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Chico's Villa Tap

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Bar, Pub, American
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2302 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3146
+1 608-244-9627
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Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Pros: +Excellent service +The best bar food! We love the burgers! Best fish fry in town (get the perch) +Chico (owner) is very friendly, hospitable, & thoughtful. He has events throughout the year where he puts out a spread and offers party favors or incentives. +Great beer selection +Pool table and darts; meat raffle on Saturdays! No cons! Bottom Line:... More 

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Thank Brad B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I like fish, I don't like fish frys. Huh? I can't stand soggy fried foods. Many places have a good fish fry. But if they're busy, or the wait staff is slammed, or a rush is started, what happens? Heat lamp! Couple of minutes under a heat lamp and it's soggy. Villa Tap? No heat lamp. Order comes in food... More 

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Thank Richard H
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I was craving some walleye after a very long week last Friday; the Villa Tap is close to home and we've enjoyed their food in the past but hadn't been there for quite a while. It was time for a redo... We arrived around 6:15 and the place was standing room only, as is the norm, which really is a... More 

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Thank John B
Madison, WI
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

First trip but not the last. Advice - get there early! Classic WI Friday fish fry in a tavern. Loud, crowded, frazzled waitress. I know this doesn't sound like I'm giving a good review, but anyone who really knows what a classic bar fish fry is like, will understand and love it. I'm looking forward to sampling the sandwiches, and... More 

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Thank cosmicannie
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

don't know Madison but will tell you all this if your in the area for a fish fry or just a burger do drop in nice small pub with excellent food for your thoughts and friendly staff

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Thank HOG-USA
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I go there for lunch, get the same every time (why tempt perfection) . Excellent burger cooked to my doneness liking, toasted bun, fresh toppings and the best fries I've tried. For lunch I take friends there, or I take contractors there, and if I can't find a reason I just take myself there. OMG typing this review makes me... More 

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Thank Richard H
Madison
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Excellent Friday fish fry. Perch, walleye, cod, shrimp (jumbo). Great spot on Madison's north side. Get there early !

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Thank Renee B
Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

I went there this Friday to try the fish fry. We started at the bar and the bar tender was super friendly and helpful. We waited for only 20 minutes and got our seats. I must say the fish took quite a while to get, but I wasn't in a hurry so that was ok. I had the walleye and... More 

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Thank Arnie A
Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Chico's is a small, dark tavern with a congenial staff. It looks like a great place for beer, but we don't drink. We go there for the best steak sandwich on the north side. It's always tender and comes on a grilled bun with an option of fried onions. Chips on the side, or upgrade to the sweet potato fries.... More 

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Thank Jannis_13
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

If you are looking for a quality northwoods fish fry without heading to the northwoods, this is your place. They offer a great Walleye Filet Sandwich for lunch that is impossible to finish along with several variety of fish fry's. Don't let the outside fool you, this is a nice place on the inside with a northwoods feel. Staff is... More 

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Bar, Pub, American
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2302 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3146
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-244-9627

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?