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The Tipsy Cow

$$ - $$$American, ,
102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
+1 608-287-1455
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (44 reviews)
“fries” (37 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am the type that likes to try new things when going to a restaurant. The gyro fries were appealing to me so I thought I would give them a try. They lived up to every expectation and were fantastic! I was in the restaurant...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for lunch. Friendly staff and FANTASTIC food! Unusual combinations but delicious! Bartenders are very helpful in helping you select the right beer and offer samples!

Thank Greengal06
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Madison on a business trip and locals recommended we go to The Tipsy Cow for dinner. The fried cheese curds with ranch were amazing. I had the carnitas fries with pico di gallo, sour cream, green onion and queso fresco. Although on the menu...More

Thank PDCantwe11
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Came here late one night with a bunch of friends and we all ordered an array of items and shared. All was very good, the different types of French fries and toppings were a lot of fun and tasty. I got some Asian sandwhich...very good.

Thank Coffey070
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

They had Mozzarella and Goat Cheese Curds!!!! They also had a huge beer selection with a beer special. I would go back.

Thank GreekScubaGirl
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Its worth a visit just to watch the world go by. If your hungry, its good for that as well. Try the walleye sandwich. Its great,

Thank RyanfromIowa
Reviewed 11 July 2017

love that it is right in the middle of downtown, went there for drinks during the art show very nice

Thank nancyzalzalah
Reviewed 11 July 2017

if you can get past the confusing 1-way streets and sparse parking, the Capital Square in downtown Madison has some great eateries. We stopped at the Tipsy Cow after visiting the Zoo (sub-review: you can skip the Madison Zoo) and grabbed drinks and sandwiches. Most...More

Thank MalevolentWeb
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Some great food choices including huge onion rings, good selection of beer, exotically topped french fries and good sandwich choices (Grilled cheese with bacon and guacamole). Our waitress was very low key and maybe not thrilled with serving outside on a chilly night, but she...More

Thank kagardner
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We first tried eating here on a Friday night. 45 minute wait so we opted to go elsewhere for dinner. We decided to give it another try the next day. We weren't disappointed. Tables are a bit close together and overall restaurant is a bit...More

Thank traveltwins95
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-287-1455
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