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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
(608) 256-1600
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ordered the grilled cheese with cheddar and herbed goat cheese--- it was perfectly grilled. It came with a shot of tomato soup (just enough-- it was rich and delicious) and a large mound of greens with house vinaigrette. The host handled well the awkward lone person coming through the door by asking if I'd like to sit at the... More 

Thank pibmomma
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was really surprised at the menu and the quality of food at this place. The menu was akin to some fine dining, but the atmosphere of the restaurant was like a folksy pub. It was super loud and hard to carry on a conversation, but that's because they were so busy. My salmon was delicious and seared perfectly, and... More 

Thank Ryan L
Marietta, Georgia
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218 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to grab excellent pub food with a good local beer. Burgers, fish and chips, brats were all really good. TV's everywhere for watching the game. Located right across from the state capitol.

Thank GeorgiaBill
Homer, Alaska
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant outdoor dining, sort of family style seating. I was disappointed by quantity and flavor of potatoes and the benedict wasn't that great. My companion was also underwhelmed, but I no longer recall what she ordered. Too bad because it looked promising as it was so busy.

Thank Catriona R
Management response:

Hello Catriona, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your most recent visit with us. I apologize that our food proved underwhelming, particularly the benedict. I have shared your comments with my chef so we can keep a close eye on this item in the future. I hope that you will give us a try again so we can do... More 

Avon, Connecticut
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379 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was able to tast many different local brews before choosing the one I liked. Beertenders really knew their stuff, made great recommendations. Bar bite foods tasty.

Thank MMouseMD
Hayward, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed my turkey sandwich with greens & a wide selection of microbrews is offered as well. Clean, fun establishment & I felt right at home being given the opportunity to put the toilet paper on the roll (last person placed it on top the empty cardboard roll. Food was very good & our server was interesting!

Thank shelleylee7250
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Friday night after previously sitting down at a nearby restaurant before we decided it was too staid an atmosphere. We walked into Coopers and loved the vibe and the menu looked comprehensive. Our server Andrew was outstanding! He knew all of the beers and was able to competently narrow down beer choices for us. We... More 

Thank Sager
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch, were given a private room and it was just the ticket. Food was sandwiches mainly but excellent selection and the beer selection was just awesome. Just a perfect lunchtime stop.

Thank Dan B
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In town with my team to meet with colleagues and needed a quick tasty lunch. We were seated in a relatively comfy spot. Service was average; food was good. Homemade chips are excellent. The place filled up fast, so it appears to be popular. Atmosphere was more pub style but the food choices were more imaginative.

Thank refelo
Lincoln, Nebraska
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to be for soccer. Extensive beer list, fun environment, and an official Arsenal bar. Travis, the bartender is AWESOME!

Thank Cmat07

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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: (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?