Tempest Oyster Bar
On the half shell, choose from our daily selection
large white gulf shrimp, horseradish cream, cocktail sauce
Tempest is always wonderful. The food, the ambience, the service...everything. It’s our favorite place in Madison ❤️
We love Kevin!!!
Thank you for creating an environment that is safe during this difficult time. So glad you are open:)
Food was delicious. Service attentive.Very loud bar area!
I’ve been a regular at Tempest ever since they opened. The food, staff and service has always been top notch.
Great food great drinks
Great service. Excellent food. Varied oyster bar always delicious.
I had oysters from the east coast which were perfectly, briney delishiness and the shrimp po boy which was also very, very tasty. My gf had the lobster mac- she was nervous about it because she has never had lobster, but was pleasantly surprised how delicious it was (nice big chunks of lobster). This was the first time here for both of us but we will for sure be back soon.
Food was amazing, staff exceptional! Very organized
The service was prompt and amenable. The food was delicious! Highly recommend the walleye. The outdoor patio around back was a lovely space for dinner.
Best fish fry in town. Still!
Best food. Amazing service. One of my favorite restaurants.
Incredible food and even better service
This restaurant is perfect for date night. The decor is unique, the staff is friendly, and the food is to die for. Seriously, if I could eat their swordfish every day, I would. Can not recommend this spot enough.
Oysters are always great! Scallops superb, mussels devine. Love Happy Hour!
Great food as always! Best prices during the Happy Hour!!!
Eric at the bar was downright delightful. Spacing between patrons was good and I felt safe. The food was amazing and I'll be back!
The service and food were fantastic and I would highly recommend going.
Love the raw oysters. Very fresh! Scallops are wonderful too.
The atmosphere was amazing along with the food. I enjoyed celebrating my 40th Birthday at Tempest Oyster Bar!
Good food. Service was terrible. Brought out our food next checked back with us for anything. Filled up the water glasses as we were getting up to pay the bill
Our first time here. Very nice dinner for our anniversary celebration. Very good service.
The happy hour was well worth it! Our server was very attentive, and clearly knew the menu very well.
Tempest was outstanding. We sat outdoors in one of the most quaint seating areas we have yet to try this season in Madison. When a few raindrops threatened the staff quickly moved a patio umbrella over us. The rain didn't last long yet the propane towers were both warming and visually cozy. The service was impeccable and the food absolutely delicious. And on top of all that the live guitarist added the final touch to what we felt was the closest experience we have ever had to a European dining experience - all right here in the heart of the Midwest. Kudos to the Tempest team!
This was the first time at Tempest. The food was wonderful, the service was amazing, the location was perfect. We will be back.
great experience fun staff and best seafood in town!
Amazing food and service on the patio. Had a few smoke stacks, halibut and crab legs. Best meal in a long, lomg time.
I adore this place. Best oysters in town and happy hour 3 hours a day 5 days a week is on point!
Amazing food. Excellent safety protocols.
Meal and evening were amazing! It was my partner’s birthday and they asked for specification of this on my reservation, but nothing was done for the birthday, so it was a bit anticlimactic. Other than that, would recommend the restaurant to anyone who loves high quality seafood and amazing service!
The waiter was very nice and took good care of us. The food was delicious and the heaters kept us warm outside.
Everyone is so great, from front of the house to servers, to food runners. All seem so pleased to see customers walk through their door!! Food is yummy and a wonderful variety is offered!
A great place to go for drinks and dinner. Happy Hour is most generous. Eric manages a well organized seating system and Kevin and Nicole take very good care of their guests. Most enjoyable and very good food. The Duxburys are the finest/freshest oysters in town.
I always enjoy dining here! Love the oysters! King crab!!
Exceeded expectations and some, will definitely be back.
Great food and atmosphere! The appetizers are small, for the price, but other than that everything else is great. I definitely recommend this space, and I will definitely come back again.
Service and food were perfect
Great service and food. We had a reservation and it took a little time to get seated but they are following strict COVID protocol so we appreciated the extra attention to cleaning.
Sitting outside, if just for a moment, transports you to New Orleans. And the seafood is that good too: oysters and conch fritters and smoked fish mmm
Oysters were fantastic. Steak was under seasoned. Potatoes weren’t cooked thorough. I’ll go back for the oysters.
Tempest Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 258-1443.
Tempest Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 867 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.