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Wonder Bar

222 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53713
+1 608-256-9430
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“hash browns” (15 reviews)
“filet” (14 reviews)
“wedge salad” (8 reviews)
04:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Steakhouse
222 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53713
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Reviewed 19 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 13 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
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The Wonder Bar was my hands-down favorite restaurant, so it saddens me to see it go downhill. In the past year or so, the experience here has been erratic at best--sometimes it's good but don't count on it. Hope for the best but be prepared...More

1  Thank Madison025
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was in town for a week of work and we decided to do a tour of Supper Clubs... this was everyone's FAV! I started off with a wonderful Old Fashion, again this was best of the week. A wedge salad and the nightly steak...More

Thank Jayne H
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I decided to stop in for a dinner on someone else's nickle while in town on business. A co-worker thought the food was pretty good and she loved the history, so why not. The place was not too busy when I got there, but most...More

Thank CAKS8462
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had the Walleye here. Have had the steak here in the past and others chose very well. I recommend the Steak here. The cuts are amazing and thick and the aging represents that of high quality steak houses. The fish selection is great too....More

Thank retacSBoy
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We came in to celebrate a milestone. Our service was amazing. Than you Ethan! The drinks and meal was everything we expected from a tried and true steakhouse. But Ethan set it over the top. We split a meal (because we didn't want leftovers) and...More

Thank Molly S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53713
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-9430
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