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Tornado Steak House

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116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Grapevine, Texas
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tornado's is just a block from the capitol building. From outside it reminds me of an old Vegas or NYC restaurant. Inside it is pine paneled and looks like a place Sinatra would have visited. We had escargot that was delicious. We all ordered steaks and all were fabulous. One was a little more rare than medium rare, but not... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If the best possible steak (or seafood) you can have in Madison is your priority, the consistently impressive food will be your best bet. If you love the charm of an by-gone-era supper club, this place just might delight you. It's been a Madison staple for decades, formally a fish-fry favorite and now with 20 years as a steak house... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tornado's is a Madison institution and one well worth visiting. The options were plenty and catered for all meat lovers whether your wanting a medium cooked steak to renderer the fat flavour through or a rare cooked eye fillet with almost no fat at all. Sides and salads are delicious and of a good size. There are plenty to choose... More 

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Thank ManOnTheGround
Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great service and drinks but the food is the star. It was crowded and we didn't have a reservation so we grabbed a booth in the bar. Great choice - fun to watch the crowd. Dinner was delicious and the service was well paced with some wonderful wine suggestions.

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Thank Mary Jo G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My step son loves this place His choice birthday venue....annual visit Good supper club venue Walleye is my favorite, while others enjoy the steak

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Thank KDJJr
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great restaurant with an old flare steakhouse restaurant. Felt like we were stepping back in time. I ate here with my 3 teenagers. The food was delicious and steak was tender and excellent. Will definitely return!

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Thank 165vacationmom123
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a long time Madison resident and the Tornado is a perennial favorite. Great steaks, fun retro atmosphere. The late night bar menu is our favorite. Get the burger and the wedge. The Key Lime martini is also a favorite.

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Mount Royal, New Jersey
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159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks like a run down speakeasy from the outside. Inside it's a nice cozy steak house. My first impression was the menu is limited but after I tasted the filet I realized there's no reason to order anything else. It was a high quality, tender piece, cut thick and cooked perfectly. I got the 10 ounce au poivre... More 

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Thank mjlynch
Murdo, South Dakota
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is top notch. You will not be disappointed. Be aware that the cost comes along with it being a stones throw from the Capital.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

It was the weekend before Valentine's Day. It was very busy and we didn't have reservations but got lucky and got a booth in the bar. It was a small table for three but we made it work. The prime rib and New York strip were prepared as we desired. Our waiter was attentive and kept the flow of dirty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-3570

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