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$$ - $$$German, European,
1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
+1 414-881-1966
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (54 reviews)
“wiener schnitzel” (120 reviews)
“german sampler” (75 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really like German food and German restaurants. I have been fortunate enough to have dined at many all across the country. Mader’s is hands down the best. The best and freshest food. I cannot get over how much better the wienerschnitzel is here than...More

Thank Claude P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 5 days ago

In all of the trips to Milwaukee over the years, I believe this is the first time I've ever had the pleasure of eating at Mader's. While this is quite a throw-back to simpler times, the food could not have been better, or the service...More

Thank clrocks67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has an old world feel to it. The food is authentically German. We had lunch, and each item was very flavorful. It is well worth a visit.

Thank Germanky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 12 year old son and I were in the area and a local recommended Mader's. The atmosphere was incredible with German music playing and the decor. The host and waitress were so nice and helpful. We sat at the table where Bob Hope did...More

Thank JosieAnnMagnolia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can be said about a staple of Milwaukee that offers a great experience and superb German cuisine that hasn't already been said?! Always exceptional and a treat.

Thank JT M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zachary was a phenomenal example of excellence. He was extremely diligent and took care of us like family. I really enjoyed the spatzle and the Brussels sprouts. I always need my greens. We will definitely be back again. Thanks for the hospitality. Kelly

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My dad loves German food and my daughter loves soft pretzels; so what could be better! The food here is delicious! The pretzel is plenty big to share! The scallops as an appetizer were a bit small but very good. My father loved the German...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by everyone to visit Mader's for dinner. It did not disappoint. Everything was kostlich (translation: delicious!). They have a nice wine selection and the one we chose was superb with our meal. This is true German food (even though the red cabbage...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Milwaukee and everyone said go to Mader's for the best "real" Germany food. I was skeptical after living in Stuttgart for several years, but they were not wrong. The food and beer was amazing, I mean real no BS German home cooking....More

Thank Andy P
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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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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: +1 414-881-1966
  • 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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