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Wonder Bar

323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
+1 608-256-9430
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (15 reviews)
“filet” (13 reviews)
“cowboy steak” (6 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We arrived with a group of 9 and had reservations. We were seated promptly after everyone arrived. To begin with, the downstairs atmosphere is great, however we were seated upstairs and that is where the ambiance kind of ended. It was nothing special lots of...More

1  Thank gidget&rocky
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We ate here early (6:15pm) on a Friday; had no problem getting a seat at the bar prior to dinner, enjoyed a cocktail, and then were seated in front of the silver tinted firepace (it was cool, check it out). The inside is small, a...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Loved the history and feel of the place! Our server was a bit off, but she did a decent job taking care of our party. Loved the history with the place and the ambiance, although it was pretty warm in the lower level of the...More

Thank Metaljess77
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Easily my favorite steak in Madison. Great drinks, even better food! The hash browns were also incredibly tasty. Amazing vibe -- has the ambiance of a prohibition era speak easy. Would absolutely return when I visit Madison again!

Thank themountaingoats
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Wonder Bar ranks among the best steak houses in Wisconsin. The cuts of meat are easily on par with Ruth's Chris, hands down better than Tornado Room and put Flemmings to shame. You are surrounded by a sense of history in a real speak easy...More

Thank EyeGuy59
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Excellent in every way - Mobility accessible, really good drinks, good food & tender steaks, wonderful deserts and super service. Yes, we LIKE IT as it is a place with interesting history & as good a dining experience as you will find in Wisconsin. I...More

Thank MJW1941
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is my FAVORITE restaurant for Steak in the United States of America. Just look at this delicious real cowboy steak. I have gone to places that claim they have a cowboy steak and they do not even compare to this place. My mouth waters...More

Thank GreekScubaGirl
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

What can I say, from the time we walked in, to the time we walked out, we were treated Ike Family. The food was great, but our waiter was the highlight of the experience. Good food is only as good as the server and our...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We each had the Crab Bisque and a salad. The bisque was extremely salty. The general flavor was good and we all ate the bowlful, but needed our water glasses kept full. The waiter did his best, but his attitude was rehearsed rather than genuine....More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I had been here years ago during its first incarnation as the Wonder Bar and it was always known as a great steak place and a fine dining experience. It then went through of number of different ownerships , with both name and menu changes....More

Thank markpJ6348FA
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
04:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-9430
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