Mader's German Restaurant
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Excellent on tap Spaten Optimator! Delicious potato pancakes, wonderful authentic German food and a hot fresh baked strudel for desert. Don’t miss this one. Worth the price -
Great Best German food around.
I went here as a recommendation of my Father that had been here as a child. It looks just as iconic and classy as it has ever. The service was great and we were seated at a table that Bob Hope had dined at. The food was very fresh and delicious. The only thing I would say is that the portions are enormous and can be shared to cut down on waste and leftovers. We stayed at a hotel so we didn’t want leftovers and we split the Rhine platter and an appetizer (and a soup for my son) which was plenty.
Lovely restaurant!! The Reuben appetizer was so good!
Fabulous food and service.
Had an absolutely marvelous dinner at Mader's with two friends. Service and food were outstanding!
We were celebrating our son's birthday so we chose a special occasion place. When i made the reservation, i indicated that we were celebrating. Not sure if anything would've been done if I hadn't mentioned it to our server.
She took very good care of us, was very friendly and was able to help with our food selection, understanding that we have some dietary restrictions. We enjoyed our meals, a chicken dish, veal and a vegetarian option. The beer drinkers enjoyed their beer and i enjoyed my wine. Had the reuben rolls as an appetizer and an amazing piece of strudel for dessert.
We were visiting Milwaukee for the first time and went early Sunday mostly for the giant pretzel- only to learn they are brunch buffet only Until later in the day and we couldn’t order off the menu. Luckily we decided to stay anyway- the brunch was amazing, the service was great AND we got to order a pretzel to go when we left
Great location and ambiance. We took an out of town visitor and this place really shows off old Milwaukee. Great place to be a tourist for the day. Great food you can only get there downtown.
German sampler plate is awesome to get a taste of a lot of dishes. We then went back the next day a ordered what we liked the best. The Weihenstephaner Vitus beer is very good.
This place is the real deal.
Mader’s was a great date night restaurant. They freshened up the main dining area so it feels more open, without taking away any of the character. The food was excellent. I had the schnitzel and scallops, my wife had the rouladen, and we both enjoyed our meals. The servings were plenty and we each took some home. We will keep coming back!
Delicious German food in a fabulous atmosphere. It’s a classic Milwaukee gem!
Great dining experience. Quiet enough for a good conversation and great wait staff
Always a great experience. We brought friends who had never been there and they loved everything including the jumbo sized pretzel!
Maders is a personal favorite when ever we go to Milwaukee.
Welcomed in with great ambience and service. Food was good, but bot great. Nice variety offered. Ordered Platter for two. Pork was very good, food was plentiful. Sauerbraten was disappointing as if a bit old. I would go back and try again to make sure.
Felt it was a weee but pricy
Incredible Brunch! Great Food! Great Service! Will definitely be back!
Unique ambiance featuring antique German wood carvings and a collection of medieval weapons and armor. Menu features rarely-found German specialties such as liver dumpling soup.
Just a date night away from home. Recommendations were very good and the service was excellent.
Mader’s is by far some of the best German food to be found outside of the Fatherland. Everything is scrumptious and the service is always friendly. And, added bonus, the new renovation to the space is very successful. It is fresh and light, but still holds the Old World charm. When you visit Milwaukee, this is a place you must enjoy!
Great. Waiter was excellent and the Rueben rolls were the bomb
Rachel was an amazing server! Food was fantastic, we got the tour of Germany and it did NOT disappoint
Background music was very loud. We were in the bar area but it was loud. No sound of music hits but 70 Motown.
Everything else was outstanding as usual. Our waitress Rachel Wes excellent.
Great time with group
Wow! Where to start? The food was superb, the service was the stately old school with time between courses to enjoy. Such a beautiful setting. I almost thought I was back in Munich at the Rathskeller. Would definitely recommend unless you are in a hurry. Why rush, savior the entire experience!
I visited Mader's for NYE 2020 dinner. Our table was ready immediately at check-in. Our server made several excellent beverage and meal recommendations. Kudos to her for being able to pronounce those difficult German names! The stained glass, wooden carvings and arched ceilings added the perfect ambiance to an intimate dinner experience. Thank you Mader's for making our night special!
A tradition of dining here before catching my flight home to NYC after visiting family in Wisconsin.
I hate writing a negative review especially after speaking to the manager who apologized and made it right. My review is strictly about our service or lack of service. We have never had such terrible service. Our server was rude and just didn't care about serving us. I'm not sure if it was because we had a party of eight and her tip was automatically added to the bill and she just didn't care. It's hard to give a accurate review of the food because it was cold when served due to our server. We were very disheartened by our experience.
We have been going to Mader's for years. I understand it is a popular place and it was a busy night, but we had to wait over 30 minutes past our reservation time for a table. However, food and service was fantastic as always. Will of course go back!
Food is great but pricey. Wait time for food after ordering was longer than 1.5 hour. Obvious kitchen issues this evening but no service recovery attempts by our waiter, drinks not refilled, table avoidance & no manager follow up. Most tables in our area were waiting on food. Very sad as we have loved to visit when in town but can no longer recommend based on lack of customer appreciation.
Always a joy! Thank you once again for taking such good care of us.
Christmas with my brother and sister in law
Restaurant was very hot! We moved into the bar and it was quite noisy and busy. Our server was very personable but the service was slow from both the bar and the food service.
Our family/party of 10 had a great time, good food, super ambience and an overall great time. We were seated at a big table in the bar so it was noisy, but that added to the frivolity. Thanks for a terrific memory!
Really great place for both company and family. Delicious food, friendly personnel and warm atmosphere
We were there on a not very (seemingly) busy Friday at 5:30 pm. Service was fairly quick however those providing the service weren't as friendly as I expected. Not enough smiles and conversation. Food was very good.
Awesome meal. Had a friend from Germany out for dinner. He said as good as any meal he had back home. Can't wait to return.
Fun time with family and friends before Kris Kringle market.
German cuisine served in a jaw-droppingly beautiful, historic building. The menu features classic favorites and updated fare like Mac and Cheese with Scallops (although, this is a dish that probably should not be on a German restaurant's menu). The food is absolutely delicious and the portions are huge. Service was attentive and very friendly. Their coffee was excellent (always the sign of a restaurant that cares about quality) and the apple strudel was a perfectly sweet ending. There's a reason that Mader's has survived 117 years. It's wonderful! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone living in or visiting Milwaukee.
our dinner at Maders brought back fond memories for my 89 year old father. We celebrated Christmas with an afternoon dinner followed by a play at a downtown theater. Thank you Shannon for your wonderful service.