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The Old Fashioned

) #4 of 779 Restaurants in Madison $$ - $$$ American, ,
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
+1 608-310-4545
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (50 reviews)
“cheese curds” (369 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We eat here every time we are in Madison. It never disappoints! The kids love all their options too.

Thank elkebritt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We (5 couples) went to the Old Fashioned on a recent Monday night and had a very good time. The food (mostly sandwiches) was quite good, the beer was good and cold, and my only complaint was the failure to have a brandy Alexander avalable....More

Thank Gerald M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I adore this place. The food is fantastic and always fresh. The beer selection is amazing and the pints of mimosas during brunch never disappoint. I always take out of town guests here and they always enjoy it. Their cheese curds are my favorite in...More

Thank aprilc846
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here for lunch....place was packed but we only waited about 10 minutes. They have like 50 beers on tap...plus the "old fashioned" drinks....food was solid, had the omelet with cheese and asparagus, there was a ton of asparagus. My partner had the filet mignon...More

Thank Cubs_Fan007
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here for dinner our first night in Madison as a recommendation of our host. Place was great. Good wait staff, great kid menu options, good happy hour prices, food was awesome, and fun environment. I wanted to go back he next night for dinner...More

Thank 407edv
Reviewed 1 week ago

With a name like "The Old Fashioned," I just had to visit--and am I ever glad that I did! After bellying-up to the bar with two colleagues, I started with a TT Green 19 IPA while reviewing the food menu. Speaking of which, the menu...More

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a local place to eat lunch while on a business trip and absolutely loved this restaurant. Great service and delicious food. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank rilys
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here after spending some time at the Saturday morning Farmers Market which is around the State Capitol.Great service! There are a lot of options on the menu. I enjoyed the summer salad with chicken. My husband enjoyed his hamburger. If you can...More

Thank CKay711
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food! Service was friendly and prompt. Will go next time we visit Madison and highly recommend to anyone visiting.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Friday fish, very busy, but not a long wait; We were able to sit at the bar and didn't have to wait long to get seated. Great atmosphere. Service was great and the food was fantastic for reasonable prices. We will definitely be...More

Thank Bob H
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Drew G
Dress code?
12 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from JillS259 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code.
Daniel S
Do you take reservations
26 January 2017|
Response from JillS259 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-310-4545
  • E-mail
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