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Blue Moon Bar & Grill

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2535 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3812
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hayward, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a awesome burger! Nice selection of food. Decent prices. I stayed at the Best Western across the street for a business trip that lasted 20 days. Great place to stop after work. Staff and patrons VERY friendly. see you soon Jim

Thank James C
alachua, United States
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by our vet from the small animal clinic . We walked there from the emergency room. The ground beef burgers are made fresh to order. They are more than one person should eat. French fries don't come with the $6.95 burger. They also charge for lettuce and tomato. The don't serve Coke products.

Thank Ralph V
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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147 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I had a bacon cheeseburger and cheese curds to go since I was staying at the Inntowner. It was hot and delicious!!

Thank BEN B
Eugene, Oregon
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We like to sit upstairs because whether a party of two or ten, we like to talk. So we start with the perfectly crisp and salted onion rings, then diverge into all matter of sandwiches. I go no further than their best burger in town, 1/2 pound of great Midwest beef, cooked just as you please, with the basics: lettuce,... More 

Thank SurfStrider
Scottsdale, Arizona
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Art deco , feature burgers were good. Usual snobby beer selection. Only drawback was mean spirited waitress. If solo, eat at bar.

Thank michael117
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Service was friendly, a bit "smart" like us. Food was acceptable, basic bar fare. Beer was cold, and when there at night, the locals were very entertaining them selves. The Bar Tender alerted us to the best seats for "the show"!

Thank Sonny P
Dorset, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

On the look out for a typical American bar we tried the Blue Moon and didn't regret it. Busy even on a week night with locals looked like a good sign and it proved right. Burgers and Fries were well cooked and good value. Staff were really friendly and looked after us very well. Beer list was varied and cheap.... More 

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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

It's been a long time since I could enjoy a burger and a beer in a restaurant. They had a great GF beer (Lakefront Brewing Grist Mill) and GF buns. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Make sure you bring cash though.

Thank Jeff M
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Hotel staff recommended this spot citing excellent burgers. Good choice! Top notch burgers.My burger was freshly made and the service prompt & friendly. Sides are extra. Nice selection of beers both on tap and bottles. Plenty of TV's so I wouldn't miss my favorite game.

Thank Scott G
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Visiting from Kentucky and thought I would try a local pub close to the hotel. I shared the awesome cheese curds with my daughter and we both had burgers. Everything was very good and came out quickly! Although the fries came out slightly undercooked I made no complaints because we were both to stuffed to eat anymore anyway. I highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2535 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3812
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-233-0441

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