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The Laurel Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
+1 608-233-1043
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“tuna melt” (2 reviews)
“baked cod” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This place supposedly has great food yet I will never know as they don't seem to care a bit about their customers, or if you come there or not. We walked in to a narrow walkway with a bar on one side and a couple...More

Thank LoveToTravel1234512
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is such a great neighborhood bar and restaurant. It's a place to hang out with the guys but still fine for a family dinner as well. Their fish fry is excellent, with a choice of fried or baked cod as well as tasty fried...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 7 January 2018

This place has the best Rueben sandwich ever! The drinks are priced right too! I will come back! Service is not the best I've ever had but I'll still come back for the food! Nice little local joint.

Thank Erika F
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Came here for lunch Mon 07NOV17 and I had to ask myself why has it been so many years since I came here last? I'm not sure at all because the Prime Rib sandwich was excellent with a delicious Au Jus that was much less...More

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great place to watch your favorite game burgers are great. Best before and after Badger games with TV's in bar and dining area. Pool room for those interested in pool,

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Very warm and cozy space. Reminded me of my favorite tavern my parents would take me to for fish on Fridays. Bartender was kind of quiet and made us feel like we were being a burden by sitting at the bar. Appetizers were above average...More

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 28 February 2017

On a recent business trip to Madison, Wisconsin, my wife and I were bound and determined to find a really good Friday fish fry. I realize that there are many possible choices for a good fish fry when one visits the state of Wisconsin, but...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Laurel's burger baskets are some of the best in the city. It's a place with lots of local flavor and convenient parking. Service is usually great. The "board" always lists a daily soup and a sandwich of the day. Super-delicious onion rings and be sure...More

Thank JAP1952
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Not fancy but a great place to have a quick meal (or not so quick as they don't rush you). Burgers are great and the price is very good. Fish fry is also very good. Good selection of both drinks and food. What more could...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 28 September 2016

After not having dined here for several years, we wanted to try our old "haunt" again while visiting town. It was a busy night and they were out of both the clam chowder and the baked cod, but the fried perch and cod were excellent....More

Thank Margaret C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
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
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-233-1043
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