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Blue Moon Bar & Grill

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2535 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3812
+1 608-233-0441
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Madison, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waitstaff was friendly and efficient, food was exactly as ordered, and prices were moderate for the area. The restaurant does have a private parking lot and there is off street parking. We decided to go at 1PM, since this is very close to UW Hospitals and the VA hospital, to avoid the busy times so we could get a... More 

Thank BLW597
Custer, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Ending a dramatic day at university hospital.....we decided to celebrate at bar/grill down the street from our hotel. My husband was very happy with selection of brews as well as cleanliness of glasses.....they held their shum. The food for a bar is very good. Two selected 1/2# burgers, one with bacon...done as requested and not overly salted. It appears this... More 

Thank boenski7035
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

basic bar food, burgers above average. could do a lot more with the menu. Down the block from the InnTowner. Heavy traffic in the area makes walking to the Blue Moon even more desireable. Lots of seminars mid week at the InnTowner; parking lot was always full. considering the location and amount of traffic, the Blue Moon could do better... More 

Thank Grateful520
Madison, Wisconsin
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I hadn't been to Blue Moon for many years. I'd forgotten just how big and juicy the burgers are. Almost too big for one meal! We ate at the bar but there are great wait staff who really hustle if you sit upstairs. The bar staff are also efficient and attentive. Lots of local flavor in an otherwise student-centric campus... More 

Thank JAP1952
Saint Louis, Missouri
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were just visiting Madison for an overnight and happened to stumble across the Blue Moon Bar & Grill. What a find! Beer selection was large, servers were friendly and the Friday night fish fry was delicious!

Thank travelgirlmo1047
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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468 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is my wife and my favorite spot before or after a badger football game. The burgers are made with Knoche's beef and are absolutely incredible. My wife absolutely loves the BLT and it has more bacon on it than any BLT in Madison. The bartenders are friendly and super efficient.

Thank Rockydogz1
Hayward, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

What a awesome burger! Nice selection of food. Decent prices. I stayed at the Best Western across the street for a business trip that lasted 20 days. Great place to stop after work. Staff and patrons VERY friendly. see you soon Jim

Thank James C
alachua, United States
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by our vet from the small animal clinic . We walked there from the emergency room. The ground beef burgers are made fresh to order. They are more than one person should eat. French fries don't come with the $6.95 burger. They also charge for lettuce and tomato. The don't serve Coke products.

Thank Ralph V
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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165 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I had a bacon cheeseburger and cheese curds to go since I was staying at the Inntowner. It was hot and delicious!!

Thank BEN B
Eugene, Oregon
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We like to sit upstairs because whether a party of two or ten, we like to talk. So we start with the perfectly crisp and salted onion rings, then diverge into all matter of sandwiches. I go no further than their best burger in town, 1/2 pound of great Midwest beef, cooked just as you please, with the basics: lettuce,... More 

Thank SurfStrider

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2535 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3812
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-233-0441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?