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Wonder Bar

323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
+1 608-256-9430
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (14 reviews)
“filet” (13 reviews)
“cowboy steak” (6 reviews)
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4:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse
323 W Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715-2188
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel clerk raved about Wonder Bar and it was close, so we gave it a try. Nothing special but we had a nice time. Wedge salad drenched in too sweet Roquefort dressing is a crime, and I'm still regretting eating it hours later. Wines...More

Thank MKPBloomington_IN
Reviewed 1 week ago

I nearly gave them a Poor rating, but the wait staff and the food was very good. However, the management needed to pay closer attention to the number of parties they scheduled for. We had made a reservation a month in advance during World Dairy...More

Thank drinkmilkCa
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Had dinner recently at Wonder Bar to celebrate our anniversary. There was nothing bad about the place, but nothing stellar either. Our meal included two appetizers -- crab cakes and scallops, shrimp bisque and caesar salad, small filets with hashbrowns, and a shared dessert. The...More

1  Thank shrinkydink
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is the oldest steakhouse (1929) in Madison and has a great story behind it. If you want a great steak and aren't afraid to put down some $$$ for it, then this is the place to go. I had the Cowboy Ribeye and it...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Each visit has never disappointed from a table for two to eight. Very consistent and great quality of fare and service.

Thank Stella_F00die
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Another amazing meal here! The service is fabulous and food is fantastic!!! I highly recommend it and will return the next time I'm in Madison.

Thank GreekScubaGirl
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Although the Wonder Bar is a Madison landmark, we had never dinned there until one Saturday recently in June. We had reservations and were promptly seated. The service was good and our waitress entertained us with stories of Al Capone and how he used to...More

Thank RealHungryMann
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The Wonder Bar is another classic Madison steakhouse located in a building with some history. Rick, the bartender, knows how to pour a Gibson to the very brim of the glass and is a good conversationalist to boot. The steak I ordered was excellent as...More

Thank gerald1949516
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This is a steakhouse, not a bar! Set in an old house, the Wonder Bar offers steak, seafood, and chops and possibly the best wedge salad with French Roquefort I've had. Steak was flavorful. Service was good. It's a small dining room, though, and you...More

Thank Justin H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We recently celebrated my birthday at the Wonder Bar. We were lucky to get the turret room. It was quiet, and allowed for good conversation. The open area for seating seemed a bit crowded and loud. We ordered different steaks, and all were excellent. The...More

Thank lovetotravel304
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
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Open Hours
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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