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The Old Fashioned

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23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
+1 608-310-4545
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 07:30 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 07:30 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was really enjoyable. Had the Wisconsin burger. Would have like to try more of the appetizers, but can't report on that.

Thank FairlyWellTravelled
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just wish I could have eaten more, everything we ordered was absolutely delicious and I finally learned what a true sandwich is like. The prices are very good and the staff was excellent. If you are in Madison you MUST go tho the Old Fashioned.

Thank Antonio D
Belleville, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was visiting my son (who lives in Madison) for the first time. I wanted a "classic Wisconsin" experience, and he suggested The Old Fashioned. We were lucky to come at a time where there was no waiting (mid-afternoon on a Saturday). Otherwise, be prepared for a possibly long wait -- The Old Fashioned doesn't take reservations! We ordered two... More 

Thank Ruthann Z
Athens, Greece
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really inspired traditional tavern. Not so "Old Fashioned" decoration, mainstream meny, nice spirits. ++

Thank NikTak88
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the Wednesday night fish fry special- lake perch, fries & cole slaw. It came on a serving platter size plate! Six filets that were not greasy at all. Paired with a house brew, it was an excellent dinner.

Thank James C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The old fashioned was perfectly concocted so right off the bat the restaurant lives up to its name. Service was also great. Our server was attentive and friendly, I only wish she had given her name when she served us! I could eat that mac and cheese every night for the rest of my life and die happy!!! Paired with... More 

Thank SarletDent
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined prior to an Overture event. Service was very good and food was excellent. Their signature drink, the brandy old fashioned, really measures up and they have a tap beer selection that goes far beyond the norm in size and variety. I love their prime rib sandwich and they have a varied menu. We got there on a Thursday... More 

Thank George S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Old Fashioned is a must stop and enjoy while in Madison. It will make your Madison trip complete, and other than wearing a flannel while here, it's the closest thing to being a real Cheesehead while in town. Of course, the cocktails are delicious and brunch is busy and to be envied. Don't miss it!!!

Thank Techdecisions
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Anytime I've eaten at the Old Fashioned the food and service have been excellent. They have a good selection. The prices aren't bad.. What more can I say. Always a good experience!

Thank Katherine M
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great environment! Fantastic cheese curds! And of course the Old Brandy fashions! Good place for meeting after work!

Thank sjnelson125

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?