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Favorite restaurants in Madison

by Anonymous on July 15 2009

Author Description: "I eat out way too much. Here are the usual culprits."

1. Ian's Pizza A pizza place that sells everything from black bean pizza to macaroni and cheese pizza. This very popular pizza place ha...
Author Comment: "I must eat here at least twice a week. I love the macaroni and cheese and the kalamata olive slices."
2. Maharani Indian Restaurant Maharani Indian Restaurant has a great lunch buffet with much better selection than Flavor of India, located right up th...
Author Comment: "This is the best Indian buffet in Madison, located conveniently downtown on West Wash."
3. Great Dane, The A brew pub restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin that brews its own great-tasting beers. The food is quite good and the atmos...
Author Comment: "The Great Dane is a great brew pub, as well as a good restaurant that has something for everyone. Their menu has great variety, so it's great for dates and big groups of people. I love the Hilldale location because it has all the amenities (shuffleboard!) that the downtown location has, but without the huge crowds."
4. Taste of India A great little Indian restaurant right off of Monroe Street, next to Michael's Frozen Custard on the street that takes y...
Author Comment: "I already mentioned Maharani as my favorite Indian place, but I just love the Lamb Pasanda dish here at Taste of India."
5. Himal Chuli This is one of my favorite places to eat in the world...I live in San Francisco and for the last 12 years I have found n...
Author Comment: "Himal Chuli is a great place for light vegetarian dining. The tarkari, a Himalayan curry-like stew, is made fresh every day and the roti bread is so warm and fluffy. It doesn't look like much, but you won't be disappointed with this taste of Nepal."
6. Five Guys Burgers and Fries A great burger joint that has its roots in the DC area, but opened up a restaurant in Madison in March of 2008. Ingredie...
Author Comment: "Five Guys is the best burger place in Madison...which doesn't say much, I know, but these big greasy burgers are pretty awesome. The beef patties themselves aren't anything special, but the toppings you can have piled on making the experience quite satisfying."
7. Takara Takara is a Japanese restaurant with locations on State Street and Whitney Way. It has sushi as well as a hibachi grill.
Author Comment: "This is a great place for sushi. The quality is good and it's casual enough to stroll in for lunch no matter what you're wearing."
8. Dottie's Dottie's is short for Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, a burger restaurant on the UW-Madison campus. Located right next to Ian's ...
Author Comment: "Dotty Dumpling's Dowry is a great little restaurant right next to the campus Ian's on Frances Street. I love their fried mushrooms and hamburgers. Sometimes I get ostrich meat instead of hamburger meat. Where else can you do that?"