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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
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Today
16:00 - 01:30
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Hours:
Mon 16:00 - 01:30
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 01:30
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Ellensburg, Washington
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192 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank PierreTraveler
Racine, Wisconsin
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145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank BridgetOzzie
Madison, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank amezcua67
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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1 Thank Belmont2424
Rockford, Illinois
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Quaint place and location, good food and drinks. They had a large seletion of specialty drinks. The food was fresh and unique. The goulash was wonderful.

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Thank Ramandlam
Madison, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

Our visit was shockingly disappointing after hearing so many good things about the Weary Traveler for several years now. We two were there on an early Sunday afternoon, when it wasn't even busy, but we finally left after waiting for our simple order for an hour. It was very cold and noisy in the dining room, as well, which made... More 

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Thank susan a
Madison, WI
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

We went to the Weary Traveler on a Monday night. Although we had been there before, we were unaware that the chef prepares "specials" on Monday evenings. I had the "rib" special which was one of the most creative dishes I have had in a long time. Well done. I really enjoy when a restaurant goes out of its way... More 

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1 Thank Speckled_Hen_Inn
Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Good drinks and atmosphere, it's fun how they have shelves of board games. Good menu but stay away from the Mexican platter, it's nothing special. Their food specials are often good and I LOVE the West of the Andes sandwich.

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Thank ACam519
Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

The Bad Breath Burger is the thing to get. Everybody told me this before I tried it, and it lived up to all the expectations. Just don't get it while on a date because the name is real.

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Thank Blake R
Madison, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

I've been to this place several times - I absolutely love the steak, avocado, and quinoa salad. We also had homemade cinnamon ice cream last time we visited, which was incredible. I love this place because all the food is fresh, local, true to Madison, appropriately portioned, and delicious. They also have board games you can play, so the atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:30
Monday
16:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:30
Thursday
11:30 - 01:30
Friday
11:30 - 01:30
Saturday
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?