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The Coopers Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
(608) 256-1600
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The outdoors setting is pleasant. I had a "corn Caesar salad." It had lettuce, garlicky croutons and a tablespoon or so of canned corn. Not very good. My nephew had "poutine." He said it was "pretty good." It had nice fries, heavy gravy, and huge glob of cheese covering the entire dish. The cheese was one piece and would not... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! One of my favorite go-to's for a casual date night, or place to meet friends. Delicious, well crafted cocktails & food! Casual, yet cool. Great location, food & decor!!

Thank Heather M
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ran into this tavern when it began to pour down on the farmers market.... It was packed but the bloodies were good and the atmosphere was lively. Cute place!

Thank Tracey S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Coopers is a story of two taverns. In the evening, and on most weekdays, is a very good restaurant. I've been there many times, and I'm pretty sure I've eaten most of the menu. The croquettes and frites are excellent. Any burger or sandwich is going to be several cuts above average. The brunch food is better than excellent. Any... More 

Thank jscopper
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had salmon with Brussels sprouts and bacon , and it was fantastic! You might think you don't like Brussels sprouts - but you will like these! My husband had mussels which he said were also great. Very large beer list. You can dine outside right across from the capitol. Outside dining is at long picnic-type table, so you might... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had drinks and apps while out sight seeing. It was a great spot to rest and people watch. We had a terrific waitress who joked with us and gave us a few suggestions on what else to see on our visit.

Thank Maria L
Hartford, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We showed up about six on a Friday night, fully expecting a wait, but were immediately swept off to a cozy table at the bar. The beer menu was pretty extensive, tho they didn't have my hubby's standby (High Life). It was nice that the waitress was so good-natured about it, said she would check, and helped him choose a... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,015 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views of the Capitol Building at Coopers Tavern, especially if you are upstairs, are amazing! But that's pretty much where it stops. We were here on a Sunday night with a large group of people. For starters, we had Amy's salad, which is fresh spinach topped with a balsamic vinaigrette, brandied cranberries, candied walnuts, pears, apples, and fried goat... More 

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Thank you for your comments. I apologize that your experience was not positive. We we want to have your back. Please contact us directly to discuss further. Thank You. peter@foodfightinc.com More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hit: Great burgers, fries, homemade sauces, location; Miss: Poor wine selection, tiny and expensive beer pours, mediocre food beyond burgers. Would NOT go back when Old Fashioned and Graze are also on the square and FAR better value for money

Thank Emily S
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to Coopers several times and appreciate the long beer list and the comfort food. The pork belly Mac and cheese is totally satisfying and delicious. Fish fry was also excellent. Very helpful staff. Noisy for a reason - always busy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 256-1600

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