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University Club

In a word: At least it's a step up from Kollege Klub.

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Address, hours & details via Isthmus; review at The Culinary Adventures of Jahboh and Tossy; listing at Eat Drink Madison; official web site.

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JM ate the grilled chicken sandwich with fries and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the fish fry with a ginger limeade.
We split an M&M sundae.
The bill was $28, or $14/person, plus tip.
JM gave University Club a B; Nichole gave University Club a C+ (see our grading rubric).

Turns out you don't need to be a member at the University Club to dine in their ivy-clad facility at the far end of State Street. The building is open to all, though the best way to enjoy it might be on a sunny summer day on the porch overlooking Library Mall. Preferably with a cold lemonade or ginger limeade after a lunch from the carts.

Grilled chicken sandwichFish fry

The fish fry and grilled chicken sandwich we chose were fine but distinctly food-serviceable. There were heavy potato pancakes with green onions, apple sauce and sour cream, to go with the greyish fried pollock, and a limp mayo-based slaw was brightened by fresh carrot shavings and a shake of pepper. The chicken breast was somewhat leathery, though the pickle, lettuce and tomato were above average. The rest of the menu was short and seemed to hold no surprises (but we always welcome correction).

M&M sundaeFor dessert, an M&M sundae was all about nice ideas and not-so-nice ingredients. A scoop of Babcock vanilla topped with crushed M&M's, whipped cream, cocoa powder, more M&M's and a Pepperidge Farm Pirouette wafer cookie sounds pretty good, doesn't it? This sundae was the store-brand version of that. It was just OK.

Back in our UW-Eau Claire days, there was this place in the 'union' that accepted students' food service points but was trying to be the un-cafeteria. We think University Club is its parallel, but we never ate at the Dulany so we're not sure.


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yea - I always felt this place was fair to middling and the prices were pretty high for what you got. Sounds like it hasn't changed....

My friend runs the place. I will let him know that he needs to get on his chef. :)

Not bad, best visited for lunch when you can eat for $9-12 per person. This is really a place academics go to talk shop while eating better-than-State-Street-food. Crab cakes, burger, salmon all acceptable lunch servings.

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