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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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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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435 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The steaks are well worth traveling across all areas for. My husband knows I love Tornado Steak House and it's one of my favorite places that he enjoys taking me out to eat. I usually have leftovers for days!

Thank Bridgette S
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a really fun space and has consistently good food, I've been before but years ago and it holds up, the steaks are perfectly cooked and are just to die for. They've got a great staff and our group just generally had a fantastically good experience.

Thank Alissa S
Nice, France
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here is a very good place for having beef (but not only). Special mention for the delicious "steak au poivre" serves with a crispy pepper layer and à tasty creamy sauce.

Thank natlo06
Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the venison since I have had all the normal steak house food that I want. Wine selection was deep but not wide - very California and they could use some better names IMHO. Food was nicely done and I loved the decor, as an old (but relocated) Wisconsinite. But again, you have to really want to do the... More 

Thank oibboy
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always find time to make a stop at Tornado's when I am in Madison for work. The ambiance is definitely cool with the old time feel and dark setting. The steak was cooked perfectly, highly recommend the NY Strip. They provide plenty of food, so you will no leave hungry. Recommend a visit to this place for all people... More 

Thank Jared D
Evergreen Park, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On street parking on one way streets sucks, head right for the parking tower. Bring a flashlight it's dark ... Now for the positive stuff, Sunday nite chicken dinner to die for! Ample gravy, great dressing and veggies cooked right and tender meat. The wedge salad with combo blue cheese/french dressing is big and perfect. Friday nite perch has a... More 

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?