Madison’s best grocery store hands down. Stop for Lunch, browse for a wine and get nice steak/sea food to grill later. All plus plus until you check out. There are less expensive places to but none better. More...
Awesome variety of foods
Always a good place to go!
Many Choices of all products but a little pricey unless one knows exactly how to shop and I Do.
Right up there with Central Market, wonderful variety!
Wide variety of items. Clean store.
A place to further explore
One of the great Madison places to grocery shop
Great variety of items and store is always clean.
Great customer service
Great place! Large variety of items and really food weekend deals on produce! Prices are a bit more expensive for some items, but you have the option of checking out other grocery stores if you want. Staff are super friendly and super helpful! More...
Great grocery store!!
Good grocery with friendly checkout. Well stocked.
This is my go to grocery store for the last year. Great selection and employees are always warm and helpful.
Great selection of deserts and not all of them over sweet, amazing deli with a wide variety of stuff that appeals a little to everyone, staff is hit or miss either super friendly or rude. A bit on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. More...
Great grocery store but keep in mind IT IS HIGH END! VERY EXPENSIVE!!
Love their coffee. Nice place to sit and relax. Store is clean and we'll arranged. Always someone around to help.
nice place to shop reasonable prices on some stuff and fresh meat
Place has everything but can be very pricey
Full line of Boar's Head Meats
The best grocery experience in Madison. Helpful clerks, good produce, excellent meat and seafood counter. Aisles tend to be wide and well stocked. Deli and bakery are also excellent. Free Sunday papers always offered on Sundays. More...
Friendly checkout, very clean and anything and everything you want
ana maria Viada
Encontré de todo, organizado y limpio
Very good selection of cheese
Process are high, but they are full service.
High end, neat place.
Love this place! Great store and employees.
I actually found some good prices. I just wish they had a larger organic section.
Meat is good quality and cheap here Great prices.
One of my favorite grocery stores, it's very nice
Favorite grocery store, great environment, the boars head deli is awesome!
Great .. metcalfs has always equaled quality
Great store great people!!
Excellent selection of food with great quality.
Wonderful local grocery with lots of amazing fresh and local produce. I love the shopping experience here, everyone is so friendly and helpful, plus it's never crazy crowded. I also appreciate that they frequently sample their products, with local vendors and producers who can speak to the products they sell. More...
I am really impressed with this I went there for the 1st time over the weekend and was really happily surprised at how wonderful the staff was. We went there to sell girl scout cookies. They let the girls stay inside and warm with a table and they were wonderful tonight. After that we went grocery shopping and I was surprised how much selection of everything there was in the store and how clean it was . We certainly will go back More...
Has most everything here! Under construction now, but still a good place for groceries
Very fresh produce!
I worked with Jamie from the West Towne Metcalfe Bakery and to my suprise she exceeded my expectation! Greatest cake ever. My Future Professional's at the Madison Paul Mitchell School loved it! More...
Favorite grocery store
Excellent selection and customer service !! I would give five star ⭐️ The Store manager was great And Very helpful !! Also The sushi lady told me The store manager is so beautiful and hardworking Love this Local market if you wanna have a fresh veggie & meat &Sushi Go this market !!! You will never regret it !! Love this Grocery store ! More...
Wow. Upscale feel, with some too high pricing and it's a hard store to get into and out of. But the staff are extremely customer-focussed, very friendly...the BEST!
very good locally owned Stores ! I love the sushi that guy with the glasses guy is awesome and respect people and honest! me and my husband order some sushi tray and he gave me extra 6 piece best sushi and best people ! also Jessica is young and smart she did great job ! Thank you the best market in town . More...
Very nice, good products,clean and pleasant people
Really nice! Lots of things you can't find elsewhere. We bought a Carmel Apple Pie that was cooked in a paper bag. Don't don't find that everyday.
Love this grocery store. I would like to go on a non shopping trip just to visit more of the aisles since they have an abundance of anything and everything you might be looking for it seems. Their hot bar and Deli area and bread section are amazing! More...
Always fresh produce; customer service is amazing. Love the local products and that I can get my fave bakery goodies all in the one place. Happy with the coupon they do each month - it's a good way to try more local stuff! More...
Great store. Nice place to shop. Good people and great service!
JOHN R LARSEN
Good selection, quite expensive
The best grocery store in Madison
Nice size, nice variety!
Delicious hot foods, great deli counter and helpfull staff.
Wide selection, upscale supermarket
Nice grocery store. On the expensive side but great deli and bakery.
