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Underground Butcher

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811 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3547
+1 608-338-3421
10:00 - 20:00
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

I had sampled some of the Underground Butchers cured meats the previous evening at Sardine on the charcuterie plate. I knew I would be close the following day and it was worth going a little out of the way. The selection of cured sausages and meats was a refreshing change from the "everything is smoked" mentality where I live. They... More 

Thank Braden B
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My aunt and I stopped in this hip butcher shop for some meat after getting a load of fab veggies at the farmer's market on the square. Well versed in cooking THEM, we were both nervous about tackling steak. The wonderful butcher recommended a flat iron steak and gave us easy, explicit instructions for cooking it. She was both interested... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Best dry-aged, grass fed beef, heritage breed pork and dry cured meats and charcu in Madison! These guys are legit!!!

Thank ejimieson
Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

My headline says it all. These are the best sandwiches in town, bar none. (The only possible exception is the vegetarian Reuben at Stalzy's.) The bread, the meat, the condiments -- yum! But what I like the best is the creativity of the sandwich creators. Every time I go there I have a different sandwich because they always have such... More 

Thank Kathy L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Great cuts. Lots of good cheeses and sausages if you are trying to put together a killer charcuterie platter. Neat variety of other high end classy looking products such as quail eggs. The to-go sandwich 'French Exit' is super tasty but more of a snack size for those with a bigger appetite. I usually grab one on my way out... More 

Thank I3697YFan
Janesville, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

I had a monte cristo sandwich for lunch - take out, as there is no where to sit in this store. The smoked ham was very smokey and bread was good, but so much fat on the ham it made me gag.

Thank Minocqua4Us
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We stopped at the Underground Butcher because our friend Todd Moore's aged meats are sold at the shop. We had no idea this little gem would be so stocked with treats: jars, knives, seltzers, olives, coconut balls, gorgeous meats and sausages, Ruby coffees, jams, mustards. All beautiful foods and rightly priced. Kudos guys :) undergroundfoodcollective,org

Thank Mary W
Riverview, Florida
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

This place is on the expensive side, however, I love their home made hard sausages. I stop in here whenever I'm in town to see what they have!

Thank flame6883
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

We were lucky enough to get one and half pounds of top sirloin steak. Took it home that night and grilled it to a medium perfection. You can taste the difference in locally sourced meat. We'll be back. Not to be missed are the sandwiches prepared on site. We sampled two - one with tender beef, pickled onions, and anchovy... More 

Thank Roger W
McFarland, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

This is an excellent specialty butcher shop that sources its meats to the excellent French cafe next door. We bought brats that were meaty and not at all greasy as well as homemade parmesan chips and Italian sausage. They had a great selection and I highly recommend this business.

Thank Outnabout53

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3547
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-338-3421

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