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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
+1 608-441-1600
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (123 reviews)
“sardines” (207 reviews)
“oysters” (48 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 14:30All hours
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Went here for brunch on a Saturday. We had the charcuterie plate (country pate, cured meats, and a delicious foie gras mousse) and the moules frites. I will be back! So far, my favorite restaurant in Madison. Very reasonably priced!

Thank WanderlustDust
Reviewed 19 September 2017

While there may be no absence of eateries in this Wisconsin city, one of the more elegant locales is Sardine. While the outside lighting may be somewhat subtle, all that changes once you step inside the restaurant. The menu has great variety as does the...More

Thank Wade K
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've had varying experiences at Sardine. When it's busy, it's a crapshoot - and it does get busy. I've had a pretty dry hamburger there in the past. However, the last visit was simply smashing. Tried the seasonal fried veggies appetizer and - it was...More

Thank Vincent P
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you like raw oysters, this is THE place to go. Happy hour is 4-6 w/ half priced East Coast oysters & discounted drinks. Other food is awesome, too!

Thank nutbrownhares
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Unique menu, all in our party thought the flavors went nicely together. We also thought it was a good value, everything was fresh including the oysters, we thought the New Zealand oysters were the best. I would highly recommend stopping in and they the menu....More

Thank Gskipp2
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had a wonderful brunch with family on Sunday .. the setting is lovely, the table settings quite pleasant and comfortable but go for the menu items. Loved the fact that you can get three different sizes of mimosa drinks. Had the Croque Monsieur and it...More

1  Thank JBP1952
Reviewed 1 September 2017

My wife and I have been here about 5 times over the last 5 years. We don’t get out much, but when we do we love going to Sardine. As soon as you walk into the place it has a very fun and upbeat vibe....More

Thank BrownieWatson
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Sardine is a relaxed restaurant with great views of the lake and friendly staff. Although their menu is a bit limited all their dishes are flavorsome and tasty. They also have a good selection of oysters. We overall enjoyed our visit and we will be...More

Thank gkullis
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I was a little nervous to have dinner at Sardine because our earlier brunch experience had my expectations set sky high. But dinner was just as good, if not better. We had a terrific Pinot Noire which was attractively priced and very good (the only...More

1  Thank RandV V
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Of all the places we've eaten in Madison this week, Sardine's was my favorite! We went for Sunday brunch. We were advised to make a reservation, and so glad we did. Starting off our meal, we had a cherry cheese pastry, a chocolate croissant and...More

1  Thank Karen R
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Jayne G
21 September 2016|
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Response from GerritSM55 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking out by the front but it is limited. Get there early. Otherwise you will be 3-4 blocks away in a city ramp.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-441-1600
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