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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
11:30 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a post thanksgiving brunch at Maders. Start with the cons before the pros. Cons: Stuck under a cold air vent in the upstairs dining room. We were freezing and had to leave our coats on. The buffet was ok but when we brought the food to our table it became cold quickly due to the temp of our room.... More 

Thank Comet1
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here in early October for my mom's birthday with several family members. Shared a GIGANTIC pretzel which was incredible...warm and crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside. I ordered a combination plate which came with Hungarian goulash as well as Schnitzel. The schnitzel was one of the best I ever have had. I did not care... More 

Thank Jason Y
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101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time at a German Restaurant. Couldn't have picked a better place! From the restaurant atmosphere to service staff to food can be described with one word superb! The restaurant is decor is original German. The food was excellent! We had the specialty park shank and potato pancakes. The food was very delicious! It is easy to... More 

Thank cyburg
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maders is my favorite restaurant by far, great old world charm and wonderful food. The staff has always been spot on and very friendly. We visit several times a year and always have a great time. The valet parking is a plus and they take good care the cars.

Thank aehermsen
Knoxville, Tennessee
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92 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mader's is always a destination point when we visit Milwaukee. We went mid-afternoon, avoiding crowds, and had a great meal with lots of extra attention as we asked questions about the decor in the restaurant. We split our meal and had more than enough to eat. We had the German sampler and added apple strudel for dessert. It was all... More 

Thank carolgerry1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maders lived up to its reputation. The food was outstanding and the service and decor was great. We would definitely come back next time we are in the downtown Milwaukee area. Tables are spaced out nicely so it is easy to talk.

Thank Penny G
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234 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been to Mader's many years prior and when I knew I would be in Milwaukee, we had to visit. We made reservations online, and received confirmation right away, along with an online coupon. Mader's is in a busy area of Mikwaukee and near the Bradley Center. Lots of events and sporting events are close by. So, having valet... More 

Thank Batholemew
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not just a restaurant but also a museum. All of the items have come from trips the original owner, and subsequently his family, have come from their trips to Germany. The food is EXCELLENT, the service is EXCELLENT and the neighborhood is EXCELLENT.

Thank Wackytiel
Pleasant Prairie
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting. Valet parking. Very good German food. Reuben "egg rolls" in the beginning were excellent. Pork shank we has was superb Other guests had wiener schnitzel which was very good. Complimentary pretzel bread was excellent. Everything was hot and freshly made. Desserts were german chocolate cake, bread pudding and a chocolate torte. Wonderful. If you're in the mood for... More 

Thank SteverinoKenosha
Wauconda, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner was very expensive. Food was OK - no big deal, certainly not worth price. Staff was all friendly and helpful.

Thank Laura M

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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
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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