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.
Our Guide to Student Budget Friendly Picks
For students, by students
Madison's greasy breakfast headquarters. This place is so awesome, it doesn't even have a website.
"Sublime gourmet cupcakes", cocktails, and a fully legitimate menu.
Are you ready for a real Trenchtown experience? Live, from Jamaica, "Jamerica"!
If Willy St were a restaurant, it would be Lazy Jane's. Located on Willy St.
"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.
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."
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.
Award-winning gourmet ice cream and other delicious menu items will satisfy anyone's craving for true Wisconsin cuisine.