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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 143
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  • 72
    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
One of Madison's Best

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
BubberGanoosh
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Earth
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Earth
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

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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Milton, Wisconsin
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369 reviews 369 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took our son here for his 22nd birthday as he wanted steak! The parking on the street is a little challenging, so give yourself enough time. I would have a reservation as others came in without & were told a 50 minute wait... The interior is like a log cabin, so very comfortable. The lighting is dim, so be... More 

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Madison, WI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our family of four celebrated my wife's birthday with four steak dinners. Each steak was done as ordered. Our waiter was an immense help in deciding how we wanted our steaks. Two of use had salads and I was told they were excellent as was the french onion soup. The 8oz fillets were the perfect portion for myself, my wife... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went with three friends for what started out as drinks and appetizers at a tiny table in the crowded tiny bar. GREAT atmosphere - everyone very friendly, having fun. We had signature drinks and ordered escargot, shrimp cocktail and scallops appetizers. The scallops and potatoes they're served on, topped with the most incredible sauce, were the star. We seriously considered... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Steaks and service were VERY good. French onion soup was super good too. Might want to call ahead for a reservation, gather this place is a bit of a staple in Madison and it was pretty crowded in the middle of the week - but that's a good sign.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here on a recent trip to Madison. It was recommended by a nearby hotel we were staying at. We were not disappointed. The steak I had was cooked perfectly and was very tender. The perch fillet my wife had was very good as well. We arrived on a Friday at about 5:30 and was... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Whenever anyone asks me where we like to go for steak in Madison, Tornado is the first word out of my mouth. Cozy and delicious.

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madison, wiscosnin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Enjoyed dinner with friends here recently. Always known for their steaks, instead we chose the Delicious pork tenderloin and special chicken dinner. Huge portions. Efficient friendly service.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Being a long time Madison restaurant and a steak lover, I have tried them all. Tornado Steak House is always my go to spot for a perfect cut, perfectly cooked filet! Call early for reservations, the quality of this place isn't really a secret and they are always busy!

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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?