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1041 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
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Ranked #78 of 1,393 restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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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68% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
kaufman, texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I can't actually rate the restaurant itself because we never made it in. The valet was so rude when we tried to park we just went somewhere else. I can at least suggest that you don't use the valet if you decide to eat there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you like German food, don't miss Mader's. The interior is packed with relics, and the food is spot on German. My only regret is giving them my e-mail address, because they ruined my World Cup watching by telling me who won the title before I had a chance to watch the game I'd DVR'd. Small price to pay for... More

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Jerome, Idaho
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I loved the atmosphere and the food. While I had the good ol' Wienerschnitzel with spaetzle and a vegetable, I was surprised there was no gravy or sauce for either the meat or the spaetzle. The pretzel bread was okay, but we were given only one butter pat each to use for the whole roll of bread.

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Whitefish, Montana
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Stopped in with a co-worker expecting good but found great. We have Been working our way down the top list. This eatery is number one in my book. Better the current number 1 Sanford. Meals are spot on with outstanding service. Less experimental with perfected presentation and taste. Stop in, say hello have a drink and eat up.

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Baytown, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I went there with family members to celebrate a birthday. The appetizer was very good. The meals were excellent but a little pricey. My nephew received a complimentary piece of german chocolate cake with a candle for his birthday. They had valet parking that was free. It was a good experience.

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Modesto, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Mader’s Restaurant is a feast for the eyes and the palate. Filled with interesting Germanic art on the walls, each dining room provides much to hold one’s interest during the meal’s service. A main central corridor houses photos of the famous who have eaten there, including at least 4 presidents and actors ranging from Oliver Hardy to John Candy. Our... More

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you like german food you will like this place. The restaurant is like walking right into Bavaria. We felt like we were in Munich enjoying the atmosphere and music. Food was awesome. Beer even better. Wait staff was super friendly. Valet very nice and quick. Would definitely go again.

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Merriam, Kansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We felt that everything we had heard overrated the food. Service was very good except that our waiter forgot our Reuben Rolls; however he made good by giving us a free dessert which was outstanding. If I were to return, I think I would go with the Reuben Rolls and soup or salad. The extra large chair in the lobby... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

In Milwaukee on business or just passing through as we were, like anywhere you won't go wrong if you look for a place to eat that is emblematic of the area and has been in business a long time. That's Mader's in Milwaukee, in the historic Third Ward district. They have free valet parking. I kinda wanted jaegerschnitzel, but when... More

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Started in 1902, this restaurant is a legacy in the Old German section of Milwaukee. Close to the river and many other establishments, they have survived and prospered by sticking to the basics...great food and free beer. Ok just kidding about the free beer part. Madero is close the the Riverwalk are, a block away from the. Bradley Center and... More

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