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Sofra Family Bistro

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7457 Elmwood Ave, Middleton, WI 53562-3105
608-836-6614
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
GREAT FOR THE PRICE AND ATMOSPHERE

A SOMEWHAT LIMITED MENU BUT UNIVERSALLY EXCELLENT FOOD. Service and atmosphere are excellent and the price is a real bargain. I enjoyed the choice of obtaining breakfast-type food any time I wanted. The ethnic menu is outstanding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
rauerbac
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Middleton, WI
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Middleton, WI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A SOMEWHAT LIMITED MENU BUT UNIVERSALLY EXCELLENT FOOD. Service and atmosphere are excellent and the price is a real bargain. I enjoyed the choice of obtaining breakfast-type food any time I wanted. The ethnic menu is outstanding.

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have only eaten here for breakfast. the menu is extensive, hard to choose what to order. Everyone in my family has their own favorite meal. Friendly atmosphere with great pictures on the walls.

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Madison, WI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

On a recent weekly "mother/daughter bonding/dining" nite, we went to Sofra. I was pleasantly surprised by the chicken rotisserie style with vegies. An entire half of a chicken with heaps of roasted vegies over red-skinned potatoes, delicious! I appreciated the quantity, enough to take home a portion, and the flavor was perfect. It's still hard to find a real vegetable... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We lived in Madison for many years and moved a few years ago. We had lunch at Sofra during our visit and were pleased that the food and service were as great as we remembered. Definitely recommend if you are in the Middleton area.

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Houston, TX
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227 reviews 227 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I just completed a tour of the National Mustard Museum down the block and I was famished. There were several dining options around so I used my smartphone to help me decide. It recommended Sofra and instantly the thought of Albanian cuisine piqued my interest. For appetizers the Albanian sausages were a delicious blend of ground beef, lamb and spices.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

One of my favorite entrees at Sofra is the Albanian Qebap Platter with their Albanian sausages. Always excellent and a unique dish in Madison. Another tip: try the house soup! It's something you'll want to drink, it's so tasty. Second tip: Skip the dessert - they've been disappointing (just go to Hubbard for great pie).

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Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been to this place several times now. I love this place. I come here for the crepes. They are so good. My husband really likes this place a lot to. I visit the Madison area a lot and have close family members that live in the area. I had been wanting to try out some different restaurants and... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A good place to go and talk. We went for lunch. I had a bistro burger which is lamb and beef which was juicy and tasty. The fries were very good and were crisp and crunchy. My wife had an artichoke chicken panini and it was also very good. The menu has interesting choices with a greek flavor to them.... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I went here for a tasty meal and a good drink and got both! First time at an Albanian restaurant; it had the typical Mediterranean fare and some Albanian specialties as well. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend it and return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fun, attentive staff and amazing food (especially the Albanian sausages)! Definitely going back soon! Complimentary sangria on Wednesdays nights!:)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7457 Elmwood Ave, Middleton, WI 53562-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: 608-836-6614

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Albanian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?