The evening was great. From
The evening was great. From the service we received in the bar prior to sitting in the dining room was wonderful. Our dinner server was great. I am a big water drinker and I never had an empty glass. I did have to remind her that she din not bring my onions and mushrooms. Other than that it was perfect. Thanks for making my birthday special!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service a bit slow for a weeknight
Service a bit slow for a weeknight with few clientele.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a winner. Service
Always a winner. Service was a little slow, but worth it!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, OK service
We sat outdoors on a beautiful May evening. We had reservations, the host was very nice along with the bartenders. We were seated with in 5 minutes. The food was very good but the server was very slow and not very attentive.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brought business associates/friends out to dinner on a Sunday night - they all loved it and loved their food. Was not crowded at all. Service was great and the ambiance/setting was outstanding! We all came from different parts of the Madison area but no one drove more than 15-20 minutes, so it was a great middle ground.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were very good. The mussels in garlic butter were some of the best we've ever had. We'll certainly be back.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful experience.
We had a wonderful experience. The view was great. We had great great service including the host. The food selection was perfect for our different tastes and of course it all tasted great.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our favorite restaurant for special family events, and has been since we moved to Middleton, twenty-three years ago.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had taken some our of business partners (from out of town) to this as the setting is both beautiful and the food tremendous, great evening!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was good, but server
food was good, but server disapeared a few times when we needed things...annoying but understandable, since she only had one table in the section we were seated in, but it was hard to track someome down in the far back corner. Found that when i got home, part of my meal that i asked to be boxed up was missing...
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening out! Recommended!
We were celebrating 3 wedding anniversaries 63 years, 33 years and 5 years. We definitely chose the right restaurant. We started out on the patio with live guitar music. A wonderful relaxing setting. Our waitress was amazing, friendly and fun. Unfortunately due to weather we had to move inside however the staff were quick to seat us, and again we had a great table. The atmosphere in the restaurant was friendly, romantic and quiet we really did not notice that other patrons were there. The food was amazing! Three of our party had the walleye and all raved about it. Two had the New York strip, one tenderloin all with whisky pepper sauce. Absolutely delicious! The manager treated us to three desserts. Most certainly will be back!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for water lovers
Have gone to this place off and on all out adult lives, mostly for special occasions. Moved about 100 miles away several years ago, but we camped overnight in Madison to go to Mariners for our wedding anniversary. We are boaters and love the ambience, and the food/drinks is excellent!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My fiance and I had not heard of the restaurant prior to getting a coupon for it. We decided to take advantage of the coupon and it was a great decision. I thought the menu items were fairly priced for the excellent quality of service, delicious food, and atmosphere you get. We will definitely be back. It was an excellent experience and we thank the Mariner's Inn for doing such a great job. Thank you!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love that Fish!
Food was at its usual top quality. The macadamia cluster grouper was superb. Wait staff knowledgable and enthusiastic. A wonderful time as usual.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a hit
The tenderloin tips and the JUMBO shrimp were delicious.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outdoor dining is perfect
We celebrated our anniversary here and found it a pleasant experience. We opted to dine outdoors along the water and it was nice and quiet. Perfect for date night. Our server was very friendly and knowledgable. Food and service were great all around. When we got home we suggested this restaurant to several family members who frequently are in Wisconsin.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
80th & Counting
Had a great time for an 80th birthday party. Everything was GREAT
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mariners service and food is always great. We love the nautical patina and feel that this place has. Keep up the great work!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in town for our wedding anniversary. The restaurant was a perfect end to a great day. The food was excellent, pretty view out the windows, wonderful service. We've been to this restaurant 2 or 3 times before and have never had a bad experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best part of the dining experience at the Mariner's Inn was our waiter. He was attentive, personable, and helpful in choosing a cocktail and entree. The quality of the food was good, and the view of the dock and slips quite quaint. This could be a really great place if they re-evaluated their prices (a bit high for the quality) and spruced the place up - it is near a marsh so they should be ultra-vigilant about keeping it fresh inside. I would go back again.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my 60th birthday dinner & I wanted a nice dinner outdoors. I was thrilled to find out that you had a patio .The night was more that expected. I would return in a min. with friends.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fairly good restaurant week menu. Good view of the lake. Slow bar service.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
we came for Restaurant Week and overall the meal was very good except for the steaks - we had the surf and turf special - my steak was okay - a little tough but my wife's steak was very tough and even difficult to cut - both were asked to to be cooked medium and both were cooked just right. The lobster was good and the key lime pie was superb! The staff were great including the bartenders.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant in which to treat the whole family. Great food, kid friendly and excellent service.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood and dessert for restaurant week was great. Steak was a bit off but still not bad. Excellent ambiance and always a good, higher-class time.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just Discovered this Slice-O-Heaven
What can be said about the Mariner's Inn that can convey my absolute adoration of this place? I'll put it like this: I suggested it to visitors from Virginia Beach, and they could not have loved it more. They said the view, food, and ambiance were more wonderful than they could have imagined. I absolutely love this restaurant. They even had live music on Saturday night if you ate outside. It is an amazing place!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the restaurant that always comes up when we are trying to decide on a place to go for a birthday, anniversary, or holiday! We know that we will always be satisfied with our experience.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous local dining spot!
