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Oakcrest Tavern

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5371 Old Middleton Rd, Madison, WI 53705-2601
608-233-1243
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome burgers!

When people rave about this place having the best burgers, it's actually very true! We're lucky to live nearby, it's a good place to hang out for good old burgers and some beer. They know how to grill the meat, and the beer is always cold!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
mdns
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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203 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

When people rave about this place having the best burgers, it's actually very true! We're lucky to live nearby, it's a good place to hang out for good old burgers and some beer. They know how to grill the meat, and the beer is always cold!

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have known for years that if we wanted a really outstanding cheeseburger we would go to Oakcrest. So the other day we went there with another couple and we ordered CHEESEBURGERS (with fried onions on mine). The waiter was prompt and pleasant and we ordered sweet potato fries and fried cheese curds off the extensive menu. Our newcomer friends... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ate here during a stay in Madison and it is a nice, local burger joint. There was a fish fry the night we ate but had burgers- very good. Friendly and efficient service. Good tap selection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It took 10 minutes or so for a waitress to take our drink order. However, my son grabbed some menus when we came in so we placed our food order at the same time. Our food came to our table in less than ten minutes. Cheeseburger and bacon cheeseburger were delicious. As were the fries and cheese curds. Beer was... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I met friends here for lunch. They have a good menu for a neighborhood bar including a number of different fish choices. Their burgers are also very good. We got a side of sweet potato fries which were delicious. The service did not live up to the food. I think our waitress may have been overworked. She brought the food... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This has turned into our favorite place to go for a sandwich, fish fry, steak and Friday and Saturday specials. The staff is super friendly and very engaging. Great drinks at very reasonable prices. It is so much fun to just sit and make new friends and have a great place to go!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A small tavern on old Middleton road doesn't look like much from the outside, just and old bar that has been there forever... though I like the atmosphere I know it is not for everyone. But to those I say if you let that influence you too much you will miss a great place to eat! A hint of what... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Oakcrest is a locals bar with good food. Everyone seems to know each other. Friday fish fry is very good but get there early because it gets very busy. Park on the street if the lot is full.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our visit was for lunch. Arrived about 12:30. There was one table available and a few seats at the bar. This is a small bar with 4 tables and high tables along the wall. There is also bar seating. Our burgers were perfectly prepared. I called it a five napkin burger. Juicy and of high quality. The service was prompt,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Make mistake this is no modern or post modern mecca, it is an old fashion tavern with a fair percentage of the seating at the bar. The food is fresh, meat daily from the butcher shop across the street, and the taste is out of this world good. With the crinkly cut fries or the mandatory cheese curds this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5371 Old Middleton Rd, Madison, WI 53705-2601
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-233-1243

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Bar, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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