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Tornado Steak House

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116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good classic Wisconsin Supper Club that is located in Downtown Madison not far from the Capitol Building. I ordered a Sirloin Steak, others order the New York Strip and the Fried Perch. The overall impression of the four of us was the meal was very good. My Sirloin was a little tough, and seemed to lack flavor. The others felt... More 

Thank Jodphd
Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here on our anniversary. The steak was good but it took an hour and forty five minutes before we ate. The first round of drinks we had were great. The second round was awful. The menu states that the side of brussel sprouts we orderd were family size. What we got was a kids portion.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were out and decided to have a nice dinner at Tornado Steak House off the square in Madison. We were seated immediately in a weird little room at the end of the bar. Small and slightly boxed in, we sat across the room, about 4 feet away, from a table of 7 guys who were hell... More 

1 Thank C V
Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner with someone from out of town. The bar is so kitschy. A classic old style bar with terrific bartenders who clearly are professionals. There are banquets along one wall for more intimate seating. It's a very 60's style place. The dining rooms are more intimate. The steaks were excellent. Sides were delicious. Pretty nice wine list. Meals... More 

Thank epnurse
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Don't let the exterior deceive you! When you walk up you think "Is this it?" The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We have been coming to Madison for 20 plus years. I wish we would have known of this place sooner. It is a classic supper club, so be prepared to spend a fair amount of... More 

Thank Michelle S
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good steaks and bar service. Classic upper Midwest traditional supper club format, probably unchanged for some time. Enjoyed very good dinner at the bar, nice location just off of capital square

Thank PresGalbani
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called,last minute but were able to get a table for a celebratory dinner. The staff was so nice, the waitress was the best and the food was terrific! Order the chocolate hazelnut Carmel tart.... You won't be disappointed!

Thank Maria L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my absolute favorite dinner spot when we travel to Madison. Just an old style steakhouse with quality food and service. Can't wait to return! I highly recommend the Tornado Steak House! My favorite dish is their filet mignon topped with an onion ring. I order a side of hash browns and the green beans. You get a choice... More 

Thank MikeS_had_fun
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with my parents during a weekend trip to Madison. We walked into the bar entrance and felt as if we had been taken back to the 20s. It has a very fun, vintage atmosphere. On top of that, the food was incredible. We had filets and they were perfect paired with the house wine. This is a must... More 

Thank Lawson2010
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here for the first time for my birthday dinner, and our experience was close to perfect. I ordered the 14 oz. Filet (medium-rare) with extra-crispy hashbrowns on the side, my wife ordered the Flank Steak (medium-well), also with the hashbrowns, and we shared a side of asparagus. For starters, we both had the french onion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse, Soups
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-256-3570

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?