Madison Bear Garden is established in lovely downtown Chico, and is right near the campus. We are a Chico tradition that is looking forward to serving you. You can follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/madisonbeargarden.
Hungry? Give us a call at 891-1639 and we’ll have it ready when you get here.
Or stop by and say hello! We’re open daily at 11AM (Sundays at 10AM during football season). Closed for Thanksgiving & Christmas Day
The Lusk Building, where the Madison Bear Garden resides, was constructed in 1883 for Mr. Franklin C. Lusk, a prominent lawyer, business man, and Chico city official.
The large, two-story brick building at 316 West 2nd Street was originally used as combination residence and law office. Extensively damaged by fire in 1932, the structure was purchased and restored by Annie E.K. Bidwell Parlor #168 in 1934.
In 1976, the building was purchased by Grand American Fare Inc., a multi-state restaurant company. After a year of renovation, it opened for business as the Madison Bear Garden in the Spring of 1977. Anyone there that opening day, March 13th 1977, is sure to feel the same nostalgia from years past when they visit us now.
The look, feel, and spirit of the Madison Bear Garden has remained intact and is tirelessly maintained, even now, 35 years later.
Stay in touch! We're all about better serving you, the customer!
The Madison Bear Garden is located in downtown Chico at:
316 W. 2nd Street
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: (530) 891-1639
Fax: (530) 891-0179