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Blue Moon Bar & Grill

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2535 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3812
608-233-0441
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Burger time

Hotel staff recommended this spot citing excellent burgers. Good choice! Top notch burgers.My burger was freshly made and the service prompt & friendly. Sides are extra. Nice selection of beers both on tap and bottles. Plenty of TV's so I wouldn't miss my favorite game.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Scott G
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the look out for a typical American bar we tried the Blue Moon and didn't regret it. Busy even on a week night with locals looked like a good sign and it proved right. Burgers and Fries were well cooked and good value. Staff were really friendly and looked after us very well. Beer list was varied and cheap.... More 

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Thank Moowell M
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

It's been a long time since I could enjoy a burger and a beer in a restaurant. They had a great GF beer (Lakefront Brewing Grist Mill) and GF buns. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Make sure you bring cash though.

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Thank Jeff M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Hotel staff recommended this spot citing excellent burgers. Good choice! Top notch burgers.My burger was freshly made and the service prompt & friendly. Sides are extra. Nice selection of beers both on tap and bottles. Plenty of TV's so I wouldn't miss my favorite game.

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Thank Scott G
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Visiting from Kentucky and thought I would try a local pub close to the hotel. I shared the awesome cheese curds with my daughter and we both had burgers. Everything was very good and came out quickly! Although the fries came out slightly undercooked I made no complaints because we were both to stuffed to eat anymore anyway. I highly... More 

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Thank Futureboy67
St. Paul
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

They don't take credit cards and the food is mediocre. Who doesn't take credit cards?? Close to campus but that's about all it has going for it.

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Thank Minnesota_traveler16
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Please note this restaurant doesn't take plastic. They do not tell you this until you go to pay your bill and then advise you to use their ATM machine in which they are making money off of it. Instead of it costing them .60 to process your card, they're making $2.75 off of you from their ATM machine. Good food,... More 

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Thank MiddletonWI
Marathon, WI
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Have been a long time fan of the Blue Moon Bar & Grill! This past weekend we were in Madison for a Badger game and stopped post game for lunch! It had been awhile since I was here for food and it was delicious! The cheese curds are a favorite of ours and Blue Moon does them perfectly!! I ordered... More 

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Thank HTCWI
Beach Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I had a burger and it was great! The place is cozy and I really enjoyed my meal. The server we had was very friendly and attentive. The appetizers were great!

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Thank Rhiannon U
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A great place for a great burger and fries at a reasonable price. Had 3 great 1/2 lb. cheeseburgers, big thing of fries, 3 sodas and a pint of Darkhouse for $37! Great service and friendly people as well.

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Thank JohnofOshkosh
Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

below average food. It's great if you work at the uw hospital, but the food is mediocre and bland. its a nice little bar, but food isnt what I'd go there for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2535 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3812
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-233-0441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am

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