They remodeled a few years back. It looks awesome. It used to be just a normal plain grocery store. Now it’s a fancy and expensive looking grocery store with a cafe and stuff. In my opinion this is the best grocery store. More...
A little pricey for some items, but surprisingly not everything. Went looking for a fancy cake from their bakery, and the price was quite reasonable. Looked better than it tasted, but it still was just fine. Very friendly and helpful bakery staff as well. More...
Always clean and nice when I go in here. If your 21 and older you can sample the wine that they sometimes have out. The food is good to. Great stop for a lunch break. They have a salad bar and everything. More...
Visited during Battle of the Chocolates
Love Metcalfe's! Wish we had them in Chicago.
Love the hot food section.
I love Metcalfe's for there Deli, bakery, meat department and hot bar. That's why I shop there! Always a special treat. Many specialty items. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Today they had many local vendors sampling and selling there products. This is a huge plus that they promote local buisneses. Thank you Metcalfe's. I couldn't find the Kombucha and lost my reading glasses while there and the nice man working in the isle walked with me to find both and he did!! More...
Friendly employees, very nice
Their cafe is great for small meetings
Nice store. Nice people working there.
Very nice coffee bar. Good coffee, too.
I go to METCALF'S for their meats, and Especially their Produce is gorgeous like an artist has painted it. I do not shop their for can goods, or frozen foods, because, I feel they are outrageous in prices☹ Let me be Clear! I don't mind paying their prices for their MEATS, and PRODUCE departments. I have wasted money over the years on produce that didn't last a day from other grocery stores. So it is worth the price A very clean and neat store . More...
High quality and corresponding price
Always delicious fresh food and friendly staff.
Good selection of local food. a little pricey for some things.
You can get The Maple Dude products there!
Nice place to shop. Good atmosphere. Good lighting. Its a bit pricey.
Always great service, nice selection, great produce, and I love the rotisserie chickens!
Always friendly and helpful staff
Such a pleasant place to shop. The staff are friendly, courteous, and helpful. Prices are competitive and even lower than the market in the town I live in. I don't mind driving the 15" it takes to get there. More...
I've been here a few times. A great selection of groceries both organic and regular. I purchased some salmon and it tasted great. All of the first is fresh which is great for the midwest. They have an ok selection. No lines at the check out. More...
Love the coffee bar here.
Convenient, reliable, and high-quality. Prices are often higher though, in line with quality.
I love this store
If you want premium food stuffs at a premium price this is a great store. Personally it is too expensive and you can get similar quality at other nearby grocers.
It is my favorite place to buy deli meat. I really like the variety of hams, salami, pepperoni and different types of cheeses. On Fridays there are some offers on fish. You can feel and see the freshness in their products. Great quality and service! More...
Metcalfe's is a step above the normal grocery store experience. They have numerous selections that are high quality including their hot and cold food section, a phenomenal deli , and great bakery. If you are looking for a better grocery experience..I highly suggest Metcalfe's More...
One of the best places to get the freshest meat of any grocery store in Madison. Love the local produce and the staff is always super friendly. Also seem to have a lot of samples as well which helps you try new things you wouldn't normally purchase. More...
Fresh food and clean store.
Yup, when I can't get to Hilldale I go here.
Very nice store lots of variety.
Great store! Has good food for a quick lunch
They work hard to carry locally produced food items, ranging from meats and produce to specialty items. Pleasant place to shop and good coffee shop too.
Now, this is a supermarket with a lot of options! Meltcalfe's market is a large grocery store where you're likely to find whatever you need, from fruit and vegetables to house supplies. It is very modern in there and the aisles are well indicated. The checkout staff was very pleasant and efficient! More...
Great products and atmosphere. Expensive.
Great place, my consumer meets with friends for coffee every Friday and always has a fantastic time. Staff are always smiling and ready,keep up the great work
Nice local Market, I like to support local businesses.
Has everything we need.
I love the bakery cases especially the cruller donuts!
Good store but some items are overpriced.
Maxwell Anthony Tegen
Great spot for Madison in Dane county and great quality and excellent customer service.
Alberto Benitez Junior
Awesome market, great bakery. Prices similar to Hyvee but a little more premium on goods
I thought I was lucky . When I left it was drizzling but at end of shopping, the rain was torrential like. The manager and workers were so helpful. I like how they brought me to a product on request. when I asked at the service desk, I was inform of the Hugh floods near the beltline. It was not such an issue by the store then. When leaving, the rain was so heavy, like a waterfall. Thankfully the clerks were standing by the door, ready to walk with me to the car., holding an umbrella. They got so wet just loading the groceries in the car. Now that's service ! More...
