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Tornado Steak House

116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The key lime gimlet is my favorite. The steaks are amazing and service is good. Will keep coming back for years to come

Thank Rckdiva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is easy to pass up, don't be fooled by the exterior. Amazing place for dinner. I travel to Madison WI, usually once a year and I always make it a point to have a meal here. The shrimp cocktails are huge plenty for...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Goodness, what a meal. I saw the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided I wanted to try it. Called to get a reservation and they were booked solid. We went anyway and got the last table in the bar, where they offer the full menu....More

Thank Dwayne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great steakhouse without the white tablecloths and fancy nonsense of the other steakhouses in Madison. Always excellent, great location, food service. Expensive but all steakhouses are these days and for a once in awhile type of dinner it is a great choice. One of the...More

Thank corbaebella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will start by stating that I was raised in Madison, but I now live elsewhere and have traveled widely. I love that I can still find places like Tornado Steakhouse, restaurants that feature the bounty of the Midwest and remind me of my youth.....More

Thank Lavieenroz
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Had a good dinner with my husband and son. I was very surprised that the decor was back in the 60's although it was dark inside it seemed clean. Our service was good and prices for the area were average. My steak was tender but...More

Thank wifun
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I love the feel. Downtown- classic service with upgraded touches (although the building hasn’t seen a touch of upgrades since the 70s!) Great food! Steaks are always well prepared & one of my favorite desserts: pineapple upside down cake is to die for! The late...More

Thank smbusse
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I had been asked by a few people over the summer holidays about what the best steakhouse was in Madison and despite having been to the main ones, I wasn’t certain how to respond. Thus, I decided to give it a whirl and found great...More

Thank IndigoIce8
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great place for drinks and steak. Service attentive and with great suggestions. Daily specials were amazing.

Thank Teo H
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Some friends from Wisconsin had told me of the super club in Madison, and this place was a perfect example. Drinks were excellent, and we waited just long enough for our reservation to finish them at the bar, which was very cozy. Our server was...More

Thank Eric B
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Yvonne E
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Response from epnurse | Reviewed this property |
I guess if you order a steak and a veg it would be gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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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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