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222 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701 (6th and Monroe)
+1 217-522-4313
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established in 1884, Maldaner's Restaurant and Catering is one of...
Established in 1884, Maldaner's Restaurant and Catering is one of Springfield's finest restaurants. If you have visited The Old State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House or the State Capitol, you can imagine the wonderful celebrations Maldaner's likely was a part of at the turn of the last century and to the present day. Today, under the guidance of Chef-Owner Michael Higgins, Maldaner's respects tradition while offering the best of contemporary American fine dining in our historical setting. Chef Higgins features seasonal local and regional ingredients influenced by Mediterranean composition and preparation. Heirloom vegetables, humanely raised meats and Slow Food all artistically prepared and presented. Welcome to Maldaner's in downtown Springfield. We hope you enjoy your visit each time you dine at Maldaner's.
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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relaxing place for a nice lunch

We had read about the iconic Horseshoe Sandwich and had walked to a different restaurant only to find a 15 minute wait. We walked back to Maldaner's and found no wait and a calm, quiet dining room. Service was fast and the food was well-crafted. The horseshoe sandwich is Illinois's answer to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Sharon Z
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Venice, FL
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Venice, FL
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We had read about the iconic Horseshoe Sandwich and had walked to a different restaurant only to find a 15 minute wait. We walked back to Maldaner's and found no wait and a calm, quiet dining room. Service was fast and the food was well-crafted. The horseshoe sandwich is Illinois's answer to Poutine. Texas toast topped with a high quality... More 

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Springfield IL
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Maldaner's and Saputo's are the top of the line public eateries in walking distance to the Capitol. Maldaner's is seasonal American, always fresh and innovative. Reservations are a must when the legislature is in session, as well as on high volume weekends. The chef specials are uniformly inventive and excellent. It is a bit on the noisy side, especially in... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our group of 35 had dinner at the same time as another large group. We chose to have a limited menu of four choices for dinner vs. ordering off the menu. The food came out on time, was hot, prepared as requested, and was excellent. The staff was wonderful to work with starting from making the reservation to paying the... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We ate here the evening of May 1 and really enjoyed it. The food was excellent and they have sufficient variety that my wife - who has celiac and therefore needs gluten- free foods - can also have a really good meal. They had even made a gluten-free morel mushroom pie as an appetizer that she enjoyed! They had a... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This had soup and sandwitches. The chicken salad and onion soup is great. My friend had the BLT. Beware, that one is giant size. The waitress was polite. The prices aren't very high. Also had cloth tablecloths which was nice.

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Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Salmon was great but the prime rib and beef Wellington made us have to get out of there as fast as possible so we could get some ice Cream at cold stone down the street.They were nice enough not to charge us for the steaks.Maybe next time it would be better

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Indianapolis, IN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Really great service by well-trained wait staff, accompanied by very competent dishes. Unusual options like quail and duck breast and leg, Beef Wellington, and more make this place a very nice place to have a lovely dinner. The wine selection is not extensive, but we recommend this restaurant highly.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Their filets will melt in your mouth and they also have great french onion soup. A little pricey but worth it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to find this gem in downtown Springfield. The building is from the mid 1800's and been maintained, a beautiful period ceiling and bar. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly, it seemed they all knew the history of the building and owner/chef who has been in Springfield since the 90's. We had a great encounter with... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This establishment (more than 125 years old) is still serving terrific meals. Our children count this as one of their best memories. Great food and service. While a bit expensive, it will remain as a great memory.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
    (6th and Monroe)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-522-4313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Established in 1884, Maldaner's Restaurant and Catering is one of Springfield's finest restaurants. If you have visited The Old State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House or the State Capitol, you can imagine the wonderful celebrations Maldaner's likely was a part of at the turn of the last century and to the present day. Today, under the guidance of Chef-Owner Michael Higgins, Maldaner's respects tradition while offering the best of contemporary American fine dining in our historical setting. Chef Higgins features seasonal local and regional ingredients influenced by Mediterranean composition and preparation. Heirloom vegetables, humanely raised meats and Slow Food all artistically prepared and presented. Welcome to Maldaner's in downtown Springfield. We hope you enjoy your visit each time you dine at Maldaner's.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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