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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: Late Night, Dinner

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food - no credit cards

My family and I love this place. Great food (amazing burgers) and great selection of beers for a local family-owned bar. We would absolutely be regulars, but for the credit card thing. I don't carry more than a minimal amount of cash, and it always strikes me as ornery that they don't take them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
ekerwin
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madison, wi
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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Madison, Wi
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I have been to Blue Moon many times and had good food, but my last trip there will be my last. I went there for lunch with two friends, and our lunch took an hour and a half. Fine for a weekend, but not so great when we all need to get back to work. It took us nearly 20... More 

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madison, wi
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My family and I love this place. Great food (amazing burgers) and great selection of beers for a local family-owned bar. We would absolutely be regulars, but for the credit card thing. I don't carry more than a minimal amount of cash, and it always strikes me as ornery that they don't take them (and don't have high chairs because... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I came here after work to meet some co-workers. They ordered cheese curds and waffle fries. The fries were very good. When I went to pay for my drinks and food, the waitress said they did not accept cards but that they had an atm. It charged $2.75 to withdraw. Even though it is only $2.75, it is still lame... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The blue moon is a charming dive with passable wings, good burgers and great beer. The service is speedy and friendly. Most of the appetizers seem like frozen food thrown into a deep fryer

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I had one of the best burgers I've ever had in a bar. The burger is huge, cooked to order (ie not cooked to death) and had a super flavor. Price was very reasonable, especially when compared with other Madison eateries.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Blue Moon has the best burgers in town! I get with all the fixing just no bun to be gluten free. Love the atmosphere. Service quick and efficient.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Blue Moon is known for the burgers they pat by hand and they are really good. I am recommending you try the Reuben. It's the best corned beef in the city. Thick cut, homemade, absolutely delicious. Rich the bartender is among the best in the city.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We called ahead to ask if they could accommodate our college lax team and patents. They blocked off the a portion of the upstairs and it was perfect. The service was extemeley attentive, serving apetizers and then entrees. The burgers were awesome. It's a small place but they did a world class job at serving our group. Would highly recommend...great... More 

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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, 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?