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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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“brunch” (50 reviews)
“wiener schnitzel” (110 reviews)
“german sampler” (72 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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 1,266 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Mader’s is a must stop when visiting Milwaukee. The food is excellent. Our bartender, Zach was very knowledgeable and fun. We will definitely be back.

Thank Marissa S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 January 2018

This restaurant is by far the my favorite German restaurant ever. Besides being a restaurant it is uniquely also somewhat of an antique art gallery. I travel frequently and I always try to find something unique, but German food is my all time favorite to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a break from being tourists. Randy at the bar was helpful and knowledgeable. Would go back.

Thank b1c2m3r4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wanted to see the inside, so stopped in for a beer. Barkeep Randy was super knowledgeable and friendly, and made our visit very enjoyable! Awesome collections of art and antique weaponry, with a fascinating “hall of fame”. Make sure to head upstairs to the gift...More

Thank Nicole E
Reviewed 6 days ago

The setting for Mader's is nothing short of spectacular. Our favorite was the hall with the pictures of all the famous people that have visited. Stained glass throughout, visually awesome. And then the food started coming and was it good! We had taken our son...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had not been here since decades ago, however unlike many things, it was actually better than my fond memories. Our server Allison was knowledgeable and friendly. On her recommendation I tried the Weihenstephaner Vitus beer, which was really tasty and smooth, a new favorite....More

Thank onemanwolfpack61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom loves German so much so this was an easy must on her list. The beer cheese dip is OUT OF CONTROL. I would say the Brussel sprouts were the only thing we did not care for. And we missed the gift shop on...More

Thank Kristin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the arrow in the wall like it was shot. Areas were well defined apart from each other. It gave more of Inn then another restaurant feel. The service and food is great.

Thank Rod M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in for brunch on mother’s day! It’s was very busy! Zack manage to give us great service at the bar! I recommend this place to all the locals and visitors! Love this place!!!

Thank Pleng X
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Mader’s while taking the Hop on tour so just wanted a quick meal. We had potato pancakes with applesauce. And beer. Service was good and quick as we requested. Would love to have more time for some of their entrees.

Thank Judy N
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Questions & Answers
3 May 2018|
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Response from LucyLeo50 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they accept credit cards.
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
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 valet parking.
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