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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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“reuben rolls” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I came to this historic German restaurant while we were in Milwaukee. I was last here over 50 years ago and the place has changed very little. We had their famous Reuben Rolls and shared the German Sampler. Also, a pretzel with...More

Thank Jdeppman
vanzance11, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your wonderful words. Please, don't wait another 50 years before coming back All my best, Victor Mader Owner

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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

2  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 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome authentic food. Portion size is large. In the old town area. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended the strudel.

Thank Layne G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Last month on a mother, daughter weekend we went to Mader's for lunch. We were very disappointed and I gave them a bad review. Mr Mader contacted me, explained some unusual circumstances and offered a gift certificate (which I declined) to give them a second...More

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vanzance11, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for giving us a second chance. Your prior visit came on a "once-a-year" luncheon when we clearly messed up. Hope to see you again. Victor Mader

Reviewed 5 days ago

The food reminded me of when I lived in Germany! I couldn't decide what to get, so I just got the Sampler which was a selection of 3 of their main entrees, and it was amazing! The Rouladen was amazing also! The beer selection was...More

Thank worldtravel1936
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mader's serve's the best German food I have ever had, and the Schuam Torte is to die for! I highly recommend the Schnitzel with Wienschnitzel with Spaetzle Noodles!

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one the most iconic restaurants in Milwaukee a must place for visitors,The food and service are excellent,the atmosphere and historical importance of the German heritage is evident throughout the entire restaurant.The apps are very good and when they say the Big Pretzel there...More

Thank james j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Mader's, and loved our bartender Robert! The big pretzel was amazing, and the people and the atmosphere made for enjoyable end to our Greenbay Packer weekend!

Thank Denise R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great lunch for four of us. Saur braten, trout alamaden, a Ruben sandwich, wiener snichel. Alll were very well prepared along with sides of either red cabbage or sour kraut and spaetcle. (Spellings?) Authentic tastes the way it should be prepared. Excellent! Service...More

Thank Pyrite921
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really looking forward to dining here given its history. The dining rooms are very nice and historic, however, I was not impressed with the food. I ordered the Weiner schnitzel and it was ok. I love German food so I know when its...More

Thank Envlvr
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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
Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
Authentic German cuisine since 1902.
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