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Tornado Steak House

116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (253 reviews)
“hash browns” (38 reviews)
“escargot” (16 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
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Reviewed yesterday

While doing a pub crawl we were told to include this place as one of our stops because of the steak sandwich on the late night menu. (This was reiterated several times over the evening.) We arrived a little before 10pm (which is what we...More

Thank JWag211
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good steak, not exceptional. The steak options in Madison are limited and this is definitely the best of the lot. I tasted the filet, NY strip and ribeye. All were good. It is a comfortable, clubby setting. Reasonable and good wine list. Exceptional French onion...More

Thank DianaID19
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is by far our favorite place to go for steak in Madison. Just off the capital square downtown. Old school supper club alive and well. You will not go away hungry. My favorite is the bone in tenderloin but everything is good. A good...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the best steak au poivre I have ever had! The meat was the utmost high quality (which should be for the price). The sauce was perfecto! I am not a fan of steak houses but Tornado gave me whole different appreciation. My husband...More

Thank dee m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Real old school decor. Bone in Rib eye was was excellent. Service was on par in both the bar area and the dining room. Would recommend stopping when in Madison.

Thank octjazz
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for hip, trendy or contemporary, this is not the place. If you are looking for a trip back in time to a traditional steak house supper club for a great steak and a good cocktail this is the place. The decor...More

Thank CZC101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Wisconsin supper clubs and walked to Tornado with great anticipation. Taking in the retro building and signage, it seemed perfect. However, I was surprised to walk into a very dark bar with little energy. Was I in Madison, Wisconsin? Using the flashlight on...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son wanted to go hear for his birthday and it was like going back in time. Everyone had steak and all were superb. Large and expensive wine selection. Service was excellent and my recommendation would be that this is a special occasion type restaurant!!!

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend Tornado Steak House enough, if you're looking for a steak dinner. I've been here many times over the past 10 years. I can confidently say that the service, food, and experience is always top notch. It'll be difficult, but try saving room...More

Thank Reid E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ever since we moved to Madison over a year ago we've been wanting to try the Tornado Steak House. It gets great reviews and everyone raves about it. We've tried a handful of times but they were always already booked up. Finally we were able...More

Thank rickleed
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Yvonne E
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Response from epnurse | Reviewed this property |
I guess if you order a steak and a veg it would be gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-3570
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