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!
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.
7610 Elmwood Ave, Middleton, WI 53562
Hand cut and homemade Chinese noodle dishes. Absolutely a favorite spot!
2004 Atwood Ave.Madison, WI 53704
Authentic italian food, great atmosphere, wood fired pizzas and excellent cocktails.
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!
131 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
One of my all time favorites. Farm to Table, elegant and fresh with a MIdwest vibe.
1210 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703
Favorite Ethiopian Restaurant for over 20 years. Also offer fish fry on Fridays!