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Tornado Steak House

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116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Edgerton, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals you can get in MADISON. The atmosphere and staff are wonderful. Great for a business dinner or night out with friends. For a romantic dinner with your significant other reserve a table on the patio. Obviously in the warmer months. Too many great things on the menu to recommend one.

Thank Brosty
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great steak. Thick. Thicker than your typical which makes you and everyone else to get a reservation because it's busy. No reservation? Then your options are late night, awesome menu or Sunday, amazing chicken dinner special. A Madison must!

Thank Krystal S
Madison, WI
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tornado has been around for a long time for a reason. They do it and do it well. There are many options for getting the same cuisine elsewhere but you always return to Tornado with your tail between your legs.

Thank augustb68
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Madison, and this restaurant received the best accolades from everyone I talked to. On a weekday eve, my friend and I were able to get a reservation for dinner, the same day. There is a parking lot within 1 block. Make sure you allow for enough time, because they are eager to give $20... More 

Thank A M
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times on stays in Madison. I had the Peppercorn Filet which was delicious and is served with a sald or soup plus a side order at a reasonable price. Drinks are large although they do charge a little extra if you want your drink on the rocks to cover the cost of extra liquor. Very... More 

Thank Kenneth L
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit here in a few years. Their reputation for great food is well-earned. The Filet au Poivre is outstanding. Good salad, bread, and dimner, and great service. Nice ambiance, too. The Tornado is a great place for a nice dinner. Highly recommended.

Thank dialupisbad
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

With a lot of competition this is the best steakhouse in town. Great atmosphere and great late night menu tornado room is the place you need to go in Madison.

Thank corbaebella
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Old supper club style restaurant with steaks that compare to any restaurant in Wisconsin. Service hit or miss, but food carried the experience. Cocktails very good too. I'll go back.

Thank SS_Vinnow
Hudson, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

If you want to get the real feel of a classic super club this is the place. Professional well trained and friendly staff, great menu and wine list. Great big cocktail too. Its a place i never miss when in town.

Thank Timothy H
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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449 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Had a farewell dinner with family and the service was terrific. This is an expensive restaurant with huge steaks. We should have split a meal as we took a lot home. Great wine selection and only the onion ring on the steak was not to good.

Thank Rockydogz1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: +1 608-256-3570

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