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Wonder Bar

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323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
+1 608-256-9430
04:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 04:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 04:00 - 23:00
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

What can I say, from the time we walked in, to the time we walked out, we were treated Ike Family. The food was great, but our waiter was the highlight of the experience. Good food is only as good as the server and our waiter was fantastic. He even brought us out a free dessert because it was our... More 

Thank Jim J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We each had the Crab Bisque and a salad. The bisque was extremely salty. The general flavor was good and we all ate the bowlful, but needed our water glasses kept full. The waiter did his best, but his attitude was rehearsed rather than genuine. Perhaps he was tired. The specials were over priced and we laughed to each other... More 

Thank Mary R
Mc Farland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I had been here years ago during its first incarnation as the Wonder Bar and it was always known as a great steak place and a fine dining experience. It then went through of number of different ownerships , with both name and menu changes. This was my first experience since its return to its original name and roots. Its... More 

Thank markpJ6348FA
Appleton, Minnesota
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

I first went to the Wonder Bar many years ago when it was called something like "The Bar Next Door". The atmosphere was quaint, the food superb and the tour of the building by the owner was a scene out of the "Untouchables". Jump ahead a dozen years to where it's now called The Wonder Bar...and I do wonder what... More 

Thank Wavetamer9999
Knox, Indiana, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Had a great steak and cocktails. Ordered the prawns- very good. The service was excellent!! Our waitress was on top of our every need. I would go back again if I was in town

Thank Donnie S
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We ( a party of 8) went here to celebrate my sons birthday. None of us have ever been here before, but after reading other tripadvisor reviews, thought we would give it a shot. We were seated promptly and waited on promptly. One in our party had gluten/soy allergies. His food was cooked according to his wishes. We had a... More 

Thank beachcruizer77
Verona, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We hadn't been to the Wonder Bar for a number of years, but our friends invited us as they go often. Our server, "Sir Brandon" (sic) pretty much set the tone for the evening. He was friendly, engaging and very welcoming. He knocked it out of the park for us. My wife and are have been in the hospitality industry... More 

Thank golfinwi
Oakland, CA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

A throw back to another day, a Mad Men kind of world where middle-aged people drink cocktails and eat meat. They should really let people smoke, to give it the entire throwback feel. The menu is terrifically antiquated: everything is heavy and caloric. That said, the food, though not interesting, is quite well done for what it is. They know... More 

Thank girl2k2011
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

When we first came in we were greeted with a roaring fireplace and Sinatra music lingering in the background. We decided to go upstairs where we were seated at another fireplace. We had a wonderful waitress named CoCo who suggested choices which we appreciated. I had an amazing steak as did my husband but he was tempted to choose the... More 

Thank 5kgirl
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I have been to the wonder bar several times. Each visit is an enjoyable experience. I have one issue. It has a very small bar with about 12 stools which they serve food at. We have gone a little early for our reservation to have a drink before we sit down only to find people eating at the bar. So... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
04:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-9430

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?