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About Mader's German Restaurant

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.

1037 N Old World 3rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53203
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
German, American

Hours of Operation:

Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 271-3377

Website:
http://www.madersrestaurant.com/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Lucas Wenthur

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

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

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Mader's German Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.3

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4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Casual (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Fun (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
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Seasonal (3)
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, especially about the beer. I had one of the best German meals and best beers ever. The only downside was that my reservation made through OpenTable, they had no record of it. I do not know if that was a fail on the part of Open Table, or the restaurant. My table included a professional chef in fine dining, and we all agreed we will be there when we are in Milwaukee next year.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I'm not much of a German foodie BUT this was incredible. The fresh and warm pretzel was AMAZING as well as the entree and waitress. Lovely pregame before the Buck's game.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We came to the restaurant after a show. We arrived a half hour early and were seated right away. Our service was very good. Our waiter was very attentive and very helpful in helping us with questions regarding different meals as we had never been there before. My husband actually tried his first German dish and really liked it. I also enjoyed my meal. Would go back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve Celebration

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a Must Do when visiting Milwaukee!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waiter was very casual, almost lazy. Everything else was top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a Milwaukee gem and a must see restaurant. The service was fantastic and I love the decor. The food is authentic and I love drinking beer form a boot. A great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Great Beer
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was great except there was this arctic blast that came through the main dining room from the front door when it opened. My calves were frozen. They did move us, however, some one else was the unlucky person to sit there. They need to build a barrier during the winter to prevent that draft. Everything else was outstanding!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Dining before a sporting event. Had reservations and still needed to wait to be seated. Dining room very full so decided to be seated in the bar - very small booths. Sat at bar instead with nice but possibly newer bartender. Service was slow, food came not all at once and not complete and needed to ask for plates, napkins, utensils. The food at Mader's was delicious, as usual!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and ambience. We truly enjoy the German atmosphere. What a treat to enjoy a great meal. We love the Ruben rolls and sauerbraten with red cabbage.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food. It's nice to find a German restaurant that has more than just Bavarian favorites. The pork shank was outstanding.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 15, 2017

THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. THE SERVERS WERE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE MENU AND HISTORY OF THE RESTAURANT.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have limited choices for German food. It was a treat to dine at Mader's and enjoy the authentic German dishes that we love! The wiener schnitzel was delicious...not too heavy and perfectly prepared! Everyone in our party was very pleased with their meals. We enjoyed looking at the photos of notable people and memorabilia that decorate the restaurant; it was a very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overpriced for mediocre food. False advertising in their menu - offer Wienerschnitzel but it is pork schnitzel - $5 more for the real Wienerschnitzel. The spaetzle was totally bland & lukewarm to cold. The veal was hot & tasty. The red cabbage was very uneven. Ordered liver dumpling soup - never received it as the server just brought the entrees & then informed us that they were out of the soup - totally ridiculous on a Sat night at 6:30 & they are out of soup. Said they were making some more - would we like to wait??? Was it coming out of a can?? Last time I was there was over 20 years ago & the service & food was horrible. Nothing has changed. Total waste of money.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overall this was a very nice dinner in a real nice atmosphere, a must see place. I will be back, two thumbs up.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was delicious, great value, BUT according to to Maders, when I arrived at the restaurant they never received my reservation. This site APPEARED to reserve my wife and I a table BUT according to Maders, they never received it. We ended up sitting at the bar.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our waitress and food were very good. This was a Wednesday night before Thanksgiving so it was not very busy. I was disappointed to find many burned out light bulbs and the glasses above the bar were extremely dirty... the whole place needs a good dusting and new lighting, the CFL bulbs are terrible.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Just a warning: It’s A LOT of food!!
Which isn’t a bad thing!!
I wanted German food in a German town and that’s what I got!!
Had a great time!
Will definitely return!!
Vielen Dank!!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good restaurant. As a traveler, I wish I could see menu with pictures or more detail information.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great German food and great German beer! I come here anytime I am in Milwaukee.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

They have been the German place to to go in town for many years. Always plenty to eat and great service!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Came in for dinner before a show and had very high expectations given this place's history. But we left with nothing really positive to talk about. Food and service were acceptable but nothing to write home (or in a review) about. We had two entries and a salad. Salad was swimming in a salty bacon dressing so a bad start. Pork schnitzel was no where near as good as others we had had. Chicken filet was also fine but not impressive. Summary: meal was a lot of money for simple Germany food that wasn't all that great.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great Sunday Brunch. Great service. Nice selection of foods

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Reunion before wedding plus 2 birthdays.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always wonderful! Still the best!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderplace! Thank you for your great service food and hospitality

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very authentic German food! The pork shank was fantastic! We will be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Overall it was a pleasant experience. The food was a bit on the dry side and it did not have very much flavor. The Rheinischer sauerbraten was the most disappointing. I was only given a butter knife, which should have been sufficient, but it was so dry I ended up having to use the bread knife to cut it. Eric, the server, was helpful and the pretzel bread and potato dumplings were delicious. I should have said something about the food but did not as we were attending an event immediately after dinner at the performing arts center . The theater waits for no one!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great German food and atmosphere! Waiter was excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Excellent German comfort food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent German food with great service and authentic ambience. Will go there again next time in Milwaukee.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I had a wonderful meal. Ultimate comfort food on my birthday when I'm far from home. Beautiful building. Sweet staff! Can't wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food and a fun place

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

No doubt the best German food I've ever had. I whole heartedly recommend if you're in Milwaukee

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Didn't actually get to eat. Sat for so long waiting for our drink that we left. It wasn't bust as it was the middle of the day, so not sure why so slow. Would have liked to try the food too. Rated food at 1 because there is no other option when we didn't get to eat. They really didn't seem to care we were leaving either. I guess their 'celebrity clientele' is enough to sustain their business.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Authentic German cuisine in historic restaurant. We were engaged here 32 years ago and moved away. Came back and had to go back and reminisce

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We planned a large family birthday supper including very young children up to grandparents.
It was lovely, the food was fabulous and the service attentive despite our busy little ones. We all had a memorable evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Last minute decision and was able to book reservation immediately. Very good service, good ambience and good value. I would return.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The staff never disappoints. The German dishes are authentic and just like Grandma made then. The The salad bar is also excellent and fresh.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The sauerbraten dinner was superb but the rouladen dinner was served with too thick meat, soggy pickle inside. Server was great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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