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The Coopers Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
+1 608-256-1600
09:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Chicago, IL
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166 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here multiple times throughout the years but only for a few beers. The drink selection is good and service is always welcoming as well.

Thank lovetotravelusa
Neenah, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great little pub with wonderful food and courteous staff. The food was great, the service was excellent.

Thank CorrinaB660
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here a couple of times and never disappointed. The burgers and sandwiches are all of the highest quality and good size. We come for dinner before the Overture when we are in the mood for a sandwich instead of a big meal. Love the atmosphere too.

Thank Dan B
Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We went here on a busy Saturday night without reservations but they managed to get our group of 8 in before we were done with our beverages at the bar. Cozy atmosphere, great service and food. I like that they change their menu frequently so that you can try something new each time you go. Great meeting place for friends!

Thank NKD1273
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

While visiting in Madison, my wife and I took our family to the Coopers Tavern for lunch. My wife and I ordered the burger. Both burgers were cooked well to our specifications, and the bun was fantastic. The house chips were a great addition, cooked crispy and seasoned well. The other members of the family got the chicken sandwich and... More 

Thank Harold G
Berkeley, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I was taken here by an old friend for lunch. We sat towards the back. My friend had the French Onion Soup, which was a meal, salad bread everything. She throughly enjoyed it. I had a Orkney Skull Crusher Beer, from the Orkney Island off Scotland. It was so good I had a second! I had the Lamb Burger and... More 

Thank Peregrinesmith
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice setting with excellent food and a very good drink menu. Our waitress was excellent; friendly and very helpful. My burger was very tasty and the fish fry was also very good. Ingredients appear to be of high quality. We were very pleased and will go again.

Thank Tim M
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Best frites around! Great sandwiches and salads. The owner Peter, is always gracious and friendly. It can get a bit noisy, but its a lively fun place. The creme brulee is amazing and they sometimes offer seasonal flavors.

Thank MelissaVan
Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great Irish pub / restaurant on the square in Madison. Extensive beer list is one of the best with local and international selection. Try the sconnie egg, poutine, and the burgers - you will not be disappointed. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We will return!

Thank C V
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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520 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited hoping for a nice meal between loads of grad school work and a humorous evening at the RedTalk. Our server (Taylor?) was great, attentive for how busy it was, and empathetic when I sent my burger back due to the patches of mold on the bun. With time running out I passed up on his... More 

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Management response:

Hello Jesse, Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent visit to The Coopers Tavern and offer us feedback on where we missed the mark. I apologize that it wasn't a pleasant dinner for you and your wife as we strive to give every guest a great experience. I am the manager that came to speak with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-1600

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