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“Some of the best burgers in Madison” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oakcrest Tavern

Oakcrest Tavern
Ranked #140 of 975 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Some of the best burgers in Madison”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Oakcrest does it simple and they do it right. Great burgers hands down. Great for lunch/dinner. Easy on the wallet too.

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Thank Roger W
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Duluth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lake Perch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Great fish fry featuring lake perch. Not many of them do. It was lightly battered and not greasy. We had to wait 290 minutes for a table, but well worth it.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Anne B
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A good tavern where there shouldn't be one”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

I used to love this place but it has slid lately. Burgers are hand patted from ground chuck sourced from knocke's across the street. Huge plus. The meat is excellent. So get a burger. There is better fish fry to be had in Madison. The complaint I have is that I'm seeing a change in the staff of late that often seems a bit hungover and more interested in their buds getting hammered at the bar than the patrons. The food has suffered and the service is worse. Still an excellent place to watch a game over a burger and beer. Also it is pricey for what you get.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Frozevol
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Love the Friday fish fry!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

A very casual small tavern, but has a wonderful fish fry on Friday at a reasonable price. Since it is small, we go early to make certain that we get a table.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Maxx0513
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Middleton
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Local Tavern in Madison”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

Great place for food and drink...
Fish Fry is excellent/steaks are delicious/and best burgers in Madison.
Staff is always friendly and caters to your every need.
Highly recommend the Oak!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jene B
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