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The Old Fashioned

) #3 of 779 Restaurants in Madison €€ - €€€ American, ,
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
+1 608-310-4545
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (50 reviews)
“cheese curds” (369 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
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Reviewed yesterday

The Old Fashioned is one of the few restaurants on the square that is open on a Sunday. We hit mid-afternoon so we had no wait but there were large groups of people waiting for tables by the time we left. Sandwiches are great -...More

Thank traveltwins95
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing cheese curds and good selection of craft beers. Very busy but worth the wait. Next time we may go for breakfast.

Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to eat an early dinner, got a table easily and then watched the crowds line up. My husband got mac and cheese and I got a burger - both perfect and delicious. Easy to see why it's such a popular place! It's crowded...More

Thank Jill N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We eat here every time we are in Madison. It never disappoints! The kids love all their options too.

Thank elkebritt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We (5 couples) went to the Old Fashioned on a recent Monday night and had a very good time. The food (mostly sandwiches) was quite good, the beer was good and cold, and my only complaint was the failure to have a brandy Alexander avalable....More

Thank Gerald M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I adore this place. The food is fantastic and always fresh. The beer selection is amazing and the pints of mimosas during brunch never disappoint. I always take out of town guests here and they always enjoy it. Their cheese curds are my favorite in...More

Thank aprilc846
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for lunch....place was packed but we only waited about 10 minutes. They have like 50 beers on tap...plus the "old fashioned" drinks....food was solid, had the omelet with cheese and asparagus, there was a ton of asparagus. My partner had the filet mignon...More

Thank Cubs_Fan007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner our first night in Madison as a recommendation of our host. Place was great. Good wait staff, great kid menu options, good happy hour prices, food was awesome, and fun environment. I wanted to go back he next night for dinner...More

Thank 407edv
Reviewed 1 week ago

With a name like "The Old Fashioned," I just had to visit--and am I ever glad that I did! After bellying-up to the bar with two colleagues, I started with a TT Green 19 IPA while reviewing the food menu. Speaking of which, the menu...More

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a local place to eat lunch while on a business trip and absolutely loved this restaurant. Great service and delicious food. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank rilys
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Drew G
Dress code?
11 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from JillS259 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code.
Daniel S
Do you take reservations
25 January 2017|
Response from JillS259 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-310-4545
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