We spend only about 4 months a year in Madison, but am I ever glad to have found Metcalfe's. I ride my bike almost daily to the Mineral Point store and I am never ever disappointed. The staff is simply superior; today my husband and I got to try 3 different breads to find the right one, and the attendant behind the meat counter packed my brats and clam strips in ice so they wouldn't get spoiled on the 8 minute bike ride back to our condo. Yes, I love this store! I'm a bargain shopper, but Metcalfe's has so many weekly and monthly specials that the prices are VERY competitive if you shop smart. I have now bought a whole tenderloin twice; $7.99/lb sounds like a price from the 80s!!! My daughter and son in law couldn't believe how delicious it was; I think that I have finally lured them away from shopping at Costco so much. The quality of Metcalfe's offerings, whether seafood, meat, produce baked goods, sushi... is so consistently excellent that there will never be another store for me. Well, except for the Jarlsberg cheese at Trader Joe's. It's only $6.99/lb v $12.99/lb at Metcalfe's. So, I bike there occasionally, but I sure miss the classical music every time. More...
Much less traffic than a mega store. Decently priced meat, but the dry goods are a little on the expensive side. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. The take out good is good as well.
We used the bakery at Metcalfe's for my daughters wedding, and it was a great choice. Everyone at Metcalfe's was friendly, knowledge, and extremely friendly. Jaime in the bakery was so helpful, and the treats they provided were delicious. Thank you coming and setting up a beautiful deserts table. More...
I love their selection of local products. The produce is always fresh and the store is always clean.
Always high quality products, well-stocked shelves and super service. A little "pricey" overall, but worth it; a good place to shop for high-class items. Recommended by me.
Fantastic grocery store with gorgeous produce, great deli and bakery, excellent meat/seafood counter and cheese dept, huge liquor selection, and tons of locally-sourced products. Always immaculate and the staff here is unfailingly helpful and friendly. More...
This is my go-to grocery store. Their produce is fresh and doesn't go bad shortly after purchasing it. They offer a great selection of items and they have a food bar for quick pick-me-ups.
Great store! Not quite as good at the Metcalfe's Tosa but still a very good store. Great meat department and very solid deli. Prices a little high but you get what you pay for. Really excellent beer and wine selection. More...
Ok so it's expensive but you get what you pay for. Unlike Hy-Vee they always have what I need. Great meat selection. Awesome produce and a nice courtesy staff. If your a Walmart shopper (bargain) go to Woodman's or copps. If you a target shopper (still bargain but a step up) go with Metcalf More...
Great place to shop.Meg,Eric ''s and Tim have great customer service!
Upscale grocery store, tends to stock more specialty items than pick n save. Wide range of Boars Head meats and cheeses, usually offered samples of your order beforehand.
Very nice products great selection but a bit on the pricey side.. super clean store..friendly and helpful staff
Alvaro Del Valle
Organic meats and produce. Fast checkout and they load your cart. Noice!! They also have a Redbox
Great selection of gourmet items as well as the essentials. Appreciate their support of local growers too.
Nice selection of organic veggies, nice meat and fresh fish counters. Top quality
Metcalfe's caters to the conscientious grocery consumer with loads of local, sustainable brands. Their diverse selection of produce is fresh and well maintained and their open store is not crowded and stocked with something for everyone. Prepared foods and fresh deli meats are available. They get away with playing classical music. It's a classy food market. More...
Normally I order from Amazon when I need something quick, but for groceries after spending only $20.00, I got free delivery during the evening from Metcalfes, the SAME DAY. Love them for grocery delivery!
Plenty of room to shop! I love how spacious the store is and how friendly and funny the staff is. Thanks ☺
Wonderful store but could use better lighting. Awesome deli, bakery, meat department, etc. A little pricey but great sales. Employees are nice. They always have what I came for More...
Great store and staff it's going to take me a bit to know where stuff is. But I can do it.
Wow-great market. Good deals, variety of choices without those annoying discount membership cards. Seasoned chicken breasts cheaper in the deli case than on the shelf. Very helpful staff.
I am really happy that Metcalfe's is so close to my home. They have a great selection of groceries at reasonable prices. Their cafe is probably one of the best kept secrets in Madison and I recently discovered that they have a breakfast bar. They also get involved with the community and often host events. More...
I highly recommend them for seafood which is always fresh produce department is unbelievable and carries a variety of items that you cannot find at other stores I Paticularly go there for that reason alone.
