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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301 (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
+1 414-271-3377
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was very good. There were almost too many choices! The desserts seemed to be home made, which I appreciated.

Thank chloeWisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an amazing time and meal! Pork shank and boot were awesome! Randy was a great bartender! Definitely recommend!

Thank Jesse K
LaSalle, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the food and history of this restaurant. Best German potato salad I have ever had! Home made German sausages served are made from the factory across the street.

Thank NoniRose
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best braised pork shank on the planet. Authentic German food better than grandma made. You must dine at Maders if you want to experience Milwaukee.

Thank William A
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Warm friendly atmosphere. The menu, a variety of your favorite German dishes. I ordered the Sampler plate, everything was very good. Check out the restaurants history on their website. Justin, our waiter provided prompt, excellent service.

Thank 117cw
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a taste of Old Milwaukee and classic German fare, this is the place! See if you can find the wall of autographed photos of celebrities and politicians who have dined here.

Thank Daniel W
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect. The German Old Fashion was amazing. Mottled perfect with orange & cherries. Ruben rolls filled with sauerkraut & diced up meat. The Rhine Platter was a perfect assortment of Wienerschnitzel, sauerbraten, red cabbage & sauerkraut. Delicious to say the least. The potato dumplings are so thick and flavorful. Everything was definitely tasty.

Thank Christina W
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not normally a huge fan of German food, but when in Milwaukee.... and we're glad we went! Loved the atmosphere - fine dining but still appropriate for families, good for groups too. Service was excellent, portions generous, and the food was very good. Not difficult to get a reservation on a Saturday night, but it was pretty busy the whole... More 

Thank ttraveling
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening at Mader's restaurant. We were surprised that they had an opening for reservations for New Year's Eve; even more surprised when we arrived and our table was waiting for us. The service was wonderful, despite a full restaurant on a Holiday and our food was delicious! We were entertaining out of town guests from Italy,... More 

Thank Patti D
Mobile, Alabama
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has too much hype. The food was all right but the service was deplorable. Hostess did not greet us although we had a reservation. Our waitress was rude and patronizing. Having been to Germany, we are familiar with Bavarian food. Although we did not expect Mader's dishes to be comparable to those we ate in Munich, it was... More 

Thank 1John51415

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
    (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-3377

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