Local Area Info

Dining

Restaurants located in Monona Terrace

 Lake Vista Cafe

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).

 GrandView Cafe

Located in the Grand Terrace on Level 4, the GrandView Cafe is only open when large events are in the building.

Restaurants located in the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

 Capitol Chophouse

Classic chophouse with white tablecloths & dark woods offering steaks, seafood & a big wine list.
9 E Wilson St. Small plates - Hip - Great dessert

Other Restaurants Nearby

 Paisan's Restaurant

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

 Marigold Kitchen

Bright, counter-serve eatery featuring creative breakfast & lunch fare plus outdoor seating. 118 S Pinckney St. Quick bite - Healthy options - Hip

 DLUX

Upscale haunt serving gourmet burgers & artisanal cocktails in a modern, trendy setting. 117 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Happy hour drinks - Hip - Great cocktails

 Brocach Irish Pub & Whiskey Den

Festive Irish pub known for upscale pub grub, Irish & Scotch whiskeys & live traditional music. 7 W Main St. Live performances - Happy hour drinks

 Tavernakaya

Industrial tavern offering a sushi bar, ramen bowls & Japanese tapas along with local & Asian beers. 27 E Main St Small plates - Hip - Upscale

 Muramoto Downtown

Stylish spot serving Asian-fusion dishes & creative sushi (with all-you-can-eat deals) & cocktails. 108 King St. Small plates - Healthy options - Hip

 The Old Fashioned

Wisconsin-themed, retro-style tavern offering beers, brats & cheese curds (all sourced in-state). 23 N Pinckney St. Happy hour drinks - Healthy options - Hip

 Cranberry Creek

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

 Graze

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

 Plaka Taverna

Cozy taverna with a bar & patio serving Greek lunches & dinners & American breakfasts. 410 E Wilson St. Quick bite - Cozy - Casual

 Chili's Grill & Bar

(54) - Restaurant 4344 E Towne Blvd (608) 242-9300 Open until 10:00 PM

 Quivey's Grove

(180) - American Restaurant 6261 Nesbitt Rd. (608) 273-4900 Open until 9:00 PM

 Five Guys

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

 Subway

Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads. 19 W Main St. Quick bite - Healthy options - Casual

 Quiznos

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

 Parthenon Gyros

Counter-service cafe churning out gyros & Greek classics, with late-night hours & a roof garden. 316 State St.

 Pita Pit

Diners create their own sandwiches at this health-oriented counter-serve chain. 449 State St. #B Quick bite - Healthy options - Casual

 Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza

506 State St. Quick bite - Hip - Casual

 Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Retro-style counter-serve chain known for made-to-order toasted sandwiches, salads & baked goods. 564 State St. Quick bite - Healthy options - Casual

 Jimmy John's

Counter-serve chain specializing in sub & club sandwiches, plus signature potato chips. 527 State St. Quick bite - Casual - College students

 Naf Naf Grill

Modern Middle Eastern counter-serve chain dishing up shawarma & falafel on pitas, rice or salads. 555 State St. Quick bite - Healthy options - Hip

 Erbert and Gerberts

Chain eatery offering submarine sandwiches, soups & chili in a casual, counter-service setting. 540 University Ave Quick bite - Casual - College students

 QDOBA Mexican Eats

Mexican chain for counter-serve, custom burritos, tacos & more, including health-oriented options. 2 N Park St.

Things to do in Madison, Wisconsin

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens
  • Wisconsin State Capitol
  • Memorial Union Terrace
  • Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Vilas Park
  • Madison Children's Museum
  • Chazen Museum of Art
  • Wisconsin Veteran's Museum
  • Camp Randall Stadium, University of Wisconsin