Clean pleasant place to shop. Atrractive layout but a bit of a maze to navigate. Quality, selection and service are good, buy you pay for it.
Great deli and selection of fine goods. A bit pricy on some items but overall a great store
Produce is always magnificently fresh. Product variety is outstanding. Locally produced foods and commitment to a green philosophy make this the go-to grocery store in Madison.
Metcalfe's is one of my favorite places to go to for groceries. They are fast and efficient The employees are very fair. They also very friendly, helpful and caring. Their groceries are a little pricey but affordable. They have a wide variety of groceries. They always meet my needs when I shop there. More...
Good selection, great produce. Pricey. Best plastic bags of any supermarket anywhere, ever.
Great food, friendly staff, clean place to shop and peaceful music to listen to. Love the little flower shop.
Great hot bar. Excellent quality food.
In the finest tradition of a full service grocery store, with locally sourced items in almost every department, and personal attention to unique customer requests... Metcalfe's Market is a true gem.
E. Ele g. Food cro. Tbe deli
Such a great selection of wholesome Wisconsin produce. The cheese selection is simply amazing!
Beautiful store. Great section with prepared foods.
Nice store, but expensive
Super clean a little pricey on some items but lots of sale items at a great price!
Good bread, deli and meat. I only buy my meat there
Always awesome I love Lox and can buy them there!
Love their deli!
I really love the variety at Metcalfes. I wish the Kosher section were just a little bigger and I really wish they would sell a real Russian.Dressing
Mark and Carrie Magnuson
As always excellent.
Staff was wondering and very helpful
Very nice grocery store reasonable prices
Great prices and selection. The staff is always friendly, and helpful.
Clean and beautiful!
Remodeled and have a wider variety. Always have fresh fruit, veggie & meat!
Great selection of produce and meat. Courteous and fast checkout.
Good selection. Prices are quite high for many items.
I love the service in the attention that patrons get when they go shopping at metcalfe's
Always a great place to shop for good health and fresh food.
Love the stir fry deli.
A little pricey but so good. Many local products.
Excellent sushi to-go
Over priced food
Clean store, great selection
Good quality grocery store.
Store has great produce and meat / seafood. Good variety, great deli, wine and beer selection, and convenient hours
Best place to shop. I find what I need 99.99% of the time.
The best products and nicest employees in the business.
Fresh market in town. Since 1917.
Great choice on meat and good sale prices. Nice lay out of store. Very helpful staff. Make sure you look for sales and usr coupons.
The store is clean and sells high quality products. Lots of organic and food sensitivity options.
Seemed to be just an average grocery store, nothing out of the ordinary.
Never there before today, but out was a very pleasant place to shop, friendly people !
Stopped in to get some pre-prepared food it was great very tasty, have everything from what you want to what you didn't know you wanted.
Great selection. Great music on the PA
Nice local grocery store
Really nice inside
All the things you need. Great produce!! Friendly staff.
They have great produce and a good selection of prepared foods.
Good stuff, but a lot is over priced, especially liquor
Metcalf's Mar ju et is pretty oi baby The Best Market! They have the Best Meat department! Their Produce is Fabulous! The Emplyees Are Awsome And So Friendy!
Awesome selection and great service!
Ok selection, comfy space, and the grocery store means a wide selection of eats. But the actual cafe offerings are lackluster.
Best bakery in town.
Metcalfe staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Good sales on produce today.
Great store good baggers and great managers.
Great place for fresh produce. A little expensive. But worth the quality
Great lunch selections....
Great quality food at a good cost
In an age of FedEx'ed groceries in a box, Metcalf's is here to remind us that grocery shopping offers inspiration to make something and new ingredients. I prefer this location over the Hilldale one only because the people here seem exceptionally happy to be working there and they're proactive in asking if customers need help finding something. Came across the Spotted Cow beer brats in the butcher section by accident and it changed my life. You'll never buy a 6-pack of pre-cooked, packaged brats again. Produce is always fresh and never goes bad prematurely like produce from Whole Foods or Costco often do. Liquor section is a little small but forgivable. More...
This is probably one of the nicest markets I have gone to! Its so clean and nicely setup. The interior does remind me of the Whole Foods market and I absolutely fell in love with this market.Comparing this market to Safeway, I will definitely choose this store anyday! Safeway is pretty known for expensive groceries. Yes, it is clean and near but after visiting Metcalfe's, I have to say this market deserves more recognition from me.I loved their produce section! Their produce is so fresh and priced just right. They do have a small organic section just like any other markets nowadays. Their meat department is super clean and the guys working there seemed very kind as well.They have a lot to offer and have many departments to look over. I can see myself coming here everyday if I lived here in Madison, even if I had nothing to purchase just because I love going to grocery stores just to browse around.Plenty of parking available and cashiers are friendly! More...
