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Wonder Bar
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323 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI
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323 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Excellent food and service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
Charlie G
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Madison, Wisconsin
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  • Reservations
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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

1st...we always sit downstairs in the small dining room. 2nd...Best Brandy Old Fashion in town... Last but definitely not least....great food whether meat or fish. We used to go here back in the 70's and are so glad it is back to the way it used to be.... great history here I would highly recommend you try it..... Make a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Visited this Madison gem because we read several wonderful reviews and couldn't he happier that we did. Our night started in the bar where our bartender, Jason, made us outstanding martinis and old fashions. His knowledge on the extensive history of the place was very impressive and he made us feel very much at home. We moved upstairs for dinner... More 

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I wanted a nice steak for a birthday meal for my son. We ordered two tenderloins - larger one done medium rare and 8 oz done medium. There was no pink on the medium and little pink on the media rare. It was a good cut of meat so edible but disappointing. The service was very slow. Not worth the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Have visited the Wonder Bar on my last two trips to Madison. The food is outstanding, the brandy manhattans strong, and the atmosphere lively. I'll be back the next time I get to Madison.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

From the minute we walked in the door to the last bite of our Crem Bulee the entire visit was simply amazing. I had the wedge salad and my girl had the crab bisque soup which she called the best soup she ever had. We each had filets for dinner which melted in our mouth and were cooked perfectly. My... More 

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Loves Park, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This restaurant is pricey, but excellent! The service and food are exceptional! We drive a little over an hour about once a month to eat here. The 9 oz filet mignon is fabulous! And their house hash browns and twice baked potatoes are very tasty, as are their salads and desserts. I don't often rave about a restaurant, and I... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went to the Wonder Bar last night with our two adult children and their spouses to celebrate three family birthdays. The place was very busy and LOUD! The waitress recommended several specials including a bone-in rib eye. Food was good but when the bill came, we were shocked to see that the steak "special" was priced at $75! I... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I wanted to let Wonder Bar know of our disappointment with dinner and service last evening in hopes that it might be useful information as well as a way to express dissatisfaction. (Tried to do so on website, but it is not working....). Service was just so-so and not what I expected from WB, from the hosting to our wait... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?