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1041 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
414-271-3377
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Ranked #63 of 1,409 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: German, Swiss
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.
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English first
Maple Plain, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor - so glad! Authentic and DELICIOUS german food and beer! I had a strudel to beat all strudels and my husband's entree 'all gut' as well! Definitely worth your time and dollars when in Milwaukee!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is perhaps my fourth visit to this restaurant and it never fails to please! Amazing menu, decor, photo realia of famous guests and unique upstairs shop of steins from all over Europe. Portions are generous and the location is prime, right in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.

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Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This restaurant is one of my favorites. I think it is one of the best German Restaurants in the US! I make a point to stop in here whenever I have the opportunity to be in Milwaukee!! I would even drive up from Chicago just to have lunch or dinner here!! Do not miss this one!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We went here for dinner and were very pleased with our decision. The bar tender was great and even spoke some German with us. You have to get a liter of beer as it makes the experience even better. We ordered some sausage samplers and pretzels which were both very good. Our waiter was brand new so he was a... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went to their Sunday Brunch and it was beyond anything I could have imagined!! I can't even list all the different foods that were offered. There was also a chef on hand to make custom crepes, waffles and omelets!! The biggest surprise was mimosas were included in the price. Anything you want and more is included it seems. There... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I myself am not usually crazy about German food - but my Dad! My Dad loves German food and always wants to go to Mader's, and the food and service are always incredible. The atmosphere is just what you want, and I don't know if there are many tastier beef dishes anywhere in Milwaukee. BEEVES, we call them. Delicious in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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412 reviews 412 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic German food which is the legacy of Milwaukee, then Mader's is the place. In a very nice area of Milwaukee and near the Bradley center, you will be transported back to earlier times in Milwaukee when German culture built the city and the food was authentic and delicious. Drink German Beer from a ceramic... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is the nicest German Restaurant I did visit in the US, great atmosphere. The menu has a nice selection of German food . I had the Sauer Braten with Spatzle and Red Kraut it was very good. Great selection on beers. The prices are fair, and the service good.

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Escanaba, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

That's German for "outstanding!" Had our 31st anniversary dinner there. My wife hadn't been there for 33 years, and it was every bit as good now as then. Our server, Judy, was first rate. Made sure everything was special for our anniversary. Wife had Sauerbraten that melted in her mouth. I had Rhine Sampler that was great. German draft beer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant with plenty of character and charm. We sat at the bar before dinner and enjoyed a great selection of wine and beer. The restaurant was quiet, however this may be due to the snowstorm outside. Dinner came fairly quickly after we ordered and was delicious! The schnitzel was tender and very tasty! We will be... 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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