves not the customers, needless to say will never return.

Thank Ron S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Generally fine if you keep your expectations reasonable. Lots of Wisconsin locals and occasional live music.

Thank pamInWisconsin
Rio, Wisconsin
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321 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I called in an order to go, so I cannot speak on the service. The people I interacted with were friendly and they offered a discount which is appreciated. The pizza and wings we had were awesome. Some of the better hot wings I have had. Pizza was very good. We will get it again.

Thank Richard M
Portage, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stopped in here one Sunday afternoon as we noticed the parkinglot was always full when we passed by. This is a VERY casual atmosphere kind of place (which isn't a bad thing at all). We ordered a gyro & a chicken sandwich. Pretty standard kind of pup food. How can one mess that up? When our waiter brought our... More 

Thank Kim D
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I've been to this place a number of times and it always great. Oven fire pizza is awesome, prices very fair, tons of beers on tap, stop if you can. Close enough to airport to taxi to I you have a couple hours.

Thank Scott34hrdelay
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Visited here twice for lunch mid-week. Good sandwiches and burgers, but you want to arrive before the large groups descend and the cook gets rushed. Service was good, but also got overwhelmed in the face of large groups arriving at the same time.

Thank Joe A
Madison, Wisconsin
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136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a place that makes you feel welcome and seems well established with a number of repeat customers. The menu could be freshened or punched up a bit. Food was pretty predictable and average or slightly better. The service was great until it came time to pay the bill... then was on our own.

Thank Italyvacationer2010
Madison, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have stopped at the Lazy Oaf each time that we stay at a hotel on Madison's east side. We always enjoy our food and the service can't be beat. The atmosphere is definitely casual, the menu has good variety (including an excellent fish fry), there are plenty of beer choices and well-made cocktails, and the prices are very reasonable.... More 

Thank pburnsblum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 N. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53704
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-441-0370

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?