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Weary Traveler Incorporated

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1201 Williamson St, Frnt, Madison, WI 53703-4852
+1 608-442-6207
16:00 - 01:30
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Mon 16:00 - 01:30
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 01:30
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Fargo, North Dakota
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Great neighborhood pub! Lots of choices on the menu; my husband chose the Hungarian Goulash and said it was pretty close to what his grandma used to make! I had their hangar steak special (our server had me at 'garlic mashed potatoes') and everything on the plate was delicious. Our 2-year-old grandson can't eat dairy but we had no problem... More 

Thank robynwimmer1
Menasha, Wisconsin
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180 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Five of us went for lunch one Sunday. We ordered the Bloody Marys, which we didn't really care for, and we are normally big fans of any Bloody Mary. There seemed to be too much horseradish or too much clamato. They had an off taste. I got the tuna sandwich. The tuna was slice very, very thin. Due to this,... More 

Thank Samantha484
Des Moines, Iowa
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

During a recent visit to Madison, my husband and I ate here twice because the food is so good! I had the Sweet Corn, Quinoa & Black Bean Salad the first night. Such a unique combination of flavors and textures that work very well together. My husband had the Reuben which is fantastic even if you don't like sauerkraut. The... More 

Thank Greengal06
Madison, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

My husband and I love visiting the Weary. It has fabulous pub food, almost entirely locally sourced, the drinks are good, and so is the staff. My personal favorite is the West of the Andes sandwich. Definitely worth a stop if you are in town!

Thank MissSarahJ
Woodbury, Minnesota
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We found a write up about the Weary Traveler on a Chicago publication. We were traveling across country and we were truly weary travelers. Our meal was wonderful. I had the Carne Asada (I'm not sure of the spelling). It was thin sliced marinated steak covered with tomatoes, onions, and avocado, with a side of spring mix lettuce. The wait... More 

Thank 390MichelleD
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

After 8 hours of driving, our desk clerk recommended the Weary Traveler Freehouse. For a Monday evening, the place rocked!! Funky, fun place with excellent food and service. Acceptable wine list, ample beer selections, and the service was great. Other reviews recommend an early arrival on weekends to avoid long lines. The ambiance is fun with a selection of games... More 

1 Thank ScottStPaul
Ellensburg, Washington
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220 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

A great place for a reasonably-priced meal, or just a drink. Stays open late so a good option also if other places are closed down. The place feels very authentic and friendly. Good selection of single-malt scotches too.

Thank PierreTraveler
Racine, Wisconsin
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145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

The menu selections were all very good. Loved the choice of vegan items. Delicious food and good variety of beers on tap.

Thank BridgetOzzie
Madison, Wisconsin
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

The decor inside is very eclectic and we like the neighborhood feeling, but that is it. I had a cup of veggie chilli, bloody mary, and my partner had the grilled cheese sandwich with ham and a mimosa. The wait for our food was a bit much for what we ordered. The bloody mary drink and the mimosa were good.... More 

Thank amezcua67
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Met coworkers there after work. Had trouble finding the place because there is little to no signage visible from the busy street, especially at night. Sat ourselves, as was the custom. Great expansive beer and drink menu for a small place. Service was prompt and friendly. I had the carne asada which was extremely reasonably priced and quite tasty. Very... More 

1 Thank Belmont2424

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Williamson St, Frnt, Madison, WI 53703-4852
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-442-6207

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