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Green Owl Café

1970 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Mon Closed

Tues-Sat 11am-8pm

Sun 11am-8pm


Green Owl Cafe


If you’re looking for vegetarian and vegan food likewise serving imitation meat, make your way to Green Owl Café. Green Owl Café proudly claims the title as “Madison’s only vegetarian and vegan restaurant” since 2009. The intimate environment can host up to fifty folks along their cozy bar and outdoor patio during the warm months of the summer. Stop down for lunch or dinner, or even if you just want some dessert. Green Owl’s most admirable aspect is every menu item can be prepared vegan or vegetarian, depending on your diet. Support local by support Green Owl, you will find other local businesses such as Stalzy’s Deli, Madison Sourdough, and several others!


Mickey’s Tavern

1524 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703

Mon-Thur 11:30am-2am

Fri 11:30am-2:30am

Sat 9am-2:30am

Sun 9am-2am


Mickey’s Tavern Website


Right across the river, you just have to take a weird route to get there. Head Northeast on Main Street and hook a right at First. Take the next right when you get to Winnebago Street, and on the other side of the water, Winnebago will turn into Williamson Street. You’ll find Mickey’s Tavern on the right, on the corner of Willy Street and Thornton Avenue. You can order takeout or delivery Wednesday through Saturday from five to nine at night, but come August nineteenth, Mickey’s will have a small patio on top of their parking lot out back. Show your support, pour one back, and remember to bring your credit card or cash and change, as cash payment must be EXACT!


Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace

2009 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Brunch, 10am-2:30pm

Sun-Thur 11:30am-8:30pm

Fri & Sat 11:30am-10pm


Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace Website


Same idea, you want to take Main Street to First and hang a right. When you get to Winnebago, turn left. You’re going to want to pay attention, as the intersection of Atwood and Winnebago is kind of funky since Atwood Avenue is a one way. As soon as you see Atwood, you’ll turn right and Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace will be the second storefront on the right. Here you can find friendly staff in a fun-loving environment with vegan options available. For fans of good prices, great beer, and marvelous margaritas, pay Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace a visit! Learn more about their affiliation with the Madison-based Food Fight Restaurant Group here.


Monty’s Blue Plate Diner

2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

7:30am-9pm, daily


Monty’s Blue Plate Diner Website


Just two blocks East of Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace, you’ll find Monty’s Blue Plate Diner. When you’re fixing for a fifties-themed diner and comfort food, this is your spot. Unlike the fifties, Monty’s serves up vegetarian and vegan food too! Basically, the place used to be a Blue Sunoco gas station on the corner of Atwood Avenue and Division Street. The overhead was kept the same with an original gas pump placed out front to keep the design theme consistent and they overhauled the inside to be a picture-perfect time portal back to the fifties. The corner lot allowed them to add on a bunch of outdoor tables with umbrellas, so if the whole “cozy diner” atmosphere isn’t what you’re in the mood for, you can always kick it outside. Monty’s is likewise part of the Food Fight Restaurant Group, and you can read up on other local restaurants, too.



2105 Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Tues – Sun 11am-8pm, contactless delivery and pickup


Banzo Website


If your dog requires a walk every day, take them over to Banzo. Follow Main Street to First and turn left. When you get to Johnson Street, take another left and then an immediate right onto Fordem Avenue. Follow Fordem for about four, maybe five blocks until you see Mcguire Street and turn left. Mcguire Street feeds straight to Sherman Avenue, turn right. About a block up the road, just after Harbort Drive, Banzo will be on the right, across from Burrows Park. What started out as food truck evolved to be a counter-service restaurant with a gorgeous wooden patio. If you are looking for the place to score falafel or other Mediterranean dishes, this is where you want to head to. If you need food supplied, reach out to Banzo about catering your next event!


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