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“A Madison must for bringing visitors” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4207
608-310-4545
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Ranked #24 of 772 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“A Madison must for bringing visitors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

One of the best places for cheese curds. Burgers and sandwiches come with a generous portion of delicious thin french fries or onion strings. There's a great beer selection. Just be aware you will have to wait a long time for a table on Friday and Saturday nights.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food, great selection, noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love this place, great food, fair prices. Only complaint is the noise. Hard to have conversation with anyone without a lot of whats and huhs.
Summer sausage sandwich is awesome

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Sorry, but it's not for me.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you like eating cheese, anything that can be fried, and lots of it, than this place is for you. I honestly couldn't find one thing on the menu that I felt good about eating. They have some good beers on tap and there's always a good crowd, but I'd just rather not.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A real Wisconsin tavern experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Old Fashioned has taken some classic Wisconsin tavern recipes and transformed them into an excellent menu. Try the fried onion rings, the fried cheese curds and the sausage platter appetizers - you will not be disappointed. The beers on tap are an excellent selection of the best Wisconsin has to offer. The Old Fashioned is popular and does not take reservations, so if you are planning on going for lunch or dinner, arrive early - especially on a Friday or Saturday. This is one of my favorite restaurants for out-of-town visitors

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Totally Madison!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Love the ambience, the local everything, and most of all the view if the beautiful Capitol lit up! There's almost always a wait when we want to go but it doesn't seem to take long!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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