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Top 10 Madison WI restaurants of 2021

10 great spots to try any year

Madison, WI has such a diversity of restaurants and there are many to love. Here are my top 10 restaurants in Madison WI that I enjoyed last year. This top 10 list includes some oldies but goodies and some are brand new. From Asian food to soul food, these 10 restaurants stood out to me. These are in no particular order and there are many I like but these were among my favorites.

I love the diversity of restaurants in Madison! 2 of these are Black-owned, 3 are Asian-owned and 2 are Latino-owned.

Marie’s Soul Food

1637 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711

Delicious fried chicken and greens, and corn bread. Owned by Marissa, a graduate of east High School here in Madison!

Primo’s Sun Prairie

105 E Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Tacos, tortas and a great Latino grocery store, too!

Monsoon Siam

2045 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

My favorite place for Thai food! I love the spice level, the flavors and the way Chef Pooh creates art on every plate.

Pad Thai and Drunken noodles

Taigu Noodles

7610 Elmwood Ave, Middleton, WI 53562

Hand cut and homemade Chinese noodle dishes. Absolutely a favorite spot!

hand pulled noodles

Bar Corallini

2004 Atwood Ave.Madison, WI 53704

Authentic italian food, great atmosphere, wood fired pizzas and excellent cocktails.

zucchini fritters, burrata and cocktails

Harvey House

644 W Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703

Incredibly elegant supper club. The food and service are all impeccable. The remodel is outstanding, my photo isn’t.

Monona Bakery Eatery

4544 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716

Madison’s own (and only?) Honduran restaurant and bakery. Incredible tamales and tres leches cake.

5-Star Korean BBQ

605 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703

Delicious Korean and some Japanese food and BBQ. Parking is hard, but worth it!

Heritage Tavern

131 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

One of my all time favorites. Farm to Table, elegant and fresh with a MIdwest vibe.

Buraka Madison

1210 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703

Favorite Ethiopian Restaurant for over 20 years. Also offer fish fry on Fridays!

Published on Jan 02 2022

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