Enjoy sprawling views of Lake Monona and downtown Madison's cityscape at Lake Vista Cafe, located in the William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens. It's the perfect stop for lunch, dinner or happy hour. Open (weather permitting) Monday 11am-3pm, Tuesday - Sunday 11am-7pm (open until 8pm June - August).
Located in the Grand Terrace on Level 4, the GrandView Cafe is only open when large events are in the building.
Classic chophouse with white tablecloths & dark woods offering steaks, seafood & a big wine list.
9 E Wilson St. Small plates - Hip - Great dessert
Longtime eatery featuring Italian fare, thin-crust pizzas and a patio with Lake Monona views. 131 W Wilson St. Happy hour drinks - Hip - Great dessert
Bright, counter-serve eatery featuring creative breakfast & lunch fare plus outdoor seating. 118 S Pinckney St. Quick bite - Healthy options - Hip
Upscale haunt serving gourmet burgers & artisanal cocktails in a modern, trendy setting. 117 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Happy hour drinks - Hip - Great cocktails
Festive Irish pub known for upscale pub grub, Irish & Scotch whiskeys & live traditional music. 7 W Main St. Live performances - Happy hour drinks
Industrial tavern offering a sushi bar, ramen bowls & Japanese tapas along with local & Asian beers. 27 E Main St Small plates - Hip - Upscale
Stylish spot serving Asian-fusion dishes & creative sushi (with all-you-can-eat deals) & cocktails. 108 King St. Small plates - Healthy options - Hip
Wisconsin-themed, retro-style tavern offering beers, brats & cheese curds (all sourced in-state). 23 N Pinckney St. Happy hour drinks - Healthy options - Hip
Weekday cafe offering soups, sandwiches & breakfast to go or for dining in simple digs with a patio. 114 E Main St. Quick bite - Healthy options - Casual
Lively gastropub plating farm-to-table comfort fare in a modern glass venue with Capitol views. 1 S Pinckney St. #107 Happy hour drinks - Small plates - Healthy option
Cozy taverna with a bar & patio serving Greek lunches & dinners & American breakfasts. 410 E Wilson St. Quick bite - Cozy - Casual
(54) - Restaurant 4344 E Towne Blvd (608) 242-9300 Open until 10:00 PM
(180) - American Restaurant 6261 Nesbitt Rd. (608) 273-4900 Open until 9:00 PM
Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait. 517 State St. (608) 255-2520 Quick bite - Fast service - Casual Open until 10:00 PM
Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads. 19 W Main St. Quick bite - Healthy options - Casual
Known for toasted, build-your-own subs, this counter-serve chain also sells soups, salads & more. 5 N Pinckney St. Teddywedgers Snug carryout near the Capitol selling savory Cornish pasties from breakfast to dinner. 101 State St. Quick bite - Casual - College students
Counter-service cafe churning out gyros & Greek classics, with late-night hours & a roof garden. 316 State St.
Diners create their own sandwiches at this health-oriented counter-serve chain. 449 State St. #B Quick bite - Healthy options - Casual
506 State St. Quick bite - Hip - Casual
Retro-style counter-serve chain known for made-to-order toasted sandwiches, salads & baked goods. 564 State St. Quick bite - Healthy options - Casual
Counter-serve chain specializing in sub & club sandwiches, plus signature potato chips. 527 State St. Quick bite - Casual - College students
Modern Middle Eastern counter-serve chain dishing up shawarma & falafel on pitas, rice or salads. 555 State St. Quick bite - Healthy options - Hip
Chain eatery offering submarine sandwiches, soups & chili in a casual, counter-service setting. 540 University Ave Quick bite - Casual - College students
Mexican chain for counter-serve, custom burritos, tacos & more, including health-oriented options. 2 N Park St.