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Caribou Tavern

In a word: Friendly and filling.

The specs: #00808  
703 E. Johnson., 53703
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JM ate the cheddarwurst with a lemonade.
Nichole ate the Bou burger.
We split some mini-corndogs.
The bill was $17, including $6 for a jar of Raw Dog Relish, or $6ish/person, plus tip.
JM gave the Caribou an A-; Nichole gave the Caribou an A (see our grading rubric).


We were the first folks there for Sunday lunch. It was a friendly place, and super clean.

The mini-corndogs came with three kinds of mustard.

The cheddarwurst was really good, but the bun was toasted such that it kept slipping around on the chopped, fried onions. While vaguely like an inside-out panino, it rested comfortably on its laurels and the dog uncomfortably on its bun.

It's the burger, though.

'Bou burger

As measured on Kate's burger rating guide:

  • Bun: Toasted white bakery bun. Classic.
  • Meat: Handmade patty, extra-large. (The non-Bou burger is smaller.) Thick enough to stay good and pink in the middle.
  • Bun/meat ratio: Ideal, both in circumference and structural itegrity.
  • Cheese: Nice cheddar. Other options are available.
  • Misc.: This one was ordered with fried onions, and pickle slices came on the side. No frills. Just a great burger. About an 8.7 of 10.

With Madison's burger scene still struggling for a "right answer" to the automatic "where's the best burger" question, Caribou makes a great non-obvious answer.


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