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Tempest Oyster Bar

120 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3481
+1 608-258-1443
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (57 reviews)
“swordfish” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3481
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice seafood joint. West coast oysters were very good. The lettuce for the Caesar not crisp and fresh. We liked the Bucatini and Boulliabasse. Amazing pear upside-down cake! Excellent service from H.

Thank SamAdamsGhost
Reviewed 3 days ago

The place was great for a couple glasses of wine and raw bar appetizers. They were helpful in planning my first oyster experience.

Thank WanderlustDust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great Friday evening dinner in this wonderful restaurant and bar. The fish fry is the best I've had and offers perch which is a rarity. Other menu items are equally as enjoyable. Great menu selection.

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Add this to your happy hour list, fresh seafood served tapas style so you can try several items. Great date night or friends. Have also had full dinner, also exceptional. Staff is awesome, wine list good too.

Thank SusanPJ
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We loved this place so much we went there twice while we were in town for their happy hour. The first night we had their raw oysters and oyster rockefeller while sitting out front. Both delicious. Had a choice of 4 different east coast or...More

Thank cussingcook1
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Tempest Oyster Bar at a weekday night amd although it was a bit latish the staff was happy to accomodate us. The restaurant itself is nice, and would describe it as romantic. They have a good selection of oysters which we opted for,...More

Thank gkullis
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great selection and always fresh. Great service and informed wait staff. Watch the special early bird selection and sit back and enjoy. Great environment to meet friends.

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a big corporate event in town and our team went to Tempest Oyster Bar for dinner. No one complained about their food and all the plates were cleaned up. Many team members had the tuna, salmon, and nightly specials. Personally, I ordered the...More

Thank 4reuks
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice oyster bar. We had a selection of oysters as an appetizer. Then on to the entrees. The tuna was delicious. The swordfish was tasty. The meal was a bit pricey but not unreasonable. Service was very good.

Thank Robert2014
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We went to the Tempest for my husband's birthday. I was a wonderful experience. Really fresh oysters and quite a selection of them. Superb martinis. And the softshell crab was the best. Attentive and friendly service. With a parking ramp right next door (for the...More

Thank MaddieFairmont
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3481
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-258-1443
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