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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (289 reviews)
“hash browns” (42 reviews)
“escargot” (17 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 4 days ago via mobile

You know how sometimes you go to a restaurant and think maybe I should have ordered that instead. At Tornado Steakhouse, that phrase became maybe I should have ordered that as well. Everything looked and tasted great! Highly recommended.

Thank tommo_t1000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Met here for a busy dinner. My out of town guest went wild. Called a 5 star old fashion dinner club. They both had the first old fashion of their lives and said they were coming back for old fashions again. After dinner they flipped...More

Thank 210cubby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had remembered the Tornado from years ago and wanted to go there for my birthday dinner. The the maitre d' is a bit snooty and the dining room is very loud so be prepared for that. We had a waiter that was rude to...More

Thank swetmore80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can step back in time to a timeless supper club feel, low light, romantic and very traditional complete with relish starter. Steaks are great, sides are good... and drinks are perfect for a night out in Wisconsin.

Thank YogimomSK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Googled best steakhouses in Madison. Google was right. French onion was good. Shrimp cocktail was good. Spinach salad was okay. Iceberg salad was wonderful. Steaks cooked to perfection (filet and sirloin). Hash browns world class. Service was great and prices were reasonable.highly recommend 9/10

Thank munstertravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a traditional type steak house with paneled walls and a large bar. The food is really excellent. Many people overlook it to go to one of the newer steak houses but they are missing out on quality food.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steaks, potatoes, salad - this is the best dinner that can be had in Madison. Love the iconic hole-in-the-wall supper club atmosphere, located only a few paces from the Capitol square. Can't recommend it enough!!!

Thank Kari K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was superb. I had the king crab legs and they were so large that I brought 1/2 of them home. A wonderful time was had by all!

Thank 123cherylz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

wonderful supper club atmosphere, great service, good value and outstanding food!! Favorite place for steaks in Madison.

Thank BadgerFan47
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

My favorite place to go for the BEST steak dinner in Madison. The atmosphere is very relaxing and busy at the same time. The guality and taste of food/flavor/drinks is absolutely satisfying. I have NEVER had an unpleasant experience at the Tornado Room. Writing this...More

Thank N9632WYpaule
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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.
9 October 2016|
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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