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The Old Fashioned

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The Old FashionedThe Old Fashioned
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
Taps: 52
Bottles: 105
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

23 N Pinckney St
Ste 1
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-4207
United States
phone: (608) 310-4545

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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Took my mom here last year for her birthday. A decent selection of local brews on tap. The place had a considerable dinner crowd, and we were seated by the door, so it was pretty cold with all the coming and going. The waitstaff was attentive and polite, and we ordered a sample plate that had the type of crazy sampler stuff that I like. I also remember ordering some smoked fish, and a sandwich, both of which were quite tasty. The atmosphere and dim but ample lighting was pleasant, the prices not low, but reasonable considering the food was of a higher caliber than your average joint, and the overall selection was ample, and up anyone's alley. I intended to come back again soon, but have not. I should.

Edited Sept 09: Went back here numerous times this year. Food keeps getting better, service was good, and I joined the passport dealy where you check off the 300 beers one by one from Wisconsin. I had this beer cheddar soup that was absolutely awesome, but a little heavy to the point that I wasn't that hungry anymore afterward.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in for lunch during a long drive from Chicago to Toppling Goliath. As advertised they have a huge selection of both drafts and bottles. Being from out of state there were probably 20+ brews I could have chosen and been satisfied with; a lot of good sounding locals brews I had never heard of. Food and vibe were both good as well. Old school, down to earth dining room and bar with mostly wood interior. Had the WI brat sandwich and also sampled some of a fish sandwich. Both were on-point for a cheap lunch sandwich. Recommended by the only person I knew of from WI and definitely made the perfect stop for lunch.

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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +10%

*My review from Yelp*

Well that's just about the best experience anyone could ever have anywhere... ever.

As you can see from my picture, I got the No. 30 with cheese curds, and it was one of the better burgers I've ever eaten. The description of it isn't especially innovative, legendary, or "YOU-CAN-ONLY-GET-IT-HERE", but it tasted absolutely awesome... I don't even know what else to say. The best part about it had to be the bacon. I don't know if they smoke it themselves or where they get it from, but it was some of the most flavorful bacon I've ever had. As a side, I got the cheese curds, and I thought they were also very good. You kind of sort of can't go to Wisconsin without having cheese curds, soooo yeah. Cheese curds can sometimes be bland, but these ones are just artery clogging deliciousness. Please, don't waste your time dipping them in ketchup... they don't deserve that sacrilege.

The beer selection at The Old Fashioned is also insane with I forget how many dozens of taps, as well as an extensive bottled list. Considering I came in a little before 11am, I didn't find it very appropriate to order a beer. Of course, there were plenty of Mimosas and Bloody Mary's being ordered around the place. The prices for these seemed a little high, but it didn't stop them from being ordered at seemingly every other table. What else is there to do in Madison but drink, though? Alright, that was uncalled for.

No complaints from me... everything was perfectly good and perfect. The place was busy, but we didn't have to wait, there was a nice aesthetic, and the food came out surprisingly quickly. I haven't been to any other restaurants in Madison, but good luck in finding a place that'd be more appealing than The Old Fashioned.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Super solid line up of local and regional craft brews as well as classic national offerings. Buy one get one after 10 which is awesome if you are out late. Great bar tender and fair prices

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

One of my favorite places in Madison. A solid selection of WI beer on tap (usually about 30-40 available), complemented by an array of bottled craft beer. The food is also excellent - can't pass on the cheese curds and Old Fashioned burger!

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The Old Fashioned in Madison, WI
93 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.