The Mariner's Inn
Bill and Betty’s sons, Bill, Jack, and Robert, along with their crew, now carry on the tradition of outstanding hospitality of von Rutenberg Ventures. Waterfront dining on the patio and a sunset over the marina make dinner at Mariner’s an evening to remember. We offer five options for dining. Dine-in, expanded outdoor seating, carryout, curbside, and dockside. Try our monthly summer Lobster Boil. You can now enjoy the lobster boils by dine-in or takeout! Advance reservations required.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Bartender did not know how to make a Southern Comfort Manhattan-Up. It was not shaken with ice. It was just poured into something like a juice glass.....warm. Also, one was to come with olives, the other with no garnish. Both came with cherries. After they were returned to be shaken with ice, they came back with martini glasses......like they should. My glass was chipped, and believe it or not, there were no more martini glasses available. It would have been nice if you served rolls and butter, anytime during our visit.
We've never been here before and were looking for a new restaurant to go to. We live in Oak Creek, just south of Milwaukee. It was my birthday. We were disappointed that Mariner's was listed as a steak house, and yet most of the menu was seafood. Fortunately, one tenderloin filet was available.
Additionally, my husband called the day before to order a small birthday cake with candles for me. It never showed up. How disappointing.
I doubt that we will be back.
We have been going to Mariners Inn regularly for over 30 years, since our daughters were young. We went to dinner the other night with our now 37 year old daughter and we all commented on how consistently excellent Mariners food and service are...Just great:)
The bar area very pleasing with a great nautical theme. All the staff unbelievably friendly and the food was fantastic.
We go to Mariners for special events typically. Food and service is always excellent. This trip was for restaurant week and it did not disappoint. Will definitely be back.
We enjoyed our "Restaurant Week" meals. Perfect portions.
We were all very satisfied with everything we ordered
Everything was great, we enjoyed the evening very much!
I have dined there all winter long once a week. Service has been outstanding, drinks and food top drawer. Hard to beat family owned supper clubs.
Love the food, love the staff.
Always feel like valued guest by staff. Love the atmosphere, and the food is top of the line. Even had my favorite beer on tap! Made for a special anniversary dinner. I highly recommend!
Mariner's has been a long time establishment we have enjoyed for 30+ years. We have enjoyed the family and continue to return on occasion.
Food was not that good , small portions, over cooked and not the highest quality. People who came after us were served before us. Waitress was overwhelmed or not well trained. They didn't seem that prepared for the crowd size.
It is hard to find a better restaurant for a quite and enjoyable dinner than the Mariners.
Was a nice evening. Very busy and ended up being a very late dinner, but worth it.
We love going to the Mariner's Inn. The food is always delicious and the staff is outstanding! Would highly recommend this restaurant.
The folks at Mariner's Inn know what they're doing! Started with a great Brandy Old Fashioned in the bar area. Seated in a nice window seat and had an excellent dinner. Wine selection is very good. Cannot go wrong if you're looking for a nice, intimate dinner experience.
The good and service were delicious. They offered free dessert for my husbands birthday, and it was delicious. We had filet, lobster tail, and the chocolate mousse dessert. The views on the lake would be beautiful on warm summer evening. We will be back!
We go to Mariners often as the food and drinks are always consistent. Very good steaks and atmosphere.
Great food, service and atmosphere. Our favorite restaurant in Madison. My wife had filet and lobster and I had filet and shrimp. Both were outstanding!
It was a great night. Great steaks and seafood, takes me back to the good old days.
Very nice place. I loved the nautical theme and it’s a local business right in our backyard! We will be dining here again.
The staff were wonderful, we had lovely interactions with each person from arrival to departure. It was dark and snowing when we arrived and when seated it was like sitting in a snow globe. We very much enjoyed the food and hope to visit this place in the future. The pumpernickel dinner rolls were an amazing start to our meal. My husband cajun fish as well as my steak were delicious. We added fried shrimp which were tasty and huge! I recommend the hashbrowns but don't be surprised if you don't have enough room to eat them all!
EVERYTHING was AMAZING!
Our 1st time dining at Mariner’s will not be our last...this may well be our favorite place to go!
Thank you Mariner’s!
My family loves the Mariner’s Inn. The setting is nice, the food is good, and the service is polite and efficient. The price, however, is a bit steep. They are not a typical Friday night fish fry, and their prices reflect that.
New Years celebration
Service was great as always as is the setting. Steaks were requested medium rare and well done. The medium rare was well and the well done was cooked medium rare. This has happened the last fee times, which is very disappointing at the price point.
We went to Mariner’s for New Year’s Eve. Wonderful service and the food was fabulous!!
The meal was great ,service was also everyone in are group was ☺☺☺
Awesome food and service
Warm and inviting especially for a relaxing holiday dinner. Always enjoyable experience
It was a very good dining experience in the midst of the situation the restaurants. It was
nice to get out and be with people again. They had set the restaurant up to be compliant with the directives that they have been given, and were most accommodating to us as
customers. Highly recommend eating there.
My wife and I love Mariner’s Inn and recommend it to all of our friends and family. Great steaks and seafood combined with a great atmosphere.
Wonderful spot and very good service.
Beautifully decorated for Christmas! The food and service were great, and it was very safe during COVID.
Beautifully decorated for the holiday! Ambiance is wonderful, friendly and warm. Takes you back to the good old days of really fine dining!
Excellent fish fry (cod, lake perch, walleye) and excellent service always make Mariner’s a winner!
Perfect place for a great steak and lobster dinner! Attentive service, friendly, welcoming, food came out hot and delicious! We love having dinner at Mariner's Inn.
Mariner's has it down pat, feels safe in COVID days, excellent food, service. Perfect for quiet, but spirited dinner with close friends.
We made reservations ahead of time, when we arrived we were seated promptly and with good social distancing. Our server Michelle was great! Made suggestions on both food and beverages as well as appropriate checking back time intervals. Overall, great experience and great atmosphere! We will be back soon!
This place is wonderful! My husband and I were able to celebrate our 22nd Anniversary and we felt very special! Since covid has started I have not been able to get my husband out and he was very happy with how they are handling the situation and felt very comfortable. Thank you for the wonderful evening!
The Mariner's Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 246-3120.
The Mariner's Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1236 OpenTable diners.
The Mariner's Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://vrv-madison.instagift.com/.
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.