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323 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI
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4:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 42
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Everything was great

I phoned for a reservation a few days in advance knowing the place was small. Our table was ready when we arrived. I started with a brandy old fashioned sweet, and it was very good. I'm from central Wisconsin, so I know when this drink is done well. Our table ordered everything from steaks to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
craftybikerchick
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I phoned for a reservation a few days in advance knowing the place was small. Our table was ready when we arrived. I started with a brandy old fashioned sweet, and it was very good. I'm from central Wisconsin, so I know when this drink is done well. Our table ordered everything from steaks to salmon and it was all... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We love this place!! Had been here last when it was just a bar. What a great surprise. Amazing stories from the bartenders, great, creative drinks and awesome food. We are planning to return next month when we're again in Madison!! I highly recommend!!!!!

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Freeport, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We knew we'd be in the area on a Friday night, so we made reservations a day ahead of time for a table at the Wonder Bar. We purposely arrived early to have a drink at the bar; the Wonder Bar is a very small place, and the area was quite crowded, but we were able to get one seat... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Wonder Bar Steakhouse in Madison has been a restaurant since the 1920's and the exterior and interior take you back to that era. I had the opportunity to dine here on Saturday night. As you walk in the door you are greeted by "Rat Pack Era" music, tiled floor, glowing fireplace, a beautiful bar and an ambience that sucks... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had reservations for an early dinner on a Friday night. When we arrived we had drinks at the bar. We stood by the fireplace for a while and looked at all of the historic photos. Since it was right after work on a Friday night it was very busy and crowded, but the people were all having a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My family and I visited the Wonder Bar last week and had a really great experience. I've never wrote a review before but I've also never been blown away by a place like I was at the Wonder Bar. Started out with the cool little bar area where we were very well taken care of with specialty cocktails and martinis.... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Gonna keep this short and sweet---Great bartenders with great drinks, a very nice, older gentleman running the show and hosting, outstanding service, and some of the best steak and seafood you're gonna have anywhere. The building looks like a castle and has great character from the outside all the way to the inside, including a few fireplace tables. It's truly... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer is fantastic. A must every time we visit. Might even make a good light meal if you are so inclined? Rest of the menu, drinks and service is top notch. Can be noisy,very crowded and tight parking at times. Overall close to excellent.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Three of us went to the Wonder Bar for dinner last night and had an excellent experience. Even though the place was very busy we we seated within two minutes of our reservation. The host made us feel comfortable and welcome to the establishment. Our waiter was excellent in providing information on menu items and was very attentive to our... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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369 reviews 369 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and atmosphere at the Wonder Bar. Service was good and our Sea Bass and Chicago Pork Chops were very tasty. Nice night.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?