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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Local craft brewery with variety of beers to try. Occasional music venue in the summer. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Wonderful breakfast spot with a diner feel and look. They also serve lunch and dinner. If you do make it for breakfast, this place does get busy!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Frickin’ ginormous pancakes. Cash only, a great nostalgic diner. So. Many. Pancake. Options. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“The 550-acre conservancy protects Pheasant Branch Creek, which supplies Lake Mendota with 1,800 gallons of crystal-clear water every minute. Visitors will find extensive nature trails running throughout this oasis of pristine woods and wetlands. Beautiful trails for walking, running, biking. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a goofy museum with a mustard store/gift shop above it. Be ready for lots of mustard puns.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Wonderful fresh-made pizza, often with locally sourced ingredients. Small restaurant with a fun atmosphere!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“They have the BEST cheese curds that we've experienced!! We take all our out of town friends here to enjoy how wonderful these little pieces of gooey, golden nuggets can be :)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
Bar
“Quaint, cozy, upscale Italian restaurant. Highly recommend for the excellent food and quiet atmosphere!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Albanian diner with amazing food. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner It's good so they're busy!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best dinner in Downtown Middleton if you are looking for something different from pub food. Check out their menu online for the tastiest creole food. Great date night spot as well! Our faves are: Coffee Roasted Chicken (the best), escargot, pulled pork crepes, BBQ shrimp, tenderloin....really anything you get there is tasty and fresh. Say Hello to owners Gwen and Eric!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“The best Chinese food ever! We have been going here for over 20 years. Great carry-out. Lovely dining experience, as well.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Madison has a huge network of bike trails, and you can use B-cycle, Madison's bike rental service, found on many major street corners downtown and in other public areas.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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“Nice place to visit with the locals. The Friday night Fish Fry gets rave reviews!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“This cafe serves a selection of coffee, teas, breakfast, sandwiches, beer and wine. You can also purchase liquor, beer and wine in their shop to take home. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“While we don't frequent at this spot a lot, they do have really good food. Like pasta, salads and pizza. A great appetizer is the eggplant parmesan. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Local craft brewery with variety of beers to try. Occasional music venue in the summer. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wonderful breakfast spot with a diner feel and look. They also serve lunch and dinner. If you do make it for breakfast, this place does get busy!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Frickin’ ginormous pancakes. Cash only, a great nostalgic diner. So. Many. Pancake. Options. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Wonderful fresh-made pizza, often with locally sourced ingredients. Small restaurant with a fun atmosphere!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gastropub
“They have the BEST cheese curds that we've experienced!! We take all our out of town friends here to enjoy how wonderful these little pieces of gooey, golden nuggets can be :)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Quaint, cozy, upscale Italian restaurant. Highly recommend for the excellent food and quiet atmosphere!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“Albanian diner with amazing food. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner It's good so they're busy!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best dinner in Downtown Middleton if you are looking for something different from pub food. Check out their menu online for the tastiest creole food. Great date night spot as well! Our faves are: Coffee Roasted Chicken (the best), escargot, pulled pork crepes, BBQ shrimp, tenderloin....really anything you get there is tasty and fresh. Say Hello to owners Gwen and Eric!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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