About Mader's German Restaurant
Milwaukee, WI 53203
At Mader's German Restaurant, you'll get the best ethnic German cuisine that Wisconsin has to offer. Our menus are filled with ethnic dishes that raise the standards of fine dining in Milwaukee. Not many restaurants in the Milwaukee area have as much history as Mader’s. You’ll dine amid a stunning $3 million dollar collection of art, suits of medieval armour and antiques dating back to the 14th century. Browse through our menus, and you will be inclined to make a reservation to experience why Mader's Restaurant continues to be ranked among the top restaurants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin throughout the years.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Mader's catering is recognized for creating lavish or traditional dinners, sure to dazzle guests for celebrations of all sizes and occasions. Mader's catering can provide for any affair from gala cocktail receptions, elegant dinner parties, to large tent events accommodating from 35 to 2000 guests
Mader's German Restaurant offers complimentary valet parking for you and your guests. The valet lot is located right next to our restaurant for your convenience.
Private Party Facilities:
Mader’s German Restaurant has been preparing for your visit since 1902 so that no matter what the occasion, we are fully focused on exceeding your expectations. Whether it's an intimate group or a lavish party, the unrivaled attention of our staff assures you and your guests a memorable experience. Please feel free to contact us to start planning your special event.
Private Party Contact:
Mary Niland: (414) 271-3377 ext. 228
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Send a Gift Card
Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.
Mader's German Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Authentic German food!! It is a must vi ...
Authentic German food!! It is a must visit every time I'm in Milwaukee. I always drag my friends to Mader's. Even the ones who swear they don't like German food find something to love here! It is worth a visit if only for the decor and historic value. The fact that the food is also amazing is just icing on the cake.
Best brunch in town! Loved the different ...
Best brunch in town! Loved the different varieties of German food plus all the typical brunch foods as eggs benedict, bacon and waffles,etc.
The service was top-notch too. Always had a full beverage and dishes were cleared away promptly so you could grab a clean plate and go for more.
Eaten here several times before, but wil ...
Eaten here several times before, but will not return based on Saturdays food. The wrong appetizer was brought out, one in our party ordered salmon & got pork (?) and I had a beef dish - delicious juicy beef, covered in a gross brown gravy from a can. I'm German. ..been to Germany many times...this was not fresh authentic German food. Not sure if they were having an off night, but for a $200 tab, I should have enjoyed it a bit more.
19 of us dined there at noon on Sat Jan ...
19 of us dined there at noon on Sat Jan 28th for my Mother's 80th birthday. It's her favorite restaurant. The manager that day didn't like the way the servers arranged our tables. So she made them do it over so we would have a better experience. Outstanding and so thoughtful! Our waitress was absolutely outstanding as well! Just above excellent service!!! So happy how the event went!
What can I say - I was born and raised i ...
What can I say - I was born and raised in Germany, and from time to time I have to have a dose of German food. I hadn't been to Mader's in a few years (there are other options), but someone gave me a gift certificate. Despite the outrageous prices (must be the only $30+ Schnitzel in the world) my wife and I were unable to spend the value of the gift card, which we were informed would be worthless after this visit regardless of balance. How much more clearly can one say "Don't come back"?
German food is pretty straightforward, and generally not fancy. Whoever runs Mader's now should check the Google for how to spell Munich (certainly not Münich) and the various food items listed with fanciful, yet poorly spelled names . Or, perhaps, the spelling is only a warning sign that the food itself isn't exactly German, either. Schnitzel with Sauerkraut? You don't have to be a traditionalist to find that combination disgusting. Substitute red cabbage for the Sauerkraut? The stuff that Aldi sells for $2 a jar is significantly more appetizing.
If you visit Milwaukee and want some German food, it may be worth going to the aforementioned Google and looking for another option. Pretty much all of them will be a better value.
We were seated in a back room of the res ...
We were seated in a back room of the restaurant where the ambiance is reduced. Our table top rocked whenever anyone touched it. The waitress was pleasant but not very attentive. It took her quite awhile to check back with us regarding second beverages. Our food was tasty but seemed to take a long time to come to us. The soup would have been better if it was hotter. Our experience was just ok. Given Maders reputation I was expecting more. Perhaps it was an "off" night. We will try it once more to see if this was the case.
