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Tornado Steak House

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116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, 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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Consistently Excellent

We've been to Tornados many times. Their grass fed filet is the best anywhere. We visit on Sundays to get the chicken dinner - a great value. We love that the relish tray, great bread and dinner salad are all included. Atmosphere is the supper club feel which we like.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bud P
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Monona, Wisconsin
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Monona, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to Tornados many times. Their grass fed filet is the best anywhere. We visit on Sundays to get the chicken dinner - a great value. We love that the relish tray, great bread and dinner salad are all included. Atmosphere is the supper club feel which we like.

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Thank Bud P
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good food and people that work there. Would go there again if we ever go back to Madison, WI. Price of Best Western across from Capital is not worth $999.00 a night

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Thank Sue W
Spokane, Washington
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It would appear nothing has changed at the Tornado since it started. The menu may look a little pricey but it includes bread before the meal, and a salad and side with your meal. The steak was really good but it wasn't 'the best'. It is worth the visit.

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Thank Jeff B
Midwest
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service here were both good. The restaurant is decorated in an older style - wasn't exactly my taste. I got the bone-in ribeye and the flavor was excellent. The french onion soup was also very good. The waitress recommended the hash browns but I found them only average at best. The chocolate cake dessert was also merely... More 

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Thank bjandljtravels
Champaign, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the low-key supper club vibe, to the wonderful drinks and food, this place was terrific! Our group went straight to the Corral Room, which is located downstairs and is terrific for groups! Make sure though that you perhaps get reservations as this place fills up pretty quickly! Also, the Corral room opens at 10 pm, or maybe just the... More 

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Thank cletterly
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Tornado Steakhouse on a Saturday night. The place has an old school supper club feel. We ordered filets and they were fantastic. Our waitress was so nice and pleasant. The old fashions were great and going down smooth. The bar area is sort of small so I dont think I would hang out here all night. I... More 

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Thank Bo H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a romantic dinner with my hubby on a Saturday night. The food and service was excellent but the atmosphere was VERY loud. I couldn't even hear what he was saying to me from across the table. It was not romantic and it was not very "date like".

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Thank Christine S
El Cajon, United States
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very impressed with this restaurant. The service was excellent, but it was the food that really rocked our world. Their rack of lamb was first rate as was their pepper crusted filet mignon. We were very pleased with our experience here.

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Thank William C
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the last real steakhouses left in America. Great room, great drinks, great food. A real trip back in time and very highly recommended. Well done Sirs.

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Thank Marc G
Cincinnati
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I sat at the bar and watched the bartenders knock out hand made cocktail after hand made cocktail. The service was impeccable. They have a few nice beers. Steak was outstanding. Still sizzling when it came to me and it was cooked to perfection. The thing that struck me the most is that this place serves seriously good steak at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?