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State Street Brats

603 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1015
+1 608-255-5544
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brat” (56 reviews)
“cheese curds” (20 reviews)
“waffle fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
603 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lot of fun going to this place in Madison. The weather was still cold and snowing but popped into the bar for a quick beer and a bratwurst sandwich. This is a must visit. I’ll be back in the summer.

Thank Bernard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The brats were dry and buns were sorta stale tasting. I guess I’m used to more of a juicy grilled brat vs the dry brat cut in half. I did enjoy the sauce station - but missed the relish. :( The bartender seemed a little...More

Thank maxwellmkl
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Worst customer service I’ve ever had; I called three times: first I was hung up on, next call I was told point blank to shut up (no joke), and the third call the same guy spoke loudly non-stop so I couldn’t talk much like a...More

Thank Unhappy C
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This place has hardly changed in forty years, the grilled red brats are simply the best with a great hard roll and a variety of mustards. (If you use ketchup, they'll make you leave Wisconsin). The french fry portions are huge but I prefer crispier...More

Thank Drew K
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a typical place for Madison, definitely worth a visit. However, I didn’t like at all the burgers! So, I would just suggest going for some drinks!

Thank Vito A
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We stopped for something to eat before going to a concert. The food was really good! We had burgers, cheese curds, pretzels and onion rings between all of us! I loved the food. Great taste and would come back again. I can imagine that it...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Brats has been around forever and has classic bar food with fried chicken tenders and fries along with a wide selection of beer. Turns into a cool bar at night. Place was recently renovated. Alcohol isnt too good here but their drink deals on Tuesday...More

Thank cgold11
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Love the outside of the building, inside and pretty neat also. We had brats for dinner. First service is fast and friendly, little bit dissappointment in the actual brat itself. Coming from Wisconsin and especially being at the capitol, brat was overcooked and just a...More

Thank mstef99
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is an iconic Wisconsin bar, so if you're looking for bar food and a spot to watch a Badger game, this place is for you. The food is pretty standard pub fare, nothing too memorable. It's wildly popular in the evenings, especially Thurs-Sat.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The burger went on (only thing on the grill) before I finished paying at the bar. Then about 10 minutes later it was delivered. Fries were no longer warm, and burger was completely burned around the edges. The food has potential, but don't know why...More

Thank Tom W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, 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 - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1015
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-255-5544
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