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Mader's

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1041 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee, WI 53203 (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
414-271-3377
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Where's the Cherry Strudel??

Been about a year since we were here. Brought a visiting friend from Austria with us to treat her. Spinach salads were excellent as were the combo platter and the Pork Hoc .Sauerbraten was tasty but some pieces were tough and over cooked. Service was very good but when we went for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Carl - Kathleen R
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Been about a year since we were here. Brought a visiting friend from Austria with us to treat her. Spinach salads were excellent as were the combo platter and the Pork Hoc .Sauerbraten was tasty but some pieces were tough and over cooked. Service was very good but when we went for dessert.....the mood changed a ton....NO Cherry Strudel???? Your... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We chose to have onion soup and share appetizers for dinner, rather than getting a big meal. This gave us an opportunity to sample several different items. The soup was excellent, as were the pulled duck sliders. We had a side order of spaetzle. The food was very tasty; the restaurant is beautifully appointed; and the wait staff was excellent.

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The service and atmosphere are very good. Nice, charming and helpful servers and Maitre d'. This is meant to be the best German restaurant in America, Like so many famed places it is somewhat Disney-ized in terms of the menu. The pork shank was very good, but served in such a rich sauce, it deserved more starch and vegetable to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

A great German restaurant. The servers and staff were excellent, staying open a "tad" bit late for our family. We were visiting from out of town, and heard Mader's was a great restaurant - and it was. The Sauer Braten was fantastic!! The Wiener schnitzel was great, kids loved it. The decor is a very true German, lots of fun... More 

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West Nyack, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We enjoyed our experience at this authentic Milwaukee restaurant. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals and my husband and I enjoyed sharing the beer sampler (6 approximately 4 oz glasses of beers they have on tap). It was a good way to taste beers you wouldn't choose. Our waitress was patient as we read through the menu. If you... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went for a late lunch and had the place to ourselves. Started with the beer cheese dip w/pretzels and a couple of Dunkels in their signature boot mugs. Shared the Bavarian Platter which was a nice combo and plenty for two. Wrapped things up with a photo in the big chair in the lobby on the way out. Our server... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife, daughter & I spent over 10 years in Europe while serving in the military. We have eaten in everything from the finest restaurants to the corner schnell imbis. Mader's is one of the finest we have had the pleasure of eating in! From the moment you walk in, you are treated like an honored guest. The staff goes... More 

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Munster, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Excellent food and service, the best German food around and the knights bar is worth a visit also. The staff is very nice and will see to all your needs.

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Indiana
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I will start by saying this place was not busy (Tuesday) when we decided to have an early dinner. Our family of 5 started with the Pretzel and Reuben Rolls. Both were very good along with the Berliner Heff Weiss. Our waitress up to this point was very attentive. I ordered the Pulled Duck Sliders which is a light fare... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were going to the Milwalkee Brat House, but looked to bar like and not like a restaurant. A few others seem that way too, so we ended up here. It was not busy, that was good. We went at 530 on a Thursday. Parked on the street at a stick and did not think the meters we monitored into... More 

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Additional Information about Mader's

Address: 1041 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone Number: 414-271-3377
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: German, Swiss

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1041 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
    (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-271-3377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: German, Swiss

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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