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The Coopers Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
+1 608-256-1600
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“fries” (31 reviews)
“poutine” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of the food was delicious, with vegetables and cheese from the farmers market at the square, and meat from local farms. The drinks were generous and there was a large selection of beer. The service was top notch and the people very friendly. They...More

Thank tjlambe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every dish here is good, the beer selection is good, and the service is good. Order the poutine you will not be disappointed!

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many people had told my wife and I we had to try this place----so we did. With eight kids we thoroughly enjoy our weekly date night and love when we go out and have a good experience. Unfortunately, our first time was anything but enjoyable....More

1  Thank Cush2799
Megan N, Manager at The Coopers Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, First of all, I would like to thank you for your review; it's important to me that we get feedback from our guests so I know what is going well and what needs attention. I'm very sorry that we performed below both your standards...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little restaurant squeezed into a niche on the square that used to be a McDonalds, believe or not. Good food and pleasant servers. Not being a drinker, I can't say much about the bar. Very busy. Not for people looking for a quiet place...More

1  Thank PMG1971
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner with my friends on Saturday. They had already a table available so we didn’t wait. The food was really good and not expensive.

Thank Vito A
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We are from out of town and wanted a simple pub and grill with little more than your normal bar food. Cooper's came through. Salmon was perfectly cooked. Would go back next time we come to the area!

Thank Josh O
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Brought family here after a Badgers game. The place was packed to the gills. Very loud. Everyone enjoyed their selections. I thought the Brandy Old Fashioned(s) were good. The wait staff was not very helpful or attentive. However, it was Saturday after a football game....More

Thank 124douglash
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Glad we arrived shortly after 5:00 this is a busy place and loud. Servers attentive, food was quite good and there were some interesting selections. Heard how good the French fries were; perhaps it was the build-up, we found them good but not living up...More

Thank cmykogv
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Wonderful spot for lunch or dinner. They have a killer beer list and the food is really tasty. The beer cheese pretzel is amazing, as are the cheese curds.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Great beer list, lots of samples, fun bartenders. typical bar food. Good place to meet friends. Lots of TVs

Thank MMouseMD
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Frank O
2 July 2016|
Response from Polisonica | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there isn't many places where to watch soccer, unless it's a world wide event or and ethnic bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-1600
  • E-mail
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