The 2 great spots to eat in or grab to go is located at the coffee cafe and the salad and soup bar. Having worked at lululemon for 3 and a half years, I would go here often to get my meals. They have a pretty fresh salad selection to choose from and their soups have never let me down! The people are the coffee bar are very nice as well and they have a punch card system where on Sundays, you get doubles punches! So make sure to go there on Sundays to get extra punches on your card. In the summertime, their mocha frappuccino is excellent!! It has just the right amount of sweetness. More...
I have only been here once so far and that was because a little birdie told me they have sushi for $4.99 on Wednesdays. For that price, it was worth a shot!Let's just say I now regret knowing this tidbit of information because now I will have to adjust my weekly budget since I live so close. I thought the sushi was very good for "supermarket sushi" and well worth my $5. I would even pay the full price for it. Many of the rolls come with 10 pieces. I found the Tokyo Fantasy roll to be my favorite.Just beware that the $4.99 sushi is only the ones that have the big red sticker with "Sushi Wednesday" on it (this was unclear to me the first time around), though this doesn't necessarily mean the options are super limited. There seemed to be something for everyone that fell under the Sushi Wednesday special.I also have to say that the gentlemen at the sushi counter were very friendly and welcoming.I shall return for more sushi in the future!!!! More...
They have the biggest selection of hot and cold bars that I've ever seen, and everything I've gotten from the hot and cold bars has been delicious. On Sunday mornings, they put out breakfast food on their hot bar. More...
I love this store. It carries my favorite brands, especially Boars Head products. Always friendly, helpful staff.
Love shopping at Metcalf's. They have a great sustainable fish market. Staff make you feel welcome and put a smile on your face.
I love Metcalfes. Great food, nice bright and clean. I just wish it were closer to where we live now.
Limited selection of home goods (sponges, toiletry supplies, etc), and a relatively not-well-lit store. Not really complaints, just things to be aware of.
They have groceries. The groceries cost more than at other stores, but the floors are cleaner than at other stores.
Lots of choices and variety without getting too pricey.
Great place, friendly staff, nice selection, excellent prices on meat!
Love Metcalfe's market!
Just your average grocery store but pretty organized.
Finer food selection but as expected for higher quality food, prices are higher
Clean and super nice store and friendly employees.
Decent prices. Classier supermarket that's not hard on the wallet. I Love the music they play here. I always enjoy my shopping experience at Metcalfe's
The selection here is great and the staff actually cares! Recommend!
Best grocery store in Madison.
Great deli! Beautiful produce. Excellent cheese choices. Fresh meat and fish. Truly helpful & staff.
Has a wonderful variety of food, some high end products and great sales.
Love the salad bar.
The selection here is so great! The produce section is beautiful with the range and color of fruits and vegetables! My favorite grocery store!
Great deli and bakery, upscale
Great shopping experience. Plenty of locally grown and produced items.
Lots of selections
This is the best and most helpful grocery store staff. We love the bakery and meat department.
Best in Madison
Good selection. Parking is terrible. Pricier due to location but good quality. Always busy.
I discovered this place yesterday. its so beautiful. its like whole foods.
I love the produce selection here!
Quality produce, good selection, but watch the prices.
Clean, calm, pricy but great togo dishes.
Liked the store, lots of great products beyond the regular assortment.
Can be hard to park.
Clean, good amount of options. I enjoy the coffee shop inside. The cookies are delicious. Prices varies , but tends to be a little more expensive.
Mark O. Richardson
Best Grocery Store in Madison
Employees are a bit pretentious and snobby but I love the atmosphere
Pricy, but good experience. They have some terrific quality and great customer service.
Best Meats and Specialty Items
Metcalfe's has an outstanding selection of high quality meats and foods at reasonable prices.
Good selection and found a new frozen treat thanks to local business giving out samples of their new product.
Cool place to shop.
Great local products. Small easy to navigate store layout.
Very cool store!
Saturday's they have lots of local vendors sampling their foods. Also one of the only places that sells Boar's Head meats and cheeses in Madison.
Lots of organic food
Decent grocery shop
Good produce, deli offerings, and selection. Slightly more pricey though.
Always a fabulous store with the best items. The deli is a favorite too.
