What’s open now in Middleton

Middleton’s businesses and restaurants continue to follow county guidelines to ensure the health and safety of employees, residents and visitors. The city is now in Phase 2 of Public Health Madison & Dane County’s “Forward Dane” plan, meaning visitors can enjoy indoor and outdoor seating at restaurants and most Middleton businesses and attractions are open for business.

In addition to washing hands and social distancing, the State of Wisconsin has issued a mandatory mask order, so please remember that those 5 years and older must wear a mask unless they fall under one of the exemptions listed here.

Wondering what’s open right now? Here’s a closer look.


Most Middleton restaurants are open for business, following new health and safety guidelines. Visitors are asked to follow any new procedures that may be in place at these businesses.

Currently nearly all restaurants and cafes are open, offering carryout, dine-in, outdoor seating, or a combination.

Please check with individual restaurants for specific information about any changes to procedures, hours or offerings.

Middleton invites diners to enjoy a meal outside this summer — bring your own picnic or order carryout and enjoy one of the dozens of picnic tables set up in the heart of Downtown Middleton. Tables have been set up in Stone Horse Green and there are also social-distancing circles painted on the green by City Hall, just a block away.

Check out www.downtownmiddleton.com/restaurants for links to downtown restaurants and cafes that offer carryout and enjoy dining out in Middleton!

Shopping & services

Under Phase 2 of the Forward Dane plan, retail establishments and service businesses can open to 50 percent capacity. Patrons are asked to follow any health and safety guidelines businesses have put in place for guests.

It’s a great time to visit Middleton’s shops to find whatever you’re looking for, whether you’re exploring the many shops at Greenway Station or discovering stores located in Middleton’s historic buildings.

See a list of all of Middleton’s shopping options here. Please contact specific businesses for questions about changes to services or cleaning procedures. Most businesses are requiring or requesting a face mask indoors to ensure the safety of all patrons.

Indoor recreation & attractions

  • National Mustard Museum: This unique museum in downtown Middleton is open for business 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Mustard lovers can also take advantage of curbside pickup and online ordering.
  • Middleton Sport Bowl: The bowling alley, bar and restaurant are all open for business. Middleton Sport Bowl is following WEDC and CDC guidelines for the safety of customers, and all employees will be wearing masks and gloves. Carryout and curbside pickup are also still available.
  • Capital Brewery: Outdoor Bier Garten is open for the season with modifications to ensure customer safety such as new, easier to clean tabletops set up six feet apart, plastic guards at the bar and more. Check out their website for more.

See more Middleton attractions here.

Outdoor recreation & attractions

  • Marshall Boats: Rent stand-up paddleboards, single and tandem kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Pleasant View Golf Course: This award-winning course is open, but golfers are required to prepay for their round via the Pleasant View Golf Course’s app. The pro shop, clubhouse and patio are open per Dane County guidelines.
  • Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center: Middleton’s community pool is now open with some restrictions in place. Please review the new procedures before visiting.

Parks and other facilities: All city of Middleton parks are now open (restroom facilities are also open at Parisi Park, Orchid Heights and Taylor Park), but the Splash Pad at Lakeview Park will remain closed this summer. Other facilities like Pheasant Branch Conservancy, city bike trails, Mendota County Park and Governor Nelson State Park remain open, but some properties may have restrictions in place; users are encouraged to check before visiting.


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