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Tornado Steak House

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116 S Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703
608-256-3570
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 150
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Late Night Eats are Terrific

We ate at Tornado Steak House last week after 10pm on a Sunday, and ordered from the late night menu, which was extensive. Our food was delicious, and included large and supple shrimp in the shrimp cocktail, a perfectly seared steak and tender scallops. The drinks were lovely as well. We will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
lesmad
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WI
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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WI
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We ate at Tornado Steak House last week after 10pm on a Sunday, and ordered from the late night menu, which was extensive. Our food was delicious, and included large and supple shrimp in the shrimp cocktail, a perfectly seared steak and tender scallops. The drinks were lovely as well. We will be going back frequently to enjoy this local... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food here is great. The atmosphere is amazing. it's a stellar way to spend the night with friends!

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madison WI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Delicious food, friendly staff, good middle east fare. One of our favorites in Madison! Would recommend any time.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My fiance and I had dinner here for his birthday last year. Food was amazing. We both had steaks and they were cooked perfectly. Also enjoyed the classic Wisc relesh tray (in a cup).Will definately return for a special occasion.

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Madison, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant takes you back in time to experience supper club dining. A relish assortment and warm bread are set at your table while you taste your Old Fashion or martini. Dinners include a classic salad and plentiful main courses. My favorite is the jumbo shrimp, but the steaks are also excellent. Good service and a lively comfortable ambiance enhance... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Had the filet for dinner.. very nice, The shrimp cocktail was huge and the shrimps very tasty.. Scallops appetizer was perfect for sharing. Co-workers also had the bone in rib eye it's huge as well as the walleye filet which they all ate every bite of!! Pineapple upside down cake and vanilla ice cream -- made on site was a... More 

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Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

You will want the beef but they have other entrees that are very good as well. As you enter this fine dining establishment think back to the days gone by of Martini lunches and Cigars in the bar. The who’s who list of folks had to come through this place.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

elegant and excellent. A classy old Wisconsin supper club. you can not say enough good things about this place

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Earth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Madison has a number of great steakhouses. Tornado is one of our faves. It starts with the ambiance of the throw-back supper club look and the retro bar and killer cocktails as you wait to be seated. Every step of the meal is timed and delivered perfectly. Steaks are always perfect. Sides are plentiful. And, always too full for desert.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A family night out for some steak. Wonderful food. Unique atmosphere and very comfortable. Dim lighting and not the best parking, but worth the trip if you are looking for a great steak. I would highly recommend the Tornado Steak House. Walking distance to Capital area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-256-3570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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