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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301 (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
+1 414-271-3377
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the knight's bar with a friend and loved the décor and German vibe. Beer selection was awesome and served in traditional steins. The bartender, Randy was very helpful and provided nice service and explanations of the food. He even scrounged up some jalapenos for us (reminded my friend we were in a German bar not a Mexican bar)!... More 

Thank salbert884
Lisle, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I dined at Mader's Restaurant last evening before a concert that we were attending at The Bradley Center. We knew nothing of the restaurant, although apparently we should have. It is world famous, and for good reason. The food was absolutely delicious! I had the German platter which provided a wonderful variety of the restaurant's best offerings.... More 

Thank Kathleen B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the German platter smoked pork chops/schnitzel/sauerbraten. Did Spaetzle instead of dumplings. Was one of the best meals we have had and rivaled Berlin schnitzel and Munich sauerbraten. This is an on the expensive side meal but well worth it with generous portions

Thank Esther F
Byron, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to Milwaukee to see a show at the Marcus Center. Decided to go early and eat somewhere and stumbled upon Maders about a two block walk from the center. They were serving a Sunday Brunch from 11am until 2pm. All I can say is Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. This is a German restaurant that looks like it has a long... More 

Thank Steve W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for dinner on a early Saturday evening. We had reservations but could have also just walked up. We were seated in a side room right off the bar which was quieter than the bar and perfect for a couple. There were two other rooms one of which was also being used. The food was fantastic. We had the potato... More 

Thank Mary_Gums
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good. There were almost too many choices! The desserts seemed to be home made, which I appreciated.

Thank chloeWisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time and meal! Pork shank and boot were awesome! Randy was a great bartender! Definitely recommend!

Thank Jesse K
LaSalle, Illinois
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food and history of this restaurant. Best German potato salad I have ever had! Home made German sausages served are made from the factory across the street.

Thank NoniRose
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best braised pork shank on the planet. Authentic German food better than grandma made. You must dine at Maders if you want to experience Milwaukee.

Thank William A
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm friendly atmosphere. The menu, a variety of your favorite German dishes. I ordered the Sampler plate, everything was very good. Check out the restaurants history on their website. Justin, our waiter provided prompt, excellent service.

Thank 117cw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
    (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-3377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?