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“Great food and bar”
Review of Madison Garden

Madison Garden
Ranked #25 of 127 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Richmond, Kentucky
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and bar”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Madison Garden is SOMETIMES my favorite restaurant in Richmond.
The menu is huge and has something for everyone: burgers, wings, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and so on. I have never once had a complaint about the food (and I have had nearly everything on the huge menu). The portions are also very good.
They have a HUGE selection of drinks as well. Lots of beer and mixed drinks.
The atmosphere is always nice. they have an indoor and outdoor area, events such as karaoke and beer pong, and even a pool table.
However, the service is usually very poor. For the three years I have been going to this restaurant, this has never seemed to improve. Even if there are only three people in the restaurant, your server probably won't come to your table very often to refill your drinks and see if you need anything. Despite this, there are two or three servers there that do take care of you.
Overall; outstanding food, just don't be in a hurry here.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Richmond, Kentucky
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152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“classic dive”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I gave it a 3 since it really rotates constantly from a five to a one. A group of us have been going the Madison for years. It’s true – at times, the staff will ignore you for protracted periods of time – they keep swapping wait staff on us without letting us (or even the staff evidentially) know, the wings are great on a good night but when you order mild spice, they will come back to the table everywhere from none to atomic. The service – in terms of time – is really odd. Sometimes the food comes back within minutes – sometimes in 20 minutes. Often their fryer temperature is low which causes the fried food to turn out greasy. They now charge for peanuts & blue cheese/ ranch dressing for your wings. All that said- we keep coming back. It’s an institution, and the service/disorganization is simply a running joke for us. Both of the owners are fun characters that are a ball to be around. The male manager comes over to the table and chats with us – he also makes sure we are taken care of. They keep two types of beer on tap for our group – even switching the kegs around so we get our favorites. Try the pizza - its a new item & pretty tasty. A few of the group have older children who have worked there while waiting out their first big job. It’s like a comfortable older relative – you love them, faults and all – and they will love you back, in their own quirky way…

Drop by next Friday – love to have you sit with us for a spell.

  • Visited November 2013
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Richmond, Kentucky
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“WINGS, Wings, wings!!!”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Ask anybody where to get the best wings in town and 9 times out of 10 they will say Madison Garden! They have the recipe on lock! Honestly, I've never ate anything there besides wings because you would just be a fool to pass them up. The draft beer selection isn't the best in the world but lets be honest, I'm only there for the wings! The atmosphere is great too with plenty of seating scattered throughout and TV's placed everywhere for ball games which is always a fun time! The service was awesome too, the manager went out of his to get the UK game on the television for us and that act of kindness deemed me as a lifelong customers, oh yeah and the wings too!

  • Visited October 2013
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Richmond, Kentucky
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“Food, drinks, and entertainment!”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great location downtown with good parking! They have a back room available for larger parties which is great for a birthday celebration. This is also a great place to watch a sports game and have a few drinks! When the sports game is over the fun doesn't end. They have beer pong tournament, live music, and karaoke! Food is good, as are the drinks!

  • Visited November 2013
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Richmond, Kentucky
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Wings!”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Madison Garden has some of the best wing's that I have ever eaten. I would recommend them to anyone who loves to eat good wings. It is a clean restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The food and service that you will find there is also great. It is located in downtown Richmond. It's well worth the visit! Try the wings!

  • Visited September 2013
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