Mader's German Restaurant

4.4
841 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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JeffC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at an awesome place! Well worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the food at Mader’s

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LeeT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was delicious! I traveled 4 hrs to eat here. I was not disappointed.

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vipNorthShoreGal
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

German food was so-so, quite bland and of course overload of meat. Service was spotty and they played disco music inside!

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vipJimW
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice lunch today!

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PattyO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch and the experience at the restaurant . The food was delicious. Service was great and we enjoyed our lovely day. A favorite family place to travel to from Green Bay.

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Robert
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place with good traditional German food. A nice change of pace.
They did not recognize our anniversary that was listed on our reservation..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It wasn’t open when it was supposed to be.

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DonaldR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mader's is excellent every time. The food is generally a little expensive, but the phrase "you get what you pay for" really, really applies.

We literally drive 150 miles to eat German food, which we're not even especially fans of generally, so that should tell you something. The service is great, the food is great, the atmosphere is great.

Oh, and the staff all wear masks, the tables are distanced, etc.

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vipStevenG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Good service.

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vipratlas
Miami
411 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mader's is a genuine treasure for Milwaukee. Authentic and charming and delicious. We had the goulash and a few sides. The Black Forrest Cake was amazing. Service was excellent and the atmosphere is enticing.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love taking people to a true Milwaukee restaurant when they visit and Mader’s delivers every time.

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Lyss
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was fantastic! It was it crowded (during COVID times), and some of the waitstaff did not wear their masks over their nose.

I will happily return once COVID is over, but for the time being, I will be staying away from Mader's. For the food price point I would like to see more COVID safety measures!

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Lolo760
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal at Maders. Recommend their combination plates so you can try several different items. I had the Weiner Schnitzel and goulash combo with spaezlte. My husband had the Weiner Schnitzel, goulash and Sauerbraten with spaetzle. Our server Amberley was excellent!
It was pricier than we expected. But the food was very good.

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ChristopherP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong at Mader’s

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RatheT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Maders was closed on Tuesday, so hopefully Opentable and Maders can communicate on the days they are open.

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Izzy
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not the same level of quality as in years past.

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ShayS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and plentiful. The staff was friendly and attentive! It was an exceeding enjoyable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner

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anneb
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Maders is an annual tradition for our family. We always enjoy our meal and experience, but the food was even more exceptional this last time. They also renovated and it looks beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the quality and selection if the the food. Perfectly prepared. The drink menu was especially tempting and well crafted. The Apple strudel was literally the best I’d ever eaten.

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vipJamesS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Food as always.......Service was amazing......

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private
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The only negative - there was a wedding party in the room adjacent to ours (no door on the room) and they were wandering in and out of our dining room and not wearing masks and not being quiet. I don't think the group was to be blamed, but the manager should not have allowed this situation to occur.

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viprpatti
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable dining experience.

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vipCarrie
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Honestly it was a disappointment. We selected the restaurant to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday. Our server and host were great, as were the surroundings but the food was tasteless and Luke warm. Prices are high and we expected better. Loved the giant pretzel but that was the only highlight of the food. Maybe just an off night but really thought food needed work

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family has been coming here for generations and the food & ambiance have always been outstanding!

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Mader's in a number of years. It was everything we remembered and were very happy to be there again. It is a treasure of a place and we hope that it can continue on for many more years.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very attentive service

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Kennysue
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m not a German food kind of person but I will certainly be back!

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sharonm
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maders is classic Milwaukee! Updated menu has more options than in the past and when you go here you can enjoy a classic German dining hall feel, but also there is a nice bar (with booths and bar counter) and outside patio, both with TV's so if you want to watch Sports it's great. Excellent and attentive service and the food is the best German food we have ever had (and we have been to Germany). We highly recommend Maders!!

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JeannetteD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best German Restaurant in the Midwest. Had the German Sampler and everything was great. So full we couldn't eat dessert at Mader's, so they packed up the strudel for us to heat at home. Service is friendly and just the right amount of interaction.

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AimeeW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maders is truly a Milwaukee treasure. My family has been going there for generations, and it was nice to enjoy the authentic German cuisine and Old World ambiance with my daughter while we were in town. Staff was friendly, food was great, just like I remember. Definitely a must if you're in the area!

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JeanneO
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! The food and drinks were very good! Amberly was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu, and knew exactly what to recommend for us.
We got there a bit early for our reservation, and they seated us right away.
We will be back next year!! Highly recommend the Rouladen and the German Sampler. The Rheinischer Sauerbraten was phenomenal!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

First off I want to say the food was great, we had the Reuben rolls which were delicious as was the rest of the meal. However we just didn’t feel comfortable in this place due to the lack of social distancing and laissez faire attitude of some staff relating to wearing masks. The maitre’d (who was wearing a full respirator mask) wanted to initially sit us in a booth in a very busy bar area with every booth occupied and customers sitting literally back to back. When we asked to be more socially distanced he managed after a few minutes to find another table in the smaller dining area which was properly distanced although in a main thoroughfare to the restrooms. However what concerned us was that a number of key staff such as the barman ( a tall dark haired guy who made our drinks )and a blonde male member of the waiting team either weren’t wearing a mask or had at times their mouth and nose uncovered. The blonde guy coughing as he walked by our table. Several other diners were seen wandering around the restaurant again all without masks and without staff asking them to wear one. Coupling this with slow service and for reasons of safety we wouldn’t recommend this place. Which is a shame as the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Always fun!

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vipMaryC
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a must when visiting MKE-the giant pretzel!!

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TheresaM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic German cuisine and beer . The strudel is the perfect dessert after the meal

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JLynx
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best German food outside of Germany. I had the Rouladen and my companion had the Pork shank. Wunderbar!!!

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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 841 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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