We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Old Fashioned

€€ - €€€American, ,
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
+1 608-310-4545
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (55 reviews)
“cheese curds” (400 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (1,778)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,754 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Old Fashioned has a great atmosphere and it's namesake is make the old fashioned supper club way of tester year. If you aren't a cocktail fan they also have lots of local brews to try.

Thank davidlee1163
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with a group of people from a training class I am on town for. Everything was great. We had cheese curds, beer cheese soup, summer sausage sandwich on rye, the old fashion burger, the fried perch special. Between all of us, we tried many...More

Thank Jeffrey O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to drink and grab an good dinner. More of a loud party atmosphere. Be prepared to wait for a table if you try to go on Friday or Saturday. Not high end, but not your average restaurant either. Cheese curds are some of...More

Thank Ben K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrive early as there will likely be a line! Cheese curds are a must. Dishes are nicely prepared and reasonably priced. Don't forget an Old Fashioned to start the meal off right (Wisconsin tradition). I had #35, portobello/egg plant sandwich which was very flavorful. Mac...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location on capital square and an easy walk from several downtown hotels. The restaurant offers a good selection of food and the kitchen accommodated my dietary needs. Down side was the noise. We were there on a Friday night and although we waited an...More

Thank mill-and-pen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place and was delighted with the service and food delightful. A real taste of Italy abroad.

Thank Sian31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't had bad food, drink, or service in any of the times we've stopped here! The cheese curds are amazing and there are many different dipping sauces to choose from.

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily the best cheese curds in Madison! The ranch is on point as well. Every entree I've tried has been fantastic. Service is good but not spectacular - which has as much to do with how consistently crowded this place gets. Bartenders are consistently good...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of sandwiches and salads. Their specialty sauce is great. It's a sweet horseradish. Quick and easy.

Thank Fatherfireball
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Fashion is right across the street from the Wisconsin State Capital. I had the No. 36, the Walleye Sandwich, very tasty. The place is very popular and was packed during our meal. The service was outstanding with just enough touch points.

Thank Ed0379
Nearby Restaurants
Naples 15
736 reviews
.21 km away
Graze Restaurant
765 reviews
.21 km away
L'Etoile Restaurant
315 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wisconsin State Capitol
1,487 reviews
.19 km away
Capitol Square
527 reviews
.21 km away
State Street
745 reviews
.18 km away
Madison Children's Museum
261 reviews
.07 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Drew G
11 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Eleonora D | Reviewed this property |
Daniel S
25 January 2017|
Response from JillS259 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing