The Avenue Bar

$ $
1128 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-6877



  • In the conversation for best fish fry. Old school, east side place. Definitely worth a stop.
  • One of the best Friday cod fish frys in town, clam chowder is a must. you want to call ahead though for reservations.
  • Ask for the Bucky Bloody Mary.
  • Great place for a round of Right Center Left.
  • Always friendly service and great food!
  • Spotted cow beer is spectacular!!! I need to find this in Ohio!
  • Stu Levitan purchased Nixon's balls in a 1994 auction at the Avenue Bar. For other great moments and memories click "More Info" below.
  • Call ahead for reservations
  • Food is great, but don't plan on a quick lunch. They weren't busy and it still took forever! But again, the food was great.
  • Stopped by the Avenue for a steak dinner (must go back and try the blackened steak) and one of their secret recipe Whiskey Old Fashioned. Excellent!
  • Beer and food
  • Fish Boil and Prime Rib
  • Get the Cobb salad. It's a full meal.
  • All day happy hour on Mondays & half price burger of the month on Tuesdays. I've never been disappointed here. Awesome bkfst too!!
  • Ran out of corned beef and cabbage by 630pm on St. Patty. Bad planning?
  • Super crowded on Friday nights, so make a reservation! It'll save you from a long wait.
  • Great Food! Great Old Fashions! Great Staff! Great Place!
  • Grilled chicken good but not much flavor
  • Despite it's claims of having the best fish fry in Madison, it was only subpar
  • Best. Curds. Ever.

Nearby places

1304 E Washington Ave (Baldwin Street)
601 W Dayton St
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