We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“When in Wisconsin Eat As Badgers Do”
Review of The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned
Ranked #5 of 1,008 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed 4 May 2012

Was in Madison for a business trip and ate here with some of my colleagues and as some had never been to Wisconsin, we wanted some of the local flavor. However, I would caution others on business that the atmosphere is quite pubish and not appropriate for a working lunch/dinner. Wait time for a table of 6 on a Tuesday night was 45 minutes. It was the first time we ever had fried cheese curds; some were unimpressed and some liked them much more than the East Coast equivalent, fried mozarella sticks. Food was decent and service was very friendly. I was very tempted to try the Tuesday special for the value alone of tacos for $1.50. Since work was covering the meals and I wanted to stick to the "when in Rome" philosphy I went for the bratwurst sandwich which was pretty good. The browine dessert with a shot of milk was a hit with everyone at the table.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank B and P S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,800)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,565 - 1,569 of 1,800 reviews

Reviewed 3 May 2012

Be very careful when visiting this restrauant. My experience was VERY Poor!
First I ordered the nightly Special TO-Go, told it would be 10-15 minutes so found a seat at the Bar.
Multiple Bartenders all very busy ........watching baseball! After several minutes managed to get the attention of one of them and ordered a brand name Martini on the rocks.
Watched him search the 40' back Bar for what seems liked 5-7 minutes....tried to get his attention to cancel because I was sure my food to-go would be coming soon but he was watching pitch count not me.
Watched him mix Martini in shaker,NOTrocks, decided I leave it to make a Statement when my Food came.....My Food NEVER came, so after 1/2 hour decided to Inquire and it appeared quickly....COLD!
Be very careful, there are much better Choices in Madison, Wi

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Gene M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 May 2012 via mobile

Stopped by based on other reviews. Fantastic. Great service, awesome burger, large selection of beers. Highly recommend.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank justgrayham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 May 2012 via mobile

Nothing not to like. Beer and drinks are fantastic. I don't normally drink sweet drinks but I always get an old fashioned (muddled with whiskey) when I go. Food is perfectly blended with the vibe, which is often loud and crowded- but fun.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Frozevol
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Solid food, solid service, a wide selection of local beers, and reasonable prices. The "spicey burger" comes with a side dish of jalopeños so you can heat it up to your taste. Worth a visit.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Ray D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Old Fashioned also viewed

 

Been to The Old Fashioned? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing