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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous Food!

Last night my husband and I had a late supper at this superb established restaurant. The decor is a bit tired, but the fresh white table cloths and bread with dipping oil make up for it. The service was immediate- our cocktails were at our table before I returned from the ladies room! We had a hard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
lika2travel
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Liberty, MO
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Springfield, Illinois
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite place when we want to indulge in great food. The menu has something for everyone, and the specials are always interesting and offer wonderful variety. The owner specializes in locally sourced food, and the specials are developed by what is available and in season. If you are a traditional steak and salad fan, or want fresh... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We chose this restaurant because of its history but were very pleased with the food and service. We unfortunately didn't save room for dessert. We sat on the patio so only caught glimpses of the the interior and its older world feel. It is a pleasant part of historical Springfield that seems popular with both locals and travelers.

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Liberty, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Last night my husband and I had a late supper at this superb established restaurant. The decor is a bit tired, but the fresh white table cloths and bread with dipping oil make up for it. The service was immediate- our cocktails were at our table before I returned from the ladies room! We had a hard time deciding what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went there for dessert after having dinner somewhere else. Dessert choices were really good and chose the blueberry crisp (twice the size of what we have had elsewhere) and a chocolate cake (really good as well). Recommend it for a good dessert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One could imagine Barack Obama dining here with fellow Illinois legislators, or even Abe Lincoln (it is across from his old law offices). Service was slow, but the food was good and not expensive...worth the wait.

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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This restaurant was exceptionally wonderful. The space is classic white tablecloth and wood paneled. We were seated immediately without a reservation. We started with a smoked trout plate appetizer which was appetizing! Light but flavorful. My dining companion ordered the halibut at the suggestion of our very professional waiter, Samuel. It did not disappoint. Beautiful presentation and delicious. I had... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This restaurant transports you back in time. The building is old but with awesome character. The wood around the bar is beautiful and the whole atmosphere very comfortable. The food is fabulous and is often locally grown so the menu tends to change based on seasonal items. A great place for an enjoyable lunch at the cafe tables outside or... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had dinner there on our second day in Springfield. Noisy but very pleasant room. We ate stuffed quail, pork and profiteroles. No children menu but the restaurant prepared some pasta for our 9 year old granddaughter. Our waiter was very good. If we visit Springfield again we will certainly go back.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I returned to Maldaners because I had not eaten Beef Wellington in a very long time (45 years.) It was everything I remembered. I got a pleasant surprise. They had a cold cream soup heavey on cucumbers with dill and shrimp. Two great things at a treat myself dinner.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

When in Rome, do what the Romans do. When in Springfield, be sure to eat at Maldaner's, which has been doing a lot of things right since 1884. Located in the heart of downtown Springfield at 222 South 6th Street, it features a menu of wonderfully tasting dishes that have made Maldaner's a must stop for locals and tourists for... More 

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Additional Information about Maldaner's

Address: 222 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: +1 217-522-4313
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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