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603 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1015
+1 608-255-5544
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are in a mood for a burger or brat, this place is hard to beat. Not fancy but since probably a gallon of beer is spilled on the floor nightly with the college crowd, what do you expect. We sat outside and it was a perfect people watching place. Service was decent and the food was excellent for... More 

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere for a Badger game. Great Bloodys. I was expecting the best burgers and brats in town. Did not represent as I was hoping for. In fact, i couldnt even finish my dry, old burger. My burger was dry and crusty on the edges. Susyer had a brat.. tasted like it had been sitting in a Nesco for a... More 

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Thank kelliooooo
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pregame football atmosphere! Very busy and tough to find a seat. Drinks were excellent and the brat topping bar nearly perfect. Recommend getting a chair early before the crowds, unless you enjoy standing for hours.

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Thank 100YearPlan
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is an iconic college restaurant. always packed before and after Badger football games. Very noisey with many televisions showing various football games. The brats are great and the red brats are best. If you want a relaxing and quieter time do not go on a home football Saturday. I have been going here since I was a student in... More 

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Thank Kenneth L
Little Rock, Arkansas
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145 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for lunch as this place was recommended to me by some friends. I ordered the red brat plate. The portions were good but the brats were a little over cooked and chewy. I liked that they had a condiment bar stocked full of all the fixings you would ever want in your brat. Not a bad experience... More 

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Thank n2n8ture
Curtice, Ohio
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped on Friday night before the Ohio State vs. Wisconsin football game. Found a table facing a TV and they allowed us to change station to Indians vs. Blue Jays game 1. Lots of Buckeye fans in the joint. Food was slightly above average. Drink selection was good. Servers hustled. We had a good time.

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Thank Nathan Q
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went out for an evening with colleagues to this joint. We ordered quite a few different types of brats. The world's best I would say was far from "world's best", only because the cheddar brat seemed to have a better smokey flavor. The cheese curds were decent, but they fill the majority of your basket up with vegetables. I get... More 

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Thank Cynthia C
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It may just be me, but state street brats is just an average dive bar. They do serve Trig's Smokehouse brats (normally delicious), but ours were over cooked. Tap beer selection was alright. People probably enjoy the nostalgia more than anything.

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Thank Carl M
Madison, Wisconsin
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123 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had been to this restaurant before, but this time it wasn't a great experience. Overall foods were OK, but all of our french fries were soggy like they had been refried. Not edible, we made the complaint, and they took the fries off of the receipt. So at least problem was properly solved.

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Thank mdns
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Positive energy and fun greet you as soon as you walk in. Staff are eager to make you happy with a solid drink and comfort food. Immediately felt comfortable and could have stayed for hours, either inside or out. Will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12
Cuisine
American, German, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
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?