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Mader's German Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1041 Reviews
$31 to $50
German
At Mader's German Restaurant, you'll get the best ethnic German cuisine that Wisconsin has to offer. Our menus are filled with ethnic dishes that raise the standards of fine dining in Milwaukee. Not many restaurants in the Milwaukee area have as much history as Mader’s. You’ll dine amid a stunning $3 million dollar collection of art, suits of medieval armour and antiques dating back to the 14th century. Browse through our menus, and you will be inclined to make a reservation to experience why Mader's Restaurant continues to be ranked among the top restaurants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin throughout the years.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 271-3377

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lucas Wenthur

  • Catering

    Mader's catering is recognized for creating lavish or traditional dinners, sure to dazzle guests for celebrations of all sizes and occasions. Mader's catering can provide for any affair from gala cocktail receptions, elegant dinner parties, to large tent events accommodating from 35 to 2000 guests

  • Private party facilities

    Mader’s German Restaurant has been preparing for your visit since 1902 so that no matter what the occasion, we are fully focused on exceeding your expectations. Whether it's an intimate group or a lavish party, the unrivaled attention of our staff assures you and your guests a memorable experience. Please feel free to contact us to start planning your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Mary Niland: (414) 271-3377 ext. 228

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.

  • Parking details

    Mader's German Restaurant offers complimentary valet parking for you and your guests. The valet lot is located right next to our restaurant for your convenience.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,041 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Milwaukee

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  1. CT

    CelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You know when you find the place it’s the one. We loved it. We took home a ceramic stein to remember this day. The shank cooked for 72 hours is so moist and delicious.
  2. B

    Brendanr

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was slow, food was only okay. Definitely not the best German Food we’ve had.
  3. TH

    ThomasH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & venue
  4. DC

    DavidC

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good service and good friends made for a very enjoyable evening at Mader’s. I plan to go back on another Packers weekend. Thank.
  5. C

    Captain

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. The bartender was very busy but was managing the orders well. Our server Isabella was very polite and attentive. The food was delicious and we will be back soon!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food here was outstanding and definitely big portions. The service was a little slow but still good
  7. B

    Bill

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & Ambiance very nice. Noisy. Many large groups made conversation between two challenging.
  8. SD

    SandieD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met friends for dinner and we all LOVED the restaurant. And LOVED the left overs the next night. HUGE portions. Also very accommodating in parking my small RV.
  9. LB

    LindaB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Downtown Dining
  10. PC

    PeggyC

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. It’s easy to see why they have been in business for over 100 years.
  11. KR

    KarenR

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Experience was good. I felt for a Sunday lunch at 2:00pm the prices were quite high. Service was good. My spaetzle was over cooked rather fried and brown. Not what I expected. Overall ok..
  12. LK

    LiseK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! We love German cuisine - so good. The ambiance - perfect. A beautiful building. Easy to get to.
  13. PM

    PaulM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food never disappoints! Great service! Izzy is the best! There are few food better in this world than the liver dumpling soup (a German delicacy), the schnitzel and red cabbage. The only problem with the entire dinner was trying to choose something from the menu. I wanted to eat all of it!
  14. T

    Travelor

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Mader’s for dinner on a one night stopover on vacation. Got the German Sampler which was excellent. Highly recommend if you are in Milwaukee. Better than restaurants in Germany.
  15. B

    Boomer

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent traditional food and beer in classic setting. A Milwaukee treasure.
  16. WI

    WilliamIII

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievably delicious. Liver Dumpling Soup was absolutely the best I have ever had. Puts previous recipes to shame. Potato Pancakes were delicious. Pork Shank entree was the best Pork I have ever had. Red Cabbage, Souerkraut, Apples and zpotatos cooked to perfection. The service was impeccable, attention to detail absolutely wonderful, and the restaurant itself was a memorable experience. This should be a "must see, must eat" restaurant for anyone's Milwaukee experience!
  17. KK

    KeithK

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was just ok...although the brussels sprout appetizer was outstanding
  18. BG

    BenjaminG

    Anchorage

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very authentic in my experience, the staff was all friendly and kind and the beer was solid. If you're looking for a more formal German restaurant in MKE this is your place!
  19. PA

    PATRICKM

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food. Large portions…. shareable for sure. Great service. A must go to for authentic German food.
  20. t

    tammyh

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful food!! We loved it!
  21. DM

    DustyMom

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Iconic Milwaukee German experience. It's been a tradition for many and the ambiance is still there. Food and drinks are good. Service was excellent. Fun place for a special meal.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Germanfest
  23. W

