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Maldaner's

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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 - 2:30 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Unique old town experience

Expect the unusual on the menu! This is a unique restaurant, located in an old building downtown. This is meant to be a relaxing special experience. Try something different and plan to spend a couple hours. No fast food here. Elegant with prices to match. This is for a special evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Rockford, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I've had a few steaks in my 59 years but this was by far the best. And I know my way around steaks having grown up in the Midwest and more specifically in Nebraska. The steak itself was melt in your mouth tender and seasoned to perfection. My wife ordered the fish and through the rest of the meal we... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants in Springfield in the heart of the city near many tourist destinations. The food is prepared fresh daily and the chef is great at creating seasonal offerings. I'd like to try different things, but the filet is so tender I end up getting the same thing!

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My friend and I stopped here for lunch. The staff was very accommodating, we wanted to sit outside and they cleared a table for us. My lunch was good but nothing special. I thought it was a little over priced. My friend ordered a grilled sandwich and unfortunately it was burned. The staff gave her a refund. We didn't have... More 

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OK2234
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Expect the unusual on the menu! This is a unique restaurant, located in an old building downtown. This is meant to be a relaxing special experience. Try something different and plan to spend a couple hours. No fast food here. Elegant with prices to match. This is for a special evening.

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

If you care to have a scrumptious dinner served in an upscale atmosphere this is the place. I usually go to celebrate something very special such as an anniversary or birthday

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Mendota Heights
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Celebrated a birthday dinner while on vacation. Suggested by our hotel staff. Good choice. Enjoyed the best steak I've had in a long time. Was a bit noisy with a large party seated next to us. Saw a young family of 5 come in--not a family restaurant! Wasn't quite sure what the kids would order from the menu... Waitstaff courteous... More 

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Woodward, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Reception at front desk was terrible. The woman never spoke to us, smiled, said thanks come again, zip! Food was very good. All five kids ate everything. I had a heirloom tomato stuffed with chicken salad and homemade potato chips. This is where our family bumped into Lincoln.

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Springfield, Illinois
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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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, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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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