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Woodman's Markets - Madison East

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BA SCORE
87
very good

22 Reviews
Woodman's Markets - Madison EastWoodman's Markets - Madison East
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

3817 Milwaukee St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53714-2403
United States

(608) 244-6630 | map
woodmans-food.com

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 04-18-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
43
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
7.33%
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 43
Reviews by brdc:
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3.4/5  rDev -11%

This is a very peculiar place. It is adjacent to a very large supermarket, sharing the same theme - large selection, cheap prices, but no credit card accepted.
The beer selection is a lot better than I expected. Just about every Bell's and New Glarus, plenty of Ale Asylum and other locals like Central Waters, Lake Louie, Three Floyds, and a decent if not overwhelming selection of imports.
You will not find anything overwhelming, impossible or surprising here, but you can stock up you fridge without spending a fortune. Do not count on service or advice, though.
Well worthwhile.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of DaddyPorter
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
3.21/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Hendrick24
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

While the selection is as good as any big box grocer, it's not necessarily a pleasant place to buy your beer. The liquor section in general is spirit and BMC-centric, and the clientele and employees reflect that. Still, if you're looking for something, anything, that's typical in this distro market, it'll more than likely be available here at a good price.

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Photo of twb0392
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BUNZILLA
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of tyleeis
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

My 2nd choice next to the new Woodmans in Sun Prairie. Best mix of selection and price you can get. I'd recommend grabbing a brewers choice pack. It's a 24 pack of import and micro only they throw together. For around $18 you can't beat that...the worse you'll get is Heineken or Corona.

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Photo of Kbyfield
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

For what it is, Woody’s is great, but remember that it’s a warehouse grocery store. There’re no sample trays, no fancy décor, and nobody to help you find that rare bottle of something or other.

They have the expected selection of macros, in every possible serving size, but they also have a very nice selection of micros, both domestic and import. The lines will be long, the service will be polite, but don’t expect to engage the clerk in a discussion on the merits of whatever you happened to grab off the shelf.

They DO NOT take credit cards, just cash check and debit.

I guess I don’t know what people expect to find when they pull up to a building the size of a factory. This isn’t Whole Foods, it’s a HIGH volume, lower cost grocer. Get your beer, expect to wait in line, and enjoy that you paid less than most other places for that armful of Founders or Bells or Ommegang or whatever

EDIT: I'm changing my "Quality" rating from 5.0 to 4.0 - They got a case of Goose Island Bourbon County a week or so ago. Like everyone in Madison, they limited the sales, but UNLIKE everyone else in town, they bent you over on the price: $9.99/bottle vs $4.99-$5.99 everywhere else. There's no need for this sort of BS.

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Woodman's Markets - Madison East in Madison, WI
3.82 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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