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“GREAT FOOD! BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK!”
Review of Oakcrest Tavern

Oakcrest Tavern
Ranked #158 of 1,014 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Oakcrest Tavern may look like a dive from the outside, but inside the place is vibrant with people. They get all of their meat from across the street at Knoche's which is the best meat store in town! Their steaks and burgers are incredible! I haven't been there on a Friday night, but I hear their fish fry is fantastic and you better get there early or be prepared to wait for a table! They pack people in on sports nights as they have TV's hanging in each corner of the restaurant. They also have a semi-large bar where you can hang out if you're just going for drinks. I highly recommend the Korbel Old Fashioned Sweet - they make one of the best! Get an order of fries and onion rings to share - everything is always cooked to serve and comes out steaming hot! Great food! Great fun! Great value!

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Reviewed October 26, 2011

This is a fantastic place to go for a Friday Fish Fry. Always popular, you may have to wait for a table, but it is worth it. Get the Lake Perch which is deep fried to perfection and accompanied by your choice of coleslaw, fries, or potato salad. It comes with a piece of caraway bread, butter, tartar sauce and a lemon wedge. I tend to get the kids' perch portion (three pieces of fish) instead of the regular serving (5 pieces). Enjoy the atmosphere and a Wisconsin tradition as you wait. The fish fry is also available on Wednesday evenings and is less busy. If you are not in the mood for fish, go for a burger, also exceptional. Other evenings have other food specials.

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Reviewed August 20, 2008

Oakcrest Tavern is one of our favorite places to visit, dine, and hang-out. It is probably one of Madison's best kept secrets. The Friday night fish-fry is superb, the bar service and company is top-notch, and you can't beat the prices.

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