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The Old Fashioned

23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
+1 608-310-4545
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (59 reviews)
“cheese curds” (376 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a date but could easily have gone singularily and had a good time. There is an awesome selection of beers, local. The food is great and the location is perfect. The service was prompt even with a packed house. I’d go back...More

Thank Kenseyrs
Reviewed 2 days ago

We celebrated a birthday here, and I didn't realize how loud of a place it would be. It had good food, and a wide variety of items to choose from, but it was so loud I couldn't really enjoy our meal. I know that the...More

Thank Kassel G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always a great atmosphere with great food and drinks. The dinner sausage sandwich is awesome as well as the cheese curds. Make sure to try out an old fashioned as well.

Thank Shena D
Reviewed 1 week ago

we came early and had a large group on a Wednesday evening. There was a fish fry and many of our party ordered the fish. It was prepared well and the other items were also excellent. The drinks were amazing - Especially The Old Fashioneds

Thank 709nancyh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped at several beer bars during a recent trip to Madison and this was our favorite. They have 60 beers on tap and more in bottles. They are all brewed in Wisconsin except for one lone import from Minnesota. They are...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was staying nearby so stopped in Saturday afternoon. Bartender was great, atmosphere is great. Didn’t eat here so can’t comment on that but I didn’t notice any disappointed patrons. Highly recommend this place if you can get in the door!

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere wonderful variety of food and beverages. I had the haddock sandwich and salad along with a baileys irish cream coffee....Best I have ever tasted

1  Thank Senorita1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we had to wait for about 20 minutes for our table of 6, we had a delicious lunch of fries, burgers, matchstick onion rings, soups and salad--all very good. It was a wee bit loud (after Christmas family crowd), but the friendly waitress made...More

1  Thank coachorem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I have been to this restaurant, it has been crowded and noisy but I was always seated promptly and staff was friendly and efficient. There is a great selection of beers and what Wisconsinite doesn't love beer? Good food, decent prices and the...More

Thank Virginia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely the best cherse curds ever...also shoe string onions! Have the horseradish dip...unbelievable! Old Fashioned drink was very good..great list of brews! I had the beet salad and beer cheese soup. Both were excellent!

Thank 2chipper
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26 January 2017|
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They do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-310-4545
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