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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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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (66 reviews)
“cheese curds” (392 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a recommendation and they were right, amazing burgers, and the fries are good too. My friends all liked the drinks as well, there can be a wait on weekends.

Thank Tonya6425
Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch here on Saturday before Memorial Day and was able to be seated in less than 20 minutes without reservations. I ordered the beet salad with chicken add on and it was fabulous. Also highly recommend the cheese curds for an appetizer.

Thank BMiller2013
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious, waiter was excellent and fun atmosphere! I ordered the grilled chicken breast sandwich which was delicious! Located across the street from the Capital and a very short walk from the Madison Concourse Hotel. We will definitely be back! Want to try the...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan accordingly because this is a popular place. Stop in for a drink and meal and you'll find out why. Extensive beer and food selection. I got the Prime Rib sandwich and never put it down. Once I took my first bite, it stayed in...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate cheese Kurds for the first time visiting friends this past weekend and the fried Kurds did not disappoint. The beer selection was abundant and the waitress was informational. Also we were quoted a 35 minute wait that only ended up as twenty in which...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is a great combination of Wisconsin and food! A bar like environment with good healthy and "comfort" food, and State favs including good cheese curds. But the service gives them the 5th star...they were busy but nonetheless fast and friendly. Good for all...More

Thank V8each
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a morning of meetings on the square, we decided to grab lunch at the Old Fashion -- our first visit to the restaurant. It is a popular location for lunch with a steady stream of business while we were there though we were seated...More

Thank ReadRibbet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited on Friday 4/27/18 before 5pm for an early dinner. Service was meh- he didn't seem to care if we were there or not and they weren't busy. Usually servers come over after the food has been delivered to see if you need anything...More

Thank Kristi O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I come t Madison I stop here for the cheese curds. It seems the service gets worse every time, the bartenders just don't care. What a shame. Also I know Cheese curds are greasy but the cooks should shake the grease off a...More

Thank A N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't order one of their signature Old Fashions, there is a large selection of beers. Lightly battered cheese curds were very good. Still our best curds are in New Glarus Wisconsin. Fish fry has choice of Cod, Perch, Walleye or one of each....More

Thank IllinoisKate1
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Sharon W
15 March 2018|
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Response from SteveT6029677454 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations. The restaurant is on two levels, so you may have to wait a while to be seated on the level you enter on. It is usually pretty crowded so getting around in a wheelchair might be difficult but... More
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Drew G
12 April 2017|
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Response from Eleonora D | Reviewed this property |
Casual
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Daniel S
26 January 2017|
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Response from JillS259 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
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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