My host and server were exceptional! They were attentive but not pests. It was a beautiful evening and I was able to have drinks outside, then go inside to dine (to avoid mosquitos). The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was fabulous. I will definitely return the next time I'm in the area. Highly recommend!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
the spinach stuffed mushrooms were very good! and The perch dinner was delicious
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must order the pan fried hash
Must order the pan fried hash browns with any meal you get. The seafood is one of the best in Madison
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful outdoor patio
Had a wonderful experience at Mariner's Inn. We were looking for outdoor dining and couldn't have been more pleased with the view and the ambiance. What a treat to find out there was live music! The food was delicious and there was a large variety of meat and seafood choices. Service was excellent. We were curious to see as the sun went down would the bugs come out--but no! Reasonable prices for the type of food offered. Wine list was a little weak; could have used more choices.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our special occasion
This is our special occasion restaurant for forty years. We never have to worry about food or service.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was cooked to perfection.
The food was cooked to perfection. Where else can I get Grouper in Madison, WI? The deep fried jumbo shrimp were so good!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I come to Mariner's about once a year when we want a nice summer dining experience and / or are celebrating a special occasion. I would have rated the ambiance higher, except we sat outside for this warm summer night because it was near sunset and the view is so nice. However, a large, obnoxious family with children AND A DOG!! were sitting right next to us. The children were allowed to run around and scream and play. Our hope was for a nice relaxing dinner by the water, and these people were very distracting and loud. I get that it was outside, but there is still a mode of decorum that should be followed for fine dining. Why in the world would you allow people to bring their dogs to the table even if it was outside??
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Fun At Mariner's
My son wanted to go here for his Birthday and we all totally enjoy the food. My son had the 8 oz tenderloin and it was great. I had the chicken Betty Lou and it was very good. the rest of our party enjoyed fine dining at it's best. My son received a huge piece of chocolate cake with a candle in it, which he totally enjoyed. Thanks for making his birthday one to remember.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been there for several years. Prior visit not so good. Totally
Redeemed themselves. Everything was excellent, especially the tenderloin with Bernaise and crab. Fried haddock also excellent. Finally, drinks were excellent. Best brandy Alexander I've ever had. Mariner's is back on my top list.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed the Restaurant and will return.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been to Mariners several times,
Been to Mariners several times, but it's been a few years. Food and service was terrific!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return to the top?
When I first moved to Madison thirty years ago Mariner's was a top spot. Over the years it gradually changed or did not depending on your view. It has always been and still is a good steak house/supper club but it lost the personality, attention to detail and vibrant welcome atmosphere it once featured. Expansion of family interests and the aging and loss of some family members seemed to take a toll.
For the first time in the last ten times we have dined at Mariner's over the past seven or eight years we saw a rekindled interest in the customer. My wife and I look forward to going back soon and seeing if this will become one of our regular stops. Based on this visit we think we will continue to be pleased and would recommend it.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
And the walleye was great too. The has browns are the best ere!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can always return to Mariner's and rely on a tasty meal at an affordable price. Am intrigued by the special advertised in the weeks ahead. Comfortable atmosphere, good service, excellent food. Serves as a meeting place for old friends, always welcoming!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found this famil-owned restaurant on the north side of the lake and had a delightful meal. I had the grilled walleye along with a nice pinot grigio. My husband had the battered walleye with one of the local beers. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Our waiter provided outstanding service. It's definitely a throw-back in time in terms of the decor, but you can feel the family's proud tradition. Would definitely return in warmer months to enjoy the view from the outside patio.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had A very nice evening, we were greeted warmly and sincerely, are reservations were acknowledged and we had drinks at the bar. Our table was great and are server new her stuff the food was very good. We just had a good time.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
One can always rely on the service and food at the Mariners. Our waiter was very friendly and very efficient. Shortly after we placed our orders, the salads arrived. They were so fresh, plentiful and delicious. Everyone enjoyed their entrees other than the corners of my grouper were a little dry. Overall, a positive experience.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved Mariner's quite ambiance and wonderful food for our anniversary. Wonderful food, service, ambiance.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful once again!
We like to go to Mariner's for special occasions and it always delivers a great experience. The food is great and the service is fantastic. We were seated next to another couple who also were celebrating 29th years together and when they told the server, we were both granted a delicious dessert! A nice relaxing night out.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A bit Pricey, but great for a special occasion. Service was phenomenal and you can't beat the views. Food was delicious, and you get what you pay for. YUM.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go to Mariner's about every November for our wedding anniversary. The food and the atmosphere just can't be beat! Great drinks too!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Service
The online reservation opportunity just adds to an already superb dining experience. We have been customers since Bob and Betty opened the restaurant.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT FOOD EXCELLENT SERVICE
Mariners sets the standard for steak and sea food . Quaint, warm, and yet you feel like you are being served in a high end restaurant. Waitress was always available but not at all intrusive. Excellent!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM