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The Coopers Tavern

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20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
+1 608-256-1600
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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North Aurora, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hubby and booked a last minute overnight at the Madison Concourse Hotel, which backs up to The Coopers Tavern. Looking for a place to get dinner, this came up on Google "within walking distance" and we are so glad it did! We walked over, about 7:30 on a Saturday night, the place was full (and very loud) but we found... More 

Thank jckdnls2017
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327 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we came in for drinks and dessert. it was after 10pm, the wait staff was very nice and invited us to sit at any open table. the beer selection was good. we had the salted caramel cake, which had a sheen across the top and side - simillar to the a layer that forms on pudding in the refrigerator. the... More 

Thank rettup
Janesville, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was so good !! I highly recommend the coopers curds :)! Crispy and cheesy !!! Very busy place but worth the wait , you will not be disappointed !

Thank Z9718QYbrandonb
Antioch, Illinois
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149 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ventured around the corner from our hotel on a recent Sunday morning and got a nice plate full of comfort breakfast food. The place was not crowded so it was nice and relaxing in there. Also, the bartender had European soccer matches on the TV which I enjoyed with my meal. One complaint- this place needs better coffee. Some other... More 

Thank Mark S
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We enjoyed the twist they put on a standard sandwich and the choice of having "greens" or "chips" with the meal. (I prefer greens and husband goes for chips). Great selection of beers!

Thank Carlson3153
Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Coopers is one of those places that is always good and you are never disappointed. It is great if you just want to socially hangout with some of your friends and have a beer and a light meal. The food is good and not overwhelming with options. I really enjoy going Sunday afternoons to sit and have a beer and... More 

Thank Jacob D
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Went on an early Saturday afternoon & ordered off the brunch menu. Had the corn beef. It was good. Wife had the eggs Benedict and said it was the best breakfast she's ever had. Had a bit it was really good. Wish I'd gotten it to. Drink menu looked good but we didn't really get adventurous. Overall nice, low key... More 

Thank Trip412
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Have dined here previously for weekend breakfast and lunch and the experience was positive. However, we had dinner here recently and it was awful. I ordered the Mussels du Jour, mussels were strong, the broth very unpleasant and the frites were swimming in the sauce( like mush). The dish was accompanied by a salad that seemed to be devoid of... More 

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Management response:

Dear Robert, Thank you for taking the time to share your balanced feedback about your most recent visit to The Coopers Tavern. We strive to give every guest a great experience, and I was very sorry to hear that during your dinner our food fell short of the standard we strive to uphold. It must have been disappointing to receive... More 

Chicago, IL
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178 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We've been here multiple times throughout the years but only for a few beers. The drink selection is good and service is always welcoming as well.

Thank lovetotravelusa
Neenah, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This was a great little pub with wonderful food and courteous staff. The food was great, the service was excellent.

Thank CorrinaB660

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-1600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?