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Mader's German Restaurant

4.4
379 reviews
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$31 to $50
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German
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
German, American
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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
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Phone number
(414) 271-3377
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lucas Wenthur
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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.
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Private party contact
Mary Niland: (414) 271-3377 ext. 228
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.
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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.
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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
What 379 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Everything was fantastic. Authentic German food in an old style restaurant, great beer, and terrific service.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Our server was great, and the food was good.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always wonderful!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent. Great for kids

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Waitstaff was great. Food was delicious and served hot. Pretzel hot bread was tops

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great authentic German food. On the pricier side, but worth the splurge. Nice selection of German beers on tap and a full bar if you want that instead. Get the pork shank. There's a reason it has been a favorite for over 100 years!

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My wife and I traveled from NJ to experience Milwaukee. We were excited to experience Maders. I made my reservation in advance on Open Table for 4/2 at 7. We got to the restaurant early only to see that the restaurant closed at 4 for a private event. Who does that? Accepts reservations and doesn’t call the customer that their reservation wouldn’t be honored?! Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Wonderful mix of German and American food. It was spook good!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food as always with a wonderful menu and well stocked bar.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our meals were exceptional! Everything was delicious; the rouladin, the sourbraten, to the desserts. Valet parking is on site, so what's not to love? Definitely will return since it appears that rouladin has become a regular part of the menu.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This classic German restaurant has authentic old world food. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was interesting, but the service was a little slow. Don't expect to get in and get out fast here. Sit back and enjoy your surroundings.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Seated 10 minutes before reservation. Brunch was outstanding. Tenderloin cheese omelette was perfect.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Food better than ever!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

It was so good. I had the duck strudel and I was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Just celebrating a wonderful restaurant that my family has gone to for many years.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great quiet eating establishment. Went for the first time with wife and we both had a great time and the pork shanks are to die for.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Been there several times but not sure I would go again. The last two times we went the parking lot was full. We had to skip the dinner the first time but this time we were dining with another couple who did get in the parking lot. Because there was a special event going on, we parked two blocks away and had to pay $20. When we got back to the restaurant, the lot had opened up. I was not happy and it set the mood for the evening. Also, we had two gift cards and told the waitress to take so much off each card so that we (both couples) could use them again. The balance from one card was used completely with the balance on one card only. If they were not able to do it that way, we should have been told. Again, not happy.

The food was very good and the pre fixe menu was a great value.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The traditional German food was great, just like grandma used to make.
Their venture into New England Clam Chowder was not successful. It was thin and tasted of fish. They should try an appetizer made with North Sea Brine Shrimp.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Wunderbar! As authentic as it comes in the US. Large portions and a wide variety. A long time favorite.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Server. appeared unhappy which deflated the mood. She was very efficient.Otherwise great food as usual

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

We have never been disappointed at Mader's. Our guests had veal schnitzel and I had the Hungarian goulash. The Reuben rolls were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Everything was excellent. Food was great, service was excellent. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent German food, great atmosphere and staff.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

A fun place to experience once, definitely good for grabbing drinks and a giant pretzel, but the food was fairly disappointing and it's very expensive for what it is (especially if you've experienced real German food in Germany).

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5.0Dined on January 12, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve Celebration

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a Must Do when visiting Milwaukee!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 30, 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.

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4.0Dined 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!!!!

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3.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

After theater dinner.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 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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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 3, 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.

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1.0Dined on December 1, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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