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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
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 236 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank JesseWhite
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 

Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband and I had our wedding reception here in the upstairs room. It is a rustic, trendy space with its own bar, which was a huge plus. The upstairs has its own bathrooms and a lift for handicapped accessibility. During the reception planning, there were a few snafus with communication - I think mostly because there were staff turnover.... More 

Thank Sarah M
Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We recently ate dinner here and were quite disappointed with the service and food. We dined outside because inside the restaurant is incredibly noisy. My wife had a Cesar Salad and there was NO dressing on the salad and I had a steak that was unreasonably tough - hard to cut with a provided steak knife. The service was also... More 

Thank yoop5
Management response:

Hi Yoop5, Thank you for taking the time to review our performance and providing us with balanced feedback of where we missed the mark. We work hard to give every guest a great experience, and feedback from our guests is crucial to our improvement. I apologize that your dinner at The Coopers Tavern fell short of the experience that we... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice menu brunch! Nice seating inside and out! Great Bloody Mary... Average meal... Middle of the road pricing. Great location on Capitol square!

Thank Melissa Z
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

What brought me to Cooper's was a gift certificate I'd "won" bidding in a fundraiser to help the homeless in Madison WI. Went there liking them for donating to the cause. I had two friends with me. The day was perfect to sit outside and enjoy our lunch. Our waitress was very pleasant, and had the menu items and specials... 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
Bar Scene, Groups
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?