    Waylon

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Very cool ambiance, but felt like a tourist trap. The Rueben Rolls were delicious, but the cocktails and entree were subpar for the price.
  24. HA

    HugoA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited 40 minutes at lunch for a table with a reservation. Lobby packed with people the entire time waiting to be seated. They say one tank every ten minutes. We had to leave and didn’t even eat. Never experienced anything like it.
  25. DZ

    DavidZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived with our online reservations and were told that they no longer took online reservations. They said they could not seat us at all. Others seems to have the issue at all. If you’re going to change the policy, take your restaurant off this website!
  26. p

    pittsburghpsyd

    Pittsburgh

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful German Meal in an old word stalwart of Milwaukee. It was my children’s first time in Milwaukee and they want to return both to Maders but also Milwaukee
  27. s

    steven

    Chicago

    81 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had not been here for a while. We are sure we will not go back. We started at the bar. The air conditioning was not working. The bar tender was not attentive at all and there were only a few people in the bar. We paid the bill and went to our table. The wait staff was as bad as the bartender. The food was nothing like it was when we were there a few years ago. We will not go back and we love German food.
  28. GB

    GiovannaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    NEEDS HELP! PRESENTATION OF FOOD NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED! TO EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT YOU GET.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visiting Milwaukee to visit a friend and came in a day earlier. I used to live in MKE and Mader’s was one of my favorites. I think this is the standard that German restaurants thrive to be. The service from the time we walked in was excellent l. Our server was so thoughtful. We decided to split a large entree and multiple starters, and the kitchen already split the large entree into two plates. Our server and the manager came by many times to see how the meal was. Food came out quickly and was delicious. The food is all good. Some of our favorites were the potato pancakes. Make sure you get the Apple strudel with ice cream
  30. j

    jchrosto

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Portions were too big and we were only in Milwaukee for the day. Hote all the wasted food.
  31. s

    suzieraesmom

    Richmond

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This was part of our family vacation. The best part was seeing photos of all the famous people who have dined here. We also enjoyed the atmosphere as the servers are all in character and the decorations are authentic. In fairness, we don’t particularly like German food so it was just okay. Everything was very tender though. The server we had was odd and not very attentive but it’s the luck of the draw. We had a long wait for the check and water refills.
  32. TE

    ThomE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Simply the best German cuisine I have had in a long time.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Rez cancelled literally 1-2 minutes before we walked in to the restaurant. Rude lady calls me to explain they’ll have to cancel the reservation and they cannot accommodate our party of 7. It’s 9:30pm after Summerfest and there are so few places to eat that late in Milwaukee especially with kids. Perhaps you need to adjust your hours on open table to prevent this issue with others as well as be more polite when delivering bad news. Very disappointing. Also keep in mind that many people come from many states for a Summerfest and not everyone eats dinner early.
  34. FT

    FirstTimeVisitor

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Very warm temperature inside the restaurant.
  35. F

    Foodie2

    Milwaukee

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Mader's and love to enjoy a meal downtown whenever we can. Immediately upon arrival our waitress recognized us, and even remembered our drink order from over two months ago! The meal was delicious and the service impeccable!
  36. M

    nanciM

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I'm german and their sauverbratten was pot roast with sour cream on top, yuck. The rootbeer was great and waitress was fantastic.
  38. PJ

    PeiJ

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    soso, the portions is huge any entree can be share with two people
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    We had dinner after a river cruise and it was a nice experience. No low carb options though
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Sadly, the food quality has diminished. Dined at Mader’s before, and it was very good. Not this time unfortunately. For the price, and reputation, you should expect better. Service was very good. Tables around us made comments as well and a lot of food was left on the table, in lieu of taking the remaining portions home.

FAQs

Mader's German Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 271-3377.

Mader's German Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1041 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Mader's German Restaurant

1037 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    German, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Mader's German Restaurant offers complimentary valet parking for you and your guests. The valet lot is located right next to our restaurant for your convenience.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lucas Wenthur

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 271-3377

  • Catering

    Mader's catering is recognized for creating lavish or traditional dinners, sure to dazzle guests for celebrations of all sizes and occasions. Mader's catering can provide for any affair from gala cocktail receptions, elegant dinner parties, to large tent events accommodating from 35 to 2000 guests

  • Private party facilities

    Mader’s German Restaurant has been preparing for your visit since 1902 so that no matter what the occasion, we are fully focused on exceeding your expectations. Whether it's an intimate group or a lavish party, the unrivaled attention of our staff assures you and your guests a memorable experience. Please feel free to contact us to start planning your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Mary Niland: (414) 271-3377 ext. 228

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