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Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

50 flavors and ice cream flights served daily on State Street.

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Ice Cream & Sweets

Madison's visitors have never had it sweeter. Pair your sweets with a great cup of coffee at Aldo's Cafe, featuring locally-roasted beans and made-from-scratch bakery items. 

Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery on Atwood Ave is your sweet spot for cupcakes—they've made more than 600 flavor combinations thus far! Also on the east side is the Market Street Diner, a classic diner with bright decor and delicious desserts like pies and cookies. Try a slice of Carl's cakes (or take one home)! Another great eatery with pies and cakes is Hubbard Avenue Diner and Bakery—with specials like "Pie in July" and "National Pecan Pie Day," everyday is an excuse to eat dessert at Hubbard!

Looking for something a little more ... romantic? Indulge in gourmet, handmade dark chocolates from Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier which offers selections that are made fresh locally.

Ice Cream, You Scream

As the temperatures continue to climb, there’s nothing that beats the heat better than a sweet cone of ice cream. If you...

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Wisconsin Culinary Experience

Madison is known for its food scene and our flavors exemplify the true Wisconsin culinary...

On the Waterfront

With five lakes, Madison is bound to have some great waterfront restaurants. Brunch, lunch or...

Breweries

Award-winning. Suds slinging. Tastebuds singing. Madison’s beer scene is bursting with flavor....

Wineries & Distilleries

City-center spaces creating craveable craft. Modern mead – sparkling and hopped. Madison's...

Tours & Tastings

Madison has food events and tours for every foodie. From ice cream to artisan cheese. Love craft...

Farm to Table

Farm to table restaurants your sort of eats? Madison's always got something fresh on the menu.

Breakfast & Brunch

Bacon to bloodys. Fresh-baked treats and mid-morning munchies. Looking for Madison's best...

Outdoor Dining

Enjoy the energy of State Street? Love sitting lakeside? Scenic supper views? No matter your vibe,...

Fish Fry

Madison is hooked on fish fry. Beer-battered. Pretzel-crusted. All you can eat. We don't care,...

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