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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (62 reviews)
“cheese curds” (370 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
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 1 week ago

Stopped in for happy hour, and ended up getting talked into appetizers. So glad we listened - the cheese curds and special dipping sauces were fantastic!! Had great conversations with all the bar tenders and patrons were all so friendly.

Thank KCTV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place and good food. like the sandwiches, loved the curds! But one of my favorites: spotted cow on tab!

Thank Alvaro137
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met friends here for drinks on a Saturday afternoon. Fun atmosphere good drink selection. We did not end up eating here as the wait was too long. Maybe next time.

Thank kmalmberg1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I send everyone hear that visits from out of town!! Love their menu options!! The cheese curds and tiger sauce can't be beat!!! I love that they text you when your table is ready so I can wander around until then! I've never been disappointed...More

Thank amhendy
Reviewed 1 week ago

With miles behind us and miles to go, Caden and the Old Fashioned made this a perfect dinner stop for us. The regional food was artfully presented, and Caden couldn't have been more thoughtful of our time and traveling needs. Thank you for welcoming us...More

Thank dorcied
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a dinner party with my son and his friends. I had Cheese Curd, which is a Wisconsin favorite and the restaurant is very famous for, Wedge Salad, and Prime Rib Dinner (Petit), which is the restaurant's Saturday Special. I liked the restaurant's at...More

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner because everyone told us this is THE place in Madison. We waited for 2 hours 10 minutes for our table! I have never waited so long to be seated anywhere! Once we were seated, the food took a long time...More

Thank bexxy09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone told us that The Old Fashioned was THE place in Madison to go for cheese curds so we decided we had to give it a try for lunch during a recent weekend trip, and we really enjoyed. One nice thing is that although there...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Friday night at 10 and was a little upset we had to wait 45 minuets for a table. That was until we got our food. It was great. I had jalepenos on my burger and they were actually fresh not canned like...More

1  Thank Josh V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a rough night out, but from what I️ remember this was one of the highlights. 5 star drinks...giving 4 stars because they charge an extra $1.50 for giving you an ice sphere instead of cubes... but honestly, great place with incredible cheese curds.

Thank Paul S
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Drew G
12 April 2017|
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Daniel S
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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