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Weary Traveler Incorporated

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American, Bar
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1201 Williamson St, Frnt, Madison, WI 53703-4852
11:30 am - 1:30 am
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All hours
Mon 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our friend was told to check this place out. Kind of off the beaten track but worth the stop. I had the pastrami Reuben which was awesome. They make these gigantic pieces of homemade bread and the pastrami was so good. and my friends had the bobs bad breathe burger. Both said it was delicious. Very reasonable prices and a... More 

Thank JP2431
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped and had a bowl of the Tom ka which was delicious. My mate hade the bad breathe burger which he said was great as well. Nice beer selection as well. Thank you for the hospitality

Thank hotfoods
Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. Food all round the table was deemed "just okay". Nothing stellar. The service also was "just okay", with a not very attentive waitress. And what were those little flakes floating in the water? Not very appetizing. I don't think we'll be back. There are many better places to eat.

Thank Marshmamma
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

August 15, 2016 We love to end the evening 'at the bar' chatting with the locals over a delicious rye or bourbon and something sweet and decadent. Luckily, we heard about The Weary Traveler from a bartender of another place we loved. It was late, but we were treated like old friends. The bartender was very knowledgeable (I wish I... More 

Thank BombixMori
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The first two visits here were excellent! Great burger, nice beer selection, bustling vibe. So took my family here on a quiet afternoon and couldn't believe it was the same restaurant. The four of us each had different meals and the various breads/rolls our sandwiches were on were all dried out and stale. The meat on the reuben sandwich was... More 

Greenwood, Indiana
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

After striking out on my intended destination, then executing plan "B" that failed too so on to plane "C". I'm so please that I was made to have plane c tonight. I had a cup of the goulash and holy cow that was absolutely delicious and a must try when you visit. My entree was the cilantro corn salad with... More 

Thank Chip M
Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Not an extensive menu but plenty to choose from. One person was a vegan and got the chili, said it was good. One had the Reuben and said it had pastrami rather than corned beef and thought it was too spicy for him, 3 had the salads, 1 with flank steak, 1 with tenderloin, both happy but the one who... More 

Thank Kathy B
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants on the East side of Madison. These guys never disappoint. Try the Bob's bad breath burger or many of the vegetarian options. The sampler plate is excellent

Thank scarlettdornbrook
Merrimac, Wisconsin
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162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Went on a recommendation! Lucky to find parking, that done we were met by a great table cleaner and had the best and funniest of servers. Question; "When you cook my hamburger medium, what's it like?' Answer: "Medium!" The table totally cracked up and it was only after one drink. The food was all spicy from hot to just tingley.... More 

Thank TravelersAH
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This restaurant/bar is my favorite on Willy Street. The atmosphere is great for anything from casual drinks, to a dinner date, to a business lunch. The West of Andes sandwich with tuna steak is a must-have lunch item (tuna, avocado, and chipotle mayo!). The walleye sandwich and quinoa salad are also great. Pull up to a rustic table in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 am
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Williamson St, Frnt, Madison, WI 53703-4852
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-442-6207

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