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The Fountain

122 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2596
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 Jul 2017
“Has gone down hill unfortunately”
31 Oct 2015
“Perfect quick bite!”
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American, Bar, Pub
122 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2596
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was one of our favorite spots to go after a show at the Overture and unfortunately, it has gone down hill. Richard the piano player is gone and the late night menu has lost a couple of their best items. Truly disappointed!!!

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 1 November 2015

My friends and I were pressed for time and as it was a Friday night, most of the restaurants around the capitol were packed and had wait times. The Fountain was the first place we passed that didn't look jam packed and while that concerned...More

Thank Sally1382
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We sat outside on the street patio enjoying the street musicians, so we didn't mind as much the interminable wait for service. The waiter was friendly enough, but I think there were only 2 guys running the entire place. This on a weekend with a...More

Thank Aikid0
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Stopped by the Fountain last night for dinner before a show. Almost turned around after walking in from State Street because you walk into a very narrow bar room with a few small tables -- not very inviting, but then we realized there was a...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 7 February 2015

My husband and I were walking from the Hampton Inn & Suites after stopping at a couple of their suggested places along the way. It was our Anniversary and so our ultimate goal was to get to a bar/restaurant along State Street and find an...More

1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed 1 October 2014

My wife and I were in town for a couple of days and just happened to choose this restaurant for a light early evening fare. We did not know what to expect and this being a college town and in that general vicinity thought we...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Even after being raised in the Madison area, I'd never heard of The Fountain. Glad I finally found it; because they have one of the best burgers I'v ever had! Medium-rare perfection on a pretzel bun. You gotta go!

1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The Fountain made what was hands down the Best Burger I've ever had in Madison. Perfectly cooked, extremely flavorful, excellent bun. Topping it off, both the regular and sweet potato fries are also very good. I'll be honest, we stopped here after reading the good...More

Thank RTAMidwest
Reviewed 23 March 2014

I was a little apprehensive to go in, as we had our kids with us and there was someone playing the piano, I was afraid we were out of place. We were hungry so we said screw it, and we went in to eat. We...More

Thank Amber L
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We will DEFINITELY be back...the food was great, the server was super friendly and attentive (but not annoying/let us sit and chat too) and the atmosphere of the dining area can't be beat...a definite gem in the Madison area that I would not have guessed...More

1  Thank Beth P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2596
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
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