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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 #32 of 806 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Went to Sunday brunch here and had a great experience. The sourdough toast is great. Had the scramble. Mostly WI ingredients.

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Madison, Wi
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Well, if you find yourself on the Capitol Square in Madison, head to the Northeast corner of the square and enter a bit of ole Wisconsin. The Old Fashion has taken the next step in serving some of Wisconsin's traditional fare. Not just Brats anymore. If you think Macaroni and Cheese is just for kids, you have to try Old... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Incredible food, incredible tap beers. I would recommend avoiding it during peak times as it can get too crowded for me, but otherwise, I can't say enough good things about it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great Wisconsin experience. Grass fed beef and monthly beer on special. I had the Wisconsin burger which comes with egg on the top.

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madison wi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful atmosphere albeit it can get loud in the evening. The food and craft beer is ALL WISCONSIN! This is a must to visit in Madison.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at the Old Fashioned a number of times. There is a varied menu - all dishes are prepared very well and cater to lots of tastes but in general focus on Midwestern dishes and sandwiches. Every thing we have tried has been good. There is a great bar with many tap beers and excellent cocktails. The only... More

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Madison, WI
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just a terrific restaurant--on the Capitol Square in Madison--so put it on your list of "must eat there while in MadCity" dining spots. Excellent & diverse Wisconsin-based food menu, absolutely delicious (from the superb & thick Grilled Cheese Sandwich to the Walleye Sandwich to the uniquely-Wisconsin entrees). And so many craft beers at such a reasonable price (especially their featured... More

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant with a menu that brings back memories of the supper clubs my family would go to on Friday and Saturday nights. Back when restaurants relied on great food, great service and word of mouth to be successful, not gimmicks. This place hearkens back to those times. Order the White Cheddar cheese curds with an Old Fashioned (cocktail) and... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As residents, we really enjoy this restaurant. Right on th Capitol square, it offered fresh, locally sourced foods, well prepared and presented. Excellent selection of beers. Friendly, fast service. Great breakfast special for $5. You won't be disappointed.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Amazing selection of beers, which you can try in little shot glasses. Food awesome and good to try was Wisconsin has to offer. Only tip is to book earlier in day to ensure you get a seat.

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