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The Tipsy Cow

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
+1 608-287-1455
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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351 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Although our appetizers were fine at the Tipsy Cow, we wanted finer fare for dinner after several meals of eating our fill of tasty, but "grease heavy" Midwestern fare. While we surveyed the landscape, the happy hour on the patio at this fun, downtown spot more than fit the bill for us. We were glad we stopped here, as it... More 

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Barneveld, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I've only been here for a beer, so I can't speak to the quality of the food. The beer selection is good, with craft choices from Wisconsin and elsewhere. I had a Three Floyd's IPA from Illinois while killing sometime at the bar. Weekday happy hour offers $1.00 off draft beers. What I like best is the feng shui or... More 

Thank savory-toothed-tiger
Madison, Wisconsin
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163 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

WOW - Tipsy Cow delivered on our first visit. Alex (with an X) took wonderful care of us, introducing us to the Tipsy Cow menu and many options for adult beverages. We started with Alligator bites, yum and a dark beer and a spiced cider - all excellent. I tried the Tipsy Cow Burger Saturday special - a couple Knoche... More 

Thank LaCrosseIndians
Jackson, Tennessee
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284 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We came to Madison in the dead of winter and had a great time. Part of it is because of cool places like this one. The Korean fries, walleye sandwich and wide choices of draft beer were great. The bartender was laid back and cool guy. Great atmosphere. Heck this would be my hangout if I lived here

Thank Scott P
Minooka, Illinois
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Had a great burger and fries. Surprisingly good menu went beyond usual bar food. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Highly recommended.

Thank roclaw
Middleton, WI
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Don't let the name fool you. The menu contains a wide variety of food/appetizers & is delicious with lots of local ingredients. Want to impress friends/family? Take them here!

Thank nutbrownhares
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Went here because my daughter who is a self proclaimed ranch dressing expert read that they have some of the best in Madison (apparently there was an article that was all about ranch dressing. Who knew?) Anyway, had to get some cheese curds to test the ranch and yes, it is very good. Nice menu and everything that was ordered... More 

Thank Dan B
Madison, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I eat lunch here quite often. For being on 'the square' I think the prices are great, lower or similar to other places nearby. They have a really good burger, actually lots of good burgers (recently had one with chimichurri and artichoke heart 'fries' which had some pretty amazing flavors for $7--plain burger runs about $5), fries are al la... More 

Thank home2much
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

A co-worker and I stopped for for lunch yesterday. The food was good, but nothing spectacular. I got the tipsy burger...a good burger, but kind of greasy. For the burger, a half order of sour cream and chive fries and a mt dew it cost over $20 with a tip....way more than what I'm used to paying a small town... More 

Thank reviewer23423423
Thornton, Colorado
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Decide to go here for the Wisconsin, Nebraska game. We were visiting form out of town and wanted to experience downtown and thought the game would be a good way. Though the game was good the bar seemed not to care to much. I found it to be dingy and not that great. We order food. My wife had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-287-1455

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