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Blue Moon Bar & Grill

2535 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3812
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Madison, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We came in for a nice dinner of appetizers, sandwiches, and sides. The food did not disappoint and was tasty as always. However, the music (a really nice mix of current and oldies) was turned up to what had to have been the loudest volume available. We gave up trying to speak to one another and just tried to down... More 

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Jefferson WI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Excellent service, food. Just a short walk from the UW Hospital in Madison. Lots of beer choices, the kids loved the tacos that were served on Tuesday night,. 4 of us, 10 drinks including beer and mixed drinks and wine and the bill was only $64. For Madison that was GREAT!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My wife and I stopped there for a quick bite and a beer on a Saturday night. We were allowed to sit outside and the waiter was super attentive, friendly, and knowledgable. We're both vegetarians and learned they make a homemade veggie burger which was good and hearty. They had a good craft beer selection and we had no complaints.... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a great place, which I like because of its proximity to my hotel. They are open late (2 a.m.) and have a really good pub menu. The staff is really friendly and I've met some really nice locals here as well. If you're ever in the neighborhood, check them out.

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Fish was almost burnt and greasy. Fries ice cold. Husbands food (shrimp & fires) hot and good. I have eaten here half a dozen times and once I had a good burger. I will not be eating here ever again. Sorry.

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Seattle, WA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stopped in to the Blue Moon after a very long day and a formal dinner. I was happy to get out of my formal black dress, put on a pair of jeans and a comfie top, and head over for a glass of beer with some friends as the evening wore down. The Blue Moon has an excellent supply... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nice spot. Friendly staff. Interesting decor. Good food. I ordered the Chicken Cordon Bleu half expecting it to be a microwaved Sysco product. Instead, it was clearly prepared on-site. Really quite tasty. Wife and daughter thought their meals were quite good as well. Fries were tasty and not greasy. Good selection of beers. We were very happy to find this... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

The "average price" is $8 before they charge you extra fees. You need to carry your ID with you when you go because they request proof of age even if you only plan to eat food. If you don't have your ID you can still get carry out. What they don't tell you until after is that they only accept... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Moon Bar & Grill

Address: 2535 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3812
Phone Number: 608-233-0441
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers

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