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Jolly Bob's - CLOSED

1210 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3755
+1 608-251-3902
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
31 Aug 2014
23 Aug 2014
“Fun place and good food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Caribbean, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1210 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3755
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Madison is a large oasis of wonderful ethnic restaurants serving quality food. We had not visited Jolly Bob's for many years because our experience was not positive. Our friends, who enjoy the restaurant and frequent often, convinced us to try again. There were six of...More

1  Thank GiseppeGord
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We went here for dinner. Our server was wonderful...very friendly and took time to answer our questions. She seated us on the patio next to the pond....great table! I ordered the conch fritters and a beef empanada. My husband ordered two kinds of wings. We...More

Thank mexchi
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Patio had nice setting, plants, large table for groups. Drinks aren't cheap but there is a wide variety...mojitos were good and packed with mint. Appetizers ordered were timely and delicious, decent portions, certainly affordable. Entrées were too much for what we saw next to us....More

Thank docrockaud
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I certainly don't mean do bash Jolly Bob's.....it's a fun place with great outdoor patio and fun drinks. But, seriously...nothing is gluten free. I'm not kidding! I was shocked and sad to find this out. Not one salad dressing is gf, and they didn't have...More

Thank 7WooHoos
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Outdoor patio was fun, a bit buggy though, offered up decent somewhat watered down 'authentic' beverages, chicken dinner was super over fried stuff w some Caribbean spice, plentiful portion, wasn't quite overly impressive. I thought the apps were well done (coconut shrimp, empanadas & plantains).

Thank Akeen4
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I used to love this place. I have been away for a few years but returned to it the other night and was very disappointed. The service was absolutely horrible on all fronts (bartender and waitresses). I had to stand at the bar for over...More

1  Thank travelbugMadison_WI
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Water glasses kept filled, mixed drinks were good, warm bread right away, so far so good. Empanadas were good on two of three. If you try these ship the pizza, we just went with two of each and should have known better in the first...More

Thank Captain648
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This place is very racist. It used to be fun during reggae night. But since they had an incident that made the owner take off any music related to the Caribbean- now it's just an over priced wanna be caribbean restaurant.

Thank Caribbeanmanin
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

Spicy jerk shrimp for my husband with a sweet potato salad. Perfectly cooked tuna for me Stater salads with a variety of veggies and beans with fruit curry dressing. All delicious. Service good but she was busy.

Thank cbadfish
Reviewed 20 November 2013

This is a wonderful experience in the something different category. We love the Willy street neighborhood and the food here. We were lucky enough to get an outside table on this visit. We love the spicy food and this place fit the bill.

Thank 151Kat
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1210 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3755
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-3902
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