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$$ - $$$German, European,
1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
+1 414-271-3377
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (48 reviews)
“wiener schnitzel” (125 reviews)
“german sampler” (65 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were here for a business trip. We were very impressed with the interior decor, antiques etc. the atmosphere feels like Germany. We have been to Germany several times and love the food. Maders pretzel bread is delicious as are the drinks....More

Thank autumnrose17
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was originally called "The Comfort," when a German immigrant named Charles Mader opened it in 1902. It was renamed "Maders" when it relocated to a better location. Other restaurants of the era were also in business, but they have all come & gone,...More

2  Thank John H
Victor M, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to review us, John. We aim to provide all of our guests with a 5-star experience while dining with us including authentic German meal, a classic German experience and welcoming service. With that,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Love this place. A little pricey but great food and atmosphere. Sauerbraten and also the schnitzel with scallops were really good. So was the pretzel bread and the red cabbage. The sauerkraut was just OK. Atmosphere is genuine German. Don't miss the wall of celebrity...More

Thank MetroWest52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mader's in an old school German restaurant that won't disappoint if you're in Milwaukee and want an authentic experience. -Completely classic German look with lots of rich woods and stained glass. -We were able to get a table for 5 without a reservation--which was great....More

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic and famous, this place still delivers great service and great food in a storied and authentic atmosphere in the heart of the sports and theater action in downtown Milwaukee. I just left Sunday brunch and I was rolled out to my car after sampling...More

Thank Mark S
Maders R, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mark, thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent visit to Mader's. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed a variety of our Sunday brunch items, such as the Smoked Salmon. In addition,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yum. Great German food and atmosphere ! Love the big chair. Waitstaff was very attentive. My Dad s all time favorite place.

Thank Ann759
Maders R, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in to visit us and for leaving a review, Ann! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed it and that Mader's is your Dad's all time favorite. We hope to serve you both again soon! - Victor Mader

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful old world setting, complete with stained glass windows. Chef Lucas' Reuben Rolls are a must have appetizer and the pork shank with red cabbage was perfectly done. I suggest sharing the Reuben Rolls or you won't have room for dinner. The service was...More

Thank Peggy7670
Maders R, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Starting with dessert is never a bad idea, Peggy! We appreciate you coming in to visit us and for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad to hear that you were a fan of the Reuben Rolls (our all time favorite),...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very old German restaurant, one of those "you have to eat here if u go to Milwaukee ". Type of places. We both had Wiener schnitzel with capers egg & anchovies-very good. Shared Black Forest cake-ok. Asked for coffee (twice!) after dinner,...More

1  Thank karen19752016
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best authentic German meals that I have ever had! Love the atmosphere and the decor was so neat!

Thank tcoulter08
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Maders. The history of old Milwaukee permeates this place! If you like German food as much as we do, make sure to try it. Pork shank with authentic Oktoberfest beer selection is like no other. Also, tried the German Sampler and it feels like...More

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Maders R, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We loved reading your review! Thank you for choosing to dine at Mader's for your special Anniversary dinner. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed it. Here's to many more! - Victor Mader

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Questions & Answers
Ryan H
23 August 2017|
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
We walked in and were seated shortly. Not sure reservations are necessary, but it certainly never hurts to have one.
Kathleen P
28 March 2017|
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Response from ProfessionalDiner | Property representative |
This answer is from Victor Mader, owner. We have an award winning Sunday Viennese Brunch, no other buffets. Best, V Mader
Jobina W
13 March 2017|
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Response from ProfessionalDiner | Property representative |
Yes there is Prices under 9.95, many less Thanks, V Mader
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Authentic German cuisine since 1902.
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