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The Old Fashioned

23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
+1 608-310-4545
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (52 reviews)
“cheese curds” (356 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Classic Madison restaurant and tavern. Always good for breakfast lunch or dinner. Cheese curds are wow. Location at Capital square makes for great mix of people.

Thank mark f
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wedged our way up to the bar on a very busy weekend night. Bartender was the very best. Amazing food...curds, haystack onions, spicy burger and walleye sandwich were all superb. Can’t wait to go back.

Thank itsgoodtobeus
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place needs a noise engineer to come in and settle the sound waves down. We had to yell at our table to hear each other. So did our server. Food was great. Service was great. Suggestions for food were great. We had burgers, fish,...More

Thank tripletoes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

....we visit the OldFashioned! Burgers, beers and cheese curds are AMAZING! Go! You won’t be disappointed.

Thank Sawingate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed breakfast; way different than you think. Order whatever the waiter/waitress says and you will be happy. Cheese curds were very good but had some even better in Fitchburg. These were the best up until then. The ambiance of this place is definitely worth...More

Thank TraveltimeTx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended by many, and it certainly lived up to the recommendations. Their cheese curds are THE best. Mac and cheese was fantastic. Overall ambiance and dining experience was top notch. Also, many gluten free options which is so great for those with gluten...More

Thank KNalley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went because I heard this was THE place for Cheese Curds in town. I wasn't disappointed. And, I had one of the very best Bloody Mary's I have ever had. The place has a great ambiance and is a must visit if in town.

1  Thank robert k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old Fashion is fantastic for service, food, and a true Wisconsin or Madison experience! Great fish fry on Friday night, homemade cheese curds, great beer selection, friendly atmosphere!

Thank Mickey7799
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good - upscale pub food. I love their cheese curds and their old-fashioned drinks. It is very crowded most evenings though and difficult to hear. There is no place to wait. It is also overpriced although perhaps not for the location....More

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thursday evening, small wait but bar seating is first come first serve. Super cheery bartender with corny jokes that made us laugh while sipping an Old Fashioned. I opted for the orange flavored one. Ordered cheese curds for an app, excellent as you’d expect. For...More

Thank travelingtoday
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26 January 2017|
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They do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-310-4545
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