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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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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, 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 1,206 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good food, good service i would go back again for sure. Good beer menu too. Very cool building also......

Thank Daryl S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was originally called "The Comfort," when a German immigrant named Charles Mader opened it in 1902. It was renamed "Maders" when it relocated to a better location. Other restaurants of the era were also in business, but they have all come & gone,...More

3  Thank John H
Victor M, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to review us, John. We aim to provide all of our guests with a 5-star experience while dining with us including authentic German meal, a classic German experience and welcoming service. With that,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Mader's is a Milwaukee institution. The building is decorated in German décor, inside and out. We used the valet parking which adjoins the restaurant. Service was very good and helpful when we had questions. Her recommendation of a Riesling was spot on! Most offerings are...More

Thank 2CAPs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely recommend getting the pretzel here!! Great For groups. Awesome old school German pub vibe. Zach the bartender can make a mean cocktail and made us feel so welcomed.

Thank Sarwang S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply wonderful German food. Great service and ambiance! Old World Thirds Best. Will go again and again🤗

Thank Ann759
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been a while since visiting Maders in Milwaukee, but had the chance over New Years. Once again this place didn't disappoint me with great German food, wonderful service, and a desire to return in the future..

Thank noels339
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations for dinner and came about 15 minutes early only to be seated in the bar area right next to the door on a cold windy day. The waiter forgot several things and had to be reminded of what we ordered. The food...More

Thank 2UfromMI
Maders R, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re so sorry to hear that your visit at Mader’s was anything less than a 5-star experience, but we thank you for taking the time to bring this incident to our attention. We were disappointed to hear that the dishes ordered were not to your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so nice to know these lovely places still exist...great service, German fare,and old world charm keep us re-visiting when in Milwaukee. thank you!

Thank marmac630
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early and stay late. Taste the wonderful beers and real German food made with care. Could of stayed and ate till I popped. Loved the sauerbrauten

Thank LD Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited Mader's before, but always sat at the bar for a beverage or two before Admirals games. This was one of the very few times we actually sat for dinner. The restaurant was crazy busy caring for both Tran-Siberian Orchestra shows, an Admiral's game,...More

Thank Snowman162000
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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
Jobina W
13 March 2017|
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Response from ProfessionalDiner | Property representative |
Yes there is Prices under 9.95, many less Thanks, V Mader
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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 adjacent parking.
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