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The Old Fashioned

23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4207
608-310-4545
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Ranked #27 of 841 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I'm new to the midwest, but I love the cheeseacurds at the old fashioned.....never thought I would say that. haha! the food is great and the service is good too.

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Wisconsin
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food is fine for breakfast and lunch. You have to order yourself at the bar counter and take a number back to your table. For a $10+pp lunch, I'd prefer to relax and be seated. I've had better bloody marys in WI. Very trendy place, but it's too loud to hear the person you're eating with.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our first time at the Old Fashioned but what a neat spot! We will be back. We went on Friday night for the Fish Fry, which was delish, btw., and the place was PACKED. A Wisconsin Original, for certain. Great atmosphere, neat vintage decor, total fun place to go but very packed and loud when busy, so keep that in... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I love supper clubs and old fashioneds.. While the Old Fashioned is not a supper club, their old fashioneds are classic Wisconsin. Their menu offers choices on each ingredient so you can order your old fashioned just the way you like it from type of liquor, type of bitters, mix, and garnish. How fun is that? We... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have heard for a long time how amazing the old fashioned is and I thought I'd give it a try. Boy was I disappointed! They definitely charge more because of its prime location near the capitol but honestly that's the only thing its got going for it. Our waiter was rude, the food was expensive, and my fiancé had... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We wandered in on a Saturday before a Badger basketball game. I have been wanting to go here for some time now. What took me so long?! I was impressed from the very beginning. The staff was excellent and cheerful. We were seated immediately and given drinks right away. (lots to choose from). All of the food sounded wonderful, so... More 

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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

Great comfort food for a cold snowy Sunday night. Their chicken dinner was delicious and had a refreshingly different flavor. I am afraid to know the calorie and fat content of the dressing, but it was worth the calories.

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Nebraska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

On Capital Square & State Street is Madison landmark that everyone should visit. My spouse and a had Old Fashion's garnished with brussell sprouts. We did the sampler platter appetizer and loved the variety. The Walleye was exactly as I expected it to be - good. The Mac & Cheese was probably the best ever. This place gets crowded so... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Extensive menu with great pub bar! Of course they make Old Fashion's but the micro beer selection is great! Nick the bartender is fun and willing to help with samples or questions! Food is enjoyable, never disappointing. Right of the capital square and at the top of State Street. Well worth a stop!

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went there for a Friday morning breakfast on our day off. The waitress immediately brought us coffee and told us about the specials. I had the vegetarian scramble and my husband had the corned beef and scrambled eggs. The potatoes that came with it were very crispy. It was a delicious meal. The atmosphere was fun too.

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Additional Information about The Old Fashioned

Address: 23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4207
Phone Number: 608-310-4545
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American

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