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Tornado Steak House

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116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tornado has been popular for its steaks and fish forever! They can accommodate fairly large groups. The bar reminds one of a great joint from a '50s movie. The steaks are always topnotch, though the walleye pike was way overcooked this time. White linen service - and they do it well.

Thank msirani
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was in Madison and my business associates and I were there for dinner to celebrate my birthday. The steaks were divine and best walleye that I have eaten for years. Service was great and this is a must restaurant for Midwest atmosphere no food.

Thank Suzibluis
McHenry, Illinois
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in late on a wednesday night. The place has a cool old school (60's) theme and the prices were pretty decent. We got our steaks (8oz filet and 16oz strip) and they were cooked perfectly! The seasoning on the steak was so good we didn't need steak sauce. I wish I would have found this place sooner in... More 

Thank IllinoisJoe79
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend recommended we try the Tornado Steak House and we weren't disappointed! We had a great meal, terrific service, and a wonderful evening in a space filled with character- it was the worth the money :)

Thank HappyTreksters
Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband loves supper the supper club feel. Can't believe this was our first time here. It was hands down the best filet I have had. The waitress was attentive, helpful and timely. The food was amazing.....highly recommend....

Thank Ann W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service in this Madison dining spot. The look of the inside says Supper Club with wood walls and ceilings. A warm bar with booths and good mixologists. A must dine in Mad City.

Thank Gary G
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best steak I have had in Madison thus far. Service was great and friendly staff. I can't complain about the drinks either. WTF was a nice tasty adult beverage.

Thank Josh R
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked this place because of it's good reviews, and were more than pleased. The staff is very friendly and attentive. They have good steaks and know how to prepare them properly to the customer's taste, although one of us wanted her steak "blue," and it wasn't rare enough for her preference. I was astonished at the size of the... More 

Thank Ross M
Madison, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten at Tornado a few dozen times over the years and it never ceases to delight us and make us wonder why we don't eat there even more often. The atmosphere is wood paneled basement/supper club but still nice; not as weird and kitschy as Smokey's at least. It's part of its charm. Service is almost always good or... More 

Thank ScubaBucky
Madison, Wisconsin
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246 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We got what we were expecting that Tornado steakhouse. Portions were enormous, reasonably priced for a steakhouse, and service was good. I was particularly impressed that they offered a side of morel mushrooms for $10. It was a very generous portion for that price. We chose this restaurant because my son wanted to try a traditional escargot, and this was... 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
  • 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?