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2259 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562
+1 608-831-5823
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: It was 1974 when our country had its first gas crisis. The price of...
It was 1974 when our country had its first gas crisis. The price of gasoline was skyrocketing, gas stations were closing nationwide, and carmakers began exploring how to develop cars that got better mileage.

But for George "Jig" Warren III and Gary "Moe" Meszaros, it wasn't about better mileage or for that matter even obeying the new 55 M.P.H speed limit. It was about finding a home to preserve the culture of those old gas stations and high-powered muscle cars.

So was born Quaker Steak & Lube(R), a "Cook Your Own Steak" restaurant that gave old muscle cars a permanent home, which included a 1936 Chevrolet, frozen in time on the original hydraulic grease rack.

It is from these beginnings that the Quaker Steak & Lube(R) family of restaurants began. Today, "The Lube(R)" serves over 80 million wings annually, has bottled sauces for retail sale, has won the title of "Best Wings USA," and has hundreds of local, national, and international awards for their sauce recipes. Over 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada, "The Lube(R)" is still rescuing muscle cars, vintage cars, trucks and a vast selection of custom and antique motorcycles, giving them good homes hanging from the walls and ceilings in each restaurant.
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 12
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great tenders, sauce and service for late night diners

Decided to stop here for a late night dinner this week since we had not been to Quaker Steak in a few years. It was Friday evening and we knew they serve food late. It was around 10 pm and the bar was quite busy. I had the chicken tenders with the Thai sauce and fries and my husband the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marie R
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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312 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stop here for a late night dinner this week since we had not been to Quaker Steak in a few years. It was Friday evening and we knew they serve food late. It was around 10 pm and the bar was quite busy. I had the chicken tenders with the Thai sauce and fries and my husband the... More 

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Thank Marie R
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Quaker- the atmosphere, friendly servers, and the FOOD! Very family friendly, or a great place for a drink after work. During the summer, you can check out some sweet bikes & great bands on their Wednesday Bike Nights!

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Thank midnightdiva
Wisconsin
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171 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Quaker Steak and Lube is a chain restaurant with Good food and a reasonable price. Take some time to walk around and check out the 1950s vintage garage decor.

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Thank MissWisc
Madison, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you're in the mood for wings on the west side of Madison, this is the stop you'll want to take. The wings aren't over- or under-cooked, the sauce is never too much that it's soupy, and the variety of spices/flavors is perfect. A personal favorite sauce is the boom-boom (and not just because the name is fun) because it's... More 

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Thank Kellene R
Grafton, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

As we approached the front door, one of our group received a phone call and stayed outside. We texted him with "under the Corvette" as our seating location and he easily found us! This place has a split personality. There is a bar area with high tables (our second visit) and stools and a sit-down area with cars hanging from... More 

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Thank debjgraham
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Went here based on friends recommendation...their was 6 of us in the group... Overall experience was good but was very lacking. I had boneless wings as an app and a philly steak for dinner. The wings were average but the sandwich was a joke. I like a sandwich where you actually taste the meat and not just bread. This was... More 

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Thank jeffs73shovel
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The management and staff did a terrific job accommodating our group of 30! They put us in a back room all to our selves so that we could have an enjoyable time. The human-sized chicken mascot really added to the festivities! This staff did not get flustered with our individual checks or requests. We would definitely eat here again!

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Thank Sg-on-vacation
Wisconsin
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296 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a birthday lunch for our son. It was crowded but we were seated promptly in another section of the restaurant. Rachel, our server, was great and efficient. Our food came quickly and was really good. My shrimp tacos were great and my husband and son reported their hamburgers were really good. In the picture below I had... More 

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Thank RetirementTime
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Went here three times for all you can eat wings, service got better with each trip and the wings were tasty. Plenty of tv's to watch sports.

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Thank Brian L
Abilene
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I had lube burger with hot sauce on the side. I did not eat the bun and put the blue cheese dressing on the lettuce and tomato. I had the spiced apples as the side so we shared them as dessert. My husband had a slammer which had mustard, turkey, pickles, pulled pork, and cheese on a hoagie. He had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2259 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: +1 608-831-5823

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

It was 1974 when our country had its first gas crisis. The price of gasoline was skyrocketing, gas stations were closing nationwide, and carmakers began exploring how to develop cars that got better mileage.

But for George "Jig" Warren III and Gary "Moe" Meszaros, it wasn't about better mileage or for that matter even obeying the new 55 M.P.H speed limit. It was about finding a home to preserve the culture of those old gas stations and high-powered muscle cars.

So was born Quaker Steak & Lube(R), a "Cook Your Own Steak" restaurant that gave old muscle cars a permanent home, which included a 1936 Chevrolet, frozen in time on the original hydraulic grease rack.

It is from these beginnings that the Quaker Steak & Lube(R) family of restaurants began. Today, "The Lube(R)" serves over 80 million wings annually, has bottled sauces for retail sale, has won the title of "Best Wings USA," and has hundreds of local, national, and international awards for their sauce recipes. Over 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada, "The Lube(R)" is still rescuing muscle cars, vintage cars, trucks and a vast selection of custom and antique motorcycles, giving them good homes hanging from the walls and ceilings in each restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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