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Mariner's Inn

) #129 of 779 Restaurants in Madison €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53704-1113
+1 608-246-3120
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (11 reviews)
“tenderloin” (5 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Steakhouse
€€ - €€€
5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53704-1113
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As a Madison native, I like to go back to a bunch of the old places I grew up with when I go back and visit. This past Sunday night unfortunately was not at all a positive trip down memory lane but quite the opposite....More

Thank Doughboy2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat us at a table with no view of the water, but we were told if we waited a few minutes one with a view would be open. We had an antsy person in our party so we sat by the fireplace. Bartender, who I...More

Thank joelw298
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere and food we enjoyed while dining at Mariners Inn to celebrate our son's graduation from UW. They offered a limited "celebration" menu due to the many reservations they had that weekend, and the petite filet was without a doubt the best steak...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went for dinner during graduation weekend. Overall meal was okay but a little pricey. We looked at the dinner menu before we went and liked what we saw, with the option for small plates. Unfortunately, the dinner menu was limited because of graduation. Still, the...More

Thank Robert2014
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I went there with a small wedding party and we had the best service and best food! The stuffed mushroom appetizers were out of this world! I had a dirty martini that was perfect! I thoroughly enjoyed my main course of tenderloin and seafood. Five...More

Thank dragonfly1104
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We have dined at Mariner's Inn numerous times but never for one of their brunches - it was outstandiing! We went there for their Easter Brunch this year and were not disappointed. The food was kept fresh, hot and frequently replenshed. There was a wide...More

Thank Bobl50
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Not many options for eating on the lake in Madison. This is an old school restaurant with very attentive servers. Clam chowder was very good and the Cajun walleye was outstanding. Family run joint that is somewhat hard to find, but this place is worth...More

1  Thank CaliKlines
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Clam Chowder was different tonight - had a lemon flavor to it. Noticed not only by me but also by guests at other tables who made comments to their waitress & they had part of their meals deducted. The hash browns and the Mariners...More

Thank 1_TravelerMidwestUSA
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I am truly sorry for all the years I wasted not coming to Mariner's Inn with mom! For years she raved about their food.. she was right! Wow! I will never forget that steak! The manager was friendly as was the staff! I will be...More

1  Thank Shelly B
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed many meals at the Mariner's Inn, but this was our favorite thus far. We love the tables that are well spaced for privacy. Ours was next to the crackling fireplace with a view of the water. Lovely at sunset! Our server, Renee,...More

1  Thank scubawombat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53704-1113
    (Westport Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-246-3120
  • E-mail
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