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Mader's German Restaurant

4.5
4.5
998 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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Booked 15 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 998 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Milwaukee

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. TH

    THOMAS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent beer and food

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Treated friend for her birthday. Service great. Food great.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great authentic German food!

  4. AS

    AnthonyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent cusine & great service!!! We would go back for sure next time we are in town!

  5. JD

    JamesD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic German food. Menu provides many outstanding German food selections. Wait staff very attentive. Atmosphere very German. The food was delicious, Downtown location close to everything. Overall a wonderful experience!

  6. V

    Vince

    Denver

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a unique German restaurant. I thought I was back in Bavaria. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. If you visit Milwaukee this is a restaurant you must try.

  7. SK

    SteveK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    We have been to Maders on and off over the past 3 decades. This past visit was somewhat disappointing. The service and staff are wonderful. The atmosphere is the ultimate German experience. The food was always so delicious and we felt it was just okay this past visit. Bring back the amazing food, please!

  8. M

    Maggie

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had heard Mader's should not be missed as an authentic German restaurant in 3rd ward for food, decor and pictures of celebs in the hall. We shared a sampler platter and were full when we finished eating. Service was great. We went early, around 530, and by the time we left around 7, it was pretty full. Saw a table with a huge pretzel and was told they had numerous appetizers, which also looked good.

  9. LO

    LORIF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Mader's German Restaurant has excellent food.I had the sampler plate and all that was on it was very good. I enjoyed all of it. The staff was dressed in german style and the music was german type also. I would recommend everyone give this restaurant a try. It is a little pricey but worth it for special occasions.

  10. JD

    JamesD

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The Restuarant was not busy at all and it seemed lonely in there. Cocktails were fine, wine list is limited. We ordered beer cheese and toasts to start--cheese was bland to tasteless and the toasts were hard as a rock. My Pork shank entree (specialty of the house) was very good. My friend has vegetarian dish that was mediocre. The reputation is better than what we experienced, unfortunately.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Gorgeous restaurant. Bland food

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Lily was awesome. Great food.

  13. L

    Larry

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent choice for authentic German food with huge portion sizes. Have a great beer and you'll be transported to Germany! Highly recommend!

  14. GC

    GintarasC

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Horible food, bland and dry. Overpriced, none of us eat even half of it.

  15. l

    luvopentable

    Milwaukee

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We haven't been to Mader's for a while and noticed changes in the menu - just doesn't seem as authentic as it once was. My Kaessler Ribchen was sliced ham, and my husband's Rouladen wasn't as good as he remembered.

  16. MD

    MadelineD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The food and experience were great! We loved our meals and took them home when we couldn't finish. Desserts weren't my favorite but they were still delicious and my fiancé loved them. Overall we had a wonderful time and we will definitely be back in the future!

  17. J

    Janisc

    Milwaukee

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    I think our server was newer. He did tell us that one of the kitchen workers got cut and had to get stitches. They were short staffed. The food was great and we had a good meal.

  18. F

    Flips4evr

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun place to take a big group. Huge portions for drink and food, and they were delicious. It's also a cool place to walk around

  19. SB

    SherriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely enjoyed our meal. Service was outstanding. Promptly seated and attended to. Wil our server was fantastic! He made our experience pleasurable. Food was delicious!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall good time. Served my guests and I well.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Visited Maders with family and we love German food. It was probably the worst schnitzel we have ever had. Epcot Germany had better food. The prices are high for the value you receive. Service was slow. I’ll never visit here again.

  22. VM

    VisitortoMilwaukee

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Food was over cooked. Not good value for cost. Service was very poor.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All was what I expected from the icon of a restaurant! That’s the reason I choose it and happy we did!

  24. GC

    GaryC

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Eve, our waitress, was great. The pace at which she served our food enabled us to enjoy the meal without feeling that we were being rushed for the next customer to get in and out. She even gave us a tour of the second floor. The meal itself was excellent. We were please to get both great service and a great meal at a reasonable price; given that many restaurants currently have been providing subpar meals and service at increased prices.

  25. T

    Totoro

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Ambience added to the eating experience. The server was very polite. The food portions were huge; the quality was good. We enjoyed the history about the restaurant.

  26. DH

    DoveHeart

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    We sat in the bar area, so it was louder, as expected. The liver dumpling soup was terrible and our fabulous waiter didn't charge. The Goulash and the Rouladen were good. Love the pretzel bread. Great selection of beers.

  27. S

    Sharon

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Very disappointed in the restaurant. We were there to celebrate a birthday at lunch. It took close to 4 hours! The waitress was extremely rude and totally repulsive. She was lax and never put in the appetizer order. We waited almost an hour between each course. Two items were good, the oxtail soup and the apple strudel. The rest of the food was disappointing at best. Don’t Waste Your Time!

  28. S

    Susanne

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful. We did not expect the free valet parking. We were even allowed to keep our car parked during our show at Marcus.

  29. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    I was not impressed with the quality of the food. The portions were large but the meat was dry and the sauces were not seaasoned.

  30. F

    Foodie2

    Milwaukee

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food as usual. We had reservations the same night many came to eat before going to the Elton John concert. Though the restaurant was extremely busy they did a great job at getting food and beverages to the table. Professional and observant servers. A must try for anyone visiting Milwaukee and interested in traditional German food.

  31. RK

    RoxanneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had! Absolutely everything was wonderful—from the waitress to the incredible food to the ambiance—it was perfect! Thank you for one of the best meals in my life—I have always wanted to dine there, and finally at age 56, I could!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful architecture. Amazing history and great food/atmosphere. Will be back

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4

    The food is not being prepared to order. It is not authentic or original. The portions are ridiculous and prepackaged. This is not special.

  34. DJ

    DJVike

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Another awesome Mader's experience! All our meals were perfectly prepared and our server, Ashley, was very helpful. Thank you, Mader's for great evening!

  35. MP

    MarieP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best German food I have had since my last trip to Germany!

  36. KG

    KingGaryP

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Wow! Hadn't been here since I was a kid maybe 50 years ago. The Bavarian Platter and the Beer was the best I've ever had. Don't be afraid of the Old World quirky look and feel. You'll be glad you chose to go to Mader's!

  37. SD

    ScottD

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    we were disappointed in the food. It was not good. I had the veal schnitzel and it was bland and dry. My wife could not eat the onion soup and the Reuben appetizer was not memorable. We even tried the apple desert with ice-cream... that, and the potato pancakes were the only moderately good food. I come from a German family and this was not a good example of it. This is an old restaurant in the tourist district. I did not see many locals!

  38. G

    Gypsy

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our son was in from Colorado We treated him to a wonderful dinner! The four of us each has something different. We had a taste of each which opened options for our next visit. One thing very nice about Mader’s beside the food was the cozy feeling being there. We’ll be sure to remind our friends to come here if it’s been awhile! Thank You!

  39. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    My only real complaint was that the food wasn't served hot.

  40. TR

    TerryR

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Amberly was great. The food was better than expected. We will be back again.

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 4.5 stars by 998 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 15 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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