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) #6 of 1,264 Restaurants in Milwaukee €€ - €€€ German, European,
1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
+1 414-271-3377
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very nice restaurant with friendly staff, beautiful photos and decorations. Our waitress was very friendly, she answered all our questions about the food and history of the restaurant. If it is your 1st time there, I would suggest the German sampler. Portions...More

Thank alwaysfun2travel
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was originally called "The Comfort," when a German immigrant named Charles Mader opened it in 1902. It was renamed "Maders" when it relocated to a better location. Other restaurants of the era were also in business, but they have all come & gone,...More

2  Thank John H
Victor M, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to review us, John. We aim to provide all of our guests with a 5-star experience while dining with us including authentic German meal, a classic German experience and welcoming service. With that,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

When we walked in, you could immediately tell we were being judged by how we looked. My husband has hair past his shoulders and a beard, my hair is very long. Both of us had our leather coats on. The hostess saw us but we...More

Thank jeanner60
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick beer at Mader's and stayed for a few rounds. Randy took great care of us! Fun atmosphere, next time we'll be sure to try the food.

Thank RoxCastaneda52
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love Mader's! The Knight Bar is always a cool place to visit for drinks. They have a great beer selection and Randy made us some excellent frozen cocktails as well.

Thank hmferguson
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were seated right away and got our drinks, that's where anything good ended. We sat for over an hour waiting for our meal. We spoke with waitress and manager and they didn't care. All around us food was being served to those who came...More

1  Thank Nicole c
Maders R, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Nicole, we are so disappointed to read about your most recent experience at Mader’s. We strive to make sure that all of our guests have a 5-star experience when they join us, but it sounds like we really missed the mark when you dined with...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I ordered the reuben, the cornbeef was so tender, their sauerkraut is outstanding!! I found out they make it homemade! All dishes we had were full of flavor and satisfying.

Thank sharsoren
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We're here in Milwaukee for our annual Mother, Daughter getaway weekend. For weeks we've been planning to have lunch at Mader's. We were looking forward to authentic German food. We arrived at 11:45 (they open at 11:30) and were promptly seated. The restaurant and bar...More

Thank cocacolakel
Maders R, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

While we're disappointed to read your feedback, we thank you for taking the time out of your day to share it with us. We strive to provide all of our guests with quick, friendly, and attentive service, and it's clear that we missed the mark...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm not big on German Cuisine, but I know what I like. This place was excellent. They start with valet parking, authentic Deutschland atmosphere, service n food was excellent. I do love Weiner Schnitzel and Mader has one of the best I've ever tasted. The...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here with another couple for an out of town meal. Robert answered all our questions and gave great recommendations. Would come back just for the Reuben rolls! Thanks for the great night!

Thank Chris K
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Kathleen P
27 March 2017|
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Response from ProfessionalDiner | Property representative |
This answer is from Victor Mader, owner. We have an award winning Sunday Viennese Brunch, no other buffets. Best, V Mader
Jobina W
12 March 2017|
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Response from ProfessionalDiner | Property representative |
Yes there is Prices under 9.95, many less Thanks, V Mader
16 June 2016|
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Response from Meritage111 | Reviewed this property |
I'm assuming you aren't American because of this question. Mader's is like most American restaurants; there is no formal dress code but you'll feel out of place if you arrive too casual. Americans tend to dress too... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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Authentic German cuisine since 1902.
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