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State Street Brats

American, Bar, Pub
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603 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1015
+1 608-255-5544
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Madison, and as we were walking around we found this place to grab some lunch and we were certainly happy we did! The bratwurst was delicious, and the cheese curds were fantastic. The bloody marys were very good too. Very cool atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank journey2fifty
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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294 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a brat and beer before walking around the UW campus and State Street. Lunch was not very busy but it can be standing room only depending upon the time and day of the week.

Thank Greg P
Saint Charles, Illinois
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun place - full bar with a great beer selection, quick eats (bratwurst is the specialty, and the ever present cheese curds) and college atmosphere. There is also an outdoor seating area to people watch on State Street.

Thank Laraine322
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I like looking at the crowds of brats that hang out there. I recommend the red brat and hit the salad bar for the toppings of choice.

Thank billfeeny
New York, New York, United States
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293 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Good brats and cheese curds at this no frills bar and grill. We tried both types of brats and they were both good, but the cheese curds stole the show. A nice selection of beers on tap and a great beer garden to enjoy nice weather. Friendly staff.

Athens, Alabama
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

State Street has a really good burger with a condiments station so you can fix it like you like it. Lots of brews and TVs in downtown.

Thank letstakearoadtrip
Murdo, South Dakota
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Can be summarized as a bar that dabbles into food. They do Brats quite well and offer many, many toppings. The full bar is not a bad thing either! Would recommend this place for anyone looking for a quick no frills meal and a drink.

Thank SoDakKid
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Classic brats, killer waffle fries, cold draft beer, wall to wall students, and a few dusty alums. For college town eats that go easy on the wallet, it just doesn't get any better.

Thank MrReid
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Originally went here when it was the Brat House... Menu has changed but you can still get a "Red Brat"... Is there any other kind!

Thank Thomas K
Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Stopped in prior to a hockey game. If you want to start a tab, they authorize your credit card for $ 100.00 on the spot. Food was quick but VERY SALTY. As a matter of fact, could feel the salt running through my veins at the hockey game. Will not go back.

Thank horseguy007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1015
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-255-5544

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