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The Come Back In

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
508 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3431
+1 608-258-8619
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“walleye” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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508 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3431
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We ate breakfast here twice, and couldn’t finish either meal. Good service and a nice selection, unless you want to select a small breakfast.More

Thank Susan A
PhilipStein, General Manager at The Come Back In, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We like to make sure you get enough to eat here at the Come Back In. You could try ordering some side next time if you don't have that large of an appetite. Otherwise,...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

This is a traditional Wisconsin neighborhood blue collar restaurant and sports bar. Unexpectedly good brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Good drink specials, especially Bloody Marys.

Thank GregoryMadison_WI
PhilipStein, Manager at The Come Back In, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We pride ourselves on being Madison's downtown neighborhood bar and we're happy to hear that you got that feeling. We hope to see you again soon for our weekend breakfast.

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Went on a Monday night for dinner and had a great time. Packers were playing on MNF but not crowded. Had the fried fish and Jaeger schnitzel with spinach spaetzel which is a special on Monday nights which were both great. Nice staff and quick...More

Thank Christbauer
PhilipStein, Manager at The Come Back In, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review! Our apologies for the delayed response. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our Monday specials and the ambiance of our bar. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have had Breakfast here and Lunch.Always busy. Great Bar with Home style collectibles here and there. You enter from the back parking lot. This place is also attached to a great German Restruant Essen Haus that opens after 300pm.The food has been very good...More

Thank WeAreGoneAgain
PhilipStein, Manager at The Come Back In, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

We're happy to hear that you've enjoyed your time here at the Come Back In and next door at the Essen Haus. All of our staff are great and always work to make our guests' experiences as wonderful as possible. We hope you'll "come back...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We actually wanted to go to Essenhaus but that was closed (two nights in a row). They had a sign up directing us to visit the Come Back In instead so we (reluctantly) went there. The waiter didn't seem to have a clue what was...More

Thank Adinda V
PhilipStein, Manager at The Come Back In, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hello Adinda. It has been a while since you posted you're review and we thought we'd invite you back to try the Come Back In. We've worked with our staff to improve hospitality and to focus more on the customer experience. We would love to...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

German favorites mixed with some American stand-bys and a great beer list. Gluten free and vegetarian options, including a jackfruit BBQ sandwich. Nice covered outdoor deck and enjoyable live music.More

Thank lennatravel
PhilipStein, Manager at The Come Back In, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Our apologies for the delay. We just want to thank you for leaving such a fabulous review. Summertime here at the Come Back In is one of our favorite times. We hope you're able to come back to dine with us again when the weather...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

I went to the Come Back In yesterday for lunch. It was fabulous. Good food, good service and reasonable prices. I had a Rueben and the corn beef was thick and juicy. The battered fries were very good and the Thousand Island dressing was really...More

Thank Maggie L
PhilipStein, Manager at The Come Back In, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for leaving such a fabulous review this past spring. We still have the Reuben you described (along with those $3 Bloody Marys, mimosas & screwdrivers) to enjoy in 2018.

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to try the Comeback Inn since we had dined at the Essen Haus weeks before and they share the kitchen. One can order from the Essen Haus and that is what I did. My wiener schitzel was excellent as was...More

Thank dwatanab
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The value is there -- most full breakfast platters are $8.95 and feature eggs, meat, very good house-made potatoes, and "bread" (I had two plate size blueberry pancakes). Mimosas, Bloody Mary's and screwdrivers are $3 and served in pint-sized glasses.

Thank jdonovan680
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed brunch here with family on saturday morning after a surprise 30th birthday party. Seating was immediate, drink special prices couldn't be beaten, and the German themed food did us all good after a night of drinking. Nice variety and great service. Good prices for...More

Thank Celia_Marie123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 23
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:30 AM
8:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3431
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-258-8619
  • E-mail
The Come Back In is Madison's downtown neighborhood bar, featuring local beers, live music, late-night goodies and free parking.
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