Highest-rated restaurants in Madison, according to Tripadvisor

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August 10, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in Madison, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Madison using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. Ha Long Bay

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (234 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Thai
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1353 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3756
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#29. Tempest Oyster Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (237 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 120 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3481
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#28. Bonfyre American Grille

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (321 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2601 W Beltline Hwy The Arbor Gate Towers, Madison, WI 53713-2316
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#27. Brasserie V

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (257 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Belgian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1923 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2026
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#26. Lombardino's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (276 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2500 University Ave A, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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#25. Vintage Brewing Co.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (248 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 674 S Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711-1035
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#24. The Tipsy Cow

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (259 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 102 King St, Madison, WI 53703-3314
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#23. North and South Seafood & Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (192 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6604 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53705-4238
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#22. A Pig in a Fur Coat

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (240 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Spanish
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 940 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3550
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#21. Eno Vino Downtown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Wine Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1 N Webster St 10th Floor, Madison, WI 53703-2835
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#20. Merchant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (281 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 121 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-3338
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#19. Heritage Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (207 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 131 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2824
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#18. Cento

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (312 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 122 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2510
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#17. The Coopers Tavern

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (421 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
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#16. The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,186 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Brew Pub
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
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#15. Bassett Street Brunch Club

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (340 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 444 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-2206
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#14. Graze Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (934 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-2892
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#13. RP Adler's Pub & Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (376 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8202 Watts Rd, Madison, WI 53719-3819
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#12. L'Etoile Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (359 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-2892
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#11. Monty's Blue Plate Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (417 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
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#10. Tornado Steak House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (703 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 116 S Hamilton St 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
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#9. The Old Fashioned

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,282 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 23 N Pinckney St Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
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#8. Sardine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (660 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 617 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3543
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#7. Mickies Dairy Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (298 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $
- Address: 1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
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#6. Dotty Dumpling's Dowry

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (789 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-1970
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#5. Graft

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (151 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 18 N Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703-2707
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#4. Swad Indian Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (217 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Indian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6007A Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3930
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#3. Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (311 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Wine Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 601 Junction Rd Suite9, Madison, WI 53717-2155
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#2. Red

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (264 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 316 W Washington Ave Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703-3050
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#1. Naples 15

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,391 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 15 N Butler St, Madison, WI 53703-4237
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