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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, 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
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Good food, slow service

Maldaner's is a landmark in Springfield. Good food and chef always prepares specials. But service can be slow and spotty. So, prepare to spend a little extra time and don't be in a rush.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Tricky1228
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Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The building was nice and our server was very good, he knew the answers to all of our questions without any issues. I ordered the steak and it just wasn't that good but the mashed potatoes were exceptional. My boyfriend had the pork chop and it was raw inside. Our waiter apologized and said he would take care of it.... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know which I love more: Sitting inside the dining room and soaking up the history of that magnificent old building, or visiting in warm weather and dining outside in the fresh air. But either way, the food and service are always superb. I love the emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, and the surprisingly wide variety of dishes on... More 

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Thank MzMeyer
Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoying quality food and service for more than 40 years. Came for an anniversary dinner food and service outstanding

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Thank Stuart S
Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

It's good food but not as great as one would expect. Liver and onions small and seemed pricy - though fresh. Scallops with shrimp were a hit.

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Thank Norman S
Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Maldaner's is a landmark in Springfield. Good food and chef always prepares specials. But service can be slow and spotty. So, prepare to spend a little extra time and don't be in a rush.

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Thank Tricky1228
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Very good food in a classic building with the original tin ceiling in the dining room. Very reasonable for the quality and ambiance at lunch and a bit more upscale in the evening when the white tablecloths and linen napkins come out.,

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Springfield,IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Took my adult son to Maldaners for his birthday. Had a choice of eating outside or inside and since he had never been there he chose to sit inside and view the old architecture of the restaurant. We had a wonderful meal...great salads, clam chowder soup and sandwiches for lunch.

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Thank dh64
Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

historic setting, excellent menu that changes with the seasons. Chef Michael Higgins is always in the kitchen to make sure its top quality. A Springfield landmark with a loyal local following.

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Chatham, Il
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We dine at Maldaner's once a year for my mother's birthday. This is her favorite restaurant. It is one of Springfield's older establishments. My husband and I have learned to stick with one of their main steak options. We have tried to venture out and order a special - seafood or pork - and are typically disappointed. Steak or beef... More 

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Thank Julie M
Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Varied menu with seasonal specialties and local foods. Chef Higgins is top notch. I have dined here often and this is my first choice for Springfield restaurants.

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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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