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German, European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Visiting Milwaukee?
1. Visiting Milwaukee?
"If you are visiting Milwaukee and love German food, Mader's is a must."
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2. Outstanding dining
2. Outstanding dining
"Great food, great service(thanks Mary) and great atmosphere!"
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3. Free adjacent parking
3. Free adjacent parking
" You can park for free using Mader's valet parking."
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Reviewed 10 December 2020

This is a must? If you are somewhat close to Milwaukee, or even as I do, drive up from Chicago, I never hesitate to take my family to Mader's. The food is authentic, the atmosphere is a classic. Take in the pictures on the wall....US Presidents, celebrities, musicians, comedians, etc.. many have spent time at Mader's. You will not regret it!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 November 2020

We had a chance to visit Mader's during our most recent visit to Milwaukee for dinner. Due to COVID-19, the place seemed a bit isolated and lost in time with only a few tables were being served. The place seems to be outdated, but we...heard good reviews about the food. We ordered the sausage platter, schnitzel, and potato pancakes. All were decent, but nothing surprising in taste. The reason why I am giving a very good rating is that our waiter went above and beyond to rectify an error and feel that he deserved this rating for service. I do feel that there are several options in Old World 3rd Street that provide better taste and price options, so do your research. We might not come back, but was worth at least trying once in a lifetime.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 14 November 2020

I chose Maders for my birthday luncheon, and as always it was a terrific choice. The combination plate includes 3 of my favorite dishes, all excellent. Love the decor. Great choice for conventioneers. Prices at lunch are a fraction of what you'd pay for the...meals at supper, but the quality is the same, and the sizes of the entrees are larger than you'd expect for the price. If you can find room for it, try the ox-tail soup.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 October 2020

I’d never really tried German food before. I came into this thinking meats and potatoes and low expectations. I was delightfully surprised. The flavors were really good! I didn’t realize I could enjoy ham, sauerkraut, and mustard that much..but I did! All three is us...thoroughly enjoyed our experience and I can honestly say I have cravings for the food!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2020

Mader's is a beautiful restaurant with a rich history, and I was hoping that the food would have lived up to the atmosphere. I lived in Germany for three years and fell in love with Wiener Schnitzel, so I was immediately inclined to order it...at Mader's. I ordered it in the Jäger style and was immediately disappointed by the taste. The breading was soggy and the Jäger sauce barely covered any of the schnitzel (not a generous portion). The Spätzle was missing the "it" factor that is common in authentic German Spätzle. I was hoping for an immersive German experience at Mader's, but was left disappointed by food that did not taste German at all.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

The restaurant has very authentic German food and atmosphere. Great food and drink choices! The only downside is I think the food is slightly over priced but that wont stop me from visiting again.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 September 2020

My husband and I had our wedding reception at Mader's in late August and we were so very pleased with everything. Because of Covid-19 and our party size, they allowed us to take over the main dining room which was totally awesome. We had a...German buffet including all of our favorite Mader's dishes and the food was fabulous. The service was top notch! Our friends and family are still raving about how phenomenal the reception was. Thanks to everyone on the Mader's staff for making our wedding day enjoyable and very memorable.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 August 2020

My husband kept telling me about this restaurant and hoped I would like it. I love it! We ordered the Rubin fried egg roll appetizer (and could have stopped there), then the sampler dinner for two. Two helpings of sauerbraten, two schnitzels, two slices special...smoked ham, and in the center a pork shank, cooked slow with great spices. Also sauerkraut, red cabbage, German potato salad, and spaetzli. All of it was wonderful, each with its own unique taste. You would think we would pass on dessert, but no. We took the apple strudel to go. Actually, we took quite a bit of the dinner to go and enjoyed it in our hotel for several days. Don't visit Milwaukee without eating here!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020

The restaurant has some very authentic items and some newer, interesting options. Everything is presented well and tasted good. Chef was very nice also and came out to chat.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 11 August 2020

Had a party of 25 and everything from the service to the food was outstanding. A huge thank you to Amanda and I forgot the gentleman's name (sorry) for superb service From the opening drinks, appetizers, main courses through dessert; simply outstanding. Food was timely...and delicious. No idea how they did it. Mader's is a must eat when in Milwaukee.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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I think you should be fine but a call ahead would probably be beneficial for them to pick out the seating location.
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