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Weary Traveler Incorporated

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1201 Williamson St, Frnt, Madison, WI 53703-4859
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11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Mon 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Popular local eatery!

Good food but limited menu. Variety. Bob's Bad Breath burger is worth eating a burger for. Try anything, it's pretty good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Good food but limited menu. Variety. Bob's Bad Breath burger is worth eating a burger for. Try anything, it's pretty good.

Thank 659helen
Marietta, GA
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The pork loin sandwich was great. The pork was perfectly seasoned and tasted great. It came with a small spring salad and potatoes that were somewhere between chips and home fries. Whatever they were, they were delicious.

1 Thank MadCobraStyle
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The tuna steak sandwich may have been the best I've had. It was served with a nice side of greens. My wife had the bad breath burger - flavors were amazing, but unfortunately she orders her meat well done. Medium and the burger would have been stellar. The coconut lemongrass stew sounded great as well. Nice craft beer and wine... More 

Thank Warren L
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My first visit to the Weary was an impromptu fulfillment of a long standing plan to go play scrabble. It is located on the corner of Williamson and Few, and contains boardgames and books. It serves a good variety of drinks, and some excellent black tea made with full leaves. We visited late in the evening, and stayed a bit... More 

Thank Judah L
Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Here's the thing with the bad breath burger, it sounds gross and unappealing but it really is not. It's one of the tastiest burgers in the entire Madison area. I make it a point to suck down a Weary Traveler bad breath burger at least once every few weeks. If you're in Madison try and get to the Weary Traveler... More 

Thank Drew H
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Weary Traveler features delicious food and a full bar. It can be a little noisy because of all the hard surfaces; however, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is fun. I'm also impressed by how quickly you can get a table even when it's crowded.

Thank Madtown-Morris
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Of the 4 restaurants I visited in Madison, this was by far the best! Well, 'by far' is a bit of a stretch because each was good for what they were, but Weary Traveler left me wanting more! I had a bowl of their curry soup, and proceeded to dip every other item I had in it! I've been home... More 

Thank Winnie J
Madison, Wi
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Another couple and my husband and myself dined at Weary Traveler the other night. We had heard they have a "killer" burger and wanted to check it out. The location is good right on Willy Street, although parking is a little difficult. The interior is very eclectic and interesting, although appeared to need a good dusting of the many pictures/knick-knacks... More 

Thank toto1234
Margate, Florida
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

One of a kind pub. Books decorate the walls, older wood tables are available to sit and eat at with a kind of refined bar with tons of drink options. Unbelievably happy and friendly staff serve you in a laid back atmosphere. The food is outatanding, all very fresh with flavors to please anyone. Try the goulash, it was the... More 

1 Thank jwessma
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Kind of English Pub, nice vibe!, superb service and great food. There was a Blues band playing which made the night super good.

Thank Jose S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 Williamson St, Frnt, Madison, WI 53703-4859
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-442-6207

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene


Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 am
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am

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