4 Madison Spots for Allergy-Friendly Dining

Everyone deserves to have a great time on their vacation to Wisconsin. If you or your kids have food allergies, finding a place to eat while on vacation can sometimes be a challenge. But you’re in luck – there are many great options in Madison that provide an allergy free meal. Dine out worry-free and enjoy some amazing food at these local restaurants.

Heritage Tavern

Heritage Tavern

Located a just block off the Capitol square, Heritage Tavern is the place to go for upscale farm-to-table food. A rustic-meets-modern interior and long wooden bar welcome diners inside, where the creative menu features classic dishes with a global inspiration (think – tempura bacon-wrapped cheese curds!)

The first thing you’ll notice when you sit down for a meal is your server asking if anyone at the table has a food allergy. This immediately removes the stress of dining out by knowing they keep allergies top of mind, and the waitstaff will work with the kitchen to explain which items are safe for you. Whatever you dish you choose, be sure to start your meal with the deviled eggs, a local favorite served in a variety of different, delicious flavors.



This French-inspired bistro has amazing views of Lake Monona and beautiful food to match. Sardine features simple, thoughtfully-crafted and seasonal dishes that highlight ingredients grown right in the local community.

When it comes to dining worry-free, the staff is very detailed with food allergies. Talk with your wait staff about your allergy and they are more than happy to make adjustments. Sardine offers a variety of hors d’ouevres and small plates that make it easy to try a bit of everything – don’t miss the Moules frites!

The Old Fashioned Tavern & Restaurant

Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned’s motto is “Where Wisconsin is King,” and they mean it – they not only want you to feel the spirit of Wisconsin when you walk in, but also taste what the state is all about. This classic tavern highlights local Wisconsin meats, cheese and produce crafted into comforting, supper club-style meals.

Taste their Wisconsin-inspired flavors with options like the Old Fashioned house burger, Sheboygan bratwurst, and grilled cheese with aged cheddar and local Bavaria bacon. If you’re gluten free, no problem – all sandwiches can be served on gluten free bread. Complete your meal with a side salad made of fresh greens.

Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace

Tex Tubbs

Looking for a taco fix? Tex Tubb’s is an Austin-style taqueria offering made from scratch, locally sourced tacos. Come for the food and stay for the laid back, friendly atmosphere. 
The waitstaff is happy to modify a dish for your allergies. Just mention it to your server and they will work with the kitchen to make a dish perfect for you. Be sure to order a taco platter to try a combination of their amazing tacos, with flavors like southern fried chicken, backyard bbq, and smoked brisket.

Get a taste of the Capitol city at these must-visit Madison restaurants, or keep browsing with our dining directory

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