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Sofra Family Bistro

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7457 Elmwood Ave, Middleton, WI 53562-3105
608-836-6614
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good

The food we ordered tasted great. A little hard to understand the menu but once I got it figured out I was pleased with the dinner. It tasted fresh and the chicken was really moist and we'll seasond.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jackson H
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

my wife and I had an urge to have Gyros and decided to give Sofras a try. We ordered the Albanian Sausage appetizer which had plenty for the 2 of us but the flavor was bland and the sauce tasteless. Our Gyros came quickly and immediately we saw they were not fresh sliced but preformed meat slabs with a minuscule... More 

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Thank Dave H
Middleton, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food we ordered tasted great. A little hard to understand the menu but once I got it figured out I was pleased with the dinner. It tasted fresh and the chicken was really moist and we'll seasond.

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Thank Jackson H
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This restaurant is always worth the wait. With that said, I almost hate to promote it, because we can usually get a table fairly quickly for weekend brunch- and this is our go-to spot. Why would you want to go anywhere else when Sofra's always delivers consistent, professional, friendly service, crisp hash browns, the best coffee in Madison, and Albanian... More 

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Thank WeddingPlanner09
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We tried the breakfast and were pleasantly surprised. I got eggs with the lamb sausages. Our waitress brought kosher salt and red pepper flakes to accompany the sausages. She sprinkled a little both on a small plate and recommended dabbing the meat in the mixture. It tasted great. The breakfast potatoes were plentiful and not as greasy as other breakfast... More 

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Thank Roger W
Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I have to start by saying that we live in downtown Middleton, and we were coming to Sofra pretty often. We LOVED that place to the extent that we've spent a couple of our birthdays as well as our fifth wedding anniversary there... Well we're not exactly sure what happened (it seems like owners are the same) but the experience... More 

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4 Thank Анастасия К
Wisconsin
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148 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

One Sunday morning a friend & I wanted to do breakfast at the Prairie Cafe in Middleton but it was closed. So my friend suggested this place. It was early so they were not yet busy and let us choose our table. We got one by the window which had lots of natural light streaming in; very nice. She got... More 

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Thank ttiottn1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Clean, attractive diner with a diverse selection of Meditteranean food in a casual atmosphere makes this a consistently good choice for a leisurely meal with friends or family

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Thank Michele S
Madison WI
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My spouse and I had dinner at Sofra and were very disappointed. Although it was early in the evening, my first selection, the rotisserie chicken and veggies, was out. I ordered the chicken marsala with portobella mushrooms. Instead of anything like a marsala sauce, the dish was served with a thick brown gravey-ish topping that tasted more of salt than... More 

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Thank Bluegreenseas
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Husband and I stopped here while we in the area. We ordered bananas foster crepes, strawberry crepes and Albanian sausage and eggs. Everything was delicious (yes, salt and crushed pepper does make sausage even better!). We will be back for dinner sometime and for sure breakfast!

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Thank Hangrylady
Greendale
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

During a 2-day stay in the Madison area, I found Sofra Bistro. Located in a quiet neighborhood, the food and service were great. They have a popular special on the menu, but I recommend the "Sampler," for breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7457 Elmwood Ave, Middleton, WI 53562-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: 608-836-6614

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Middle Eastern, Albanian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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