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7 West Main St., Madison, WI 53703
608-255-2015
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
It's good.

Stopped in after 9 pm for some nourishment. The late night menu is very limited but adequate. Opted for the fish and chips. Very good. Nice selection of craft beer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
David M
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great food, very nice atmosphere. The drinks are excellent as well. Kids eat free on Tuesdays. The fries are good, and they have a cheese and fruit plate the kids like.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

i originally went to the old fashioned but it was closed for remodel. I really wanted food and the Brocach was within walking distance. I'm not a fan of Irish pubs but I really liked it here and I will be back. The server Carolyn was super nice. The food was very good and the drinks were tasty too. My... More 

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Hazelhurst
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66 reviews 66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had a business dinner dinner here this evening. I had the wild mushroom shepherd's pie entree. Plenty of mushrooms good flavor. Someone else had the salmon and it was excellent. The fish and chips were disappointing. Fish very mushy never a good experience. Overall I'd say this is an average restaurant.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It would be less time consuming to tell you what I did not like about Brocah: That would be nothing. The food, beverages, service and atmosphere are all excellent. Pricey (for Wisconsin), but well worth the money. We're looking forward to our next trip.

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Superior, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love it here! I always make a stop here when in Madison. It's as close to being in Ireland (at least Dublin) as you can get. Good food, decent service, and a whole bunch of Irish drink options.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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95 reviews 95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Stopped in after 9 pm for some nourishment. The late night menu is very limited but adequate. Opted for the fish and chips. Very good. Nice selection of craft beer.

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NJ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Came here for dinner one night after trying to go to multiple restaurants in the area with >20 min. waits. They were able to seat us right away, and were very welcoming. Good service, pretty good food. The soup of the day was really good. The steakhouse wedge salad was good too. Seems like a pretty reliable place.

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Bellevue, Washington
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291 reviews 291 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Loved the interior and the layout, loved the service too. There were some excellent and off-the-beaten-path beer selections too. The Friday Fish Fry was great as well. Only downer was my entree, the Reuben sandwich, which consisted of dry fairly bland meat, unmelted cheese and soggy bread. This place is worth a return visit to earn a 4th star.

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Madison
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Just across the street form the picturesque Wisconsin State Capitol, proudly sits the little-big restaurant that could. From its' outsized and colorful lively décor to the background irish fiddle music playing throughout your meal, a better meal to be had by visitors and residents of Madison would be hard to come by. Personable service and good food took the chill... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Options are traditional Irish food and great American specialties. Fun beer combinations (loved the Black Cow). View of the Capitol, not very $$

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 West Main St., Madison, WI 53703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-255-2015

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 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
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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