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803 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1085
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07:30 - 14:00
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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195 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I feel safe calling this a surprise since there are only 9 reviews so far which makes me think that not many people have tried this restaurant. My wife and I are auditing a course this semester and sometimes go to lunch before class. After the waiting in line counter service restaurants where you needed to make a quick decision... More 

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Thank James S
Madison
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you're on the UW Madison campus and are looking for something a cut above the several food carts or ordinary campus fare, head over to the Club for a nice change of pace delicious lunch. With its' stately and historic facade and sedate interior, the restaurant offers you a tranquil setting in which to enjoy the well-prepared food. Outdoor... More 

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Thank Wilkins K
Madison, Wisconsin
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226 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a great place near campus to get lunch with a table cloth and linen napkins. Perfect for a business meeting. Prices are very reasonable, food is very good and service is usually pretty fast. Service professionalism and attentiveness can be spotty but not a big deal. You can get in and out during the lunch hour. Half sandwich... More 

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Houston, Texas
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527 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We went for a rehearsal dinner and it was very enjoyable. Service was friendly at both the bar and the tables. Food served family style with plenty of choices.

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Thank mikel12323
Wisconsin
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197 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Nice place for lunch when you want a quiet casual experience. The waitstaff are college students, so not the best, but the food is good and the price quite reasonable.

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Thank MissWisc
Madison, WI
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I went there for lunch with a friend, and was awed by the architecture. If you like old houses like me, this will be a great place to visit, even for wedding ceremonies. Unfortunately, the service was pretty poor. The server was not attentive, which was surprising since only 10-15% of the tables were occupied. The food was really blend... More 

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Thank zygomycota
Verona, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Lovely place to enjoy the performers/people on Library Mall, view the renovations at the Memorial Union, and see the lake while enjoying tapas and beverages on the front porch veranda. A Madison summer delight.

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Thank Susan C
Verona, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We were fortunate to get on the waiting list and a cancellation allowed us to enjoy a special Mothers Day brunch here. Classy old style ambiance with wood paneled dining room and grand piano in the drawing room. The smoked salmon was terrific. Couscous with dried fruits "middle East oatmeal" delicious new treat. Also the poached eggs on toast with... More 

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Thank Susan C
Madison, Wisconsin
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243 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I almost hate revealing that the fish fry at this quiet place is pretty darned good. This is not a bar fish fry, more like a sit down place for faculty and alums.

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Thank MadisonGrog
Appleton, Wisconsin
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214 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We have been coming here for 20 years. Great views and super nice staff. Walking distance to and from everything! Parking in the ramp.

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Thank heidi D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:00
Thursday
07:30 - 14:00
Friday
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1085
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

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