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The Coopers Tavern

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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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Middleton, Wisconsin
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203 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many choices around the Capital Square you should just keep walking and choose another restaurant. We went for Sunday brunch. I chose the salad with brussel sprouts and bacon and asked the waiter what he thought. "So Good" is what he said! The salad was mostly greens with a couple of boiled soggy brussel sprouts thrown in and ranch... More 

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Dear Voyaguerfoodie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to us here at The Coopers Tavern. We appreciate when our valued guests share feedback with us, as it's only through your comments that we can know where we may have missed the mark. I was sorry to hear that the food you received from... More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Margaritas even though they aren't on the menu. Great hot pretzel appetizer. Inside is not big, but it is bustling

Thank Kathy B
Madison, Wi
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped by for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was very busy, which we felt must be a good sign. Due to the crowd, the noise level was very high. We were seated right away despite the crowd. The bar has a large selection of beers. I ordered a pretzel with beer cheese dip but... More 

Thank toto1234
North Aurora, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and booked a last minute overnight at the Madison Concourse Hotel, which backs up to The Coopers Tavern. Looking for a place to get dinner, this came up on Google "within walking distance" and we are so glad it did! We walked over, about 7:30 on a Saturday night, the place was full (and very loud) but we found... More 

Thank jckdnls2017
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330 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

we came in for drinks and dessert. it was after 10pm, the wait staff was very nice and invited us to sit at any open table. the beer selection was good. we had the salted caramel cake, which had a sheen across the top and side - simillar to the a layer that forms on pudding in the refrigerator. the... More 

Thank rettup
Janesville, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Food was so good !! I highly recommend the coopers curds :)! Crispy and cheesy !!! Very busy place but worth the wait , you will not be disappointed !

Thank Z9718QYbrandonb
Antioch, Illinois
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155 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Ventured around the corner from our hotel on a recent Sunday morning and got a nice plate full of comfort breakfast food. The place was not crowded so it was nice and relaxing in there. Also, the bartender had European soccer matches on the TV which I enjoyed with my meal. One complaint- this place needs better coffee. Some other... More 

Thank Mark S
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We enjoyed the twist they put on a standard sandwich and the choice of having "greens" or "chips" with the meal. (I prefer greens and husband goes for chips). Great selection of beers!

Thank Carlson3153
Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Coopers is one of those places that is always good and you are never disappointed. It is great if you just want to socially hangout with some of your friends and have a beer and a light meal. The food is good and not overwhelming with options. I really enjoy going Sunday afternoons to sit and have a beer and... More 

Thank Jacob D
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Went on an early Saturday afternoon & ordered off the brunch menu. Had the corn beef. It was good. Wife had the eggs Benedict and said it was the best breakfast she's ever had. Had a bit it was really good. Wish I'd gotten it to. Drink menu looked good but we didn't really get adventurous. Overall nice, low key... 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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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?