Places to Dine in Madison, WI
Discover dozens of opportunities to tempt your taste buds by visiting Madison restaurants in the fall!
From fall food festivals to Farmers' Market fare, autumn is an amazing time to visit Madison! If you think all meals should come with a side of bacon, smell your way to the Madison Bacon Festival on November 1. If you like big taste with small town appeal, try one of the many food events and tours that take place year-round in Madison's surrounding towns. This includes the popular Quivey's Grove Beer Fest and the Essen Haus Oktoberfest (sensing a theme here?).
The Farmers' Market, located in the heart of downtown Madison, is always a fall favorite. Farm-to-table fare continues to be a trend, so you'll often see local chefs shopping for seasonal and sustainable ingredients that are then prepared and served at local restaurants.
In the News
Wollersheim Winery is known for its distinctive wines (it was recently featured on the Today Show!), but it is also breaking ground on a new distillery. The 25,000-square-foot facility will focus on locally-grown ingredients and produce brandy, whiskey, absinthe, and gin. We'll toast to that!
Madison has its own not-for-profit association of independently-owned restaurants and affiliated businesses called Madison Originals. As part of its mission to promote unique local dining establishments, Madison Originals hosts the annual Flavors of Madison event as well as a robust Gift Certificate program. Learn more about which restaurants are included and how to bring home Discount Gift Certificates and Group Gift Certificates.