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617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here and the sandwiches and steak dinner were great. The cheese board appetizer was a big disappointment. It consisted of three very small pieces of cheese (smaller than a ping pong ball), a few slices of apple and a sprinkle of walnut pieces. At $15, it was seriously overpriced. I'd go back for the sandwiches, but not the... More 

Thank justm73
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, reservations are a must if you would like to get a seat during the evening hours. The restaurant is located in the heart of Madison in the picturesque area between the two lakes, not far from the State Capitol building or the Dane County Airport. The atmosphere is fantastic with large dark wood beams and embellishments, high ceilings,... More 

Thank Kiwii0
Maquoketa, Iowa
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190 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from out of town the place is a little hard to find and park, but has a great view, great staff, unique menu. I really enjoyed the Espadin Old Fashion and the Gianna desert, however broccoli rabe fell flat and my duck was good, but not exceptional.

Thank Michael V
London, Canada
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90 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended for a late Saturday morning breakfast with family ... a bustling place with plenty of servers. Enjoyable and reasonable cost

Thank JBP1952
Spring Green, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at Sardine's a number of times for brunch and dinner, and it is always good. The service is impeccable. The food is interesting, well prepared and delicious. The only drawback we have ever experienced, actually only me, is their poached eggs. The yokes are never runny, always near solid. Aside from that, I could eat there every... More 

Thank Bear53588
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated her parents anniversary here and had an excellent meal. Service was very good and everything was timely. The bread was outstanding! I would highly recommend you try this place for an elegant meal. Very in-pretentious.

Thank ScottV1177
Madison, Wisconsin
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161 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sardine has become one of our favorites. They have a great selection of oysters, and they also make fabulous martinis! The location by the lake is lovely. Make reservations - it gets busy!

Thank WJ2011
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 1:45pm on August 14. The waitress was annoyed with us because of the time (they close at 2pm), and looked like she'd rather punch us than give us an umbrella for the patio. All we wanted was a quick snack and a glass of wine. Thankfully, we were given another waitress who was very charming, but then... More 

Thank BombixMori
Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Food and presentation is excellent. Crab/Bacon/Shrimp Cakes are to die for. Best dish on the menu. Staff very professional.

Thank DMACK5141
Naperville, Illinois
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Came on a Friday night without reservations. Sat in the bar area initially and ordered wine and the mussels. Then moved outside when a table became available. The outside on a beautiful evening is wonderful. They have managed to screen the parking lot - you just see Lake Monona,. We've had mussels in Brussels, New Zealand, and all over the... More 

Thank bflambeaub

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-441-1600

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