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Wonder Bar

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323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
+1 608-256-9430
04:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sun 04:00 - 23:00
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Orange County, California
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in town for a week of work and we decided to do a tour of Supper Clubs... this was everyone's FAV! I started off with a wonderful Old Fashion, again this was best of the week. A wedge salad and the nightly steak special completed my meal ... and both were amazing! We will be back!!!

Thank Jayne H
Jackson, Wisconsin
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201 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to stop in for a dinner on someone else's nickle while in town on business. A co-worker thought the food was pretty good and she loved the history, so why not. The place was not too busy when I got there, but most of the staff was just showing up, so I was happy they were able to... More 

Thank CAKS8462
Carol Stream, Illinois
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had the Walleye here. Have had the steak here in the past and others chose very well. I recommend the Steak here. The cuts are amazing and thick and the aging represents that of high quality steak houses. The fish selection is great too. I'd like to give them another try on that because they are known for their... More 

Thank retacSBoy
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We came in to celebrate a milestone. Our service was amazing. Than you Ethan! The drinks and meal was everything we expected from a tried and true steakhouse. But Ethan set it over the top. We split a meal (because we didn't want leftovers) and we were treated like any other couple ready to drop some $$ on a nice... More 

Thank Molly S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great bartenders, great drinks, great servers, great food - can't go wrong!! We love going early (before the reservation), sitting at the bar for a cocktail or two, ordering an app and then sitting at a table for dinner.

Thank Kari K
Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Our waiter was in training and did a very good job. We each enjoyed our food choices - bacon wrapped shrimp and crab cakes for appetizers followed by a steaks, walleye and scallops. The potato side dishes, especially the hash browns were good. The scallops were nicely seared and served with pasta and a delicious cream sauce. We also ordered... More 

Thank 2manygr8places
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Was there on a Saturday night with some friends. Arrived at 4pm when they opened for dinner reservations at 6pm. Sat at the bar for a couple Brandy Old Fashions then ordered a appetizer of bacon wrapped scallops. Drinks were spot on and appetizer was very good. Bartender was good and appetizer was very good. Friends started rolling in they... More 

Thank Charles G
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Saturday night visit during an away Badger game! We ended up here without a reservation at prime time! They sat us almost immediately right in front of the fireplace which was a nice treat due to the weather outside. I must admit this turned out to be a hidden gem of a steak joint we found thanks to Tripadvisor! We... More 

Thank wicowboyfan
Madison, WI
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Wonder Bar used to be our "special" place to celebrate occasions. So on my birthday we went to the usual with reservations by the fireplace, which wasn't on, but hey, it was warm outside. I won't complain about the food, but it is very expensive, and nothing I could rave about. The issue is the drunks at the bar. The... More 

Thank cosmicannie
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great food and the waitress knew her history of the restaurant. She made it enjoyable! I had the Sea bass and it was delicious. They are known for their steaks but I didn't order one

Thank Mychelle_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
04:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-9430

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