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Mariner's Inn

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5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53704-1113 (Westport Road)
+1 608-246-3120
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the atmosphere and food we enjoyed while dining at Mariners Inn to celebrate our son's graduation from UW. They offered a limited "celebration" menu due to the many reservations they had that weekend, and the petite filet was without a doubt the best steak I have had! Done perfectly, juicy and flavorful...I can't imagine ordering anything than a steak... More 

Thank Pam M
Caldwell, New Jersey
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner during graduation weekend. Overall meal was okay but a little pricey. We looked at the dinner menu before we went and liked what we saw, with the option for small plates. Unfortunately, the dinner menu was limited because of graduation. Still, the meal was good. The walleye was good but not especially flavorful. The tenderloin was very... More 

Thank Robert2014
Middleton, WI
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined at Mariner's Inn numerous times but never for one of their brunches - it was outstandiing! We went there for their Easter Brunch this year and were not disappointed. The food was kept fresh, hot and frequently replenshed. There was a wide selection of dishes including prime rib carved at the serving table, lamb, ham, salmon, made... More 

Thank Bobl50
Yorba Linda, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Not many options for eating on the lake in Madison. This is an old school restaurant with very attentive servers. Clam chowder was very good and the Cajun walleye was outstanding. Family run joint that is somewhat hard to find, but this place is worth the effort.

1 Thank CaliKlines
Midwest USA
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167 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Clam Chowder was different tonight - had a lemon flavor to it. Noticed not only by me but also by guests at other tables who made comments to their waitress & they had part of their meals deducted. The hash browns and the Mariners shrimp were good. Service was okay.

Thank 1_TravelerMidwestUSA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I am truly sorry for all the years I wasted not coming to Mariner's Inn with mom! For years she raved about their food.. she was right! Wow! I will never forget that steak! The manager was friendly as was the staff! I will be back this summer with the rest of the family! Beautiful!

1 Thank Shelly B
Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed many meals at the Mariner's Inn, but this was our favorite thus far. We love the tables that are well spaced for privacy. Ours was next to the crackling fireplace with a view of the water. Lovely at sunset! Our server, Renee, was friendly and efficient. The salad was cold and crisp and served with a flavorful... More 

1 Thank scubawombat
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went on last day of restaurant week (RW), probably a mistake. Place was packed, we waited awhile to get in even with reservation. My dining companion ordered from the RW menu but I wanted something else (I had called ahead and they assured me that I could get fish, it was Friday and they had that even off RW menu).... More 

1 Thank Janet N
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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322 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The wife and I were at Mariner's Inn in August and the service was terrible. Food was very good. Well what a change. On this visit Katlyn was our server and she was very good. She did an excellent job taking care of the four of us and understands customer service. The Small Steer Tenderloin was excellent; very tender and... More 

1 Thank Delmar M
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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296 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Well we visited this remote lakeview restaurant last saturday on our last night in this Capitol city of Wisconsin and the whole experience was awesome although overall prices are a little higher than normal , the service and food were wonderful and excellent..We tried a delicious NE Clam Chowder and we ordered as main dishes the Porterhouse , juicy and... More 

1 Thank ISRAEL29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Seafood, Soups, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53704-1113
    (Westport Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-246-3120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?