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Tornado Steak House

116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (258 reviews)
“hash browns” (40 reviews)
“escargot” (16 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
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Reviewed yesterday

One of my favorite go-to's when craving an amazing steak or crab legs. We have dined countless times and have never hand an off night.

Thank Stella_F00die
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone we talked to told us we had to come here, so we decided to go there on a Thursday without a reservation. It was going to be an hour and half wait for the dining area but we were fortunate to have found a...More

Thank cussingcook1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old school restaurant in the heart of downtown Madison was just what we expected...from the great little bar with fantastic signature drinks to the excellent food and service, we are sure to be back! Try the steaks, rack of lamb or the ginormous crab...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made my 5th return to Tornados and after 5 years it still maintains the same level of excellence! Atmosphere is very vintage and welcoming and the staff is always top notch. I recommend reservations as the locals know this is the place for a steak...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner a Tornado Steak House. We had salads and for dinner salmon and shrimp. Bottle of wine from the very nice wine list. Wines are pricey but it's Madison. Had great service. Only issue was the noise as the evening got...More

Thank David20130609
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal at the Tornado! If you are a beef eater, this is your place. We had a reservation for the dining room but walked in with a couple of bar tables open. This is old school like from when we were kids....More

Thank emzee64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a hospital visit and wanted to treat ourselves. My wife loved the reminder of steakhouses we had frequented in the 90's. Excellent service, super hostess greeted us and the NewYork strip was big time! Sarah had the Pork Loin, tender and moist....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to celebrate our 23 anniversary. We are new to the area and asked around for a good restaurant and this is the one people said the most. My husband and I ordered a bottle or wine and two steak dishes. He ordered...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our experience at Tornado Steak House. We started out at bar and had a very good bartender make us drinks. There was eight of us and we all had delicious steaks cook to perfection. All of the sides and breads were so...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Referred here by many friends... great steak and drinks... but sat in the main dining room off the front door... it sounds like a basketball game in there... hardly can scream across the table... go to the dining room in the back... much quiter we...More

Thank ctah77
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Yvonne E
29 November 2016|
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Response from epnurse | Reviewed this property |
I guess if you order a steak and a veg it would be gluten free.
8 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-3570
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