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Tempest Oyster Bar

120 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3481
+1 608-258-1443
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (69 reviews)
“swordfish” (9 reviews)
“smoke stack” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
120 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3481
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Words don't exist to express my level of sheer delight and elation after stopping into Tempest for happy hour tonight. We sat at the bar, where atmosphere is relaxed and and low key. Dim lighting, shining service! The entire staff was great, Kevin was our...More

Thank Maddie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of three arriving on a Thursday evening around 5:30 pm. We choose to take advantage of Happy hour prices so we went to the bar to have a drink and some appetizers before going to the dining room for dinner. The...More

Thank travelgirl862014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at Tempest Oyster bar. Our selection of 5 types of oysters pleased everyone at the table. The hanger steak was perfectly cooked to my specifications. The wine list was extensive as was the beer list. The salmon was cooked crispy...More

Thank mariagZ1086JM
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Bravo to the staff at The Tempest! What a great stop for those who love food in Madison! We had a sampler of multiple fried seafood, a Shrimp Cocktail and scallops in a maple sauce! The shrimp were huge and tender! We had the shrimp...More

Thank Lotiallen
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is an excellent restaurant that specializes in seafood and in particular an extensive selection of oysters. We were there on Saturday night of a UW football weekend and business was brisk. Everyone at our table was pleased with their entree and my whole broiled...More

Thank GovernorNC
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Made reservation here because heard was same owners as Tornado Room - still don’t know if that’s true? We love Tornado Room so had high hopes for this restaurant. Best item any of us had was probably the appetizer Fruits de Mer. We all fought...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Not only is there seafood in Wisconsin, there’s excellent seafood in Wisconsin. Went with some business colleagues while in town. We sampled the oysters and then jumped in for the main course. I had the mahi mahi with asparagus and it was exceptional. Very fresh...More

Thank 554dwaynet
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went to the Tempest Oyster Bar to get some fresh fish on a Sunday night. The special was swordfish, which I decided to have. "Sorry - just sold the last portion." I asked the waiter his opinion of the blue marlin versus the ahi...More

1  Thank 2007Europe
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Ordered the Fruits de Mer and the 2 Tower. Food was exceptional. Our server, Eric was very attentive. He suggested some cocktails we had never tried that were quite unique. The experience was truly memorable.

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Tempest is by far my favorite restaurant. We visited recently to celebrate my birthday. Since it was a special occasion, we went all out with a feast. We feasted on shrimp cocktail, lobster tail, king crab legs, steak, hashbrowns and key lime pie. Service is...More

Thank Jenodini13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 10:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 10:00
Thursday
16:00 - 10:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3481
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-258-1443
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