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Mader's Restaurant
Mader's Restaurant

Mader's Restaurant

8.58 reviews
$$$$
Family Style, German
Ranked #13 in Milwaukee restaurants
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1041 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 271-3377
http://madersrestaurant.com/
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Mader's has been voted the most famous German restaurant in North America. Some years ago, in 1902 to be exact, things weren't quite the same. An ambitious young German immigrant, Charles Mader, ... Read more
poured his life savings into a speculative venture: he purchased a small building on 233 W. Water Street (now Plankington Avenue) and hung out his sign. "The Comfort," it read, was comfortable, with it's "soft" wooden chairs and Oaken tables. Today's $3,000,000 collection of Medieval Germanic weaponry hadn't arrived, but you could find a few dozen wall pegs on which to hang coats.

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Rockford

Really fine German restaurant serving authentic German dishes in an outstanding German environment. Service is usually quite good, although can be a bit spotty depending upon just how crowded the place is. Check out the Hummel Figurine display upstairs when you've finished dining.

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What was friends for a nice evening of German food. The atmosphere is amazing the decor is very nice. The Service fair. Generous portions and the food has good flavor and is authentic German. This is not an inexpensive restaurant to visit. On the whole German food is generally inexpensive food to prepare and this place seems to exceed this threshold. It is also noisy.

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West Linn

OMG, I love love love this movie stars paradise! Mader's is a once in a lifetime Authentic German experience. Makes my mouth water just thinking about their original pretzel rolls and Schnitzel and Appfel Stroodal? Högan! (Shameless plug from Hogan's Hero's) It's Divine! You will roll out the door with a smiling palette! I will fly from the Pacific Northwest again to have one more taste of this great place.

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Great atmosphere and all around service. Be sure to try the Ruben Rolls and the Goulash!

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Philadelphia

Reuben roll and pork shank are really good

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