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$$ - $$$German, European,
1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
+1 414-271-3377
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (53 reviews)
“wiener schnitzel” (125 reviews)
“german sampler” (79 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Mader's
1. Visiting Milwaukee?
"If you are visiting Milwaukee and love German food, Mader's is a must."
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2. Outstanding dining
"Great food, great service(thanks Mary) and great atmosphere!"
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3. Free adjacent parking
" You can park for free using Mader's valet parking."
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1 - 10 of 1,417 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got to sit at Bob Hopes table and Judy provided us incredible service. Dinner portions were both delicious and huge. Pretzel bread and spinach salad with warm bacon dressing are favorites!

Thank wendylX409NC
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We ate at Mader’s in a weeknight while we were in Milwaukee to see a Brewers game. It was great! The food was excellent and authentic! Even our picky 8 year old liked it. Our server was super nice and helpful! We will definitely go...More

3  Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the Christkindlmarket in the morning. Did some shopping, and after wandering around for a couple hours decided we wanted to have something to eat and sit down. Mader’s was right there. It was a Sunday so brunch was the only option until...More

Thank pamandal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for potato pancakes. Great pretzels and red cabbage. All the expected german food priced well and great in taste. Service and atmosphere meets expectations

Thank fez0227
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mader's was fantastic! Great food, kind and attentive wait staff and fun place to eat...just begs you to explore all the rooms!

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not know why is so famous this restaurant.....I think just for his wonderful place and decoration, but why for hir flavor and dishes...not!! I do not recomend this restaurant to eat, if you want t take good pictures is a perfect place....More

Thank Eduardo P
Maders R, Guest Relations Manager at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Eduardo, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback for ways to improve the Mader's experience. We are sorry to hear that you had an underwhelming experience. We take pride in our restaurant and strive to deliver the best quality product to our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The decor is old and falling apart. The food is good but way over priced. SW Wisconsin has better places for German foodMore

Thank mariocP4599MO
Maders R, Guest Relations Manager at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi MariocP4599MO, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback for how we can improve the Mader's experience. We are currently in the process of redesigning the dining room and bar. We have been in business for 116 years. Naturally there will be some...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The longtime, family owned history, the photos of all the celebrities who've been there over the many decades, the warmth and feel on the interior, all make it hard to leave! Best staff ever!

Thank mgreerrsi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful German food, plenty of beer, historic location, and Zachary was an excellent bartender (the cheese on my cheese plate was from his hometown)!

Thank Bailie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family owned, decades old restaurant was terrific! We went for Sunday brunch and were happy with both the food selection (plentiful!) and the price ($26/person). Be sure to order or take home one of their huge pretzels!

Thank snooze56
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Questions & Answers
2 May 2018|
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Response from LucyLeo50 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they accept credit cards.
Ryan H
23 August 2017|
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
We walked in and were seated shortly. Not sure reservations are necessary, but it certainly never hurts to have one.
Kathleen P
28 March 2017|
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Response from ProfessionalDiner | Property representative |
This answer is from Victor Mader, owner. We have an award winning Sunday Viennese Brunch, no other buffets. Best, V Mader
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
    (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-3377
  • E-mail
Mid-America's most honored German restaurant. Since 1902, this Milwaukee landmark has been serving American Presidents, and celebrities. America's finest German cuisine. You'll dine surrounded by a $4 million collection of medieval suits of armor, wood carvings, oil paintings, two-handed swords, crossbows and magnificent stained glass. Ranked by TripAdvisor, and every publication in our state that ranks dining spots as Wisconsin's best German restaurant. Free valet parking. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @madersrestaurant. See you soon!
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