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The Tipsy Cow

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$$ - $$$American, ,
102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
+1 608-287-1455
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheese curds” (31 reviews)
“burger” (68 reviews)
“sandwiches” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an important reminder that not all pub food is created equal. Just a block away at the Old Fashioned, the cheese curds were sublime and the burgers were great. The Tipsy Cow has a good beer selection and we really enjoyed Trivia Night,...More

Thank Diana Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing too great about this place and nothing terrible, which is why it got an average score. Small space, most of the time we were left to stand but that’s typical in some bars in downtown Madison. Would I make a special trip to go...More

Thank melsuemoo
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I LOVE this place! The place is decorated with all sorts of cows. Great local beer choices. The food is SUPER! Be sure to try the portobello mushroom sandwich and the roasted beet salad - they don't disappoint! Don't forget the fries!

Thank Greengal06
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Unique place to savour different cheese items in Madison. I tried their Fried items Goat cheese curds and Cow Cheese curds. Both has Superb taste. They also serve various snacks too.The food is tasty. The restaurant is located in the vicinity of Capitol Square and...More

Thank CantiM2
Reviewed August 1, 2018

A coworker and I were in town for a conference and had just finished up setting up our booth. We were starving and I remembered reading about the Tipsy Cow being a cheap lunch option in the area (by Monona Terrace Convention Center). We came...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Happened upon this place while walking around downtown. Only a block from the capital, we decided to stop for a quick bite. Nice old tavern atmosphere with a pretty extensive menu and some interesting craft beers on tap. Food was good. Solid but nothing spectacular....More

Thank atima
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We love this place.... the cheese curds are the best ever (according to my 11 year old grandson who is a true connisseur), we also love the chicken wings... Sandwiches are delish with a wide variety from lamb to beef to chicken - and good...More

Thank Lynda K
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Fun little restaurant and bar with a small outdoor seating area. Daily specials for food and tap beers each day. Too many IPAs on tap, not enough Ambers for this girl. Food was excellent, service was decent. Would likely make a return visit next time...More

Thank HuskerAlum1997
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

What a great little find! My husband and i stopped here for dinner after a day walking around downtown. Great food, the pickles are to die for, and our waitress was fantastic.

Thank coffmanc
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Not one vegan friendly item on their menu. Hard to believe this could be so in Madison, WI, especially in the downtown area. Will instead go to one of the many veg friendly restaurants within a block of Tipsy Cow.

Thank Megan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-287-1455
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