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Fri, 7/19
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$31 - $40
German, European, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Mader's

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Visiting Milwaukee?
1. Visiting Milwaukee?
"If you are visiting Milwaukee and love German food, Mader's is a must."
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2. Outstanding dining
2. Outstanding dining
"Great food, great service(thanks Mary) and great atmosphere!"
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3. Free adjacent parking
3. Free adjacent parking
" You can park for free using Mader's valet parking."
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know — I just find it hard to believe that German food should be so expensive. Entrees were in the 30 to 40 dollar range. The appetizers & the desserts were a little more reasonable — but be prepared to spend a lot...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 643jima
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

This wonderful German restaurant has been in the same family for several generations. This was my first visit and I wasn't disappointed. Be warned! the portions are enormous. There is a wide selection of traditional German dishes on the menu. Everyone in our group declared...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I wanted to experience authentic German cuisine so came here. The 3 sausages , pork loin & Sauerkraut & German dumpling were tremendous plenty to split. had a German Pilsner. We sat at the table where Bob Hope sat! Loved it! Was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We checked the reviews and thought it would be worth the trip. They didn’t disappoint. The pretzel had to happen, when you see one as big as your head! The brilliant part about the pretzel was the great flavor. While it does come with cheese...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Maders R, Manager at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We certainly appreciate your response and are thrilled that you had a pleasantly memorable experience. To add a colorful side note, the two gentleman at the end of the bar are Dick and Bill. They are life long pals and have been coming the Mader's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The husband and I headed to Milwaukee for the day and I found this place on a whim on a google search. So happy we found it and stopped while in Milwaukee! We went on a Tuesday afternoon so there were not many people there....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kelz225
Maders R, Manager at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping in on your recent trip to Milwaukee. We appreciate that you took the time to review our 117 year old family restaurant. Prost! Kristin Mader

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flight cancelled; needed a place to eat; took a chance we could get in without a reservation. What a great meal! Best choice is sauerbraten. The Gruner Vielveldt wine is as advertised. Delicious. Have never been disappointed here.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Joann C
Maders R, Manager at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy that you found your way to Mader's. Nothing like finding a pleasant way to make the most of a setback. Hope to see you again soon. Prost! Kristin Mader

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for one night and chose to eat at Mader's - best decision ever! Great beer selection, delicious appetizers and entrees and superb service from our server Judy. We ordered a cheese and sausage board appetizer, and Judy expertly described each item...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on a Sunday 3pm. Pulled in and had Valet park car. He was friendly and helpful. Walked in and was greeted right away. We decided to sit at bar. Bartender greeted us and asked what we wanted to drink and if we were...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Charles G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner late on a Friday night (around 9:30 and they close at 10) so that may have been why but the food was not good and very overpriced. My husband only had a few bites of the goulash because it was practically...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 185laras
Maders R, Manager at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm certainly glad you took the time to write a review for us and I'm sincerely disappointed that the experience was lacking. I was the front of house manager that evening and I specifically remember the two of you coming in. Regardless of when a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always have a great experience at Mader's food is outstanding and service is over the top. It is located next to the Fiserv Forum so if you are looking for a great place to when going to an event I highly reccommend this place.

Date of visit: June 2019
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January 19, 2019|
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Response from 100YearPlan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very much so.
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
We walked in and were seated shortly. Not sure reservations are necessary, but it certainly never hurts to have one.
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