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$$ - $$$German, European,
1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
+1 414-271-3377
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (49 reviews)
“wiener schnitzel” (128 reviews)
“german sampler” (68 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, American, Seafood, 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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

History resides here for culinary comforts and ambiance "old world " style! This is a Milwaukee landmark for very good food service and taste consistently. The Sunday Brunch is one that we have been seeing on quite a few dates for concluding the end of...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Maders R, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We hope to serve you again soon. - Victor Mader

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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 1 week ago via mobile

Based on the reviews I decided to venture downtown even though there was a basketball game. The hotel said they had their own parking which worked out great. Very authentic exterior and interior, felt like I was back in Germany. I tried the Bitbuger Pilsner...More

Thank VanHalenII
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, I guess if you are in Milwaukee for the first time then you should try one of the oldest still operating restaurants in town. The specialize in German cousin. We went on Saturday for lunch and the food was ok but it is a...More

Thank ElSol73
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started with the potato pancake appetizer which was delicious. Wiener schnitzel was delicious. Potato dumplings were good. Waiter was nice. Food is really good but a little pricey. If you're in the area I highly recommend going here.

Thank Daybreak42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed our dinner at Mader's. The atmosphere was very nostalgic of days spent in Germany. The Chicken schnitzel and spaetzle were the best I've had. Service was great and well as their cocktails.More

Thank Lorraine M
Maders R, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear that your recent visit to Mader's was delicious and worthy of 5-stars. We aim to provide our guests with that exact nostalgic feeling as if they were back in Germany so we couldn't be happier to hear that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can you say about Mader's? Every food and travel show that visits Milwaukee makes a stop here. I even saw a British travel show where Michael Portillo made a stop here so I had to check it out. Having been stationed in Germany for...More

Thank jtg1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, and service! Old world charm. Nice and warm inside, cozy and we had the best bartenders! Randy and Zachary who served us at the bar! We had a date night downtown and walked from our hotel to Mader's. What a perfect choice! It...More

Thank Vicki M
Maders R, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, Vicki! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our ambiance and service. We will be sure to pass your kind words along to Randy and Zachary and we hope to serve you the next time you are visiting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently read about Mader’s In an article in AARP magazine, so when we arrived from JFK, we went directly there, as it was 730 and we saw that the restaurant closes at 900 (early by NY standards). We were not disappointed! Delicious Usinger’s sausages,...More

Thank cmgparsons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For nine years my family has driven 119 miles for 2 hours one way from Green Bay, WI to Milwaukee, WI to eat Thanksgiving Dinner at Mader's German Restaurant. We love the old world atmosphere and hearty food. The valet parking is also very welcome....More

1  Thank IsisQueen
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Questions & Answers
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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