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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 good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (45 reviews)
“fries” (38 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

if you can get past the confusing 1-way streets and sparse parking, the Capital Square in downtown Madison has some great eateries. We stopped at the Tipsy Cow after visiting the Zoo (sub-review: you can skip the Madison Zoo) and grabbed drinks and sandwiches. Most...More

Thank MalevolentWeb
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Some great food choices including huge onion rings, good selection of beer, exotically topped french fries and good sandwich choices (Grilled cheese with bacon and guacamole). Our waitress was very low key and maybe not thrilled with serving outside on a chilly night, but she...More

Thank kagardner
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We first tried eating here on a Friday night. 45 minute wait so we opted to go elsewhere for dinner. We decided to give it another try the next day. We weren't disappointed. Tables are a bit close together and overall restaurant is a bit...More

Thank traveltwins95
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Nice little tavern with indoor/outdoor seating. We went over after picking up some fresh fruits and vegetables at the Farmer's Market. The Walleye sandwich was great. Large piece of nicely fried Walleye with homemade cole slaw that was delicious! I had nice Crispin Cider, nice...More

Thank 777sherip
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Excellent burger - half pound beef, 2 types of cheese, bacon....mmmm. Onion rings were excellent side. Service was outstanding, Meghan was wonderful. If I ever get back to Madison for business, I will definitely go there again

Thank miszczam
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Awful service and awful food. Burger water was overdone and fries were luke warm. Did not finish my food.

Thank deidre329
Reviewed June 1, 2017

There was a short wait and they take your cell phone to message you when your table is ready. We waited outside for a little bit to get away from the crowd at the bar as it was cool outside but got pretty warm quickly...More

Thank cuyler3329
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Tipsy Cow is a fun place to hang out, whether in the unique restaurant or out on the patio. Great selection of craft beers, good fries and cheese curds as well. Definitely recommend for a fun night out!

Thank adtalerico
Reviewed April 13, 2017

The Tipsy Cow is great for a burger or a sandwich at lunch. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable and our server did a great job. When we were there, the place was crowded with happy customers. They offer outside dining in season.

Thank John C
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Husband and I went to this establishment after checking out the menu online. It was decent food, with a nice selection of beers and cocktails. As it was a Monday, we stayed to play trivia and had a good time.

Thank alliegirl2783
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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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