University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dining Options

The Pyle Center is located just one block from State Street, the downtown corridor that links UW-Madison with the Wisconsin State Capitol. State Street and Capitol Square are home to many tasty dining options. As a general rule of thumb (with some exceptions), the options closer to the university campus are cheaper, getting more expensive as you travel up State Street toward the capitol building. This is a very incomplete list of all the walkable options, but here are some ideas to get started! The lists  start with the nearest locations to the conference locations at the top.

$ = $0 – $10/entree

$$ = $10 – $18/entree

$$$ = $18+/entree

 

Options near the Pyle Center/Downtown:

Memorial Union – UW student union with many casual options, open to the public | $

University Club – American (breakfast and lunch only, open to the public) | $

Adamah Cafe and Catering – Kosher deli (serves lunch & dinner; closes 2pm Friday) | $-$$-$$$

Forage Kitchen – Grain and salad bowls | $$

Fresh Madison Market – Grocery store with a hot bar and salad bar | $

Sunroom Cafe – American (located upstairs) | $-$$

Mediterranean Cafe – Mediterranean/Middle-eastern for lunch only – a local favorite! (cash only) | $

Samba – Brazilian Grill (Open for dinner only, or an amazing Sunday brunch, if you’re here!) | $$$

Porta Bella – Classic Italian | $$-$$$

Dottie Dumpling’s Dowry – Burgers | $

Estrellón – Spanish Tapas | $$-$$$

Cento – Italian | $$$

Ian’s Pizza on State – Pizza by the slice | $

Himal Chuli – Nepalese | $-$$

Short Stack Eatery  – Breakfast, all day! | $-$$

Fresco – New American, in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art | $$$

The Cooper’s Tavern – American | $$-$$$

The Old Fashioned – Wisconsin supper club themed | $$-$$$

Graze – American small plates | $$$