Very clean. Good selection. Helpful staff.
We were able to find what we needed at a reasonable price.
Local foods beautiful atmosphere
Generous selection of hot and cold deli items. The store layout takes a bit getting used to
Good meats and quality produce
The lamb rack here tastes great. way better than what you can get from Costco. Also the pork belly is very juicy from this place. Have not tried the prepared lunch thing here yet, and they look really good to me. More...
Kelly A. Burnett
Superior produce, except selection of bakery, wines, and much more! Oh and the service - quick in and out and very clean.
Super fun to do your grocery shopping on the weekends. Me and my fiance went and it was hopping in there. There was loads of people giving out free samples and the atmosphere was uplifting. Love the veggie and fruit sections! More...
Good meats and sea foods.
Normally I don't think about reviewing grocery stores, but I feel like the meat market at this Metcalfe's deserves a shout out!Shopped there for the first time yesterday (I'm new to the area); I was looking for rib-eye steaks to grill for friends. Not only were they on sale, but the butchers took the time to explain the differences in the various cuts on display (choice to prime to Wisconsin grass-fed). And when I couldn't find the exact oz. size I wanted per steak (Yes, I was being awfully picky!), the butcher offered to hand cut steaks to my exact specifications! He even brought out the side of beef so that I could choose from the less to more marbled end (I chose the more marbled side).The steaks were absolutely delicious, they cooked beautifully. My guests said they were "Ruth's Chris" quality! I couldn't be more appreciative for such personalized service. More...
Very nice store, great selection, clean, helpful and friendly staff, when we can't get to hilldale we come here.
They have very good looking Deli and Meat counter. And the store is very clean But their prices are really on the high side.
I like both locations in Madison - but this specific one I like because of their opening hours, they are fairly long. Their products are always fresh, I absolutely love their produce section and I can almost always find what I am looking for. This is my go to place for Sushi take out, made every day from scratch. Check out their specials! More...
I have had an opportunity to visit Metcalfe's Market several times recently. I am always pleased by the atmosphere. They have a good selection and I often find something new to tempt me. I especially like all of the gluten free bakery options. The store to easy to shop and never too busy. My only complaint is that the staff could be friendlier and sometimes I can't find help when I need it. I look forward to going back again soon! More...
It's nice a neat here. Just currently under construction near the registers so that kind of sucks. Looks like they are redoing their self-checkout area. Which was bad timing for me because I really didn't feel like socializing. Hahaha. Anyway, the items here are pretty pricey but they have good deals every now and then. They have a nice deli and produce area as well. Also, I really like their floral section!! More...
Fine grocery store. Lot of local produce. Spend $5+ on Sunday to get complimentary WSJ.
The hot deli can be a little expensive, but the range of groceries they have of excellent. Easily my favorite grocery store in Madison.
Beautiful, clean store. Don't always have what I'm looking for though and some items can run a little pricey.
This one is better than cub but not as good as the original metcalfes.
Decent sized grocery and an excellent deli with already prepped meals.
Metcalfe's has great stuff and I like going there. They have a good cheese selection and (sometimes) local produce. I can also get my frozen Uno's pizza fix there too. Main thing that keeps me away from doing most shopping there is cost. It's a bit pricy for my budget. Checkout folks could be friendlier, too. More...
Nice grocery store. I really like the staff in the meat market area always helpful and knowledgeable about how to cook something and they always answer my questions.
Prices can be a bit high but it has a good selection.
Good groceries, a little more expensive but higher quality.
More room to move around in than the Metcalfes on Midvale.
Great place for produce
Love this spot
Definitely a "higher end" grocery store, and its prices reflect that. Everything is of high quality and they have a great meat and deli department, as well as very fresh produce. However, for just the general groceries, I'll usually end up at Woodman's down the road, where you can get the same products for often up to 25% less.Bonus tip: Their hot deli makes some great food-to-go, buffet style. They run weekly specials where each little section (Chinese, Sushi, Fish Fry, etc) will be less on a certain day of the week. More...
A surprisingly good place near to my home. The cost of items are a little higher compared to the competetors. I go here not as my primary grocery store.
The best groceries, local stuff, traditional butchers, and good service on the west side. The cafe is gem, and the liquor store has the best local beers.
Good offering of food and the quick meals have some sales day. Sushi roll for 5 dollars, usually 7 or 9? Great deal.
