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Wonder Bar

323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
+1 608-256-9430
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“hash browns” (16 reviews)
“filet” (14 reviews)
“cowboy steak” (6 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner recently at Wonder Bar to celebrate our anniversary. There was nothing bad about the place, but nothing stellar either. Our meal included two appetizers -- crab cakes and scallops, shrimp bisque and caesar salad, small filets with hashbrowns, and a shared dessert. The...More

Thank shrinkydink
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is the oldest steakhouse (1929) in Madison and has a great story behind it. If you want a great steak and aren't afraid to put down some $$$ for it, then this is the place to go. I had the Cowboy Ribeye and it...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Each visit has never disappointed from a table for two to eight. Very consistent and great quality of fare and service.

Thank Stella_F00die
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Another amazing meal here! The service is fabulous and food is fantastic!!! I highly recommend it and will return the next time I'm in Madison.

Thank GreekScubaGirl
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Although the Wonder Bar is a Madison landmark, we had never dinned there until one Saturday recently in June. We had reservations and were promptly seated. The service was good and our waitress entertained us with stories of Al Capone and how he used to...More

Thank RealHungryMann
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The Wonder Bar is another classic Madison steakhouse located in a building with some history. Rick, the bartender, knows how to pour a Gibson to the very brim of the glass and is a good conversationalist to boot. The steak I ordered was excellent as...More

Thank gerald1949516
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This is a steakhouse, not a bar! Set in an old house, the Wonder Bar offers steak, seafood, and chops and possibly the best wedge salad with French Roquefort I've had. Steak was flavorful. Service was good. It's a small dining room, though, and you...More

Thank Justin H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We recently celebrated my birthday at the Wonder Bar. We were lucky to get the turret room. It was quiet, and allowed for good conversation. The open area for seating seemed a bit crowded and loud. We ordered different steaks, and all were excellent. The...More

Thank lovetotravel304
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great steaks. I had the signature steak, hash browns, and a spinach salad. Loved the salad and hot bacon dressing. I would not get the hash browns again. Restaurant was hit, but friendly staff quickly fixed that once it was brought to their attention. Would...More

Thank Lauren N
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were guests of some friends from Madison. I looked up Wonder Bar, and the reviews were very positive. Steaks were below average, WAY overpriced, and the whole experience was a very poor value. Extremely disappointed.

Thank BillyBig10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
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Open Hours
04:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-9430
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