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$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301 (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
+1 414-271-3377
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Maders is old world historic and gorgeous! The food was done and served to perfection! The menu variety definitely has something for everyone and the service is absolutely top notch. Everything about this place is awesome! Don't miss it!

Thank dteachet
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The manager this evening was on her game and had her stuff together. Busy night with a wedding party and New Years revelers. Our food was very good-from the sausage and cheese to the schnitzel and on to dessert. This isn't cheap but a Milwaukee experience nonetheless. Valet parking included, which is a nice touch.

Thank Spencer M
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's always nice to dine at Mader's when traveling in or near Milwaukee. Authentic German food and great German drafts. We chose the Sauerbraten and the Sampler Platter on this trip and enjoyed them both with more than enough to take home for another meal....and this was lunch! Friendly helpful service makes for a memorable visit.

Thank cmkontheroad
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,026 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While the neighborhood continues to deteriorate including the street and parking Mader's continues. Great traditional German foods - some of the best in WI. We had a Rubin & warm potato salad & their German sampler with roast pork Lin, goulash on spatesle & Wiener schnitzel. Red cabbage was perfect & beer was ice cold. All wonderful.

Thank RickMIusa
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's a really beautiful place but the food just wasn't that good and the deserts were even worse. The service as OK

Thank Bille_B_Shears
Orland Park, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere feeling you are in germany menu is real German food valet parking and wait staff very attentive. This is the place to go for ethic food.

Thank nbonicon
North Carolina
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very nice dinner at Mader's this past NYE weekend. Having been to several German specific highly rated German restaurants around the country we were excited to dine at Mader's. No disappointments at all. Exactly what we expected. Everything from the pretzel bread to the beer was exactly what we expected. Great selection on the menu. Warm and comfortable... More 

Thank karl6671
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurants old world charm. Food was good and service was good too. Went with daughters and enjoyed the time spent there

Thank Lynne C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife Mary Ann have been patrons of Mader's for many years and have always had excellent service. We stopped in today to celebrate New Years day . It was a busy Buffet Sunday. Despite the noon rush of buffet goers, Randy the Bartender was very attentive to us. Between helping other customers and filling the servers orders He made... More 

Thank Murr5659
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing you notice as you walk in the door is the bar with the amazing beer selection. More importantly, the food is as good as German food gets; simply amazing. The service was what all restaurants should aspire to be. Justin is a great waiter. Always attentive, and great with suggestions. Bottom line... if you pass up on... More 

Thank Colin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
German, European, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?