I really love Metcalfe's produce, fresh seafood and ready-to-eat meals.While I love Willy St. Co-op, the selection of fresh seafood there is scarce, in my opinion. The bigger chain grocery stores around Madison are not better when it comes to fresh seafood. Metcalfe's fish counter is wonderful -- all the fish I've tried has been great quality, reasonably priced (considering that it's fresh/wild-caught) and tasty!Other than the fish counter, here are my opinions of the rest of the store:- Great deli selection and ready-to-eat meals: I've had the creamy coleslaw and some other salads from the deli counter, and they've all been great. (I like to LOOK AT the ready-to-eat desserts available at Metcalfe's, but I've done a good job avoiding the temptation to buy them, so I can't comment.)- Good and reasonably priced salad bar: I filled up a whole salad container that totaled $5 at the register. ($2.50/person = nice!) The items on the salad bar are fresh.- The aisles are okay: I actually feel that the organic/natural aisles at Woodman's provide better selection than the aisles at Metcalfe's. - The classical music over the speakers is lovely!I definitely recommend Metcalfe's to anyone looking for a great selection of produce, fresh seafood and deli/ready-to-eat foods! More...
Convenient place to shop near home. Prices are comparable to Whole Foods. Great meat/seafood dept. they carry several local brands which I love.
I have an obsession with this particular location's triple chocolate brownies. Dense and fudgy, studded with chocolate chunks and topped with ganache, this is one of my favorites. It doesn't really remind me of a brownie so much as a slab of chocolate. Metcalfe's other location sells an item with the same name, but in the couple of times I've bought it it's been an entirely different product - a cakey brownie with thick, sweet, chocolate frosting. Yes, Metcalfe's is on the pricey side, but for a few select items it's worth the extra scratch to get something a cut above the competition. More...
There are challenges in Madison finding a coffee shop with really good coffee, clean atmosphere, and attentive staff. The cafe at Metcalfe's suffers none of these. The staff is great, the coffee (True coffee roasters), is better brewed than that of True coffee locations (especially the one in Fitchburg). They also have tea and a tons of other specialty beverages I don't drink but maybe I'll expand my palate some day. Pete does a great job leading things and it's obvious he has a personal commitment to his work. More...
This is my favorite lunch or break spot on far west side. Very good coffee, good deli items and you can have grocery items too. Very clean and nice staff.
Hands down my favorite place to grocery shop. They have all of the high end produce and organic foods that you would expect from a place like Whole Foods, but at a more reasonable price. On top of that, they still carry all of the normal items you would expect to see at a grocery store. If you live within 15 mins of this store, you need to grocery shop here. Do It! More...
Lacks the charm of the Hilldale location but also less crowded. Metcalfe's is well known for their high food standards, customer service, and, as a result, somewhat elevated prices. The Mineral Point location makes no exception. Good selection of cheeses, fresh meats, produce, flowers, and imported "ethnic" foods.As a former Cub Foods, this store can feel a little cavernous (high warehouse ceilings) compared to the flagship Hilldale location. However, the wider aisles make shopping more pleasant during special events-: ne of the events at this location would have been extremely hard to navigate at Hilldale, but I encountered no problems here.As always, the prices at Metcalfe's are higher, so stay away from the common durable goods and stick to the perimeter and you'll be good! More...
This is a very, very nice grocery store; it reminds me of the HEB chain in Texas. The store is spotless and the staff are beyond friendly/helpful. They have a large selection of everything, including brands that oftentimes will not be stocked by other stores because of the price. They also have a nice deli/fresh food section that has lunch specials throughout the week. In the back of the store is a gluten-free, organic, etc. area that also has a good amount of choices. Do be wary, Metcalfe's is definitely on the pricier side of most grocery stores, but I am happy to pay for quality and a nice shopping experience. More...
I'm a die hard Metcalfe's fan, and I recently became even a bigger fan of this location. They have so many gluten free options - even a bigger selection than the location at Hilldale, I think. It's also all in one place, which makes it easier to shop instead of searching and searching around the store. More...
I love, love, love this store and wish I had found it sooner! I prefer this location to the Hilldale one since parking is easier and the store is less hectic. At the Hilldale location, I have literally had to wait 15-20 minutes at times for the deli counter. I don't know about you, but I don't need lunch meat that badly. They carry Boar's Head lunch meat and will ask you how you like it sliced. Their produce is amazing, and to be honest, doesn't cost much more than the local store that is known for including free fruit flies with their produce. You don't have to worry about needing to throw it away after 3 days, so your money is saved right there. They have an amazing bakery section and also an amazing cheese selection. You can find quality butcher meats on sale for very reasonable prices as well if you watch their ads. I haven't tried their various salad bars, but everything looks really fresh. I would say that this is the best grocery store in Madison. More...
