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The Coopers Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
+1 608-256-1600
9:00 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coopers is one of those places that is always good and you are never disappointed. It is great if you just want to socially hangout with some of your friends and have a beer and a light meal. The food is good and not overwhelming with options. I really enjoy going Sunday afternoons to sit and have a beer and... More 

Thank Jacob D
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on an early Saturday afternoon & ordered off the brunch menu. Had the corn beef. It was good. Wife had the eggs Benedict and said it was the best breakfast she's ever had. Had a bit it was really good. Wish I'd gotten it to. Drink menu looked good but we didn't really get adventurous. Overall nice, low key... More 

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have dined here previously for weekend breakfast and lunch and the experience was positive. However, we had dinner here recently and it was awful. I ordered the Mussels du Jour, mussels were strong, the broth very unpleasant and the frites were swimming in the sauce( like mush). The dish was accompanied by a salad that seemed to be devoid of... More 

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Management response:

Dear Robert, Thank you for taking the time to share your balanced feedback about your most recent visit to The Coopers Tavern. We strive to give every guest a great experience, and I was very sorry to hear that during your dinner our food fell short of the standard we strive to uphold. It must have been disappointing to receive... More 

Chicago, IL
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166 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We've been here multiple times throughout the years but only for a few beers. The drink selection is good and service is always welcoming as well.

Thank lovetotravelusa
Neenah, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

This was a great little pub with wonderful food and courteous staff. The food was great, the service was excellent.

Thank CorrinaB660
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Have been here a couple of times and never disappointed. The burgers and sandwiches are all of the highest quality and good size. We come for dinner before the Overture when we are in the mood for a sandwich instead of a big meal. Love the atmosphere too.

Thank Dan B
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We went here on a busy Saturday night without reservations but they managed to get our group of 8 in before we were done with our beverages at the bar. Cozy atmosphere, great service and food. I like that they change their menu frequently so that you can try something new each time you go. Great meeting place for friends!

Thank NKD1273
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

While visiting in Madison, my wife and I took our family to the Coopers Tavern for lunch. My wife and I ordered the burger. Both burgers were cooked well to our specifications, and the bun was fantastic. The house chips were a great addition, cooked crispy and seasoned well. The other members of the family got the chicken sandwich and... More 

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Berkeley, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

I was taken here by an old friend for lunch. We sat towards the back. My friend had the French Onion Soup, which was a meal, salad bread everything. She throughly enjoyed it. I had a Orkney Skull Crusher Beer, from the Orkney Island off Scotland. It was so good I had a second! I had the Lamb Burger and... More 

Thank Peregrinesmith
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Very nice setting with excellent food and a very good drink menu. Our waitress was excellent; friendly and very helpful. My burger was very tasty and the fish fry was also very good. Ingredients appear to be of high quality. We were very pleased and will go again.

Thank Tim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, 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: +1 608-256-1600

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