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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I take all of my out of town guests here and we always have a great experience. The dinner service is phenomenal, wonderful steaks and seafood, and at a very reasonable price compared to the other popular steak places in Madison. I'm not sure if all the steaks are aged, prime beef, they might be but I've never inquired, but... More 

Thank kjp527
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boss and I were in Madison for business and had an amazing dinner. We arrived at 7:00 on a Tuesday night and quickly found out we should have made reservations for the main dinning room but the hostess was able to seat us in the bar area right away. The steaks were a perfect medium-rare and and the salads... More 

Thank iubolt
Edgerton, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals you can get in MADISON. The atmosphere and staff are wonderful. Great for a business dinner or night out with friends. For a romantic dinner with your significant other reserve a table on the patio. Obviously in the warmer months. Too many great things on the menu to recommend one.

Thank Brosty
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great steak. Thick. Thicker than your typical which makes you and everyone else to get a reservation because it's busy. No reservation? Then your options are late night, awesome menu or Sunday, amazing chicken dinner special. A Madison must!

Thank Krystal S
Madison, WI
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tornado has been around for a long time for a reason. They do it and do it well. There are many options for getting the same cuisine elsewhere but you always return to Tornado with your tail between your legs.

Thank augustb68
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Madison, and this restaurant received the best accolades from everyone I talked to. On a weekday eve, my friend and I were able to get a reservation for dinner, the same day. There is a parking lot within 1 block. Make sure you allow for enough time, because they are eager to give $20... More 

Thank A M
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have eaten here several times on stays in Madison. I had the Peppercorn Filet which was delicious and is served with a sald or soup plus a side order at a reasonable price. Drinks are large although they do charge a little extra if you want your drink on the rocks to cover the cost of extra liquor. Very... More 

Thank Kenneth L
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My second visit here in a few years. Their reputation for great food is well-earned. The Filet au Poivre is outstanding. Good salad, bread, and dimner, and great service. Nice ambiance, too. The Tornado is a great place for a nice dinner. Highly recommended.

Thank dialupisbad
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

With a lot of competition this is the best steakhouse in town. Great atmosphere and great late night menu tornado room is the place you need to go in Madison.

Thank corbaebella
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Old supper club style restaurant with steaks that compare to any restaurant in Wisconsin. Service hit or miss, but food carried the experience. Cocktails very good too. I'll go back.

Thank SS_Vinnow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?