I'm a regular shopper here. The interior and exterior are so much more appealing than the old Cub Foods that was here. Fantastic deli and quick meal selection. Good bulk food section, wide variety of 'local' food stuff. Never crowded, pleasant employees. Only negative is price. More...
I love Metcalfes! We used to shop at the Hilldale location but it's a bit too far from us to be convenient. My wife and I really did not like the old Cub Foods but Metcalfes Market is totally remodeled and the quality has increased across all departments in the store. It's our first choice for grocery shopping because of the fresh produce and meat. The selection is excellent for a store of it's size. The staff is helpful and friendly as well. It's well worth your time to check this place out! More...
Great place to shop. Friendly employees who are very helpful. Offers wide variety of products from local providers.
I wondered for a year if this place would ever get up to speed. It seemed like the conversion from Cub Foods to Metcalfe's took forever - and every time I went, I left disappointed (because it wasn't even close to the fabulousness that is their Hilldale store).Well, glory hallelujah - it's finally finished! It's much larger than the Hilldale store - in fact, it feels almost cavernous by comparison. But that's not a dig - there's nothing I hate more than an overcrowded grocery store. The lighting is interesting - spotlit in the fresh food areas and deli, with standard overhead lighting in the supermarket aisles.Now, I have to say, I haven't done a "full shop" at Metcalfe's - and probably won't. Their prices on standard grocery items are MUCH higher than those at other stores in the area (Woodman's, most notably). But frankly, I don't think that's why one shops at Metcalfe's. It's for the lovely produce, great bakery and top-notch specialty items, as well as the terrific deli and ready-to-eat foods (soups, salad bar, etc). One of my very favorite things is that they always have chopped or shredded rotisserie chicken on their salad bar. Sometimes I by-pass the salad and just get a container of chicken - a welcome short-cut to a homemade frittata, risotto, or gumbo. (Of course, I probably shouldn't have mentioned that - because now everybody will do as I do, leaving me SOL when I need chicken.)In fact, I've developed a little Sunday ritual - grabbing a latte at a nearby coffee shop, then stopping into Metcalfe's for a little "coffee and" from their wonderful selection of local, artisanal pastries. It's a lovely moment of tranquility before I dive back into the work week. More...
I have heard a number of good things about Metcalfes but have never shopped there until today. Overall it was sort of a mixed bag. Let me list the reasons why.First the positives: There is an emphasis on cleanliness right when you enter the store with hand sanitizers and also a clean floor and clean doors. There is a lot of room which is in contrast to other grocery stores that do not leave enough room for you to shop. They carry some unique selections on cheese, sausage and other items that you will not find at other stores. They have a nice bakery, meat counter and deli counter with adequate and knowledgeable staff. I bought a T-bone steak and it was truly delicious. Nice bags to carry my groceries home with.The negatives: Pricey. I found a number of items that were more than I usually pay for them at my regular grocery. Disorienting. One department blends into the next without a clear defining line. This is only in the outer areas of the store. Maybe this is something you can get used to if you shop there a lot. I got some filled doughnuts and they were way too sweet for me. Too much frosting and too much filling. One doughnut was difficult to finish. The bags are so nice but I wonder about their environmental impact and cost.Overall you can tell that people are really working hard here to make this a good store and I am personally glad to have them here in Madison. But, I get a strange vibe here and don't know for sure what it is. I love grocery stores, how they tantalize my taste buds and get me to consider buying new items. I didn't get this here. Instead I felt led toward high priced items and turned around this way and that. I almost never shop the middle of the store except for a few items so the outside is what needs to draw me in and keep me coming back for more. The one thing that did do this was the meat counter. Their cuts of steak were not only beautiful and thick but the ones I purchased were terrific. So I will stop back again if only for some steak.Update:They have cleaned up the front area so it is easier to navigate. This is a really nice store. I find myself shopping here more for some very good selection and great steaks. More...
I like this place. It is more expensive and has less selection than some other grocery stores (ahem, Woodman's), but it has it's own thing going on and I dig it.They have this Food Miles program that tells you how many miles away much of their local items have traveled. If you like buying local (from produce to New Glarus beers) Metcalfe's makes it super easy.This particular location is almost finished with a nice remodel, and since it is the closest grocery store to me, I swing by often to grab that pesky item I'm all out of when cooking up a meal.Also of note, there is a Redbox at this store which I frequent. More...