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Tornado Steak House

116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A+ steaks and service. Venison also fabulous. Other interesting meats on menu - rabbit, duck, lamb. Delicious artisan breads. Excellent onion soup. On-street parking 2 blocks from the capitol. Reservations recommended!

Thank brianbalk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great upscale steak house, kind of tucked back in a little cove. At least on a Friday night, it was very lively, get there early if you want a seat at the bar, the cocktails are free pour, excellent drinks served by friendly bartenders. The...More

Thank grammak2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son-in-law went to U of Wisconsin in Madison so we asked him first where we should go to celebrate my wife's birthday. Without hesitation he said "Tornado Room", meaning the Tornado Steakhouse. He said it was pricey but they delivered. He was right. Finding...More

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't pass this one by. On the outside it doesn't look like it would be a nice restaurant, and when you walk in, the bar is definitely out-of-date, but we came on a recommendation from Genna's bartender next door for the late night menu, and...More

Thank Greenmemonica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the past we enjoyed Tornado. This time not so much. While the dark wood and atmosphere is nice, the food was just ok. There are few appetizers to chose from so we passed. The steaks were good, nothing out of the ordinary. Sides were...More

Thank zrom
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The key lime gimlet is my favorite. The steaks are amazing and service is good. Will keep coming back for years to come

Thank Rckdiva
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This place is easy to pass up, don't be fooled by the exterior. Amazing place for dinner. I travel to Madison WI, usually once a year and I always make it a point to have a meal here. The shrimp cocktails are huge plenty for...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Goodness, what a meal. I saw the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided I wanted to try it. Called to get a reservation and they were booked solid. We went anyway and got the last table in the bar, where they offer the full menu....More

Thank Dwayne T
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Great steakhouse without the white tablecloths and fancy nonsense of the other steakhouses in Madison. Always excellent, great location, food service. Expensive but all steakhouses are these days and for a once in awhile type of dinner it is a great choice. One of the...More

Thank corbaebella
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I will start by stating that I was raised in Madison, but I now live elsewhere and have traveled widely. I love that I can still find places like Tornado Steakhouse, restaurants that feature the bounty of the Midwest and remind me of my youth.....More

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Yvonne E
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Response from epnurse | Reviewed this property |
I guess if you order a steak and a veg it would be gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-3570
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