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“Worth the wait” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned
Ranked #4 of 975 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Millersville, Maryland
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We arrived at lunch time to a large crowd waiting and debated whether we wanted to hang around. It ended up only being 15 minutes and worth waiting. We had never tried fried cheese curds and were really glad we did. The burger was excellent. We had an order of fish and chips and know we should have not expected it to be like something right from the sea! The service was a bit different at lunch time in that you place your own order with the bar tender and then a server brings your food. Seemed to be efficient and probably why things turned around quickly.

  • Visited July 2013
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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“Great Breakfast meeting venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Recently held a large breakfast meeting here. Our entire group had the egg scrambler specials. Extremely generous portions ! We also sampled the fried cheese curds and mini-donuts. The quality of the food was simply outstanding. The venue was also quiet enough to hold our short meeting while our food was being prepared. A special shout out goes to Cesilee (name used with permission) our primary server who provided friendly,outstanding service for our group. I will certainly return here if I'm ever in Madison again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“GF Options! and good food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Stopped here in search of a good burger for my brother without expecting any Gluten Free options other than salads. But all their sandwiches have the GF bread option and it was pretty darn good. I had a veggie sandwich with warm potato chips and my brother (non-GF) had a burger with bacon and a fried egg. Tons of local beers on tap and in the bottle (again a local GF beer). Wait staff was excellent. Price was right. Location was phenomenal and we were able to sit outside. As a visitor for the night in Madison, I would recommend stopping here GF or not.

  • Visited July 2013
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east coast
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368 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went to the Old Fashioned after touring the capitol. Got the burger with an egg on top and it was cooked just right. Loved the quality of the meat and the roll. Side salad was excellent. Waiter very good. The only thing I was not totally happy with is kinda having a waiter. The waiter came over and said that on weekdays for lunch - you go place your order at the bar. Had to wait about 10 mins in line before getting the order placed. Had to lug my camera and phone up there since table unattended. Should have full wait service at this kind of place. The waiter we did have was very very nice and attentive.

  • Visited July 2013
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Mahomet
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“Fried cheese curds!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

That was my only reason for going...initially. The menu had so much to choose from! I wasn't a huge fan of the sandwich I ordered but there were several other meals that I would love to try next time!

Visited April 2013
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