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“Favorite place on Willy Street”
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Jolly Bob's
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Reviewed February 8, 2013

No matter where we go or what foodie masterpieces we experience, we can't stay away from Jolly Bob's for long. We always find our way back when we crave our favorites. In the winter we love eating at the bar so we can chat with Joey and watch the chefs. In the summer we love snagging a coveted table outdoors. Outstanding food, great people, fun vibe. This place is a jem.

Thank wisconsin_foodie_150
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Jolly Bob's is the one place that I will NOT MISS when in the Madison area. It is a funky little place (more room in the summer when the back is open) with amazing food and great drinks. Bring cash - but you will love it!!!

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

The ginger lemongrass martini is my favorite drink in this entire city, and you can only get it at Jolly Bob's. It is fantastic.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I have eaten here many times since 1998. It is always terrific, and if you are coming to mad-town from a big city, you'll find the prices very reasonable.
Come thirsty and bring cash.
Thirsty: the drinks here are outstanding. They make their own rum infusion based on some fruits and three kinds of rum that is really, really good. I'd like some right now.
Cash: it's their place and them's the rules.
Also, I'd warn against just deciding to drop by this place on a Friday night around 7:00. It'll be packed. There are only about ten tables inside and four or so outside, and the bar area is about the size of two cubicles like the one I am writing this from.
Oh, yeah, the food is absolutely terrific, and features a lot of great Caribbean specialties. Try the coconut shrimp and the Cuban chicken. In fact the last time we went, I took some co-workers and we ate nothing but appetizers we could pass around.
Go on a Tuesday.

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Thank El_conquistador44
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Need a Caribbean vacation? Come to Willy Street. You'll love the island vibe at Jolly Bob's. If you haven't had the almond papaya shrimp yet, you are in for a treat. The jerk chicken wings and homemade guacamole & chips are also great for happy hour. Ask Joey or Luis to make you an authentic Toucano Caipirinha. They also make the best mojitos in town. Tip: bring cash - no plastic is accepted.

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