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Jacs Dining and Taphouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2611 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-1801
+1 608-441-5444
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place specializes in delicious eggs benedict . Several types, but this time I chose the crabcake benedict. The sauce was light and very fresh, no premade here. The only thing I'd change was how finished the crab cake came out. It was mushy, not fried enough to have a crust. My friend raved about the classic Benedict, however. We... More 

Thank Barbara W
Janesville, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Easy location and parking on Monroe street are the first impressions. Bar is lovely and the seating areas are quite comfortable. But it's the menu-- all great choices. And gluten free! Awesome flavors and original combinations. Very fun beer list as well as bourbons and drinks. Great friendly and informed servers. Go there now. Really a treat.

Thank Ann R
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

MOULES ET FRITES Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in a broth of chardonnay, garlic and butter topped with fresh squeezed lemon and fresh herbs, served with a baguette & a cone of house frites with classic aioli MY ALL TIME Favorite dish at Jacs Highly recommend this dish. The service is Always top notch. The drinks are amazing and although... More 

Thank Laura K
Madison, Wisconsin
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The only problem at Jac's is it's popularity. Expect a wait if it's a weekend. But you can't go wrong here. One of our fav's is the mussels and frites appetizer. It's enough for four people to enjoy. It's probably gone by now, but this summer I had one of the most delicious salads ever created, simply called "summer salad".... More 

Thank JAP1952
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We usually go to Jac's when its about 5 in the afternoon and neither one of us feels like cooking dinner. We are always happy with the results. There are always gluten free options for me (including their great frites made in a gluten free fryer, and gluten free fish fry on Friday. On Wednesday there is no upcharge for... More 

Thank Press-on-regardless
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was in town on business. I was hungry and was not disappointed with the food. I got a good sized serving, it was hot and ate at the bar. The wait help were fast and welcoming with what to order and getting out of there. It gave me a feel for the community and university atmosphere on a Monday... More 

Thank Kirk F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant. Great cocktails and rotating tap beer list that is rock solid. Gluten free? Jacs can accommodate, complete with a dedicated gluten free tap line. Food is delicious, fresh ingredients and daily specials. Great atmosphere. Easy to meet neighbors or folks traveling though.

Thank Mary S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is hands down one of the best restaurants I've ever ever eaten at. We live in Chicago but come to Madison specifically to eat here. We come up for a weekend and eat every meal at Jacs. We've never had a bad experience or a bad meal. Every time we leave we say it was the best meal we've... More 

Thank McKinley S
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389 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Pleasant neighborhood bar serving quality food well prepared. There are daily specials and a very good selection of craft beers on tap. Our most recent dinner included mussels with frites preceded with a small chopped salad. The salad had a tasty Caesar dressing with fresh greens, cucumbers, tomatoes. Mussels were split and were cooked in a garlic, Chardonnay sauce. Frites... More 

Thank GiseppeGord
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We've been to Jac's twice now, ordered the same salmon blt both times and already look forward to another visit and another salmon blt. This is one of those destination sandwiches where I could easily see driving cross town to get to for lunch. It is perfectly put together, each of the specialty ingredients a great compliment to one another.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2611 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-1801
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-441-5444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?