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The Coopers Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
+1 608-256-1600
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“poutine” (16 reviews)
“fries” (34 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for brunch on Sunday. There was a bit of a wait to get a table so we elected to sit in the window bar for which there was no wait. I had the Lox Bagel which was quite tasty! The only downside was...More

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, service was average, wait time for food was long and the restaurant wasn’t the cleanest place I’ve ever ate at. In the end, I won’t be going out of my way to come back.

Thank melsuemoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Madison for valentines weekend and when we couldn’t find a place to eat a later dinner (9pmish), we discovered this place! Being from Chicago we felt the prices were very reasonable. Loved my chicken sandwich, but should have gotten the fries over the...More

Thank Jordan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I travel a lot for work and eat at fairly nice restaurants and this was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Respectable beer selection. Casual atmosphere and fair prices. The food and portions were just wonderful. OMG, a wild rice...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't know if the cooks ever had real poutine in Canada. Frites were soggy and cold with a blob of cheese and sickly grey looking gravy poured all over. Coating around Sconnie egg looked undercooked (pink) and the outside crust was very hard and dry....More

Thank joelw298
Megan N, Manager at The Coopers Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review; I greatly appreciate getting feedback from our guests as it is the best way for me to know how we're doing and where we need to improve. I want to apologize that your food didn't meet expectations on your...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped here after a brewery tour for dinner. The extensive beer list and frites was what drew us in. The tables are cramped and there isn’t a lot of room but it was great food and service. I had the PBR fish and frites and...More

Thank Meat-tastic
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Went to lunch on a Saturday at 1:30 expecting to order the chicken sandwich which I heard from a couple people that it was great...only to find out it was their brunch menu...no chicken sandwich, I ordered the daily quiche...sausage, red pepper, cheese...it was the...More

Thank JulieRWi
Megan N, Manager at The Coopers Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for your review; I really appreciate when our guests provide feedback so I know what is going well and what needs attention. I'm sorry that your experience with us on Saturday for brunch was below both your standards and ours. We aim to...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

All of the food was delicious, with vegetables and cheese from the farmers market at the square, and meat from local farms. The drinks were generous and there was a large selection of beer. The service was top notch and the people very friendly. They...More

Thank tjlambe
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Every dish here is good, the beer selection is good, and the service is good. Order the poutine you will not be disappointed!

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Many people had told my wife and I we had to try this place----so we did. With eight kids we thoroughly enjoy our weekly date night and love when we go out and have a good experience. Unfortunately, our first time was anything but enjoyable....More

1  Thank Cush2799
Megan N, Manager at The Coopers Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Hello, First of all, I would like to thank you for your review; it's important to me that we get feedback from our guests so I know what is going well and what needs attention. I'm very sorry that we performed below both your standards...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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