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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 good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (41 reviews)
“burger” (46 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the Tippy burger, best hamburger in madison. The service was excellent. It was quiet and the couple we were with could talk and hear each other.

Thank mtok1945
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a lunch over Thanksgiving weekend. The fish fry and sandwiches for our group was outstanding. We also had a couple of apps that were very good. The beer list is very nice and our service was spot on. Will definitely return when...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first negative review of any kind. I was with a group of friends out enjoying a great night in Madison. We were putting in an ecclecctic selection of music in the touchtumes music system when our bartender Patrick said if you play...More

Thank madtown1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 35 min wait. Very busy. Not a very large venue. The food was good. I had the grilled cheese with guacamole. It was a little spicy. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Would go back

Thank Theresa W
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A great Madison, Wisconsin bar. Terrific selection of beers, by bottle, on draft and ‘other.’ Staff is crack, with knowledge of beer and breweries. Strongly suggest you try the tipsy cow on your next visit to Madison.

Thank jcwbesq
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is my go-to comfort burger. Lunch busy isn't too bad early in the week, busy later. "Two 1/4 pound Knoche’s Market patties, 3-yr cheddar, onion, Widmer’s brick, Nueske’s bacon, tipsy sauce & Mike’s pickles." Good craft beer choices. Gyro Fries and Gator bites are...More

Thank Steve_S_Was_Here
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I've only eaten here once, but I've stopped in for drinks on a couple occasions. It's a busy place! The food is really good and it's a great place to get a drink as well.

Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I visited the tipsy cow last night after finding it while walking around downtown Madison. The name was too cute to pass up! We ordered two different types of burgers, an order of fries, and the tomato soup with cheese curds. The fries were cooked...More

Thank Travelchick576
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Tipsy Cow has it all. Friendly staff. Perfect seating for indoor or outdoor weather. Excellent food choices (and delicious food!) and a great drinks menu. We stopped here for lunch on a day out in Madison and specifically started with the fried cheese curds,...More

Thank Krinkles28
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We dropped in for lunch here after visiting the capitol building (and a much needed pint) Excellent food and beers provided for four diners in a timely manner and at a reasonable price.

Thank heike0range
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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