Had a great meal of sauerbraten as recom ...
Had a great meal of sauerbraten as recommended by our waitress. My spouse had the goulash which was wonderful also. We will probably switch our choices the next time we go, and there will be a next time. Enjoyed every bite and dessert was wonderful also. Don't miss Mader's if you enjoyed good German food.
THIS, folks, is why Milwaukee exists . . ...
THIS, folks, is why Milwaukee exists . . . . plain and simple. The food is German, real German, that Americans can eat (mushroom, beef strudel, Kassler's Ripchen, and the best Sauerbraten in the Midwest). I must also say that the service was outstanding. We had one head server for a family table of ten who made us all feel welcomed and special. The food was served by various servers as it became ready . . . there was nothing we wanted that didn't instantly appear.
The best restaurant experience I have had in years . . . . and I live here.
The food, service and ambience aren't ...
The food, service and ambience aren't what they used to be. Has Maders gone corporate? Be careful! Look what happened to Karl Ratzsch's.
How I long for the good old days when these restaurants were the very best Milwaukee had to offer.
Went there after a concert at Bradley Ct ...
Went there after a concert at Bradley Ctr. Its just short walk. We did have reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. We have dined there several times. Always a great meal. Would recommend the lamb or steak. Desserts are great alson
A wonderful place to dine. The food was ...
A wonderful place to dine. The food was of the German flavor with old world charm. Our waiter in Lederhosen was very knowledgeable and went over the menu with explanation upon our request. The decor is heavy German motif with Humbles, Steins, and Wood Carving. The bar has ample seating set in a traditional German beer hall with heavy iron clad lamps hanging from the ceiling. The food was EXCELLENT. Presentation was superb. I enjoyed the beef and mushroom strudel which accented the flavor of cinnamon and allspice. My partner had Weiner Schnitzel ala Holstein which was done superbly. They do have an extensive beer and wine selection. Thank you Maders for a wonderful food experience.
Went to Mader's before the Trans-Siberia ...
Went to Mader's before the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for brunch. The kids loved the brunch and the atmosphere. Everything was very tasty and the desserts were fantastic. Vintage dress for the staff straight from Germany, outstanding!
We were a group of 15 and had reconfirme ...
We were a group of 15 and had reconfirmed our reservation. We had a private area, which was nice, and I didn't see that there was another big group before us. Yet, we had to wait 20 mins to be seated and another 20 mins before we had wine glasses (empty) brought to the table. We were close to walking out but decided to say something to the hostess. After that, it was the best service ever! Orders were taken, food was served quickly and drinks refilled as soon as glasses were empty. The food was very good - best pork shank ever, Wiener schnitzel was a bit thick, goulash was hearty, sausage platter was outstanding (minus the giant potato ball). Next time, we'll go at 5 pm!
I haven't been to this restaurant for mo ...
I haven't been to this restaurant for more than 20 years. It hasn't changed much which was a good thing. It has kept it's great food and atmosphere. I also see that the Hofbrau is trying to compete with their restaurant a few doors away. Mader's is a Milwaukee original and they are hard to beat.
I have been going to Mader's for 60 year ...
I have been going to Mader's for 60 years. It has always been wonderful. We booked a reservation for 6:15. Upon arrival, the reservation was acknowledged but it took a search of the restaurant by the hostess to find a table in the corner at the very end of the second room. The waitress was harried and the service slow although we had ordered the specials of the house. When our entrees arrived, they were room temperature. We had tickets for an event and would have had ample time to have the food reheated and have dessert, but the wait had been so long, that there was time for neither and we had to go. We had driven from Chicago for a special evening and Mader's is frequently our dining destination in that City. Needless to say, after all these many years of good experiences, this was unfortunate, especially with a tab of over $50 per person, including tax and tip. We'll go back and try again. Hopefully, this one time will not be indicative of a decline in overall service.
Went to have dinner before a Bucks game. ...
Went to have dinner before a Bucks game. Everything was well done.. atmosphere, service, food and just 1 block to the game. valeted the car when I arrived and picked it up after game.
Only comment was perhaps too much dressing on house salad.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.