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The Thirsty Goat

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
3040 Cahill Main, Madison, WI 53711-7104
+1 608-422-5500
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (14 reviews)
“kettle chips” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3040 Cahill Main, Madison, WI 53711-7104
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich. My favorite part was the homemade chips. It would be worth a trip just for those.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the outdoor patio on one of the first nice Saturdays of the season. The Radler on Tap was very good, and our server was attentive and courteous. He seemed to know the menu well and handled the tables well. We had different combinations...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A block from our hotel, the Thirsty Goat offered an inviting menu on line. We decided to check it out. Full parking lot was a good sign. Atmosphere is a cross between, pub, sports bar and country tavern. Loud to the point that it was...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I had great hopes for this place but really it has not delivered even after I gave it a second chance. The food selection is poor. The quality and taste varies greatly. The staff has not been friendly at all.

Thank Renee C
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I met a long time friend for lunch here in late February. She had a chicken wrap and french fries. I had a pulled pork sandwich with kettle chips. The pulled pork was tender and ver flavorful, and house-made kettle chips were tasty and crispy....More

Thank Anne U
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Caroline the manager was awesome for the party.Bryon singing bartenderand waitress food was perfect!

Thank Kristine N
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We went for lunch on a Friday and were seated right away. My mom's and my burger were ordered medium but there was no pink in either. The fries were just a tad on the soggy side, like not as crisp as you'd expect. My...More

Thank laugheytaffey
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Crowded, friendly atmosphere (but a bit too loud), somewhat overwhelmed waitress. Live music. Good choice of beer on tap, burger was prepared exactly to specification.

1  Thank MikhailAlexandrovich
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We stopped to eat here on our way to Madison. It was a Saturday night and boy were they busy. Don't let the outside fool you it is a pretty big place. They have a good beer selection. I like that they have a good...More

1  Thank Pottman
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Due to large crowds on a Friday night, we were unable to get a table, but the food looked fantastic. While waiting, staff was excellent about checking to make sure we were not thirsty. Tried a few beers on tap, which were very good. Will...More

1  Thank 100YearPlan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3040 Cahill Main, Madison, WI 53711-7104
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-422-5500
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