Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Madison and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at The Casbah thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Ella's Deli, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Hawk's Bar and Grill

A brick interior and artwork portraying prominent jazz musicians establishes a hip, laid-back ambience at this family-owned bar and grill. The place also boasts an enormous bar built by the owner and his father. At lunch, folks order at the...  Read More

Sleek, retro styling defines this appealing diner, which makes the most of its chrome and glass-block details. Serving food all day, the eatery offers classic diner fare, updated for modern tastes. Cheeseburgers and pulled pork sandwiches...  Read More

State Street

Should you tire of customary cuisine offerings, Kabul can wake up your taste buds with a menu of Afghan and Mediterranean fare. Affordable, flavorful offerings include kebabs of beef, chicken, and fish, along with entrees crafted from lamb,...  Read More

Pedro's Mexican Restaurante – East

Popular with locals, this festive Mexican establishment delivers all the zesty dishes you've come to expect from south-of-the-border eateries. Sizzling fajitas feature steak, shrimp, or chicken, and fish tacos are dressed with chipotle tartar...  Read More


With its sunny patio, cozy wooden booths, and casual ambience, Paisan's plays host to folks seeking affordable Italian fare and some of the city's best pizza. Sandwiches and pasta standards have their place, but thin-crust pies are the...  Read More

Founded by Dave Anderson back in 1994, this immensely popular chain serves up some of the best ribs, burgers, and chops you can imagine. As legend has it, Famous Dave scoured the country and sampled the finest barbecue dishes each region had to...  Read More

The Casbah

Adding a touch of novelty to Madison, The Casbah offers a visual and culinary jaunt to the Mediterranean world. Spread across three floors, the establishment specializes in traditional fare like grilled lamb chops, couscous dishes, Tunisian...  Read More

Stable Grill at Quivey's Grove

Occupying a circa-1855 stable near the historic Stone House restaurant, this quaint, inviting eatery features substantial stone walls, rough-hewn beams, and rustic adornments. Its menu features traditional home cooking and includes grilled...  Read More