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German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301 (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
+1 414-271-3377
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Spokane, WA
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had just left a pub down the street where I had bad food and just dropped into have a beer and see if the Reuben Rolls were any good for a future stop. The Hostess said they were amazing, and she went so far and above great service I can not even do it justice here! The Reuben Rolls... More 

Thank dannys58
Appleton, WI
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wunderbar. Savory schnitzels, sumptuous sauerbraten, righteous rouladen and red cabbage and sweet strudel. The best of all however, is the braised pork shank, which you must try at least once in your life.

Thank Hiexpectations48
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1,420 reviews
725 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 873 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here for dinner. Inside, it has a warm atmosphere with friendly service. I ordered the sauerbraten ($33) along with a hefeweizen beer. The meal was delicious and filling. A little pricy, but excellent food and service.

Thank ct-cruisers
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have now been to Mader's multiple times and I have yet to be disappointed. This "old school" German restaurant will allow you to experience what authentic german dinning is really like. I have had Mary as a waitress only once but she is by far the best waitress at this fine establishment (request her if you can).

Thank jrorourke5
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After having multiple terrible meals in Milwaukee, it was great to find Mader's. I had the sampler platter, which is great if you enjoy meat, because there's a lot of it. The Meal was great and the pretzel bread was so good that I took 3 home with me. Definitely eat at Mader's and take a few minutes to walk... More 

Thank HoldDaDoor
Arlington, Virginia
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for lunch on a Monday. What a neat place. There was no one else in the restaurant, which is kind of sad. I sat a a table where actor Robert Wagner once dined. There are other plaques noting other famous diners there. I had their Spaten Lager which was really good, and the Baked Kassler Rippchen which... More 

Thank Joe I
San Clemente, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been to Mader's in 25+ years! I I now live in California. Still a great spot been around since 1902. You can't find restaurants like this any more. Need to support places like Mader's not to many left. Fantastic potato pancakes. Let the pictures tell the story

Thank DaveSanClemente
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Brunch buffet was fabulous. All of the offerings were well prepared and fresh. Wait Staff was very attentive. The atmosphere of the restaurant is true to the great German culture.

Thank Suzanne L T
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch here on a weekday. It wasn't crowded and service was great! I had the schnitzwich and it was very good! The hot potato salad was also tasty. The interior was nicely decorated and made me feel like I was back in Germany.

Thank Jkeena
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting place... cool old world designed german hall in a german neighborhood. Wonderful staff at Mader's! Our server was attentive and polite and was on top of all of our needs. Coming from a german household, I always compare to our daily meals, and it did not disappoint. Overall, everything was a bit too sweet for my tastes,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
    (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-3377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?