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American, Contemporary
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222 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1503 (6th and Monroe)
+1 217-522-4313
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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445 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a classic. Went here for a group Holiday dinner and the food was wonderful. Drinks were reasonable. The ambiance is definitely old style but very nice.

Thank califken
springfield, illinois
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My wife and I had dinner there a couple weeks ago. Service good. Food good. But in my 0 Pinyan Way overpriced. The final bill with Chip was an eye-opener and we didn't splurge. It exceeded Chicago prices. Was it worth the price? No

1 Thank Brukar
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I was told this place is great for special occasions. My service was exemplary especially for a woman dining alone. The waiter was so attentive and suggested meal and wine choices to compliment each entree. The ambiance and service made me feel special and not self conscious dining alone. I highly recommend this white tablecloth restaurant downtown Springfield, Illinois.

1 Thank Artherine
Battle, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had booked the restaurant for dinner as the town was very full for the Route 66 car show. As expected when we arrived it was very busy and to start service was slow. However, once started our waiter was very attentive. I had a crab cake starter which was very nice with beef wellington to follow which was first... More 

1 Thank patcf100
Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Quiet elegance, gourmet quality.Great location within a few blocks of Lincoln sites.Great bar and historic building.

1 Thank Susan S
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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282 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Maldaner's is one of the, if not the, oldest restaurants in Springfield. The vintage surroundings are beautiful and the service is excellent. The food is very high quality and preparation is extremely well done. A must.

1 Thank Abenture
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I went over to Springfield for an early (6pm) Friday night meal celebrating her birthday. We chose Maldaner's because of the food quality and ambiance. We love the old school interior and other touches that make this establishment a go to for an intimate meal. We did make reservations here on TripAdvisor though Open Table. That process... More 

1 Thank gsr
Springfield, Illinois
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851 reviews
549 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Maldener's has been consistently one of the best restaurants in Springfield Illinois. They do have daily specials which tend to be limited but very high-quality depending on the ingredients that are available in the local market. They do have several signature dishes that are consistently well prepared particularly steak dishes. They do have some vegetarian options on the menu and... More 

1 Thank Clevlander
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch after visiting the Lincoln museum. Very cute sidewalk cafe with white table cloths. We split a turkey club sandwich which was huge. The homemade chips were great. The service was good but very slow. Appeared to be a problem with the kitchen more than with our server.

1 Thank Kathleenmowry1
Springfield, Missouri
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199 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great little place downtown Springfield. Menu was really diverse. Lots of options. Service was great. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer. The restaurant opens at 5. Even if there is a line of people waiting, it is still 5. I might suggest you seat your guests a few minutes early and tell them the kitchen opens at... More 

1 Thank Tammy V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1503
    (6th and Monroe)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-522-4313
Established in 1884, Maldaner's Restaurant and Catering is one of Springfield's finest restaurants. If you have visited The Old State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House or the State Capitol, you can imagine the wonderful celebrations Maldaner's likely was a part of at the turn of the last century and to the present day. Today, under the guidance of Chef-Owner Michael Higgins, Maldaner's respects tradition while offering the best of contemporary American fine dining in our historical setting. Chef Higgins features seasonal local and regional ingredients influenced by Mediterranean composition and preparation. Heirloom vegetables, humanely raised meats and Slow Food all artistically prepared and presented. Welcome to Maldaner's in downtown Springfield. We hope you enjoy your visit each time you dine at Maldaner's.

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