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The Thirsty Goat

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
3040 Cahill Main, Madison, WI 53711-7104
+1 608-422-5500
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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

Totally remodeled restaurant tavern with a convivial vibe around the bar area as it is rectangular. Sandwiches and apps are meat heavy so not much on the vegetarian side. Outdoor seating on two sides of the building. Plenty of parking. Live music on occasion. Plenty...More

Thank Lyngaas
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Visted the Thirsty Goat for drinks and music. Band was playing on the patio. Had a very great time listening to the band, enjoying the margaritas and free popcorn.

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Brisket brisket brisket. Make you slap yo mama. I found place right of the road looking for a Mexican joint to eat at and decided why not. Wasnt even sure what they had to eat but boy was I surprised. There is a bar in...More

Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped with friends on mount way back from a trip to Galena IL Pleasantly surprised to find out it was restaurant week. Starter, Main and dessert. All were really good but I highly recommend the tortilla soup. Great wait staff. Sat on the deck and...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The ribs are ok, The brisket is amazing and in the four times I’ve been there in the past six months I’ve never had a bad meal.The service is not super attentive but if that’s what your after you should go fine dinning. You can...More

Thank LSlawny
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We really REALLY wanted to like this place as it's close by to where we live. The food is ok, but the service is simply put terrible. The clincher for us is what we saw last time we were there: the wait staff was served...More

Thank MadcityJan
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We came along with some family who really like the place. My husband had the brisket plate, my niece a burrito, and I had a salad that included breaded warm goat cheese. My Bloody Mary was loaded with vegetables. Nice menu-very inviting. Only complaint is...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The food was pretty good, the atmosphere was festive. Overall, though, I can only say that this is an average place. It reminded me of a middle level chain location, even though this is a local eatery. I think they could step up the food...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We just stopped for a few drinks and it was nice. Great bartender and good atmosphere. If you are going there would you PLEASE take a pic of the front door with all the cute planters? And post for me? Loved that look. Thanks in...More

Thank JKfromtheblock
Reviewed 15 June 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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