Oliver's Public House offers passionately prepared, locally grown cuisine paired with innovative cocktails and hand-selected wines in Madison, Wi.

The soul of Oliver’s Public House is born from food grown by passionate hardworking folks, prepared with respect by a talented and creative staff, and served to the neighborhood and community in a comfortable and inviting environment.

We look forward to meeting you!

Please call (608) 819 – 8555 to book a reservation for a party greater than 5 if it is within 3 hours of your preferred time.

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Executive Chef

Originally from Milwaukee, Chef Patrick McCormick was busy earning his degree at UW-Madison when he stumbled upon his ultimate career in a kitchen. In his own words, “I was planning on being a hydrogeologist, but I lost myself in the kitchen and I haven’t found my way out.”

General Manager

Milwaukee made, Jess started her service industry career as a back wait at the Wisconsin Club in 2006. After participating as a Rotary Club youth exchange student in Lima, Peru she decided to pursue her passion for foreign languages at UW. Shortly after moving to Madison, to study Spanish, Jess discovered her love for local and seasonal cuisine.

Bar Manager

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Ricky’s father introduced him to a career in hospitality early on. Realizing that this was the right career path for him, Ricky joined the service industry in high school and never gave up. He honed his customer service skills through banquet serving and busing, before finding his true calling in bartending.

Bar Design & Oversight

Comprised of veteran barmen Chad Vogel, Jeremy Bazely, and JR Mocanu, Three Count Beverage Company is a Madison based consulting firm, formed in the spring of 2014. Drawing on nearly 50 years combined experience, these three have designed an innovative bar and bar program to mirror the locally sourced, farm to table sensibilities established in the kitchen not only here at Oliver’s, but around the Madison area.



Monday - FridayService 11 am - 3 pmHappy Hour - 3 pm - 6 pm


Monday - WednesdayService 5 pm - 9 pmThursday - SaturdayService 5 pm - 10 pmBar open Fri - til midnight, Sat - til 11pm


SaturdayService 9 am - 3 pmSundayService 9 am - 2 pm

We will be closed January 8th & the 15th to give our staff some much needed time off as we recover from the holidays and eagerly await the return of the students.

2540 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705 | (608) 819-8555
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