We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301 (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
+1 414-271-3377
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

932 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 922: English reviews
Orion, Illinois
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Three adults and a five year old were blown away at how fantastic our dining experience was. Our server, Jacob, was great. The children's mac and cheese was delicious and obviously completely home made. The beer and wine selections were extensive and all three meals for the adults were mouth watering! Portions were very generous and we all split a... More 

Thank Nathan H
Pontiac, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I had lunch here and it was very good. The restaurant is obviously german decorated and german food. My sandwich was excellent.

Thank _mshelly527
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
187 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Made reservations for dinner and glad we did as many people waiting to get in. Interesting atmosphere and servers are in German attire. Many of the typical German menu items were on the menu. The entrees were generous portions and prepared well. The two of us decided to slit a bread pudding for dessert and good thing we shared as... More 

Thank Cytraveler26
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

For a special birthday celebration, my mom chose Mader's. With a reservation for 20 family members we were given a spot between the bar and kitchen and assigned two servers. Mader's is an iconic Milwaukee restaurant...it's beautiful with true European charm. Sadly the the food and service was very disappointing. They were not excessively busy. We started off with drink... More 

1 Thank Whistler65
Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mader's has a phenomenal beer selection and the Sauerbraten is always delicious! Very old style, but beautiful. The woodwork is absolutely gorgeous, clean restaurant. Plan to eat at Mader's. Excellent service too. Friendly and polite staff.

Thank antonsreviews
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and amazing atmosphere. Waitstaff is always friendly and attentive. This is one of our favorite date night spots. We usually sit in the Knights bar and have a boot of beer before (and sometimes after) dinner. Love the traditional food as well as the new additions to the menu like the small plates!! It's a must stop for... More 

Thank Jamelf19
Level Contributor
194 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go hungry because the servings are quite generous! The pork shank is their specialty and its delicious! Tender meat that is very flavorful. We got the history of the family and the restaurant. It was a quiet Sunday night and we were able to walk around and look at all the memorabilia. When we visit Milwaukee again we'll be having... More 

Thank Joan A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a busy place but service was good anyway. Food was excellent. Helpings good also. The waitstaff really hop to it.

Thank n0rm216
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At one time I am sure this was the hip, bustling place to be. But, at 9pm on a Saturday night, it was dead. And rightfully so. The decor is dated and drab. Yes, it is bavarian in nature but could still use a refresher. The waitress kept forgetting everything! Bread- forgotten. Drinks-oops. Forgot. Then there was the food. Overly... More 

Thank Grace827
Victor M, Owner at Mader's, responded to this review

Grace, I’m disappointed to read you had such an unpleasant experience with us. Most people love the décor of our restaurant as it resembles the time period and are mostly in favor of our authentic German dishes. As the owner of Mader’s, I take great pride in continuing to serve traditional German dishes, which came from my grandmother's recipes that... More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heritage Restaurants seem to be vanishing. We have been surprised by Maders German food. It is fabulous! Maders has the best Rueben rolls that they created 25 years ago. The Sauerbraten is so tender & rather flavorful. The mushroom strudel was another creation that is mouthwatering. A very friendly bar and staff. I will be dining with you again for... More 

Thank Carole H

Travellers who viewed Mader's also viewed


Been to Mader's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
    (Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-3377

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mader's and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
14 days ago
Cuba City, Wisconsin
over a year ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
over a year ago
9 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Mader's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?