|Dahmen's Pizza Place|
6654 Mineral Point Rd.
Pizza is the mainstay, but also daily specials like spaghetti and meatballs, Italian beef sandwich, and Friday fish fry.
|Dairyland Family Restaurant|
716 Cottage Grove Rd.
Huge family-restaurant menu, with big breakfast selections, sandwiches, cold plates, soups, salads and daily dinner specials. Fish fry.
|Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery|
2827 Atwood Ave.
Cupcakes are a highlight, of course, but this casual east side spot is a favorite for breakfasts and lunches daily. Stratas and omelets are great in the morning; at lunch and dinner, try the six different varieties of meat (and meatless) loaves, burgers and sandwiches. Homey dinners also include a fish fry nightly, pastas and Mexican-influenced dishes. Vegetarian and gluten-free offerings available.
5734 Monona Dr.
Jerk chicken, steak, fish, shrimp, pork, tofu all excellent; curried goat and other curries. When the national dish of ackee codfish is available, go for it. Excellent key lime pie for dessert.All-you-can-eat buffet Mon.-Fri. lunch ($8), Friday dinner ($12.50).
|Dayton Street Grille|
1 W. Dayton St.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the Madison Concourse Hotel. Features the popular and fresh all-you-can-eat weekday salad bar at lunch. At night, grilled lamb chops, Atlantic salmon, pork chops, pastas and tenderloin.
|DB Infusion Chocolates|
550 N. Midvale Blvd.
Over 25 varieties of lush handmade chocolates with inspiration drawn from earth, air, fire, water, spirit and love. Don't overlook unusual seasonal flavors like chardonnay smoked bacon. Also bittersweet chocolate Infusion Bars made with fruit and nuts.
|DeBroux's Diner, Oregon|
101 S. Main St.
Modern diner fare, starting with breakfast. Sandwiches and malts, burgers and fries, plus specials like Wednesday meatloaf, Friday fish fry, and Sunday fried chicken.
119 5th Ave.
New Glarus, WI
Local produce, cheeses and meats are featured, homemade desserts. Wienerschnitzel and lamb chops a specialty. On Stonewall Hill in New Glarus.
|Delaney's Charcoal Steaks|
449 Grand Canyon Dr.
A meat-lover's paradise: steaks, prime rib and chops cut from aged U.S.D.A. Black Angus. Also fish and pasta options, and a daily fresh fish special. Don't skip the homemade onion rings.
301 North St.
Sandwiches, salad bar, Friday fish fry with cod, walleye and more, in this friendly neighborhood pub. Meat from Knoche's butcher shop. A real beer lover hangout as well, with changing craft and microbrews on 24 taps, Wisconsin and unexpected nationals.
|Dhaba Indian Bistro|
8333 Greenway Blvd.
"Dhaba," the Indian term for what we might call a truck-stop diner, makes its own modifications to the typical Indian-American menu and is a sight more dressed-up than a truck stop. Vindaloo and masala, tandoori and biryani - yes, your favorites are all here. However, venture to these dishes: Lobster korma, lamb biryani, karhi pakora, and for dessert, kheer.
|Dickey's Barbecue Pit|
4833 Annamark Dr.
Ribs, of course, but also sandwiches that can be filled with any of nine different meats; platters combining those meats with an even more extensive list of sides are also available. Beef brisket stands out, as does the smoked turkey. Don't overlook the surprising salads, barbecue on greens with dressing.
|Diego's Mexican Bistro|
118 State St.
From the folks behind the former Frida Mexican Grill across the street, a new Mexican spot downtown. Salads, tamales, huaraches and more complex entrees. Signature margaritas.
|Dining Room at 209 Main, The|
209 N. Main St.
A memorable rural retreat that features Midwestern fusion cuisine--part downhome and part urban.
117 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Vibrant cocktail concoctions, shakes, house sodas and burgers are the mainstays here, along with a "recovery" brunch on Sunday with a huge DIY Bloody Mary bar.
2110 Atwood Ave.
Pretty dining room with Nepali and Tibetan dishes. Excellent samosa, pakuda, dal and dosa, with entrees like sea bass and lamb tagine. Excellent brunch, too.
|Doolittle's Woodfire Grill|
4323 East Towne Blvd.
Sandwiches and burgers, salads and flatbreads, steaks, seafood and chicken, wood-fired and spit-roasted.
|Door Creek Golf Course Restaurant|
4321 Vilas Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI
Hamburgers, sandwiches, and of course those cheese curds you've heard so much about.
|Dorf Haus, Roxbury|
8931 Hwy. Y
Historic German restaurant in the pleasant small town of Roxbury. German specialties such as schnitzel, wurst, rouladen and sauerbraten; steaks, seafood and chicken. Light eater menu. Bavarian smorgasbord first Mondays.
|Dotty Dumpling's Dowry|
317 N. Frances St.
In a site convenient to campus and the Kohl Center, the legend lives on. Burgers, malts, chilis and homemade soups.
3306 University Ave.
Mostly carryout, although a handful of tables for eat-in. Standard takeout Chinese menu with chow mein, chop suey, lo mein, chow mei fun and fried rice; also diet section, seven-item vegetable section, combo plates and chef's specials. Lunch specials are served until 3 pm and include fried rice.
|Double S BBQ, Cambridge|
111 Jefferson St. (Hwy. 18)
Texas barbecue, and some Cajun specialties, including housemade boudain sausage. Housemade buttermilk pies.
|Draft House, Verona|
1010 Enterprise Dr.
Just over the Madison city line in Verona, with burgers, other bar fae, and a Friday fish fry.
422 State St.
Noodles, pho, bubble tea, smoothies, some rice dishes at a fusion-ish Asian spot.
140 S. Winsted St.
Spring Green, WI
Local purveyors showcased at one of southern Wisconsin's hidden gems. Sandwiches served at lunch; Friday trout dinner is superb, but you need to place reservations by Thursday. Dinner takeout or eat in orders should be phoned in advance as well.
702 N. Midvale Blvd.
Chinese dumplings, steamed buns and noodles. A favorite are the perfectly translucent and light shrimp dumplings.
739 S Gammon Rd.
Doughnuts and coffee and sandwiches, 24 hours a day.
801 S. Park St.
Lots of doughnuts, with the chocolate cake a standout. Coffee and sandwiches, too.