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Mader's

1041 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
414-271-3377
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Ranked #102 of 1,393 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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  • Italian first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I am always up for some good German food. This place is located right in the middle of the German part of the city. Our waitress was so sweet and helpful. Everything she suggested was good. The sausage & cheese plate was delicious. I have to say that the pork knuckles were much smaller than I expected. I choose the... More

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san diego
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84 reviews 84 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
548 helpful votes 548 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you're looking to experience some of Milwaukee's old Teutonic ambiance, I don't think there are many such venues left in the city. Mader's Restaurant may be the most flamboyant example of Old Milwaukee still remaining. When I recently went in search of bars with some interesting decor, Mader's Knight's Bar was my first stop. From the outside, Mader's looks... More

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Mader's is truly one of a kind. Found last year when we were walking through Old Town, and had to try. The decor is beautiful with stunning antiques that takes you back in time, and the famous diners list is very impressive. But what shines the most is the food & staff. Everything that we had both times was delicious... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went there on a Thursday evening. The restaurant was half full and we had to wait at the empty bar for twenty minutes. We were greeted by a bar tender that gave us the feeling we were an imposition. We were seated and had to wave down a waiter to take our order. I ordered the traditional sourbratten and... More

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A nice old world restaurant, dark wood, large booths and tables. Food was very good, fresh and exceeded my expectations. Very friendly staff. They have specials all the time and will return when in the area.

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is the Real Deal, they have Knights, Shields, and Swords on the walls for decoration; all brought over from Germany. The Food was very good, and according to my husband the beer was excellent!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Spouse and I walked into Mader's yesterday around 1:15pm to a largely empty restaurant. We were seated at a booth in the bar. The place is really neat to look at. The old world style, stained glass and dark wood are nice and set a good atmosphere. We waited for waitstaff to come by...or a busboy...or anybody. The bartender saw... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The restaurant is historic and charming and the food is very good. My parents took me there over 5 decades ago and when I moved to Madison (also decades ago) I was delighted to find Mader's still going in Milwaukee. I have made it a point to take out of town and out of country guests there when possible. This... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went on a thursday afternoon.only a few people there.everything was good.rueban appetizer was great.i ordered german sampler.waitress was very good(crystal was her name).very old feel in restaurant with wood carvings and pics of celebs in hallway.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were disappointed that the first restaurant we wanted to go to was closed (for some reason Milwaukee is "closed" on Tuesdays) and we ended up at Mader's a Milwaukee institution. I did not know what to expect, though I am very German I am not fond of German food. But the people we were with wanted German food. The... More

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