Madison is reported to have the most restaurants in the U.S. per capita. For a comprehensive guide to area restaurants, click on the links below.

For students, by students:
Our guide to student budget friendly picks

The Curve

Madison's greasy breakfast headquarters. This place is so awesome, it doesn't even have a website.

Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery

"Sublime gourmet cupcakes", cocktails, and a full menu.


Are you ready for a real Trenchtown experience? Live, from Jamaica, "Jamerica"!

Lazy Jane's

If Willy St. were a restaurant, it would be Lazy Jane's. Located on Willy St.

Marigold Kitchen

"Creative healthy food prepared by friendly folk." Breakfast, brunch, and lunch - does not miss.


"A brush with Nirvana." If you are down for some authentic Indian cuisine, give Maharini a try.

The Mediterranean Cafe

A State St. institution. The Mediterranean Cafe dishes up fresh, interesting eats at an exceptional value.

Pasqual's on Monroe

If you like fresh-mex, made to order, you will like Pasqual's.

The Sun Room

This upstairs space has an open, collegial, unpretentious atmosphere and a menu full of quality options.


"Designer burgers, artisan cocktails, house sodas, and more!" 


"Inspired by the New York gastropub scene, the menus feature a range of classics executed on a higher level than traditional pub food." 


"Along with its award-winning falafel, Banzo serves up other freshly made Mediterranean dishes, including hummus, babaganush, couscous and majadra rice."

Dotty Dumpling's Dowry

Voted best in Madison by The Isthmus, Madison Magazine, The Badger Herald, and The Daily Cardinal. Named best in the big ten by USA Today and featured in The New York Times.

Babcock Hall Dairy Store

Award-winning gourmet ice cream and other delicious menu items will satisfy anyone's craving for true Wisconsin cuisine.

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